oil sludge treatment

Recently GN solids control shipped another set of decanter centrifuge for oil sludge treatment to Brunei. The oil sludge treatment equipments in this project including:


1. Shale shaker: the function is to separate coarse solids from the oil sludge, the discharged solids can be collected by waste container, the fluids can be feed to decanter centrifuge by screw pump for further treatment. If the user do not want to use coarse solids shale shaker, they can use a filter instead, but the coarse solids content should be very small.
2. Decanter centrifuge: The decanter centrifuge is to separate fine solids from the oil sludge, the cut point is 2~5 microns, by working with chemical dosing unit, the centrifuge separation performance could be improved.
3. Chemical dosing unit: the chemical can be added in pre-mixing process, decanter centrifuge process, disc centrifuge process( for oil water separation). Proper chemicals will improve the separation result. The user can do a laboratory test to choose correct type chemical.


4. Mud tank: Including pre-mixing tank( if applicable, some clients do not have this process, but they need to ensure proper chemical jetting and mixing for the original oil sludge with proper solids content, density, viscosity), shale shaker tank, decanter centrifuge tank, buffer tank for oil and water, etc.
The client do not buy the complete oil sludge treatment system, only part of the equipments. Vacuum pump is widely used to pick up oil sludge from waste pit. It can be also used to transfer drilling cuttings, waste oil, dredging slurry, oil contaminated soil, sand, industrial waste water, etc. materials.
The vertical centrifuge is used to separate oil, water and solids, the recovery oil and water will be storaged in the buffer tank , then flow to the storage tank automatically. For more information, pls contact with GN solids control.

Recently GN solids control shipped one set of oil and water separation package for China Oilfield Service company. The technical configuration is as below:


1) 2 phase decanter centrifuge to separate fine solids from fluids
2) Screw pump to feed the crude oil / oil sludge to decanter centrifuge
3) 3 phase centrifuge ( disc centrifuge) to separator oil from water, by adding proper chemicals, the recovered oil can be with BS & W below 3%, which can be accepted by most users.
4) Diaphragm pump to feed the clean fluids discharged from decanter centrifuge to disc centrifuge
5) Buffer storage tank for oil and water with oil pump and water pump, 2 liquid level meters are installed on each tank, when the oil or water level reached the setting level, the oil pump and water pump will pump the oil and water to the big storage tank
6) Package skid, all the above mentioned items sit on one skid for convenient transportation and operation

This is one modular of the oil sludge separation system, the complete oil sludge treatment system including waste pick up pump ( normally we used vacuum pump), Pre-mixing tank modular, screen modular to separate coarse solids, chemical dosing system, and the last modular is 3 phase separation package.
The pre-mixing tank is the most important part, when the solids content is higher than 30%, the waste oil sludge should be diluted by proper fluids and low the solids content below 30%, if necessary, the demulsifier should be added by this process for easier separation for the next phase separation. The mud agitator is agitating the oil sludge with chemical mixing evenly and the submersible slurry pump will transfer the fluids to screen modular to separate the coarse solids.
For more information, pls contact with GN solids control.

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.