decanter centrifuge

Recently GN solids control shipped vertical cuttings dryer, decanter centrifuge system to Russia drilling companies, they are installed inside the 40ft container to keep them warm and avoid frozen of the drilling cuttings when working in Winter.


The client use the vertical cuttings dryer system for oil based drilling cuttings, when they use water based drilling cuttings, we will use different system design with high G drying shaker and decanter centrifuge, and we have standard design of pitless system for both water based mud and oil based mud ( also for SOBM), the client only need to buy one system and use them in different rig site.
The VFD decanter centrifuge GNLW363C-VFD is the most popular decanter centrifuge used for solids control system and drilling waste management system, oil sludge treatment system, dewatering system, solids water separation system and waste water treatment system. The VFD control panel is positive pressurized VFD control panel with PLC smart control and HMI interface, the inverter for main motor, back drive motor and feeding pump motor are made of ABB or Siemens brand or Schneider brand for global outsourcing.


The bearing is SKF brand, the screw  is made of stainless steel with heat treatment up to 1000 degree, the impeller is protected by tungsten carbide tiles for longer working life and easily replacement. The mud distribution port and solids discharge port are all protected by tungsten alloy and interchangebale. The bowl material is duplex stainless steel 2205 or 2304 by centrifugal casting, it is much better than SS304 and SS316.

GN solids control welcome our clients to take the sample materials to our facility to test by our decanter centrifuge, this is to let the client to know exactly the separation result clearly, and the operation method communication, this is a good way for the client to “watch the factory and watch the testing” before order.


GNLW224D mini decanter centrifuge is widely used to treat mining waste water recovery, industry waste water treatment, chemical slurry separation, animal waste separation, etc. projects. It is a single motor decanter centrifuge with VFD control panel, we can control the flow rate of the Netzsch brand screw pump by adjust the frequency of the motor, and set different differential speed to treat different fluids. The smaller of the differential speed, the drier of the discharged solids, the more clear of the discharged water. When increased the feeding flow rate, the discharged water might be less clear, the solids moisture is also increased. The max speed is 4500rpm, typical speed is 3800 rpm and the max G force is 2492G.


GNLW224EP-VFD is much better to treat the industry waste water, it is a 2 motor decanter centrifuge with main motor and back drive motor with VFD control panel. The smallest differential speed can be adjusted to 1 rpm, this can promise the discharged water very clear to meet the client’s requirement, and the solids moisture can also meet the limit. The max speed is 5000rpm, typical speed is 0~4500 rpm and the max G force is 3077G. The high G force ensures the better separation of the fine solids.

Recently GN Separation & Conveying Equipment Company release new website, http://www.gnseparation.com/ , welcome to check our equipments information and industry news from our website. For the solids control equipments and drilling waste management equipments and oil sludge separation system information, pls check our website www.gnsolidscontrol.com, also you can check the working video and project news from this website.


Our major separation and conveying equipments including:
1) Decanter centrifuge for waste water treatment, mining & industrial sludge/ tailings treatment, chemical treatment. The bowl size available is 9 inch bowl, 14 inch bowl, 18 inch bowl, 22 inch bowl, 30 inch bowl with different treating capacity, and each bowl size have ratio available for 3 or 4 or 4.2. By the different requirement for the discharged solids moisture and discharged water clearance, different ratio ( bowl length / bow diameter) will be choosed, and the bowl angle is customized for different material.
2) Conveying Equipment: Screw Conveyor, Bucket Elevator for bulk material handling.


3) Transfer pump: Centrifugal pump, solids vacuum pump, screw pumps. The vacuum pump is widely used to transfer the cement, animal waste, oil sludge, drilling cuttings, drilling fluids, oil contaminated soils and other materials. It is 100% air operation pump without electricity power supply, it is ideal equipment to work in the electricity limit area. The air compressor is required to provide air supply for the vacuum pump operation. Centrifugal pump is interchangeable with world famous brand centrifugal pump installation and parts, it can be used as mixing pump, feeding pump of desander, desilter, trip pump, super charging pump, transfer pump of oil sludge. Screw pump is normally as feeding pump of decanter centrifuge and flushing pump of vertical cuttings dryer.

Below is the photo of GN drilling waste management system working for CNPC project successfully, the client is satisfied with the performance, the oil on the cuttings is below 5%, it can meet the environmental regulation for landfill or for disposal. If the user need the OOC to be lower than 1%, we have Thermal desorption unit, the drilling waste management system can be used before TDU, it can save energy and save the operation cost of the TDU for the user.


The drilling waste management system consists of VFD decanter centrifuge, vertical cuttings dryer, screw pump for feeding the centrifuge, screw pump as flushing pump of vertical cuttings dryer, mud tank for collection of the centrifuge fluids.
The features of the GN decanter centrifuge: The goods quality and proper design can ensure the goods separation performance of the decanter centrifuge.


1) All the centrifuge bowl is made of duplex stainless steel 2205 or 2304, which is better than SS316 and SS304, the other components are made of SS316. The screw is made of SS304 by heating treatment.
2) The solids discharge port and fluids distribution port is interchangeable and protected by tungsten alloy.
3) The bearing is SKF brand bearing to ensure the longer working life.

This week GN solids control shipped one batch of solids control equipments to Russia, the client inspect the equipments in our factory in Beijing before dispatch to Russia. We welcome all the clients to visit our factory before order and after order before delivery.


The solids control equipments they ordered including linear motion shale shaker, mud cleaner, decanter centrifuge, centrifugal degasser, this is their repeat orders since 2017, they keep repeating orders every month during the past years, and make mud tanks system locally. Sometimes they replace the old equipments from their existing rig solids control system.


The shale shaker, mud cleaner, vacuum degasser/ centrifugal degasser, decanter centrifuge are our main products and the most popular products, we have many options for decanter centrifuges with different size from 9 inch to 30inch for different applications, for each bowl size, we have 2 models with different ratio. For 9 inch bowl size centrifuge, we have GNLW224D and GNLW224E-VFD, for 14 inch bowl centrifuge, we have GNLW363C, GNLW363-VFD, GNLW364C-VFD, for 18 inch bowl centrifuge, we have GNLW452, GNLW453C-VFD and GNLW454D-VFD , for 22 inch bowl centrifuge, we have GNLW553C-VFD, GNLW554D-VFD for option, for 30 inch bowl centrifuge, this is the max centrifuge we produced at present, we have GNLW764D-VFD centrifuge, this is mainly for tunneling project which need a huge volume of mud.


The linear motion shale shaker, we have 2 panels, 3 panels, 4 panels and double deck shale shaker for option, all the shaker screens are produced by our own workshop with our brand GN solids control, the composite material shaker screens produced by GN has been approval by many clients in the world for their oil & gas drilling rig.