decanter centrifuge

GN drilling mud dewatering unit and solidification unit are successfully used in Africa jobsite.


The drilling mud dewatering unit is ideal equipment to treat the water based drilling mud, it consists of VFD decanter centrifuge, chemical dosing unit, centrifuge feeding pump and fluids collection tank, all of the equipments are installed inside the container. By adding proper chemicals, most of the ultra fine solids are separated out from the fluids and collect in the tank, the solids are separated out and collected by cuttings box and screw conveyor to transfer to the big hopper of the solidification unit. The decanter centrifuge bowl is made of duplex stainless steel 2205 or 2304, the other bowl components are made of SS316L, the screw propeller is made of stainless steel material, and it is protected by tungsten carbide tiles, the open type propeller design will increase the treating efficiency.


Solidification unit is the equipments to solidify materials so that the treated materials can be moved or landfilled without leakage to meet environmental protection standard. The discharged cuttings are collected in the big collection hopper and transferred by the bottom screw conveyor, the solidification materials are storage into 2 box, one is with absorbents, the other one is with cement, each box with its own transfer conveyor, the cuttings are mixed with the absorbents and cement in the shear mixer automatically.
If the user use the cuttings solidification unit directly, the consumption of the absorber and cements will be very huge, which makes the treatment cost not competitive. The drilling mud dewatering unit will reduce the moisture of the drilling mud effectively and the cuttings solidification unit can use less volume chemicals, and the discharged fluids can be reused or sent to third party water treatment facility for further treatment.
For more information, pls contact with GN solids sales.

Recently one set of oil sludge treatment plant are finished commissioning for our customer in China. It is our standard designed oil sludge treatment system.
The technical configuration is as below:


1) Pre-mixing tank modular: the mud agitator are installed on the mixing tank, the received oil sludge adding proper chemicals and mixing them evenly. The submersible slurry pump transfer the free oil sludge to coarse solids separation modular.
2) Coarse solids separation modular, the high G drying shaker separate the big solids from the oil sludge and reduce the solids content. So that the fluids will be safe to be transferred to decanter centrifuge.


3) 3 phase separation modular, the screw pump feed the fluids to decanter centrifuge with chemical dosing unit, most of the fine solids below 5 microns will be separated out. The fluids are dropped into the catching tank, the pump transfer the fluids to disc centrifuge, which will separate the oil and water, the oil flow to oil buffer tank and water is storage in water buffer tank. The water can be reused in the treatment system, the oil can be recovered. The washing tank is installed to wash the disc centrifuge to avoid blocking. All of the electric control system are explosion proof standard.


The proof cover are above the complete oil sludge treatment plant.
Before order, we encourage client to send the oil sludge sample to GN solids engineer and make a lab test to confirm if the chemicals are proper for the oil sludge or not, the customer will order until the testing result is good. After the whole system are shipped to customer’s jobsite, our engineer will come as per request for first time commissioning and training.
Before design a customized solution of oil sludge treatment system, we will require to fill in the question list to know the treated material better.

Recently one set of vertical cuttings dryer and decanter centrifuge are ready for shipment to international drilling company. The standard oil based drilling cuttings treatment system including vertical cuttings dryer GNCD930F and decanter centrifuge GNLW363C-VFD, with flushing pump, centrifuge feeding pump, telescopic skid, fluids collection tank, screw conveyor system, waste container, etc.


The F version vertical cuttings dryer is the lastest version vertical cuttings dryer, It is the ideal equipment for oil based drilling waste management system, the working principal is normally as below:
The screw conveyor collect the drilling cuttings from solids control equipments, such as shale shaker, desander, desilter, another screw conveyor which is installed slantly, to transfer the cuttings to vertical cuttings dryer feeding port. The fluids flow to the intermediate tank and the submersible slurry pump or screw pump will transfer the fluids to decanter centrifuge to separate fine solids. The solids discharged from vertical cuttings dryer with oil on the cuttings below 5%, it can be landfilled for disposal or to be sent to further treatment TDU. The fluids treated by decanter centrifuge can be recovered and back to solids control system storage tank, it can be used to prepare for new drilling fluids or sent to third party waste water treatment facility to get clear water.


To treat water based mud drilling waste, we need to use high G drying shaker instead of vertical cuttings dryer, the G force is up to 8.0 G to get drying cuttings, the fluids will be feed to decanter centrifuge, the VFD control panel can control 3 motors frequency and control the bowl speed, screw conveyor speed, pump speed ( to adjust the feeding flow rate). All of the 3 inverters are made from world famous brand electrical components for easy outsourcing locally. We can provide CNEX, ATEX, IEC EX explosion proof standard for option.

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.