decanter centrifuge

Recently one set of small solids liquid separation unit and one package of decanter centrifuge are shipped to Europe client.
The technical configuration of the small solids liquid separation unit is as below:


1) 1 unit of 2 panel shale shaker GNZS752F installed 2 pcs composite material frame shaker screens, we can produce shaker screen from API 20 to API 300 comply with API RP13C standard. The shale shaker is to separate coarse solids from the fluids and reduce the solids content.
2) 1 unit of decanter centrifuge GNLW223D-VFD with feeding pump, the max capacity is 130L/min, normal capacity for waste water is 100L/min, the bowl length is 26.4 inch with ratio 3.


3) 1 unit of mud tank to install the decanter centrifuge and shale shaker on top, the feeding pump is installed on the skid of the tank.
4) One set of electric control system to control all the motors, all the equipments are labled and certified with CE.


Besides the solids liquid separation unit for drilling, the client also required one package of decanter centrifuge GNLW224E, the bowl diameter is 9 inch (220mm), bowl length is 36.4 inch (924mm), the ratio of bowl length/ bowl diameter is 4.2, which is much bigger than GNLW223D, which with bowl length 670mm/ bowl diameter 220mm =3. The fluids will stay in the bowl for longer time and the discharged water is more clear. The max bowl speed is 5000rpm, the typical bowl speed is 0 ~ 4500 rpm. The max G force is up to 3077G, the typical G force is 2492G, with main motor 11KW, back drive motor 5.5KW, the gearbox ratio is 95:1, the gearbox torch is 1400 N.M. The decanter centrifuge are installed on the frame for convenient lifting and transportation, the catch tank under the decanter centrifuge to collect the discharged fluids.

This week we shipped one unit of GNLW454EP decanter centrifuge and one batch of screw conveyor are shipped to waste water treatment company.
GNLW454EP decanter centrifuge technical specification is as below:


The bowl diameter: 450mm (18 inch)
Bowl length: 1890mm(74.5 inch)
Bowl speed: 3500rpm
Max G force:3084G
L/D ration: 4.2
Main motor power: 55KW
Back drive motor power: 22KW
Beach angle: 11 degree
Bowl material: duplex stainless steel 2205 by centrifugal casting
Screw material: duplex stainless SS316L
Screw impeller protection by tungsten carbide tiles for longer working life and reliable operation
Drive system by VFD control panel with PLC smart control and HMI interface.


GNLW454EP decanter centrifuge is used for waste water treatment by working with chemical dosing system. Except for this model decanter centrifuge, GN also produce 9 inch bowl, 14 inch bowl, 18 inch bowl, 22 inch bowl, 30 inch bowl decanter centrifuge with different treating capacity. They can be used to treat materials for oil & gas drilling mud, drilling waste, oily sludge, industrial waste water, mining tailings, dredging slurry, etc. The G force and operation speed influenced the separation performance a lot.


The screw conveyor is widely used to transfer the material with high solids content. Each section with 12ft length, we can select different qty sections to meet customer’s requirement, 1 section length is 12ft, 2 sections is 24ft, 3 sections is 36ft, 4 section is 48ft. Each auger with protection cover to avoid spilling outside the auger. The flights are made of Mn Steel, wear-resistant coatings can be also sprayed to extend the using life. The bearing is from FAG or NSK brand for reliable performance. The water flushing pipe is equipped outside the auger for flushing.
If you need waste water treatment decanter centrifuge and screw conveyor, pls contact with GN solids engineer.

2 units of GNLW554EP are shipped to a domestic company for waste water treatment. The project is to treat industrial waste water in an industrial area in Yunan Province.


As one of the professional decanter centrifuge manufacturer in China, GN solids control can design and produce decanter centrifuge for different applications, with different bowl size, including 9 inch bowl, 14 inch bowl, 18 inch bowl, 22 inch bowl, 30 inch bowl. Each bowl size with different bowl length, for example, for 9 inch bowl centrifuge, we have GNLW223D, GNLW224D-VFD, GNLW224D, GNLW224D-VFD for solids removal unit for mining waste water treatment and slurry cleaning. Also we have GNLW224EP series to treat industrial waste water. For 22 inch bowl decanter centrifuge, GNLW553C-VFD is for solids control and drilling waste management and dewatering unit, GNLW554EP is mainly for industrial waste water treatment. The technical specification is as below:


Bowl diameter 22 inch, bowl length 91 inch, designed capacity is 600gpm, typical capacity 480gpm, max G force is 3051G, typical G force 2412G, max bowl speed is 3150rpm, typical bowl speed is 2800rpm, the cut point is 2~5 microns, differential speed is 0 ~ 45 rpm, gearbox ratio is 35:1, main motor 120HP, back drive motor 60HP, proper chemicals should be added to separate ultra fine solids from the waste water. The bowl length/ diameter is 4.1, the material can stay in the screw for longer time to improve the separation efficiency.
The end user plan to use imported decanter centrifuge originally, after study GN decanter centrifuge features, international case study and production facility, they decided to use GN big bowl decanter centrifuge for convenient parts supply, after sales service, good performance and competitive price.
For more information, pls contact with GN sales engineer, we will make customized design decanter centrifuge solution for your requirement.

Recently GN solids control shipped one batch of screw conveyor and vertical cuttings dryer for international environmental Engineering company.


The screw conveyor is used to collect the drilling waste and transfer to vertical cuttings dryer, the discharged solids are also collected and transferred automatically to cuttings box. The vertical cuttings dryer are installed inside the container, with proper open on top for convenient maintenance and operation, and also open doors in proper place, the flushing pump of vertical G dryer and decanter centrifuge feeding pump are also installed inside the container to keep them working in warm temperature. The screw pump is from Netzsch brand single screw pump with explosion proof motor. The fluids treated by vertical centrifuge flow to storage tank, the decanter centrifuge feeding pump transferred the fluids to decanter centrifuge to separate more fine solids.


The screw conveyor is U type screw conveyor with rotating screw to move the material along the fixed casing continuously. We can make feed port and discharge port at any position in the length direction as per client’s requirement. Not only for drilling waste, the screw conveyor can be also used to in different industries, as food, medicine, chemicals, paper making, environmental solutions, construction industry and other industrial applications. To select a proper model screw conveyor, we need to know the required transfer capacity and power required and transfer length. We have 10 inch, 12 inch, 14 inch, 16 inch, 18 inch screw diameter for option, and divided each section as 12ft, we have 12ft, 24ft, 36ft and 48ft for option.


For GN screw conveyor: the screw flights are made of wear resistant and thicker manganese steel, and it is aso sprayed with wear resistant coating to prolong its working life. The bearing seats are made of aluminum casting for reliable performance.

The main equipment to be used for OBM waste treatment is vertical cutting dryer and decanter centrifuge, depends on different countries environmental regulation, the oil content required for drilling cuttings disposal is different, normally below 5% is acceptable for developing countries, below 1% is acceptable for developed countries. GN vertical cuttings dryer treatment result for the discharged solids is OOC 3% to 5%.We also have standard design for drilling cuttings dryer system as a compact package for convenient transportation and operation.


There are different ways of feeding system to vertical cuttings dryer, including vacuum pump, drilling cuttings transfer pump, screw conveyor system.
Vacuum pump is 100% air operated pump, it can be widely used for electricity power supply area, and the space requirement is very small. It is the ideal equipment to transfer drilling cuttings, sand, cement, drilling fluids, waste water, oil sludge, animal waste, etc. materials, and the suction distance is up to 50m and discharge distance is max 1000m, especially for the high solids content material.


Drilling cuttings transfer pump is drived by hydraulic cylinder and S-style distribution valve, it can be used to transfer high solids concentration material, less moisture, big solids size and high abrasion material.
Screw conveyor system is traditional drilling cuttings transfer way, normally one set of screw conveyor picked the drilling cuttings from shale shaker, desander, desilter horizontally, one set of screw conveyor is installed slantly to pick up the drilling cuttings from #1 screw conveyor and transfer to vertical cuttings dryer. The installation space is larger than vacuum pump and cuttings transfer pump.
The vertical cuttings dryer discharged fluids flow to intermediate tank and the centrifuge feeding pump feed the fluids to decanter centrifuge to separate fine solids, the mechanical separation cut point is 2~5 microns. The treated fluids can be recovery to solids control system to prepare for new drilling fluids.