Trouble free handling capacities are increased by the Flo-Divider™, which distributes fluids/solids equally to multiple downstream shale shakers. The unit’s weir gates can be used to shut down flow to one or more of the outlets for servicing a downstream unit, adding or removing a shaker, or bypassing all shakers. The Flo-Divider eliminates the need for back tanks and shaker bypasses and minimizes the effect of pitch and heave on offshore installations. The unit is available in five sizes: 3-, 4-, 5-, 6-, and 8-way.
Mud from the flow line enters the rear of the Flo-Divider (1) where it contacts a baffle (2) allowing the flow to pass under and sometimes over before it flows over the weirs (3), and divides the liquid and solids equally between the desired number of shaker feed ports (4). Positive-sealing weir gates shutoff the flow to the downstream shakers (5).