drilling cuttings transfer pump

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.

A new drilling cuttings transfer pump is introduced by GN solids control, which is more suitable for less space, less power consumption, high cuttings solids content, less flowrability, not only for oil & gas drilling cuttings, but also for HDD waste, mining tailings, dredging slurry, and other types slurry. The main application is to use the pump to transfer drilling cuttings to the pitless drilling cuttings treatment system.


Compared with traditional drilling cuttings transfer ways, like screw conveyor and vacuum pump, the cuttings transfer pump has the advantages as below:
1) Less space requirement
2) Less power consumption
3) No need big model air compressor
4) Easy installation, easy maintenance
5) Better abrasion resistance
6) Reliable performance, higher efficiency
7) Long distance transfer up to horizontal 100 meters, and vertically 40 meters
8) Centralized lubrication system effectively prolongs the service life of wearing parts
9) The lifting pad/point can meet offshore drilling requirement, we can make it approved by CSS and DNV 2.7-1 lifting certificate as per client’s requirement.
10) The electric motor and control panel can be with different explosion proof standard for option, like CNEX zone 1, ATEX zone 1 or IEC EX zone 1.
11) The bearing to be used is from world famous brand bearing for longer working life.


12) Suitable for high solids content cuttings, big solids size, less flowrablity
When the rod chambers at the front ends of the two oil cylinders are connected by high-pressure hoses, the rod chambers at the front ends of the pistons of the two oil cylinders are connected through an oil pipe to form a closed oil path. The rodless cavity connects the rodless cavity of the two cylinders with the main oil pump and the mailbox through the reversing valve. For more information, pls contact GN freely.