drying shaker

Recently one set of vibration shaker for liquid solids separation are shipped to environmental service company.

It is consist of 2 mud tanks, each tank with 1 unit of vibration shaker, 1 unit of centrifugal pump, 1 unit of mud agitator, 1 ea lighting, walkway, stairs, guard rails, valves, and pipelines, etc. accessories. The vibration shaker with water spray system to prevent solids blocking of the screen. For different applications, the shaker feeding system have different options as weir feeder, top box feeder, hopper feeder. In this system the shale shaker feeding way is top box feeder through pipelines on the top. The centrifugal pump’s impeller and pump casing are made of hard ductile iron alloy for better abrasion resistance, to protect the centrifugal pump impeller and pump casing, the shale shaker should separate most of the coarse solids from the liquid and the discharged solids should be as dry as possible. The shaker screen installed on the shale shaker is composite material frame shaker screen for longer working life, especially for the slurry with high solids content. The shaker screens are produced by GN solids control and comply with API RP 13C standard, the wire mesh is made of stainless steel 316L, the frame are made of composite material for longer storage life and durable working life.

For oil &gas drilling application, there are 2 vibration modes for option, linear motion and progressive elliptical motion to meet different requirement for their drilling fluid.
For solids liquid separation application, normally we only need linear motion with high G force up to 8.0 G for better drying performance.
The further treatment equipment after shaker is decanter centrifuge with dewatering unit, to separate more fine solids from the fluids and get pure water, most of the fine solids can be separated out up to 1 micron.

A lot of clients are asking for ViST Vacuum Shale Shaker Screen Technology to GN solids control, now the technology is already available to sell, pls contact with GN sales engineer to get more information, and understand more from the video : http://www.gnsolidscontrol.com/vist-vacuum-screen

The basic technical specification is as below:
Item Specs
Supply Air Pressure 0.7-1.0Mpa (100-150PSI)
Air capacity required 4.5 m³/min (160 CFM)
Operation Shaker For 2 -3 Shakers
Applicable Mud OBM,SBM,WBM
Recovery efficiency 30%-50%
Mud Temperature -15 +85°C
Control System Air operated Automatic control
Time for Suction Adjustable per drilling conditions
Dimension (Weight) 840x640x1050mm ( 400KG )
Electrical Power No required, only need Air supply

Based on different site schedule, the installation of Vist vacuum shaker screen unit have 2 ways: 1) it is installed externally of the shale shaker, there is one pipe to connect to the last shaker screen of the shale shaker; 2) it is installed under the last shaker screen of the shale shaker when there is enough room.

The purpose to install the vacuum is to reduce drilling waste:
1) Reduce the volume of drilling waste, the drilling cuttings will be much drier, the fluids on the cuttings is reduced 30% to 50%, so the further drilling waste treatment cost is much cheaper, or the transportation cost of drilling cuttings is cheaper
2) Increase the drilling fluids recovery efficiency, save the cost to prepare new drilling fluids
3) Save the cost of the client to buy more equipments, such as drying shaker, shaker screens, vertical cuttings dryer, etc, also save the space to install these equipments