Sep 29

Mud cleaner is a combination of shale shaker, desander, desilter for oilfield drilling mud system, NOV Brandt also called it mud conditioner. There are many suppliers for mud cleaners, Derrick, MI-SWACO, Brandt, GN Solids Control, here we will make a comparison of the 4 model of mud cleaners. Take 1000gpm unit for example:

mud cleaner

GN mud cleaner

1 Derrick Mud Cleaner Features:

A round desilter manifold and/or a desander manifold is mounted in a cone discharge collection pan installed over the vibrating screen.Underflow from the hydrocyclones is received by the collection pan, which may feed directly to discharge or onto the vibrating screens for additional processing.

Derrick’s standard desander cone and desilter cone is 10” & 4”

2 MI-SWACO Mud Cleaner features:

Low profile through

Bypass intergral

Vertical installation method of desilter cone

MI-SWACO’s standard desander cone and desilter cone is 12” and 4”

3 Brandt Mud Cleaner

Patented pin-and-hole screen securing system

Brandt’s standard desander cone and desilter cone is 10” or 12” and 4”

4 GN Mud Cleaner

Small footprint, compact design; desilter cone is installed vertical but inclined, GN standard desander cone and desilter cone is also 10 inch and 4 inch, which is same with Derrick’s.

GN mud cleane is convenient to ship it by containers, GNZJ703-2S12N(1000gpm) footprint is only 2403x1883x2195mm, but same treating capacity, Brandt Cobra 16/2 Mud Conditioner dimension is 2692 mm x 2032 mm x 2565 mm. For same treating capacity and function equivalent, GN mud cleaner is with the smallest size.

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Sep 14

GN designed centrifuge mud tank for oilfield and dredging project, with 1 unit of GNLW553VFD decanter centrifuge(or other model available) and Nemo pump to feed the centrifuge, the centrifuge tank is divided into 2 compartment, the mud after treated by shale shaker, desander/desilter flow or be pumped to compartment 1, then Nemo pumppumped it from the compartment 1 to the centrifuge for processing, the clean drilling mud dropped into compartment 2, which can be pumped to other application or flow to anywhere required.

centrifuge mud tank

centrifuge mud tank

In oilfield application, sometimes mud hopper unit also installed on centrifuge mud tank, the mud which will be feed to centrifuge is with solids smaller than 20 microns, it has been separated by desilter cone. After treated by decanter centrifuge, the max solids remained in the drilling fluids is smaller than 5 microns, it is called “clean mud”. The clean mud may be weighted in pill tank/compartment and mixed by mud mixing hopper & mixing pump.

In Dredging project, centrifuge mud tank is applied after dredging slurry separation system, after treated by the desander ( or sometimes desilter), the solids remained in the slurry may be too fine to be separated out by the centrifuge, so you need a flocculation tank before centrifuge mud tank. After flocculation, the mud is concentrate so It is easy for centrifuge to separate it, this is for better performance. So you have to use a positive displacement pump to pump the flocculated mud to centrifuge, otherwise the centrifugal pump will break it off. Sometimes filter press will replace the centrifuge, but efficiency of filter press is not so dissatisfied, so people use large treating capacity centrifuge instead.

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Aug 31

Simply speaking, mud cleaner is desander, desilter, shale shaker 3 in 1, sometimes people called it 3 in 1. For a four phase cleaning solids control system, mud cleaner can do the job for 2nd and 3rdphase cleaning of drilling fluids.

mud cleaner

mud cleaner

GN mud cleaner features:

1 standard design with various treating capacity, 500gpm, 1000gpm, 1500gpm

2 large shaker screen area to dry the solids and recycle more fluids

3 compact footprint, container shipping suitable

4 Easy maintenance, stainless steel valve on each hydrocyclone can make the replacement of cone easier, you do not need to stop whole machine.

MI-SWACO mud cleaner features:

Designed to handle the entire circulating volume to remove and dry solids while retaining premium base fluid. They are equally effective for both weighted and unweighted drilling-fluids.The hydrocyclones make the primary separation with underflow directed onto the shaker vibrating screen.

GN mud cleaner VS MI-SWACO mud cleaner

Model GN

ZJ703-2S12N

SWACO 2-12/6T4 combo

GN

ZJ853-3S16N

SWACO 2-12/8T4 combo
Treating capacity 1000GPM 1000GPM 1500GPM 1200GPM
Desilter cone 4” x 12ea 4” x 12ea 4” x 16ea 4” x 16ea
Desander cone 10”x2ea 12”x2ea 10”x3ea 12”x2ea

 

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Aug 07

GN has 3 complete of mud systemfor sale now. They are in stock in our Beijing Warehouse. Originally there are 5 sets of complete rig package for drilling site in Iraq, and we already shipped the 2 of them to Iraq. Because of the bad situation in Iraq, the project is delayed, we will sell the left 3 sets of mud system with 30% discount.

mud system for sale

mud system for sale

 If you are interested, welcome to visit GN, we will show you the mud system in our yard.

Applications for the mud tanks:

1000HP/1500HP oil rig complete mud system with Derrick Solids Control or GN Solids Control Equipments.

Specifications of the Mud Tanks System

1 Mud tanks:

7x400BBL Mud Tank for one set

3 sets total capacity=8400BBL

Dimension(LxWxH):1200x2900x2300mm

Including Shaker Tank, suction tank, storage tanks, mixing tanks completed with agitators, mud guns, centrifugal pumps.

2 Solids control equipments for one set:

Option 1:

3x Linear Motion Shale Shaker Derrick FLC2000

1xVacuum Degasser Derrick 1200

1xMud Cleaner with 3x10inch desander and 16x4inch desilter, underflow linear motion shaker Derrick FLC2000

2xDecanter Centrifuge Derrick DE1000

Option 2:

3x Linear Motion Shale Shaker GNZS703

1xVacuum Degasser GNCQ270

1xMud Cleaner with 3x10inch desander and 16x4inch desilter, underflow linear motion shaker GNZJ703-3S16N

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Jul 10

Decanter centrifuge can be used as 2 functions: one is to used in drilling mud solids control system, to recycle drilling fluids and get barite. The other one is to used in drilling waste management system, to treat the drilling waste and recycle drilling fluids. GN decanter centrifuges are working in many sites in Brazil for such purpose.

Other related equipments with centrifuge:

decanter centrifuge rental in Brazil

decanter centrifuge rental in Brazil

In drilling fluids solids control system, centrifuge is used after desander and desilter, when they need to separate fine solids.

In drilling waste management system, centrifuge is used after cutting dryer, when they need to recycle the clean drilling fluids and drain off the cuttings. Sometimes it is used after hi-G shaker, it depends on the drilling mud type.

GN can provide both equipments related to the centrifuge.

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Jun 15

GN designed and produce a complete set of 10000feet drilling mud system, it is around 3000m dept and horse power 750HP. It including 4 mud tanks,recycling tank, active tank, mixing tank, mixing skid. It is a customized system according to client’s isea.

Technical specification of 10000 feet drilling mud system:

10000ft drilling mud system

10000ft drilling mud system

1)      Recycling Tank (40feet Container Size) with 2 GNPS703 Shale Shaker,1GNZJ703 Mud Cleaner with 2x10inch Desander cones,12x4inch Desilter cones,and as well as desander desilter feeding centrifugal pump SB8x6-13(55Kw).And one trip pump for the trip compartment.

2)      Active Tank(40Feet Container Size) with Mud Agitators and Mud Guns.

3)      Mixing Skid(20feet container size) with 2 mud hopper, One SB8x6-13(55KW) Centrifugal Pump and one shear pump.

4)      Mixing Tank(40feet container size) with one SB8x6-13(55Kw) mixing pump and one mud hopper, completed with mud agitators and mud guns.

Usually clients will buy 10000ft drilling rig from USA, so the electricity is 460V60HZ, 480V/60HZ, GN drilling mud system can meet their electricity rate. And our explosion proof mark of the electric control system is class1, div 1. As a part of the land rig of 10000ft, our drilling mud system including pipelines from shale shaker inlet to outlet of mud pump charging pump, including mixing pipeline, water pipeline, mud gun pipeline, overflow line, suction line,etc. Also we provide mud gas separator installed on the trip tank( if the mud system has a separate trip tank.) In this 10000 feet drilling mud system, their trip tank is in the 1st recycling tank, they have a trip compartment with trip pump.

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Jun 01

GN desander, desilter have standard frame for hydrocyclones. This made our design, production high efficiently. For desander, we have standard GN1S with treating capacity 500gpm, GN2S with treating capacity 1000gpm, GN3S with treating capacity 1500gpm. For desilter, we have standard GN8N with treating capacity 500gpm, GN12N with capacity 1000gpm, GN16N with capacity 1500gpm. If you required large quantity, we can make other hydrocyclone qty according to your required treating capacity. Desander, desilter has no underflow shaker.

mud conditioner

mud conditioner

Mud conditioner also called mud cleaner, some times we called desander, desilter, shale shaker 3 in 1. Also for mud cleaner, we have standard 500gpm, 1000gpm, 1500gpm mud cleaner with optional linear motion shaker or balanced elliptical motion shaker. Compared with separate desander, desilter, mud conditioner have the following advantages:

1 With larger shale shaker, can process mud better and recovery more drilling mud to save drilling cost.

2 Save space, you only need to place one machine which can do the job for 3 machines together.

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May 11

GN solids control shipped 1 set of 1000HP rig solid control equipments to India. These equipments are for service of ONGC( Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited ). It is an Indian state-owned oil and gas company headquartered in New Delhi, India. It is one of the largest Asia-based oil and gas exploration and production companies, and produces around 77% of India’s total crude oil production .ONGC is one of the largest publicly traded companies by market capitalization in India and the largest India-based company measured by profits.

solid control equipments for ONGC

solid control equipments for ONGC

The 1000HP rig solid control equipments including tandem shale shaker with flow divider and jet water cleaner(to clean shaker screens), desander, desilter,  jet mud mixer( hopper assembly), mud agitator, vacuum degasser, centrifugal pump, with one year spare parts for the above equipments. All the motor needs to be DGMS approved, also the control panel. They make mud tank in India to reduce freight cost and production cost.

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Mar 31

When water-based muds (WBMs) were used, only limited environmental harm was likely to occur, but when operators employed oil-based muds (OBMs) on deeper sections of wells, the resulting cuttings piles created impaired zones beneath and adjacent to the platforms. So it is necessary to process drilling waste by GN drilling waste management system.

offshore drilling waste manaegement

offshore drilling waste manaegement

Many offshore rigs do not process the drilling waste or even drilling mud at site, because there are professional facilities who can recycle the drilling mud and process the drilling waste. Then the rig can re-use the recycled drilling mud. Unlike onshore drilling rigs, there are complete solids control systems in onshore drilling site.

The drilling waste produced by onshore drilling are mainly drilling cuttings and less water, which can be transferred by screw conveyor to hi-G shaker or vertical cutting dryer for further process.

The drilling waste produced by offshore drilling usually is not produced by solids control equipments, they are collected by containers then transport to the drilling waste management facilities for process. Firstly they are pumped to shale shaker( drying shaker), then desander, desilter cone, the clean fluids can be processed by decanter centrifuge directly. The cuttings are transferred to vertical cutting dryer, then to decanter centrifuge, the clean fluids are collected and re-used in offshore drilling rig.

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Mar 17

GN new products hi-G dryer GNZS85-3 is designed to replace the old model hi-G dryer GNZS63-4. GN Hi-G dryer shaker is with long shaker deck big capacity which is used for waste management to treat the drilling cuttings from the primary solids control equipments, like shale shaker, desander, desilter to dry the solids for transportation, and make the fluids easier for future treatment. To know more info of primary solids control equipments, pls check GN website.

GN hi-G dryer

GN hi-G dryer

What is the features of GNZS853 compared with GNZS63-4?

1 Even it is 3 –panel hi-G dryer, its screen area is larger than 4-panel hi-G dryer. The larger the screen area is, the dryer the cutting is. Total deck screen length is 2550mm, the total deck screen length of GNZS63-4 is 2520mm. Total screen area of GNZS85-3 is 3.2m2, but the total screen area of GNZS63-4 is only 3.15m2. And GNZS85-3’s screen area and total deck length is larger than Derrick 4-panle shale shaker/mud cleaner.

So 4-panel shaker is not must be better than 3-panel shaker.

2 3-panel shaker screen can enlarge the effective screen area, the waste screen area is less compared with 4 screen panel. It can improve the performance of hi-G dryer.

3 Mechanical deck adjustable while operation for reliable performance.

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