Jan 13

A complete separation system is not only about the equipment used for separation, but also includes the equipment used for transferring material into the separation machines. A suitable and stable transferring pump ensures the efficiency of the equipment it feeds for and even greatly affects the whole system’s running.

GN Solids Control is professional in providing separation solutions, and all necessary pumps, too.
Like for the shale shakers, if the material to be treated is from the pit or pond, GN has submersible slurry pump or vacuum pumps, for the desander or desilter, GN has full series of centrifugal pumps and etc:

1. Centrifugal pumps: centrifugal pumps are the most frequently used mud transfer pumps in a solids control system, it is used for desander and desilter feeding, jet mud mixing, and trip tank filling. GNSB series sand pumps are totally interchangeable with Mission pumps even for small parts, and the raw material used for GN centrifugal pumps are most suitable for drilling mud transferring.

2. Vacuum Pump: it is also called the sludge pump or solids transfer pump, cause it can handling a material with high solids content and large particle size. It is fully mechanical driven by compressed air, and movable. It is widely used in waste management, oily sludge separation and construction.

3. Submersible slurry pump: it is used for pumping sludge from mud pit to a desander unit or other equipment, it is also an economic solution as centrifuge feeding.

4. Screw pump: GN cooperate with international famous pump brands for centrifuge feeding. Normally, in VFD control panels for decanter centrifuge, the 3rd VFD is used for the screw pump speed adjusting, and also for fixed peed screw pumps, GN also provide customized solutions by adding mechanical adjusting device.

5. For deep drilling works and some big capacity solids control system, GN has shearing pump for cutting the material with high viscosity.

If you need more information or some pumps in your project, welcome to contact GN freely.

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Jan 06

There are several different types of drilling muds used for different drilling conditions, mainly divided into 3 types, the water based mud, oil based mud and SBM. The mostly used ones are WBM and OBM.

For deep well drillings, the OBM is most common solution. Considering it’s components, the oil based mud is more expensive than water based mud, that’s why as much as mud should be recovered from the waste. Meanwhile, the OBM is more harmful to the environment if the cuttings from drillings are not well treated before discharge. As leading manufacturer and solution provider, GN Solids Control has designed and supplied to many different end users with its professional solution for drilling cuttings treatment. For oil base mud cuttings, recently, another new set of such system was successfully use in CNPC, one of the 3 largest oil companies in China, both their engineers and operators are giving good comments.

cuttings treatment system

This system includes:

1. GNCD930 vertical cuttings dryer, which is specially designed for treating the oil based cuttings, it is like a washing machine. By using screen baskets of different mesh sizes per cuttings condition, and after the vertical cuttings dryer, the oil on cutting could be reduced to below 0.5%.

2. The second treating machine is a high speed decanter centrifuge. In this project, the end user chose GNLW363CG-VFD, a 14 inch diameter bowl decanter centrifuge, with variable speed up to 3200RPM. It is used for further treatment of drilling fluid discharged from the vertical cuttings dryer.

3. Transferring equipment. For transferring the drilling cuttings, GN has different suggestions based on customers’ jobsite layout and cuttings location. Normally, if the cuttings treatment system is alongside the rig and used for treating the cuttings direct from solids control system, screw conveyor is good choice to collect cuttings from shaker and transfer to hopper of vertical cuttings dryer. If the wed cuttings are from a pit or pond, we recommend GNSP vacuum pump.

For more information, welcome to contact GN sales team directly.

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Dec 26

As long as there is a drilling project, there must be a solids control system coming along, no matter it is for land rig drilling or offshore drilling far in the oceans, an efficient solids control system are vital for the drilling fluids recycling and drilling cuttings transportation, especially for the offshores.

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GN SHAKER AND MUD CLEANER FOR OFFSHORE

In offshore projects, cause of the distance from the land, all material must be used to the most, the most liquid should be reused and least cuttings to be transported back to land. The shaker is used for separating out the most of solids, for handling the heaviest burden, the high performance and strong structure of shaker is quite important. Following features of GNZS series shakers ensures the shaker’s quality and performance:

1. A high G force up to 8.5G powered by Oli Vibrator for a good separation work.

2. Stainless steel shaker deck is stronger for handling the high G force.

3. Patent design of rubber sealing, effectively avoided the leaking of mud.

4. Two different models, with 3 or 4 pieces of shaker screens, providing large treating capacity of 120cbm/hr or 140cbm/hr.

5. Special patented way for changing screens, safe and human oriented.

Talking about shaker screens, as is known to all, shaker screens’ quality greatly affects the shaker’s performance. That’s why GN has built up a separate screen factory for better control over screen quality. In this shaker screen factory, GN is the first and only one who uses robot for welding and cutting, and GN’s screens are in accordance with API RP 13C, an accurate API number and a high conductance with a good screen frame structure made of composite material.

For more information, welcome to contact GN Solids Control directly and welcome to visit GN factory at any time.

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Nov 26

In coming month, from December 12th to 14th, a new exhibition will be held in Thailand, focusing on the oil and gas industry, for both land rigs and offshores. The exhibitors cover the drilling industry, from the upstream to the downstream. During the exhibition, there are also professional conferences to be held.

About GN Solids Control

You may already know the three biggest oil and gas exhibitions in the world, one is the OTC in Houston, which is scheduled in each May in Houston, the technology center of the oil and gas industry, one is CIPPE which is held in Beijing, the capital of China, because China is becoming the biggest manufacturer and an up-rising technology R&D center, and also the ADIPEC, which is based in Abu Dhabi, one central city of Middle East, where the largest oil is located in. This exhibition in Thailand is hosted by the same company as ADIPEC.

Value of Asia: Asia has the largest population in the world. China and India are two of the biggest oil consumers and also the equipment manufacturers. Also the south Asian countries like Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore are also exploring oil reserves in adjacent seas. Some international big oil companies are locating their branch companies in those countries, and their business and contracts are covering regions as far as Africa.

Exhibition Name: Future Energy Asia
Exhibition Location: BITEC, BANGKOK, Thailand, from Dec 12th to 14th
GN booth: D40.

GN Will Bring Screen Samples to Exhibition, why?
As the leading solids control manufacturers in the world, GN Solids Control has the complete solids control and waste management equipment line as turn-key solutions, and GN has a separate workshop for shaker screens, equipped with an automatic screen producing line. All GN frame screens are made of composite frame, by robot cutting and welding and pre-tensioning and heat pressing by machines to minimize the faulty in production and to ensure the precision.

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Nov 21

GN BIG BOWL CENTRIFUGE

By far, the decanter centrifuge is a quite efficient equipment for separating the solids from the liquid, which is widely used in many industries form the winery, plant oil to the energy industry like the oil and gas drilling, waste management, cuttings treatment and oily sludge separation. Not long ago, 2 sets of GNLW764-VFD centrifuges were delivered to a desert jobsite for a coal mine project, for washing the coals.
When a place is remote, especially in a desert place, all resources are more precious than usual. In that project, the decanter centrifuges are only a part of the whole project but are playing an important role. They are requested to run continuously and to treat around 100 cubic meter material in each hour, in order to save cost by two means: one is to collect the limited water to be reused in next washing procedure, the second is to dry the coal and finally change it into money. The more water to be recycled, the lower cost the project pay for, and the more coal to be collected, the more benefit the project earn from.
Decanter centrifuges are one of GN Solids Control’s core products, and GN has centrifuges for different applications, including: mining and other industry, oil gas drilling solids control and waste management for the cuttings and drilling mud, oily sludge separation works like the waste treatment in refinery and from tank cleaning, the animal waste treatment in farmlands, food industry like the plant oil and wineries.
In a word, an efficient decanter centrifuge helps the end user to cut cost, save money and increase the final products quality, like the purer liquid and drier solids. If you have such need for centrifuges or need more information about centrifuge, welcome to contact GN Solids Control for consultancy.

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Nov 21

In last blog, we introduced the shale shaker and mud cleaner in a compact mud recycling system produced by GN Solids Control for the SINOPEC. In this system, there are in all 4 steps of separation, with the first step as shale shaker, second step as the mud cleaner with 1 of 10 inch desander cone and 8 of 4 inch sized desilter cones. The dewatering centrifuge is the fourth step separation for the fine particles left in the liquid.

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Why need a decanter centrifuge?
Till now, the decanter centrifuge is a second to none choice for choosing out the particles in the drilling mud between 2 to 5 microns. Even for finer particles, the decanter centrifuge can handle them by adopting a chemical dosing or so called flocculating unit.

How to choose a suitable centrifuge?
1. First of all, to choose a suitable size of centrifuge, the diameter of a centrifuge determines the treating capacity of a centrifuge. In this project, the end user chose GNLW363-VFD, with a 14 inch bowl diameter while the speed is typically 3200RPM, which is quite popular in drilling solids control and drilling waste management applications. Besides this most popular model, GN has centrifuges from small size as 9 inch bowl to big size up to 30 inch diameter bowl.
2. The centrifuge bowl diameter ratio determines the particle size to be separated out, for example, the longer centrifuge is, the dryer solids come out. Among GNLW centrifuge models, there are bowl length diameter ratios for option from 2 to 4.
3. And the higher speed a centrifuge has, the finer particles to be separated out. Per different speeds’ range, there are middle speed centrifuge and high speed centrifuge. Normally a middle speed means around 1800RPM, for example as the big bowl centrifuge GNLW452, with a typical speed as 1800RPM, and a bowl of 18 inch diameter, which is mostly used for barite recovering in a solids control system.

Welcome to send your project information to GN for more professional suggestions.

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