Drill Pipe Screens

Drill pipe screens are a vital part of any directional drilling process because they protect your valuable equipment from solids that could damage your downhole tools or cause costly downtime.  We offer a variety of pipe screens with multiple inner and outer ring configurations.  SMS is your one-stop shop for all your pipe screen needs.

Perforated pipe screens are the most popular and are used for generally benign drilling environments with low flow rates and mild LCM.  These are manufactured with 304 and 17-4 Stainless Steel.   SMS offers perforated pipe screens in lengths from 18” to 4’.  (Custom lengths also available) We have two thicknesses to choose from, according to your needs:

  • 7 Gauge – (0.188” thick) 5/16” holes on 1/2” staggered pattern. Typically used when drilling with low flow rates
  • 11 Gauge – (0.125” thick) 3/16” holes on 5/16” staggered pattern. Typically used when drilling with low to mid-range flow rates

Our slotted pipe screens are the strongest screen we offer.  Unlike most of our competitors, SMS uses a super duplex stainless steel called 22 Chrome for it’s better resistance to wear.   Our 2’ slotted screens are available in three sizes: small, medium, & large.

Also known as a bird cage screen, the rod-style pipe screen is preferred for wells with extreme high solids and/or high flow.  This screen is made from 17-4 Stainless Steel H900.  The rods are ¼” in diameter versus 3/16” commonly used in the industry.

SMS offers three styles of inner rings to accommodate customer needs

  • Fishneck Style (choice of two lengths: 3/4” and 1/2”)
  • Tripod Style
  • Open Top Style

We carry an extensive inventory of over 50 different outer rings for just about any pipe connection out there.  If we don’t have the size you need, we’ll make it.