56 units of drilling fluids mud agitators and 3 units slurry vacuum pump shipped to China client this week.
The mud agitator is consist of electric motor and gearbox and skid, it is installed on the mud tank to prevent the solids from accumulation on the tank bottom. The mud gun length and mud agitator shaft length is customized according to mud tank inner depth. GN mud agitator have C version and D version, the C version mud agitator is that the electric motor and gearbox is connected by coupler , if the client need local standard motors or they want to install their own motors, they can buy the gearbox with coupler and skid, and install the motor locally to meet the special explosion proof standard. D version mud agitator is the lastest mud agitator, the gearbox and electric motor is connected directly, with compact design, it will save space on the mud tank, and easy for maintenance.
The slurry vacuum pump is the most popular drilling cuttings transfer pump since this year, with the advanced technology. It is a pneumatic slurry transfer vacuum pump for liquid, slurry, and solids transfer. The pump can transfer material with high gravity and high density, solids content max. up to 80%.
GN solids control can offer various pumps, including submersible slurry pump, centrifugal pump, screw pump, vacuum pump for different applications. Vacuum pump is our new products, we already sold it to many jobsites in the world.

This week we shipped one unit of oil based drilling waste management system for CNPC, they ever bought similar system before for their domestic and international projects.


To get ideal result of the discharge cuttings and recover oil as much as possible, the performance of vertical cuttings dryer is the major concern. GN has a lot of successful experience for drilling waste management projects, our vertical cuttings dryer has been improved to E version from the year of 2013 when we firstly produce the vertical cutting dryer as per our client’s suggestion and site feedback. From the first A version to the existing E version vertical cuttings dryer, it has been more and more user friendly and maintenance cost has been reduced a lot.


We have 900rpm, 1200rpm rotary speed for option to meet different requirement, the G force is up to 420G / 750G, and the screen basket opening can be 0.25mm, 0.35mm, 0.5mm for option for different drilling waste conditions. The screen basket and screen basket frame is separated, the operator only need to replace the single screen basket when it is wear. The independent oil lubrication system is for better lubrication of the bearing to prevent it from over heating. The automatic interlock system between oil pump motor, main motor and flush pump motor is equipped in case that the main motor starts before oil pump motor.
The decanter centrifuge is used after the vertical cuttings dryer to treat the fluids discharged from the vertical cuttings dryer, after treated by the centrifuge, the fine solids over 2 microns can be separated mostly, the fluids can be used to prepare for new drilling fluids or reuse directly. The high speed decanter centrifuge is used for low gravity solids, the max speed is up to 3900rpm.
If you need oil based cuttings treatment system, pls contact with GN freely.

This week GN shipped one set of workover rig solids control system to Australia. The configuration is as below:
1) Shaker tank with 2 units of shale shaker to clean the drilling mud


2) Mixing tank with mixing hopper, 2 units of centrifugal pump to prepare for new drilling fluids
3) Mud agitator, mud gun, pipelines, valves all equipped with both mud tanks
The difference for this solids control system between normal solids control system:
1) All the electric control system include cables, glands, electric components, and the design should be comply with Australia explosion proof standard
2) The lifting pad, walkway, handrail, the distance between adjacent components, etc should be comply with Australia safety regulations
3) The welding and painting standard is also very strict in Australia, the tank top surface is fixed with high strength glass fiber reinforced plastics.


4) The clean gate is with high position gate valve type clean gate for convenient operation and cleaning of the accumulated solids
GN design and manufacture the workover rig solid control system as per the client’s special requirement and Australia standard. This is not the first unit of solids control system shipped to Australia, we had sold over 30 units of mud recycling system for HDD industry.

GN solids control shipped one unit of hydrovac excavation waste slurry treatment system to Canada this week. The configuration is as below:
1) Dewatering centrifuge modular:


One unit of 22 inch bowl decanter centrifuge with feeding pump, telescopic skid as dewatering centrifuge unit, it can work together with chemical dosing system by adding flocculant or chemicals. A fluids catching tank with pump is installed under the centrifuge fluids discharge port to collect the fluids discharged from the dewatering centrifuge.
2) Fine Solids Hydro cycling Separation Module


GN mud cleaner ( desilter cone with bottom shale shaker) separate the ultra fine solids by desilter cone with feeding pump, the cut point is 25 microns. The washing tank under the mud cleaner collect the clean slurry discharged from desilter, and the drying shaker recover more useful fluids and make the discharged solids much drier.
3) Waste Collecting and Washing Module


Firstly the waste ( composed of water, soil, large size trash and other mass) is delivered to the site by hydrovac truck and discharged to the large collection hopper, a bottom screen separate the large size trash from the waste slurry. After separation, the waste is collected by the mud tank under the coarse screen. The waste slurry is pumped to GN high G drying shaker to separate fine solids and reduce the solids content. The high pressure jetting device is used to flushing the screens to avoid the blocking of shaker screens and wash the slurry.GN own made composite material shaker screens for longer working life is installed on the shale shaker.

This week GN solids control shipped 2 units of Large Bowl 30 inch GNLW764A Decanter Centrifuge for Mining Industry to Australia, this is the largest centrifuge model we have made right now, we have 9 inch, 14 inch, 18 inch, 22 inch and 30 inch bowl decanter centrifuge with different treating capacity, different speed, different G force for various applications.


The diameter of the centrifuge bowl is 760mm, the bowl length is 3328mm, the treating capacity is 528gpm, max bowl speed is 2650rpm, typical bowl speed is 2200rpm, max G force up to 3000G, typical G force is 2060G. The main power is 160KW, back drive motor is 90KW, the gearbox Torch is 25000.N.M.


Same with the smaller decanter centrifuge, the screw propeller protection is tungsten carbide tiles, the bowl fluids distribution port and solids discharge port is protected tungsten alloy for longer working life, the bowl material is made of duplex stainless steel 2304 for anti corrosion.


The bearing for this big bowl centrifuge is very big, need separate lubrication system for better lubrication to extend the working life of the bearings. The plate type heating exchanging system can effectively cool down the lubrication oil so that to get a better cooling performance and the temperature sensor installed on the bearing seat will send signal to the PLC to trip off the centrifuge in case of over high temperature.