Nov 04

Just last week, GN Solids Control has finished a compact mud recycling unit, with full steps for separation for one of the largest oil giants in China. This system is to be transported to the jobsite by end of this year.

This system has 4 steps of separation, including:

1. GNZS703F. Shale shakers are always the first step for separation, because of GN shakers’ high G force and accurate API complied shaker screens, this shale shaker can efficiently separate out all particles larger than 100 microns, there in hence to help with prolonging the service life of the centrifugal pump after the shaker.

2. GNZJ703F-1S8N Mud Cleaner. Mud cleaner is a combined machine of desander and desilter, at a smaller foot print. It uses interchangeable shaker screens as GNZS703F, 2 centrifugal pumps are used to feed the desander and desilter respectively.

3. GNSP series Centrifugal pumps are also GN’s own products. For material choosing, GN used the high quality anti-weary material as pump body material by hard ductile iron alloy, and the main pump body is thicker than other manufacturers’. All GNSB series centrifugal pumps are using stainless steel mechanical seals.

4. Tank and skid for above mentioned equipment. Above mentioned equipment are located as 2 blocks. One block is a skid with lifting and anchoring corners just as a 20ft container, and the shale shaker and mud cleaner are located in the skid during transportation and operation. That design facilitates the operator for transportation or lifting the whole skid onto a tank, no to adjust each equipment or pipeline’s position.

5. A tank with compartments are designed to storage the mud from the shaker and from the desander/desilter. On below the tank, there are some slots for installing the centrifugal pumps. The whole outsize of the tank is also same as a 20ft container with container corners for lifting.

GN mud recycling system

GN mud recycling system




Besides the shale shaker and mud cleaner, there is another block for the dewatering centrifuge, please contact GN Solids Control for more information or wait for next week’s blog.


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Oct 27

Last week, one international contactor for mining industry started their project in Australia, among the separation line, two green colored equipment were significantly shown. They are big bowl centrifuges from GN Solids Control, a leading manufacturer for industrial separating equipment manufacturer based in China.

GN Solids Control has been designing and producing the separating equipment like shale shakers, mud cleaners, decanter centrifuges, vertical cuttings dryers for many years. At first, the equipment are mainly used for the oil and gas drilling solids control systems, and later, as GN’s quickly increasing development of technology and producing capability, GN Solids Control has enlarged its centrifuge model range from 14 inch bowl to bigger ones and smaller ones. Those 2 sets of GNLW764A decanter centrifuges are till now the biggest sized centrifuges made by GN Solids Control, with a bowl diameter of 30 inch and a treating capacity up to 120cbm/hr.

Besides the giant bowl decanter centrifuge GNLW764A-VFD, GN Solids Control has various centrifuge models with size as small as 9 inch diameter bowl, up to 30 inch diameter bowl, including the 14 inch bowl , 18 inch bowl, 22 inch bowl and etc.


For each size, there are different models available per different bowl length diameter ratios. Normally the comparably longer bowl a centrifuge has, a cleaner separation result it could give. Among GNLW series decanter centrifuges, take the 18 inch bowl diameter as example, there are different ratios like 2, 3 and 4. GNLW452 is a stout shaped decanter centrifuge with middle speed and shorter bowl, which is mostly used for barite recovery in a solids control system based on the barite size and gravity. GNLW453 is a high speed centrifuge for waste management systems, or as the dewatering centrifuge, for fine particles. While the GNLW454 is quite suitable for waste water separation with a longer bowl up to 4 times of bowl diameter, around 61 inches.

GNLW764, the 30 inch bowl diameter centrifuge has a bowl length-diameter up to 4. And this giant could separate quite fine particles at a large capacity, even after a dewatering unit.


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Oct 23

In order to meet customers’ request and to help solve the problems faced in front of customers from the more and more strict environmental protection rules, GN Solids Control designed and put into market a comprehensive design for the oily sludge separation unit, and now GN Solids Control is leading in this industry.
In recent 3 years, GN Solids Control has customized several sets of similar systems, and such systems are being used in many different countries both in domestic China and overseas. It is widely used for treating the discharged slurry and sands from crude oil tank cleaning, oily waste discharged from refineries, and the viscosity oily waste from solids control for oil and gas drilling. It helps to reduce the cost for waste transportation and oil recycle, and gained good comments from under users.


A complete system is combined by several sections:
1. Pre heating and pre mixing system. In this system, a mixing tank with heating facilities are being employed. A chemical dosing system is used for adding some polymer or something else into the oily sludge and heating is used for reducing the viscosity. Later, the sludge is to be treated by a shale shaker, by which the large particles are separated out.
2. A high speed decanter centrifuge is used in next step for treating out the fine particles from the liquid. Floating unit is kind of oil water separation, and the light of weight oil will float on surface of liquid and it would be scraped out to an oil tank. The settled down particles would be drained from bottom of the IPC unit.
3. A disc centrifuge is used to separate out the small amount of particles from the liquid, and further separate the oil from water. Then the water flows into the water tank, while oil flows into the oil tank.
In the complete system, by using the complicated manifold and valves, the end user can bypass or invite into loop some equipment based on the sludge’s condition.


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Oct 16

It is a common knowledge that in the solids control system for a drilling rig, no matter for the land rigs or for the offshores, the shale shaker plays the most important role for separating out the solids waste from the mud recycling unit, and it is also the shale shaker which waste the most of the liquid on the cuttings discharged from the shaker. That’s why, in many countries, there is a must to equip another drilling cuttings treatment system alongside the rig.
A drilling cuttings waste management system is used for further separation of the drilling waste discharged from the shale shaker and mud cleaner, most of which are from the shakers. For one thing, the drilling cuttings waste management system helps to dry the cuttings for later transportation, on the other hand, it increased the drilling liquid amount to be recycled. Both are saving money. In case of OBM mud, the operators always need a vertical cuttings dryer and a high speed decanter centrifuge, while for WBM mud, operators always use a high G drying shaker and a decanter centrifuge.
In some cases, the ViST Shaker screen device could replace the drilling cuttings waste management system, or at least to some degree, reduced the work for the cuttings separation works. Generally speaking, the ViST shaker screen device has following advantages:

ViST shaker device

1. It is suitable for both WBM and OBM mud in a solids control system.
2. It is a compact structure, and only use an air compressor as power source, and one set of ViST could serve up to 3 sets of shale shakers.
3. It is designed to be suitable for different shaker models.
4. In practice, it helps to save the liquid amount by 30% to 50%.
Now for GNZS703 and GNZS594 series shale shakers, there are ViST device for option.


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Sep 25

Although in recent years, a large percentage of GN Solids Control’s products are sold to different industries besides the solids control projects, solids control systems and equipment are still GN’s traditional business of which GN’s brand is still quite well known and widely accepted. And GN customers in oil and gas solids control industry are introducing some of GN new products into their traditional works.

gn powerful vacuum pumps

vacuum pumps

Vacuum pump is one of the most popular products of recent 2 years ever since GN firstly showed one of such pump with a capacity of 40 cbm/hr in CIPPE Oil Show in Beijing for year 2017. In the following year, also in CIPPE oil show, GN showed another model alongside with GNSP-40A, which had half capacity and need half air consumption, with a compact and movable design, the GNSP-20A.

The vacuum pumps are quite powerful small machine. It could handle a material with quite large particles size, as long as the particle could pass the hose’s diameter, and with some liquidate. Such like the sands and small stones. Talking about transportation power, take the GNSP-40A for instance, it can suck the material from 50 meters away and deliver it to more than 100 meters away. Now it is widely used in oily sludge separation systems in refineries, in chemical industries, for tank bottom cleaning works, and for drilling cuttings transfer in oil and gas drilling.

Comparing with other pump types, like the GNSB series centrifugal pumps GN provides for the desander/desilter feeding, for the jet mud mixing, or with the submersible slurry pumps for feeding the centrifuge and sucking mud from mud pit, the vacuum pump, although powerful, it has some shortcoming like non continuous operating. But GN engineers are working on it, in order to find some solution. Let’s see.


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Sep 04

Recently, GN just finished another set of solids control system to Australia, which is going to be used for oil and gas industry and now the system is at sea for sailing to Australia. Seldom solids control manufacturers could reach such a high standard of Australia, which are even higher than the USA and Europe. But this system is not the first one. In recent years, GN has provided to Australia 3 sets of oil and gas solids control systems, and more than 30 sets of mud systems for HDD projects.
Besides the normal standards for the oil and gas industries, the Australian market has its specially high standards:

1. For electrical components, including the motors, cables, glands and control panels, all have to meet both IECEX standards and Australia standards.

2. Walkways and guardrails must reach very specific standards, like the max and min distance of gaps. Lifting pads and lifting eyes all have to meet safety standards, and marked with SWL.

3. Walkways and stairs are made of high duty fiber glass, instead of gratings or checkered plates.

4. Higher standards for welding and painting.

Australian companies are quite strict when choosing the supplier and inspecting the equipment. During fabrication and before delivery, there are top management and third party engineers coming to GN Solids Control for checking their orders. They are quite satisfied with GN’s factory management and designing ability of GN engineers.

In fact, GN has more than 10 years of experiences in this solids control and waste management industry and GN was the first API certified manufacturer in China for oil and gas solids control equipment. GN’s products, like the shale shakers, mud cleaners, decanter centrifuges, vertical cuttings dryers, mud agitators and centrifugal pumps are exported to more than 70 countries of the 5 continents in the world. And also GN shaker Screens.


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