Probability of a particle going through the screen deck is determined by the orientation and size of the screen deck opening relative to the size of particle and its approach to the opening.
Sizing or classifying screens are designed to separate materials where the particle size of the material targeted for separation is close to the opening size of the screen deck, and where the screening process is meant to have a certain degree of accuracy. In these cases, designing for stratification and probability is exacting.
Scalping, safety or primary screens are designed to separate materials where the opening size of the screen deck is significantly larger than the material particle size targeted for separation. Although design for stratification and probability is important, accuracy of the screening process for scalping, safety or primary screens is generally not a primary concern.
Dewatering screens are typically used for solids/liquid slurries with 50% or higher moisture content and can remove in the range of 80% of the moisture. Dewatering with vibratory screens is a proven, efficient method for water removal across a multitude of industrial processes.