decanter centrifuge

Recently GN solids control shipped one unit of dewatering centrifuge for Municipal Sewage Treatment Company in Southeast Asia. Decanter centrifuge is one of our core equipment,the other core equipments including shale shaker, vertical cuttings dryer, shaker screen, vacuum degasser, mud cleaner, desander, desilter, mud gas separator, mud tank system, centrifugal pump, submersible slurry pump, mud agitator, screw conveyor, etc.


The dewatering centrifuge used for Municipal Sewage Treatment is different with the one used for oil & gas drilling application drilling fluids decanter centrifuge and drilling waste decanter centrifuge, we have sent the professional question list to our customer, once get their answer, we will design a customized solution dewatering centrifuge solution for his project. According to the material solids size, distribution, PH value, composition, and other parameters, we will design with proper angle, screw protection method, screw and bowl material, etc.


For the decanter centrifuge used for oil and gas drilling industry, we have different size decanter centrifuge for option. For drilling fluids decanter centrifuge, normally L/D ratio is 3, for example, GNLW363 series, GNLW453 series, GNLW553 series, according to different explosion proof standard, we will provide different VFD control panel to meet their applications. For drilling waste decanter centrifuge, GNLW363C-VFD is the most popular model decanter centrifuge, we have standard drilling waste management system for oil based mud and water based mud, also we can design drilling cuttings treatment system for both of OBM & WBM.


Dewatering centrifuge worked with chemical dosing unit, we can make customized chemical dosing unit inside 20ft container for convenient operation, also it can be installed on the skid of the dewatering tank. Before using GN centrifuge, we can make lab test with proper chemicals for the customer, the customer can buy it only when the test result is good. For more information of dewatering centrifuge, pls contact with GN solids.

One unit of mud cleaner unit and one unit of decanter centrifuge are shipped to international drilling company. The order including one set of mud cleaner installed on the mud tank with 2 centrifugal pump as feeding pump of desander cone and desilter cone, and one unit of mixing hopper, one unit of mixing pump, and one unit of decanter centrifuge.
The decanter centrifuge features including:

  1. Bowl assy are made of duplex stainless steel 2205 or 2304, the other components of bowl are made of stainless steel 316L, the bowl collection vessel are made of SS304
  2. The bearing are SKF brand
  3. The fluids distribution port and solids discharged port are all protectedby tungsten carbide alloy, when it is damaged, it is interchangeable.
  4. The screw is made of SS304 material by heating treatment to 1000℃, the impeller are protected by tungsten carbide tiles, which is repairable
  5. We can make different size decanter centrifuge with different bowl size, including 9 inch, 14 inch, 18 inch, 22 inch, 30 inch.
    The mud cleaner is a 3 in 1 equipment including desander cone, desilter cone, bottom shaker, the treating capacity is 500gpm, the desander cone separation cut point is 45 microns, the desilter cone separation cut point is 20 microns, the composite material frame shaker screen are installed on the shale shaker with longer working life. The desander feeding pump feed the slurry to desander cone, the clean fluids drop into desander compartment, the desilter feeding pump feed the fluids to desilter cone, the clean fluids drop into the mud tank desilter compartment, the chemicals are adding by the mixing hopper, the mixing pump mix the clean fluids with powders to prepare for new drilling fluids, which can be reused for drilling. If required, the decanter centrifuge can separate fine solids size 2 ~ 5 microns.

Recently one unit of decanter centrifuge and desander unit are shipped to trenchless engineering company.
The mud decanter centrifuge model is GNLW452D, it is the popular model among GN decanter centrifuge for trenchless drilling mud treatment. The middle speed decanter centrifuge separation cut point is 5 ~7 microns, after long time operation, the ultra fine solids which can not be separated out by hydrocyclones will accumulate in the mud tank, which can not be reused directly, the customer need the decanter centrifuge to separate the solids up to 5 microns, the dewatering unit can be applied if required, then the clean fluids can be reused to prepare for new drilling fluids.


The mud cleaning desander unit is GNMS-1000D, with treating capacity 1000gpm, the separation cut point is 45 microns, the working process is as below: the submersible slurry pump feed the mud to desander unit bottom layer screen for coarse solids separation, the fluids drop into the catching tank under the double deck shale shaker, the centrifugal pump feed the slurry to desander unit for fine solids separation, the solids discharged are drying by top layer shaker screen to collect more useful fluids, the desander cone separation cut point is 45 microns. The clean mud flow to the storage tank directly, If the customer need mud mixing to prepare for new fluids, they can connect the jet mud mixer with the storage tank by flexible hose, the mixing hopper, mixing pump and pipelines, control panel are all installed on one skid .


Except for GNMS-1000D desander unit, we also have GNMS-500D, GNMS-200D mud cleaning unit with 500gpm and 200gpm treating capacity, based on client’s requirement, we can design customized mud cleaning system with mud mixing, storage, cleaning process with different capacity, we have economic configuration and high configuration mud cleaning system for option.

1 unit of GNSD-90 disc stack separator and 1 unit of GNLW-454ET decanter centrifuge are shipped to our domestic client. These equipments are for separation of oil ,water and solids.
The working process is as below:


The decanter centrifuge feed pump transfer the oil sludge to decanter centrifuge feed tube, in the meanwhile, the dewatering unit mixed the proper chemicals, the chemical dosing pump transfer the chemicals to static mixer and then to decanter centrifuge feed tube, the mixing oil sludge and chemicals are mixed well, so it will be easily to be separated out by decanter centrifuge, the solids size bigger than 2 microns will be separated out, the oil and water mixture fluids will flow to buffer tank, then feed to disc stack separator, to separate oil, water and little solids. The mixture fluids feed to disc centrifuge must be with solids content less than 3%, otherwise it will block the disc stack separator easily.
The technical specification is as below:
GNLW-454ET decanter centrifuge with bowl diameter 18 inch(450mm) , bowl length 74.5 inch (1890mm), max speed is 3500rpm, max G force is 3084G, bowl L/R ratio is 4.2, the main motor and back drive motor will be suggested by our engineer according to client’s material. The handling capacity will be also depend on the chemical to be used and treated material.


GNSD-90 disc stack separator for oil, water, solids separation:
Bowl diameter is 580mm, slide piston is 500mm, the max speed is 6150rpm, max G force is 12273G, motor power is 18.5KW, the starting time is 10 to 15 minutes, the major components of the disc stack separator is the bowl, the process effect is obtained by the rotating drum with high speed.
Except for decanter centrifuge and disc stack separator, to treat oil sludge, the user also need other accessories, pls contact with GN solids control for more information.

Recently GN solids control shipped 3 package of dewatering centrifuge unit to Europe client, the configuration is as below:


3 sets of GNLW224EP-VFD decanter centrifuge
3 sets of dewatering unit
3 sets of centrifuge feeding pump ( positive displacement pump) installed on the fluids collection tank.
The working principal of 1 package of dewatering centrifuge unit is as below:


The screw pump feed the fluids to VFD decanter centrifuge, in the meanwhile, the chemical is mixed by dewatering unit and the chemical dosing pump transfer the chemical to decanter centrifuge feed tube, so the solids can be separated out easily with chemical mixing and collected by cuttings box, the fluids will drop down into the fluids collection box for reuse or send to further waste water treatment. The discharged water is clear enough since most ultra fine solids are separated out.
GNLW224EP-VFD decanter centrifuge is a 9 inch bowl mini decanter centrifuge with bowl length 36.4 inch, the bowl length is longer than GNLW223 series centrifuge with longer clarification segment, the discharged water will be more clear with the longer bowl cone. The max bowl speed is 5000rpm, typical bowl speed is 0 ~ 4500 rpm, with max G force is 3077G, typical G force is 2492G, the main motor is 11KW, back drive motor power is 5.5KW, the gearbox ratio is 95:1, gearbox torque is 1400 N.M.


The VFD control panel controlled the main motor, back drive motor and feed pump motor frequency, the Germany Netzsch brand screw pump work steadily to the decanter centrifuge, the fluids touch part is wear resistance alloy iron.
Except for 9 inch bowl decanter centrifuge, we also provide dewatering centrifuge package with other size decanter centrifuge, including 14 inch bowl, 18 inch bowl, 22 inch bowl, 30 inch bowl with different model dewatering unit and feed pump.