decanter centrifuge

GNLW554EP is big bowl big volume decanter centrifuge with bowl diameter 22 inch and L/D ratio 4.2. It is the ideal decanter centrifuge for dewatering unit, it can be also used for oil sludge treatment system. The technical specification is as below:


Centrifuge model: GNLW554EP-VFD
Bowl diameter: 22 inch (550mm)
Bowl length: 91 inch (2310mm)
Designed capacity: 600 gpm (136m3/h)
Typical capacity: 480 gpm(108m3/h)
Max bowl speed: 3150 rpm
Typical bowl speed: 0~ 2800 rpm
Max G force: 3051G
Typical G force: 0 ~ 2412G
Cut point: 2 ~5 microns
Differential speed: 0 ~45 rpm
Gearbox Torch: 12000 N.m
Gearbox ratio: 35:1
Main motor: 90KW (120HP)
Back drive motor: 45KW (60HP)
The max capacity is measured for water, it will be various as per different material conditions, like oil sludge, dredging slurry, drilling waste, drilling fluids, industrial waste water, etc.
The decanter centrifuge can be drived by VFD control panel, which is positive pressuried VFD control panel with PLC smart control and touch screen , 3 motor VFD, main motor, back drive motor, pump motor, self cooling system or external air conditioner for suitable environmental temperature -20~+40℃ or -20~+55℃.
The centrifuge features is as below:
1) The bowl of GN centrifuge is made from Duplex Stainless Steel SS2205 or SS2304 by centrifugal casting which is better than SS304 or SS316.
2) The solids discharge port is made from Tungsten carbide inserts, The mud distribution port is made from Tungsten carbide inserts, the anti-abrasion will extend the life for heavy mud anti-abrasion will extend the life.
3) 3 Stage balancing process to maximize the balance of the centrifuge include 1800RPM low speed balancing and real operation high speed balancing as well as the assembly balancing.
4) The Screw is protected by interchangeable Tungsten Carbide Tiles for longer life and easy maintenance.

Below is the photo taken at site of GN oil sludge treatment plant in China. We have 3 standard model of oil sludge treatment plant with treating capacity 1m3/h, 5m3/h, 15m3/h. Also we can make customized design for client’s special requirement. The technical configuration of a standard oil sludge treatment plant including:


1) Oil sludge transfer modular: we use vacuum pump to take the oil sludge from the waste pit to pre-mixing modular.
2) The pre mixing tank equipped with heat lines around the tank wall inside, the operator need to supply hot steam or hot water to the heat lines to remain the oil sludge temperature up to 60℃, it will increase the flowrability of the oil sludge for better separation of solids and easier to be transferred by the submersible slurry pump to shale shaker modular. The operator should add chemicals according to the oil sludge material conditions, the purpose to add demulsifiers is to make it easily break from solids, so that the further process shale shaker and decanter centrifuge can separate the oil easily. The mud agitator will mix the chemical with oil sludge evenly.


3) The shale shaker modular will separate the coarse solids from the oil sludge, the solids will be collected by waste container, the shale shaker is closed by cover to prevent it from splash, and internal spray system to flush the screens in case of blinding the screens because of high viscosity. The oil sludge will drop down into the mud tank and transfer to decanter centrifuge modular by screw pump.
4) The decanter centrifuge working together with dewatering unit will separate the fine solids from the oil sludge, the fluids will flow to the intermediate tank , then the diaphragm pump will transfer the mixture fluids to 3 phase centrifuge to separate oil from water.

Last week we shipped one batch of centrifugal pump and decanter centrifuge to our Russia client, this is the repeat order from our client. The centrifugal pump is a multi function pump which can be widely used for oil and gas drilling solids control system and all the other solids and liquid separation system. In solids control system, centrifugal pump can be used as desander and desilter feeding pump, vacuum degasser jet pump, trip pump for trip tank, mixing pump, charging pump of mud pump, transfer pump.


GN brand centrifugal pump features:
1) The wear parts-impeller, pump casing is made of wear resistant material: hard ductile iron alloy,which is much stronger than grey steel, grey steel has been widely used by many other centrifugal pump manufacturers in China, it is important to know the materials to be used clearly.
2) All the pump parts are 100% interchangeable with world famous brand centrifugal pump, we can provide interchangeable spare parts for client’s old centrifugal pump
3) Mechanical seal for longer working life.
4) All bearings from FAG for reliable operation, not cheap brand bearing.
5) The skid for supporting pump and motor is made from casting instead of welding to provide reliable operation.


The decanter centrifuge will be used to treat drilling fluids, to separate the fine solids from the drilling fluids and reused to prepare for new drilling fluids for recovery. The decanter centrifuge can be installed with different speed pulley for different application, when 2200rpm pulley is used, it can be used for barite recovery, when 3200rpm pulley is used, it will be used for low gravity solids separation.
The impeller of screw is protected by tungsten carbide tiles for longer working life and repairable, the bearing is made of SKF brand, the bowl material is made of duplex stainless steel 2304.

GN solid control will participate in the exhibition 2019 ADIPEC in Adu Dhabi again this year, this is one of the biggest and most important exhibition for oil and gas products & service, we had participated in this exhibition every year. The general information is as below.

Show time: Nov. 11th to 14th, 2019
Show location: Abu Dhabi National exhibition center( ADNEC)
Booth number: 10514

What products we will show?
1) GN ViST vacuum screen unit: it is used to increase the separation performance of shale shaker & shaker screens, and increase the useful drilling fluids recovery efficiency, reduce the volume of drilling waste produced, so that the drilling waste treatment cost will be reduced accordingly. The collection pan will be installed under the last panel shaker screen and connect to the vacuum unit which will provide vacuum to suck into the collection , then to the vacuum unit. One vacuum screen can work together for 2 ~3 units shale shaker.


2) Shaker screens: The OEM and replacement shaker screens produced by GN solids control are all composite material frame shaker screens, all the API mesh size over API60 adopted 3 layers stainless steel 316L wire mesh for reliable working and longer working life.
3) Decanter centrifuge: GN made high speed/VFD decanter centrifuge has been widely used for oil & gas industry solids control and drilling waste management, dewatering unit, construction waste treatment, oil sludge treatment, dredging slurry separation, and waste water treatment, including mining tails separate.


4) Vacuum pump: The vacuum pump can be used to transfer different materials like drilling cuttings, dry sand, cement, drilling fluids, slurry, oil sludge, contaminated soils, dredging slurry and all other kinds of sludge.
If you are interested in these products and would like to know more, welcome to visit GN stand at ADIPEC.

2 units of 30 inch big bowl decanter centrifuges are shipped to USA for construction slurry treatment. This is the largest model decanter centrifuge we produced right now, it is widely used for construction, TBM, etc. projects which required big volume treatment. Same with other models decanter centrifuge, features of GN big bowl decanter centrifuge:


1) Bowl material is made of duplex stainless steel 2304 or 2205, the cone bowl is made of stainless steel 316L, the screw is made of SS304 by 1000 degree heat treatment. The open impeller can increase the treating capacity and treatment efficiency a lot.


2) The screw impeller is protected by tungsten carbide tiles, which is repairable once it is damaged. We do not use welding spray tungsten carbide alloy because it is easy to be damaged and once damaged, it can not be repairable, the user has to replace the complete screw unit.
3) The main bearings are SKF brand for longer working , especially after long time rotating, the bearing temperature will become very high, it is easily burnt if the bearing quality is not reliable.
4) 2 ea motor including main motor, back drive motor are installed on one side of decanter centrifuge to save space and for compact design.
5) Centrifuge VFD control panel with 3 motors variable frequency including main motor, back drive motor and pump motor, the 3 inverter with world famous brand for convenient outsourcing, the positive pressurized VFD control panel can be used in high temperature environment compared with normal explosion proof VFD control panel, it is easily break off in hot weather for the normal explosion proof control panel, positive pressurized VFD control panel can prevent it from such problem.
If you need big bowl big volume decanter centrifuge, pls get more information from GN solids control.