vertical cuttings dryer

Recently GN solids control shipped vertical cuttings dryer, decanter centrifuge system to Russia drilling companies, they are installed inside the 40ft container to keep them warm and avoid frozen of the drilling cuttings when working in Winter.


The client use the vertical cuttings dryer system for oil based drilling cuttings, when they use water based drilling cuttings, we will use different system design with high G drying shaker and decanter centrifuge, and we have standard design of pitless system for both water based mud and oil based mud ( also for SOBM), the client only need to buy one system and use them in different rig site.
The VFD decanter centrifuge GNLW363C-VFD is the most popular decanter centrifuge used for solids control system and drilling waste management system, oil sludge treatment system, dewatering system, solids water separation system and waste water treatment system. The VFD control panel is positive pressurized VFD control panel with PLC smart control and HMI interface, the inverter for main motor, back drive motor and feeding pump motor are made of ABB or Siemens brand or Schneider brand for global outsourcing.


The bearing is SKF brand, the screw  is made of stainless steel with heat treatment up to 1000 degree, the impeller is protected by tungsten carbide tiles for longer working life and easily replacement. The mud distribution port and solids discharge port are all protected by tungsten alloy and interchangebale. The bowl material is duplex stainless steel 2205 or 2304 by centrifugal casting, it is much better than SS304 and SS316.

Below is the photo of GN drilling waste management system working for CNPC project successfully, the client is satisfied with the performance, the oil on the cuttings is below 5%, it can meet the environmental regulation for landfill or for disposal. If the user need the OOC to be lower than 1%, we have Thermal desorption unit, the drilling waste management system can be used before TDU, it can save energy and save the operation cost of the TDU for the user.


The drilling waste management system consists of VFD decanter centrifuge, vertical cuttings dryer, screw pump for feeding the centrifuge, screw pump as flushing pump of vertical cuttings dryer, mud tank for collection of the centrifuge fluids.
The features of the GN decanter centrifuge: The goods quality and proper design can ensure the goods separation performance of the decanter centrifuge.


1) All the centrifuge bowl is made of duplex stainless steel 2205 or 2304, which is better than SS316 and SS304, the other components are made of SS316. The screw is made of SS304 by heating treatment.
2) The solids discharge port and fluids distribution port is interchangeable and protected by tungsten alloy.
3) The bearing is SKF brand bearing to ensure the longer working life.

GN ViST vacuum shale shaker is a shaker unit with a vacuum suction hopper installed under the last shaker screen. The purpose to use the ViST vacuum unit under the shale shaker is for more recovery of the drilling fluids in the same conditions compared with shale shaker without ViST system, and the discharged drilling cuttings will be much drier, so the user can save cost to treat and disposal the drilling cuttings. Normally it is very difficult for the offshore drilling cuttings collection, treatment and disposal, sometimes client will ship them back to drilling waste management facility in land, the collection and shipment cost is very high, other clients use cuttings re-injection technology, some clients use Thermal desorption unit, some clients installed drilling waste management on the offshore rig floor, but normally the area for offshore drilling rig is very limit, it is hard to install a complete vertical cuttings dryer system. Because of these reasons, ViST vacuum shale shaker became very important for offshore.


As a professional solids control and drilling waste management system manufacturer in China, GN solids control, GN solids control keep developing new and advanced technology for oil & gas industry and provide the best solution for our clients.
Features of ViST Vacuum Shale Shaker


1. GN ViST vacuum shale shaker is suitable for oil based mud, water based mud and Synthetic oil based mud.
2. By using the ViST vacuum shale shaker, the drilling fluids recycling will be increased by 30%~50%, It greatly reduces the volume of drilling waste and the cost to transport the drilling waste.


3. By using this ViST vacuum shale shaker, no need extra high G drying shaker again; The compact design did not take much area at site.
If you are interested in GN ViST vacuum shale shaker, pls contact with GN solids control.

This week we shipped one unit of oil based drilling waste management system for CNPC, they ever bought similar system before for their domestic and international projects.


To get ideal result of the discharge cuttings and recover oil as much as possible, the performance of vertical cuttings dryer is the major concern. GN has a lot of successful experience for drilling waste management projects, our vertical cuttings dryer has been improved to E version from the year of 2013 when we firstly produce the vertical cutting dryer as per our client’s suggestion and site feedback. From the first A version to the existing E version vertical cuttings dryer, it has been more and more user friendly and maintenance cost has been reduced a lot.


We have 900rpm, 1200rpm rotary speed for option to meet different requirement, the G force is up to 420G / 750G, and the screen basket opening can be 0.25mm, 0.35mm, 0.5mm for option for different drilling waste conditions. The screen basket and screen basket frame is separated, the operator only need to replace the single screen basket when it is wear. The independent oil lubrication system is for better lubrication of the bearing to prevent it from over heating. The automatic interlock system between oil pump motor, main motor and flush pump motor is equipped in case that the main motor starts before oil pump motor.
The decanter centrifuge is used after the vertical cuttings dryer to treat the fluids discharged from the vertical cuttings dryer, after treated by the centrifuge, the fine solids over 2 microns can be separated mostly, the fluids can be used to prepare for new drilling fluids or reuse directly. The high speed decanter centrifuge is used for low gravity solids, the max speed is up to 3900rpm.
If you need oil based cuttings treatment system, pls contact with GN freely.

GN solids control shipped several units of drilling waste cuttings screw conveyor to Africa Client, this is repeat orders for the same clients for many years. The screw conveyor is widely used for transferring and collecting the drilling waste cuttings from solids control system.


The installation of screw conveyor:
The screw conveyor might be installed on different place for different functions, for example, it can be installed along with the solids control system mud tank besides the shale shaker, mud cleaner, decanter centrifuge to collect the discharged drilling cuttings; it can be installed slantly under the horizontal installed screw conveyor to transfer the drilling cuttings to vertical cuttings dryer; it could be installed under the vertical cuttings dryer solids discharge port to transfer the discharged solids cake outside automatically, it can be installed under the decanter centrifuge solids discharge port to transfer out the solids automatically. It can be used in cuttings solidification unit to transfer the 3 materials and mix them together.


The screw conveyor can transfer the material with less fluids content in the cuttings, otherwise it will flow back and spill out. When the fluids content is very high, we need to use vacuum pump, slurry pump or hose pump to transfer to the drilling waste management system.