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Desander Desilter and Degasser for China Drilling Company

Drilling companies or drilling contractors are always rig owners who win projects all over the world drilling for oil exploration companies. Along with each rig, there is a solids control system, and a solids control system is comparably independent system among the 8 systems for a rig.

2022.12.13 Vacuum Degasser

In a complete solids control system, there are following equipment involved:

Shale shakers, desanders, desilters, degasser, decanter centrifuges and pumps. In a recent project, a China drilling company has just purchased from GN Solids Control following equipment for a solids control system:

1. Desander GNZJ752J-1S. The desander cones are located after the shale shaker, which is used to remove particles above 40 microns. For this desander, there is a drying shaker with 2 pieces of shaker screens and a screen size of 1.35 square meter. Normally for weighted mud there should be a desander or desilter with underflow shaker. Here it is a one desander model with a 10 inch diameter desander cone.

2. Desilter GNZJ752J-8N. This desilte is located after the desander. It is called desilter cause it is used to remove particles larger than 20 microns which are mostly sized as silt. Same as the desander, it has an underflow shaker, too. Both the desander and desilter are fed by centrifugal pumps.

3. Vacuum degasser GNZCQ270B. Vacuum degassers are located after the shale shaker while before the cyclones. GN Vacuum degasser has no need of a large power. Instead, it can be regarded as a large agitator. GN Solids Control has 2 models of vacuum degasser available and the GNZCQ270 is the smaller one. Besides the vacuum degasser, GN Solids Control also has centrifugal degasser available.

In fact, GN is even more professional for design a complete turnkey solution involving all equipment like shake shakers, mud cleaners, middle speed decanter centrifuge and high speed decanter centrifuges. And all pumps needed in the solids control system are available.

1500GPM Drilling Mud Cleaner for Drilling Company in China

In a drilling rig solids control system, there are at least 3 steps for separation, the shale shaker, the desander cones and desilter cones. And there is a machine as a combination of desander and desilter, which is called a mud cleaner. Comparing with such designs as a single desander plus a single desilter, the mud cleaner occupies a much smaller footprint. Meanwhile, by sharing one drying shaker, the mud cleaner is less power consumable.

Just 2 weeks ago, GN Solids Control has provided to a drilling company in China with 3 sets of mud cleaners, with same model GNZJ594F-3S16N. Each mud cleaner of this model can serve a 1500GPM treating capacity, which is suitable for a large horsepower drilling rig. So the totally 3 mud cleaners are quite probably to be allocated to 3 drilling solids control systems.

2022.02.23 Drilling Mud Cleaner

Main Specifications of GNZJ594F-3S16N:

1. GNZJ594F: it is a shaker model among GN shale shakers, it is equipped by 2 vibrating motors each of 1.72kw power. The shaker is equipped by 4 pieces of shaker screens, with a total screen area of 2.73 square meters. The shaker deck is quite strong and uses good sealing in order to prevent leakage. The shaker deck angle can be adjusted during operating for achieving a good performance.

2. Shaker screens. The shaker screens on the shale shakers are made by GN Solids Control, too. GN shale shakers are fully in compliance with API RP 13C, with same screen dimension, the non-blanked area and conductance are both comparably larger.

3. Desander and desilters. GN chooses polyurethane desander and desilter cyclones for longer service life. Desander cyclones are of 10 inch diameter for the 40 microns cutting point, and desilter cyclones are of 4 inch diameter for 20 micron cutting point.

For different jobsite conditions, GN has other optional mud cleaner models. Please contact GN sales team for more information.

GNTBM-360 Slurry Separation Plant for Pipe Jacking Engineering Company

Pipe jacking is one kind of drilling works similar as Tunnel Bored projects, which need a pipe jacking machine to drill under the ground and the slurries generated from drilling shall be treated well before disposal.

2021.11.08 GNTBM-360 Separation Plant

For such projects, like for TBM projects, GN Solids Control has several optional solutions, including following:

1. An economic and compact mud unit GNMS-D series desanding units. This series are made of a double deck shaker and a desanding/desilter section and a catch tank. They have 2 steps for separation. A feeding pump is located on side of catch tank. It is flexible for its compact layout. GN has various capacities among 200GPM, 500GPM, 1000GPM and 1500GPM.

2. Self-contained mud systems GNMS-B series including a similar double deck shaker as the GNMS-D series including shaker and cyclones and cyclone feeding pump, and also a larger tank plus a mud mixing hopper. It can serve 2 functions: 2 step separation and mud mixing. It also ranges from 200GPM to 1000GPM.

3. GNTBM series slurry plant, as this client purchased from GN. They have 3 steps separation, shale shaker, desander and desilter, equipped by 2 large slurry pumps for feeding, and a compact design with 2 layers. There are 3 models for option, the 240cbm/hr, 360cbm/hr and 500cbm/hr, especially for the TMB projects.

Those above 3 kinds of mud recycling units are widely used in many countries, clients and end users are buying from GN directly, and also, lots of Chinese contractors are bringing GN’s equipment to all over the world. They are happy with the good performance and reliable service from GN professional team.

If you have similar queries or need more information about GN products, welcome to contact GN sales team directly by sending email to renee@gnsolidscontrol.com.

Construction Slurry Dewatering System Working for North America Waste Management Company

As leading separation solution provider, GN Solids Control has designed and provided separation systems to different industries. Recently, GN just fabricated a new system for a large construction project in North America, including following:

Construction Slurry Dewatering System Working in North America_

1. Coarse shaker: coarse shale shakers are equipped by rubber screens or gap screens with large openings to remove the large objects. If those large things falls into the tank, it will increase the burden for the shale shaker and also damage the pump.

2. GNZS706F Double deck shale shaker: Shale shakers are efficient equipment to take the heaviest burden for removing particles. By using suitable screen meshes, the shale shaker can remove all particles above 100 microns. A double deck shaker is even more efficient than single deck ones, because on upper deck they adopt one API number for screens to have larger holes, and on lower deck they adopt another API number with smaller holes. In this way, with one set of vibrating motors, there could be 2 stages for separation.

3. GNZS703F-16N Desilter cyclones. Desilter cyclones are also called desilter cones, they are cyclones with 4 inch diameter, and they are used to remove particles below 20 microns by centrifugal force. The cones are fed by a centrifugal pump and the material will be splashed onto inner surface of cyclones. Solids particles will fall down from cyclone bottom and liquid goes up out of cyclone from the top.

4. GNLW553C-VFD Decanter centrifuge. Decanter centrifuge is always located after the cyclones or at least shale shakers with fine screens. Decanter centrifuges can treat the material quite thoroughly by centrifugal force generated from high speed rotation. It is a commonly used equipment for fine particles from 2 to 5 microns. The limit is the inlet solids content. If there are too large particles, it may block or even broke the centrifuge. That’s why before the centrifuge there must be some other equipment.

5. GNDW Chemical dosing system. When there are even finer particles in the liquid, we shall invite in the chemical dosing system. It can flocculate the fine particles into bigger ones by adding chemicals like polymer or something else.