May 25

Shale shaker, mud cleaner and the decanter centrifuge are the three steps of separation in a solids control system. But in fact, they are not only suitable for solids control, they are also suitable for other industries like the waste management, and the environmental protection projects..
In traditional mind, the shale shakers are mostly used for solids control systems of drilling rigs, and they take the most responsibility to separate out the cuttings from the valuable drilling mud. And a mud cleaner is used for further treatment of the drilling cutting which are too small for the shale shaker. And a decanter centrifuge is for separate out the particles from 2 to 5 mirons.

Recently, GN Solids Control just finished the fabrication of such a system for environment protection project, including following eqiupment

  1. Shale Shaker: GNZS594-HB. This is the largest one layer shaker among GN shaker models, which has 4 pcs of shaker screens each with size 1165x585mm, total screen area is 2.74 m2. And all shaker screens are designed per API RP13C. Based on different screen mesh, the shale shaker can remove all particles larger than 100 microns.
  2. Mud Cleaner: GNZJ594-2S12N. This equipment is combined by 3 parts, the underflow shaker, desander cones, desilter cones, which can remove the particles above 20 microns. Desander cone and desilter cone each need a centrifugal pump for feeding.
  3. Decanter Centrifuge: GNLW553-VFD, this is a big bowl centrifuge among GN centrifuge models, it has a bowl made of Duplex Stainless Steel SS2304, which can bear a high G force generated by high speed rotating.
    All above three equipment are physical separation solutions, and all of above, and more, could be found among GN Solids Control’s product range. If you are not sure how to get your separation work done, welcome to contact GN for solution.
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