oil sludge separation system

Recently 1 set of oil sludge treatment plant is almost ready for shipment to Asia client, it is under testing in our facility before shipment. The treating capacity for oil sludge separation is 5 m3/h. We also have standard or customized designed oil sludge separation system with 1 m3/h and 15m3/h for option.


The general working process is as below:
GN sludge vacuum pump transfer the oil sludge from the waste pit/pond to the pre-mixing modular, the pre-mixing tank equipped with heating lines which can heat the oil sludge to increase the flowability of the oil sludge and increase the separation efficiency of the shale shaker, decanter centrifuge. By adding the chemicals, it will also increase the efficiency of the further process steps. 2 mud agitator and one submersible slurry pump are installed on the pre-mixing tank with electric control system.
Then the pre-treatment oil sludge is transferred to the shale shaker to separate the coarse solids by the submersible slurry pump, it also reduces the solids content of the oil sludge so that the centrifuge could separate the fine solids easily. The shaker screen is specially made with big opening to separate coarse solids to protect the decanter centrifuge.
The screw pump feed the oil sludge to the decanter centrifuge, the discharged fluids is flow to the 3 phase centrifuge to separate the oil and water. The clean water and pure oil is flow to the buffer tank , which will be pumped to the oil storage tank and water storage tank. The water can be used for the circulation again.
The 20ft container loading dewatering unit will be used when necessary with decanter centrifuge, the chemical jetting is to make the oil mixture easily separated by the decanter centrifuge.
If you need a customized solution for waste oil sludge treatment, pls contact with GN sales for more information.

GN solids control just come back from CIPPE 2019 oil exhibition in Beijing, China. We showed our advanced technology and equipments at the CIPPE oil show. Below is the photos taken in our stand.


1) Sludge Vacuum pump: it is the ideal pump to transfer the waste cuttings, waste sludge, oil sludge, drilling mud, cement, powder material and other industrial waste.
2) High G force drying shaker with 4 panel composite material shaker screens. The screen dimension 585x1165mm, we can install the shaker screen with API mesh size from API 20 to API 325 comply with API RP13C. The G force is up to 8.0G.
3) 14 inch bowl decanter centrifuge
4) 22 inch bowl decanter centrifuge for waste water treatment and waste sludge treatment and dewatering unit, the bowl diameter is 550mm, the bowl length is 2310mm, different with the normal drilling fluids treatment centrifuge, the GNLW554 series centrifuge can treat the discharged water much cleaner, it is ideal centrifuge for the project required very clear water.
5) Oil sludge separation system : The configuration is as below:
The Premixing tank, coarse solids separation shale shaker, decanter centrifuge, three phase centrifuge, chemical dosing unit, fluids buffer tank, shaker fluids collection tank, oil tank, water tank and complete skid. The mud agitator and heating lines installed on the premixing tank.
6) Vertical cuttings dryer for oil based drilling cuttings treatment.
7) Screw conveyor to transfer drilling cuttings to vertical cuttings dryer drilling waste management system
We got a lot of inquiries and positive interests for the oil sludge treatment unit. The working video for the oil sludge treatment is as below: By using proper chemicals, we can design the customized system for different requirement. If you need to know more information, pls get the brochure from our sales engineer.
http://www.gnsolidscontrol.com/video/oil-sludge-treatment-test-unit-working-video

Last week, GN finished production of 2 m3/h oil sludge separation system for USA client, this week, we finished production for 15 m3/h oil sludge treatment system for Europe client, this is the repeat order for this client, they bought one unit of 1 m3/h compact design oil sludge separation system for the same project. They are satisfied with the separation result, so repeat order for a bigger treating capacity system.
The configuration of the containerized 15m3/h oil sludge separation system:
1) Premixing tank: The sludge vacuum pump transfer the oil sludge from the waste pit to the pre- mixing tank, which is equipped with heating line inside the tank around, and the mud agitator installed on the tank to agitate the oil sludge to prevent the solids from accumulation in the tank bottom. The system will be used in cold weather area, we put them in the container to keep the equipments warm.


2) Shale shaker tank, to separate coarse solids from the oil sludge, this is to protect the decanter centrifuge, coarse solids will wear the centrifuge screw very quickly, GN decanter centrifuge screw is made of stainless steel 304 by heating, the flights are protected by tungsten carbide tiles, it is fixed by special glue and bolts.


3) Decanter centrifuge modular: With one unit of 22 inch bowl decanter centrifuge installed inside the 40ft container, the screw pump is installed on the centrifuge skid, the screw conveyor is installed under the centrifuge solids discharge port to transfer the solids outside the centrifuge container.

One set of complete oil sludge treatment system ready for delivery this week, this is a 2m3/h customized design oil sludge treatment system as per client’s requirement. The main purpose of the client is to recover the oil from the oil sludge. It can be widely used for refinery oil tank bottom cleaning, oil sludge separation, oil based cuttings treatment, contaminated soils treatment, hazardous waste treatment, etc. applications.


The technical configuration is as below:
1) Premixing Tank Module
The vacuum pump transfer the oil sludge from the waste pit to premixing tank, which is equipped with heating lines, mud agitator, the oil sludge will be washed, heating and agitating, mixing with chemicals for flowability.


2) Classify System: The oil sludge from premixing tank will be transferred to a V bottom tank with screw conveyor on the bottom for solids sedimentation and liquid classification. The top layer will flow to disc centrifuge for oil and water separation. The bottom layer will be washed with chemical jetting, which will be shipped to solids control module.


3) Solids Control module
The solids control module consist of course solids shale shaker and fine solids decanter centrifuge, the 2 panel shale shaker is the mini shale shaker among GN all the shale shaker models, it will reduce the solids content and separate the big solids bigger than 1mm, so that the decanter centrifuge will not be damaged.

The decanter centrifuge is the mini decanter centrifuge with 9 inch bowl, the highest speed is 4500rpm, the separation cut point is 2~5 microns. With good efficiency of the centrifuge, the clean fluids will flow to disc centrifuge for water oil separation, otherwise the high solids content will influence the separation result of the disc centrifuge.

One unit of 1m3/h oil sludge treatment system testing unit is shipped to Europe recently, this is for client’s urgent requirement, later the 15m3/h oil sludge separation system will be shipped next month for the same client.


The client has visited GN factory in Beijing twice, after factory inspection and business negotiation, they placed order for the 15 m3 oil sludge treatment system, and also the 1 m3/h oil sludge separation system for urgent purpose.
To check the working video of the 1m3/h oil sludge separation unit, pls check our website:
http://gnsolidscontrol.com/video/oil-sludge-treatment-test-unit-working-video


The main components of the system including:
1) 2 panel shale shaker to separate coarse solids from the oil sludge in case of any coarse solids will damage the decanter centrifuge
2) 2 phase mini decanter centrifuge to separate the fine solids maximumly from the oil sludge by mixing with chemicals, with fluids collection box
3) 3 phase disc centrifuge to separate the oil from water to get pure oil and pure water
4) Oil storage tank and water storage tank
5) Pre mixing tank with mud agitator, heating lines
6) Chemical dosing system
7) Shale shaker fluids storage tank with heating lines
8) Shale shaker feeding pump
9) Decanter centrifuge feeding pump
10) Tank skid for the all equipments

The system is originally produced to show at CIPPE oil exhibition, after the exhibition, we shipped the testing unit to a domestic client for testing their oil sludge treatment, they use the proper chemical jetting and get the satisfied result, then we shipped the unit back to our factory for cleaning, and prepare to test in other client’s jobsite.