The Complete Woven Wire Cloth Glossary
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ASHRAE (American Society  Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineering Foundation )
ASME ( See American Society of Mechanical Engineers )
ASTM ( See American Society for Testing and Materials )
AWCI ( See American Wire Cloth Institute )
A.W.G. (See American Standard Wire Gauge. )
AWS American Welding Society.
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backing cloth
Wire mesh or wire cloth which is utilized to provide support for a screen surface.
backing screen
Wire mesh or wire cloth fabricated with or otherwise fastened to (from below) the primary screen surface.See-"support screen".
ball screen
Wire mesh or wire cloth screen placed below the primary screen surface to retain rubber or steel balls or plastic discs which are set in motion by a vibrating screen deck.
Ball screens are utilized to reduce or prevent blinding or plugging.
The material utilized for screen edge (hook) reinforcing. Bands are available in steel, galvanized steel and stainless steel.
Receptacle on a shale shaker which contains the deck which the screens are mounted upon.
Bend Test
A test for determining relative ductility of wire that is to be formed, and for determining soundness and toughness of wire. The specimen is usually bent over a specified diameter through a specified angle for a specified number of cycles.
Bird Screen
Wire mesh or wire cloth suitable for small animal and bird retention or exclusion. The specification is typically 2 mesh, with wire diameters ranging from 0.041" to 0.080" available in aluminum, brass, copper, galvanized steel or stainless steel.
Filling in and clogging of the wire mesh openings (apertures) due to particle entrapment of the process material. The wire cloth becomes "blind" to the process flow.
Abbreviation for "Broad Mesh Twilled Dutch Weave".
Bolting Cloth
A group of industrial wire cloth specifications, woven in very smooth and durable stainless steel or monel in a plain square mesh pattern. Wire diameter is lighter than "mill grade", allowing a high percentage of open area. Bolting cloth is used for wet or dry sifting and separating.
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