The flow-capacity (conductance) of a MudCube is higher than on a conventional shale shaker. The flow capacity of 1 MudCube using 170 API in 17 ½” hole-section is between 2100 -3600 litres/minute. This figure will vary depending on the type of mud being used, its rheological properties, the type of formations being drilled and other variables. In most cases 3 – 6 MudCubes are installed on the drilling rig, depending of the maximum flow capacity of the drilling facility. Compared to using conventional shale shaker technology, 1-3 fewer MudCubes has been the normal on a retrofit installation. This will save space and weight on the rig and thereby save cost.