Shale Shaker

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 showed our equipments at Petrotech 2019 in India from Feb. 10th to Feb. 12th. The equipments we showed at the oil show in India including:


1) Sludge vacuum pump: it can be used to transfer drilling cuttings, powder cement, waste sludge, oil sludge, drilling fluids, industry waste water, mining tailings, dredging slurry, sand, even for animal waste, etc. Especially for high viscosity sticky oil sludge from refinery crude oil tank bottom, the vacuum pump is an ideal equipments to transfer the oil sludge, but the flow rate will be different with the normal flow rate. Depends on the different conditions oil sludge, we will choose the proper model for our clients according to the question list they filled.


As a 100% air operation pump, the vacuum pump do not need any electricity to operation, this is pretty convenient in some jobsites when electricity is limited, the user can use the air compressor in the jobsite to provide air for the vacuum pump, they can choose automatic operation or manually operation for their requirement.
2) Centrifugal pump: the complete centrifugal pump is consist of pump head, coupler for motor end, coupler for pump end, electric motor, control panel, skid and other accessories. The pump head is the most important components for the centrifugal pump, our pump head and all the parts are interchangeable with world famous brand centrifugal pump.
3) Shale shaker: the 2 panel shale shaker is the smallest model we have now, we have 2 panel, 3 panel and 4 panel single deck shale shaker for option, also we have dual deck shale shaker for special purpose.

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.

10 units of shale shakers are shipped to India drilling company this week, they also produced one set of solids control shale shaker tank ready for shipment, including 3 units of same model shale shaker, 1 unit of mud cleaner, 1 unit of vacuum degasser, 1 unit of mud gas separator, 2 units of centrifugal pumps, and necessary mud agitators, mud gun, and 1 unit of mud tank.


GNZS703F-HB shale shaker is one of the best sold model shale shaker, with 3 panel composite material frame shaker screens, we produce OEM shaker screens in GN own shaker screens workshop. Except for the OEM shaker screens, we also produce durable composite material shaker screens for world famous brand shale shaker, like Derrick FLC 500 series, FLC 2000 series, hyperpool, D600, etc, Brandt King Cobra / Venom, VSM300, MI-SWACO Mongoose PT,MD 2/3, FSI, etc. Compared with the steel frame shaker screens, GN made composite material shaker screens with 20% larger effective screen area, the working life is much longer, the storage period is up to 5 years.


The mud cleaner is the combination of desander cone, desilter cone, underflow shale shaker, the treating capacity is different by using different quantity desander cone and desilter cone. GNZJ703F-1S8N with 500gpm capacity with 1ea desander cone and 8ea desilter cone. GNZJ703F-2S12N with 1000gpm treating capacity with 2ea desander cone and 12ea desilter cone. GNZJ703F-3S16N with 1500 gpm treating capacity. The feeding pump for mud cleaner is GN made centrifugal pump , the parts and installation dimension is 100% interchangeable with world famous brand pump.

Recently GN shipped high G force drying shaker and mud cleaner for offshore project. The technical configuration is as below:


1) The shale shaker is installed on the catching tank with offshore lifting standard, The lifting pad on the 4 corners of the catching tank is made to meet the offshore lifting standard. GN F version high G force drying shaker with G force up to 8.0G, the 2 nos of Italy Oil vibration motor are equipped with the shale shaker, GN own made explosion proof starter have options of ATEX, IEC EX to meet different client’s requirement. As the first phased cleaning equipment, the performance of the shale shaker is very important, a good performance shale shaker will reduce the drilling waste, recover more useful drilling fluids, reduce the coarse solids effectively from the drilling fluids, and protect the further equipments like centrifugal pump, desander cone, desilter cone, so that they will not be damaged by coarse solids and high solids content, the users can save drilling cost a lot.


2) The mud cleaner is also called 3 in 1, it is the combination of underflow flow shale shaker, desilter cone and desander cone. The desander cone is the second phase cleaning with separation cut point 45 microns, the desilter cone is the third phase cleaning with separation cut point 25 microns.
3) The shaker screens equipped with the shale shaker and mud cleaner is composite material frame shaker screens, the working life is much longer than normal steel frame shaker screens, the storage life is up to 5 years, the effective screen area is 20% larger than traditional steel frame shaker screens.