Jun 15

Decanter centrifuge is the 4th phase cleaning equipment in a complete solids control system to separate fine solids. It is the most high technology products among all solids control equipments.

Centrifuge Working Principle

A centrifuge works on the principle of accelerated settling. By imparting addition “G” forces to the content of a centrifuge, solids (in a solids laden fluid) will settle much quicker. To understand how a decanting centrifuge works after desilter , first look at a simple sedimentation vessel. Solids in this fluid will settle to the bottom of the vessel over a period of time. One way to speed the process of settling is to reduce the height of the vessel so the solids do not have as far to drop. If a specific volume is required, the vessels dimensions can be lengthened or widened . Depending on the rheological properties of the fluid and the size and density of the solids, settling time can still prove quite slow.

Centrifuge Functions

A decanting centrifuge consists of a conical, horizontal steel bowl that rotates at high speed using a double screw type conveyor. The conveyor rotates in the same direction as the outer bowl but at a slightly slower speed. Functions including:

1)       De-water hydrocyclone underflow;

2)       Remove drilled solids from the active mud system

3)       Control rheological properties by removing colloidal particles in weighted drilling fluids.

A decanting centrifuge is so named because it decants or removes free liquid from separated solids. It consists of a conveying screw inside a rotating bowl By exerting increased G-force on the drilling fluid, the particles are accelerated and settle on the outside of the bowl The free liquid pool is removed and the solids are pushed away and discharged from the bowl. Please contact GN Solids for inquiry freely


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