This blog post provides instructions on how to safely move and install a GN shale shaker. It covers topics such as lifting, transportation, installation, leveling, and electrical connection. Please read this blog carefully before using the shale shaker to avoid any accidents.
When lifting, attach the lifting sling only at designated lift points. Four Lifting points are attached to both sides of the bottom base of the shaker. Use all four lifting points to lift equipment to prevent damage.
When lifting equipment, use spreader bars
to prevent damage. Only attach the lifting sling to the designated lifting points to ensure that the unit is properly balanced and oriented when it is raised, and to prevent damage to components. Do not attempt to lift the equipment by attaching the sling to the motor or any other location. Be sure the handling devices have sufficient lifting capacity to handle the weight of the equipment safely. The motor cord can be damaged if entangled with the lifting sling. Keep the cord away from the slings during lifting.
As shown in Figure 3-2, four shipping brackets
near the springs secure the equipment during transportation. Each shipping bracket consists of a fixing base and two fixing bolts for the shaker deck. All four shipping brackets must be installed before the shale shaker is shipped from the factory. The shaker deck may be locked during shipping to prevent damage.
After the shale shaker has been finally positioned and leveled, the shipping brackets should be removed and stored (as shown in Fig. 3-3). Do not discard the shipping brackets, as they will be needed the next time the equipment is moved. Be sure to install the shipping brackets again before moving the shale shaker, and remove them before starting the equipment!
Location of the Shipping Brackets.
Locked Shaker & Unlocked Shaker
After transporting the shale shaker to the job site, position and level it. To install the shaker, align the 4 mounting holes on the shaker with the four Φ24 mounting holes on the base, and screw them together. Prepare the corresponding front, back, left, and right positioning blocks to facilitate handling, disassembly, and reinstallation. If the shale shaker is supplied with the mud system, GN has designed and manufactured the corresponding installation and positioning work, and the user only needs to connect and fix the shale shaker after arriving at the site.
Connect the power supply to the magnetic starter of the shale shaker vibrator motor. The electrical system is generally 380 V/50 Hz unless the user specifies otherwise. The magnetic starter
and vibrator motor
of other electrical systems can be designed and manufactured according to the user’s requirements.
The “ON” and “OFF” markings on the start button of the shale shaker control panel are printed in the standard colors for these functions.
The shale shaker can be installed directly on a level workbench. Two or more shale shakers can be combined as a tandem or tridem shaker
. the connecting pipes and circuit breakers must be on power for combined use.
Make sure that there is enough space around the equipment.
4. Equipment Leveling
To ensure that the mud is evenly distributed on the screen
, level the shale shaker using a leveling instrument. If the equipment is not level, use non-compressible gaskets to level it.
5. Electrical control panel junction
Open the cover of the control panel, and connect the facility’s electrical power to the junction box
The vibrator motors are 3-phase, 50 or 60 Hz motors, The motors must be operated at the designed voltage. Please view and refer to the label on the motor nameplate for motor power requirements.
WARNING! The vibrator motor must be operated at the designated supply voltage. High voltage may be present. Be sure that the circuit breaker is turned off and the power supply is locked out and tagged out before performing any maintenance or adjustments. Electrical connections must comply with the National Electrical Code (NEC) and all applicable local codes. Failure to comply could result in an unsafe condition that could injure personnel and/or damage equipment. Ensure that all electrical and conduit connections are secure.
I hope this blog post has been helpful in providing you with instructions on how to safely move and install a GN shale shaker. Please remember to always read this blog carefully before using the equipment and to follow all safety precautions. I will write more details about the shaker screen and the mud cleaner
installation next week. If you have already purchased GN shakers and have questions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org