CBM drilling

A customized drilling mud processing system is is ready for shipment at GN Solids Control Beijing factory. It mud cleaning system is composted of a mud cleaner, a mixing hopper, and a centrifugal pump for mud mixing and transfer.
The drilling mud cleaning and mixing system is designed and made by client’s request to suit his drilling mud situation. Normally, mud cleaner is equipped after a pre-seperation shale shaker. But in this mud cleaning system, the first separation equipment is mud cleaner.

Drilling Mud Cleaner

Drilling Mud Cleaner

The reason why the client do not use shale shaker is that, they said the solids content in the mud is not much high. And mostly are fine solids. In this case, the drilling mud can be separated by mud cleaner directly. It is to save cost. As once the shale shaker is running, clients need to replace shaker screen periodically. It is a continue cost for operation. While delete the shale shaker, the system can meet client’s request. It can save the cost of shale shaker, and furthermore, the can reduce wearing spare parts shaker screen cost.

But if the solids content is high, or the particle side is big, which is over the hydracyclone separation point and its mud handing capacity, it is better to use a shale shaker before the mud cleaner. At one hand, the shale shaker can reduce the flow rate which feed to the mud cleaner. At another hand, after the shale shaker separation, the solids content will be reduced, and the big size particle are total removed based on the shaker screen API size and cut point. It can increase the hydraucyclone separation efficient, and also to avoid the fast wear out the hydraucyclones. 10 inch desander cone and 4 inch desilter cone are the most popular cyclone sizes used for drilling fluids separation system. Operator can choose the to use only desander cone or desilter cone, or both based on the mud condition and their budgetary. Desander and / or desilter cone quality depends on the handling capacity of the whole system.

Drilling Mud Centrifuge

Drilling Mud Centrifuge

Feeding pump for mud cleaner is centrifugal pump. The centrifugal feed pump is located on tank slope for compact design and for maximize the total tank usable volume.

After the mud recycling and mixing system, a drilling mud decanter centrifuge is used for fine solids separation. As there will be more and more fine and ultra fine solids after some circulation of the system. Decanter centrifuge will be used to reduce the mud weight.

A set of GNMS-1000D mud recycling system and a 18 inch decanter centrifuge is ready for shipment. They will be shipped for a trenchless drilling project. GNMS-1000D is a Mud Treating & Recycling System. The mud cleaning system is designed and manufactured according to the needs and requirements of customers. GNMS-1000D mud recycling system is specially designed to treat the drilling mud in mining industry, piling machine, HDD (horizontal directional drilling) and other trenchless drilling activities. The treatment capacity of GNMS-1000D mud recyling system and cleaning system is up to 240m³/h.

1000GPM Mud Recycling Unit

A double deck shale shaker is used in the GNMS-1000D mud cleaning system. There are 2 sets of 10 inch desander cone assembly on top of the double deck shale shaker to use as a mud cleaner. The advantages of a single deck mud cleaner is that, it has the function of both shale shaker and cleaner and the footprint if small while with the compact design. The dirty mud will be fed to bottom shaker deck, which is mounted coarse shaker screen. The centrifugal pump is located on the tank slope to feed for the desander cleaner. Besides GNMS-1000D mud recycling system, GN Solids Control makes other capacity drilling mud cleaning system for trenchless drilling rigs: D Series Mud Recycling Models: 1) GNMS-200D mud cleaning system with handling Capacity: 200GPM, 50m3/h 2) GNMS-500D mud cleaning system with handling Capacity: 500GPM, 120m3/h 3) GNMS-1000D mud cleaning system with handling Capacity: 1000GPM, 240m3/h 4) Other models can be customized according to clients special request. GNLW452 is an economic standard decanter centrifuge. It is a 18 inch big bowl centrifuge. But the bowl diameter and bowl length ration is only 2. And the max. Bowl speed of the GNLW452 centrifuge is 2200RPM. It is a single motor decanter centrifuge with fixed speed control. VFD control is available if requested by clients. The centrifuge is widely used for trenchless drilling mud treatment, and oil & gas drilling mud barite recovery.

500GPM and 1000GPM are the most popular size drilling rig mud recycling system for Horizontal directional drilling, water well drilling, Coal bed methane drilling, and other trenchless drilling rigs.
500GPM mud recycling system is mostly a compact 1-tank system complete with separation equipment and mixing unit for compact design and easy movement.

Regarding 1000GPM mud system system, clients can choose 1-tank system or 2-tank system. 3-shaker mud recycling system and 4-shaker mud recycling system are the most popular proposal. 3-shake mud recycling system means 2 shale shakers plus a mud cleaner (3-1 mud cleaner, desander mud cleaner, or desilter mud cleaner).

Equipment list for 1000GPM mud system is normally as below:

1) At least 2 sets shale shaker. 4-panel or 3-panel shale shaker model are both fine. Single shale shaker model is min. 500GPM capacity. So for 2 shale shakers the handling capacity can reach to 1000GPM minimize.

2) 1 set of mud cleaner c/w shale shaker, desander and desilter, mud capacity is at least 1000GPM. It is the full functional and with compact design. As a 3-1 mud cleaner can save footprint. If clients want to reach a better separation performance, they can also choose a separate desander mud cleaner, or a desilter mud cleaner. Regarding the desander mud cleaner and desilter mud cleaner, clients can choose to equip with the same under flow shale shaker as the first stage shale shaker, or a mini size shale shaker with 2 screen panels. Clients can also choose a small desander or desander without shale shaker.

3) Feeding centrifugal pump for mud cleaner is 45kw or 55kw. The feeding pump can be located on tank skid or tank slope.

4) Mixing unit is C/W 6 inch mixing hopper. Mixing pump can be 45kw or 55kw. It is better to be the same model with mud cleaner feeding pump.

For 3-shaker system, all separation equipment and the mixing unit can be located on the same mud tank for company design. But if it is 4-shaker mud system, the first tank is recycling tank with separation equipment, the next tank is mixing tank.

GN Solids Control is focusing on the full package of drilling mud processing system. As GN Solids Control makes full line drilling mud processing equipment. They know well about the equipment. GN Solids Control can offer professional proposal of drilling mud treatment system and mud mixing unit. All processing equipment and the tank volume should be match to each other.

For example, if the total shale capacity is max. 160m3/4 or 200m3/h, but the desilter and desilter capacity is 240m3/h. And feeding centrifugal pump and mixing pump are 55kw or above. The system is not reasonable. As the 1rst stage separation equipment, the shale shaker capacity should be bigger than the next step separation equipment. Otherwise, if the mud flow is big, the shale shaker will overflow. Or if the mud flow is small for the shale shaker to handle, but the desander and desilter pump are too big, it will cause pump suction air. And the hydrocyclone separation performance is not good in condition the feed flow is too small. The client need to increase shale shaker capacity, or decrease pump and mud cleaner capacity to suit for the mud pump capacity.

Every jobsite is different. Every client has his preferable. In order to offer a suitable mud system design to suit for the job site situation, as well as client’s special requirements. Below are some questions to let GN Solids Control knows more about clients request.

1) what is the rig horse power of the system for, or what is the mud pump horse power or capacity? The whole mud system handle capacity should suit to the mud pump capacity.
2) What is the total tank volume the client prefer?
3) How many tanks the client prefer?
4) What is the max. Tank size (L × W × H) the client can accept to suit for their local shipping regulations?
5) What processing equipment they prefer to equip inside the system? Shale shaker, mud cleaner, desilter, desilter, mud cleaner, vacuum degasser, decanter centrifuge, etc..Which processing equipment they want?
6) What is the Voltage and hz for the mud system?
7) What is the explosion proof standard, CNEX, ATEX, or international IECEx standard?
8) Additional requirement and any special requirements if there, like do they want trip tank, pill tank, water tank, etc…

GN Solids Control is one of the well-known International Brand for drilling Mud Solids Control System & Drilling Waste Management system. GN Solids Control offers the one stop solution for Solids Control treatment of oil gas drilling, CBM drilling, HDD, and water well drilling as well as the construction drilling mud treatment etc.

Nearly all drilling mud processing equipment containers shaker screen separation. Replacement shaker screen is a major wearing spare parts for drilling mud system. And it is a big and continue cost. GN Solids Control is specialized in high quality replacement shaker screen for various popular shaker models. GN Solids Control has his own R&D department for shale shaker screens. Clients can also contact GN Solids Control to make customized shaker screen.

Most solids control equipment manufacturer only make some kinds of processing equipment. Like some companies make shale shaker, mud cleaner and agitators, but they are not capacity to make decanter centrifuge or cuttings dryers. Some companies are only capacity to make centrifuges for various industries, they cannot make solids control separation equipment, like shale shaker, mud cleaner, degasser, etc…While some companies are only make pumps, they cannot make separation equipment. And there are some companies only make mud tanks, they are not capacity to make solids control separation equipment by themselves.

GN Solids Control is focusing on full line solids control equipment for various drilling mud. GN Solids Control is specialized in drilling mud liquid and solids separation. All the separation equipment are made by GN Solids Control. In this case, GN Solids Control knows more about the separation equipment, and can offer more reasonable proposal.

Furthermore, electrical control system is another essential point for separation equipment, especially VFD smart control panels for decanter centrifuges. GN Solids Control has his own electrical control department. GN Solids Control electrical engineering business department has comprehensive ability to provide solution for explosion-proof electrical control. GN is able to provide the electric control system, explosion-proof electrical enclosure design and development, fabrication, site installation, program debugging, and other services.

GN Explosion Proof Certification: GN Solids Control electrical control products have been certified by China National standard CNEx, International standard IECEx and European standard ATEX certificate, which enable GN’s products to meet high level market requirements.

GN Solids Control made a small liquid and solids separation system. The small system is customized for an Europe company per clients request. The client asked for a small recycling unit with cleaning capacity of about 12-15 m³ / hour. The client wants a small single centrifuge in the small recycling system.

GN Solids Control customized a compact system which is composed of a small size shale shaker and a mini size decanter centrifuge. The shale shaker and decanter centrifuge are located on a mud tank together with a centrifuge feeding pump and electric control cabinet for the whole system. Tank size for the whole system is 3900Lx2250Wx1300H (mm) for easy movement. It is a small capacity recycling system with turn-key solution. All connections inside the system are included.

The Shale shaker separator model is GNZS752F-MDZF. It is a 2-panel small size shale shaker with small footprint.

The Decanter centrifuge model is GNLW223D-VFD. It is a 9” baby centrifuge for fine solids separation. The Cut point of GNLW223D-VFD centrifuge is 2 ~ 5 microns.

The color, brand and logo are all customized per client’s request. GN Solids Control is capable to make other customized system per clients job site situation. Clients can contact GN Solids Control sales engineer to get customized solutions.

Besides the small mud recycling system, GN Solids Control makes various sizes of Mud Recycling System for HDD, water well drilling, Trenchless, Piling and TBM activities.

The major applications of GN mud recycling system covers below field, but not only limited to below:
1) Trenchless HDD Project
2) Bored Pile Project
3) Micro TBM (Tunnel Boring Machine)
4) Diamond Drilling, Water Well Drilling etc

Below are some Mud Recycling desanding plant Models GN can make:
D Series Mud Recycling Models:
1)GNMS-200D Capacity: 200GPM, 50m3/h
2)GNMS-500D Capacity: 500GPM, 120m3/h
3)GNMS-1000D Capacity: 1000GPM, 240m3/h
4)Other models should be customized per clients’ request

GN Solids Control makes different sizes mud recycling and mud mixing system for HDD rigs, water well drilling rigs, etc… The popular size includes but not limited to 150GPM, 200GPM, 350GPM, 500GPM, 600GPM, 750GPM, 1000GPM, etc…

GN Solids Control makes different sizes and customized design mud recycling and mud mixing system to suit for clients request.

For example, a client contact GN to inquire a customized water well drilling mud cycling system for 500GPM ~ 1000GPM. The client want a customized mud recycling system equipped with 2 shale shakers, 2 desander mud cleaners, 1 desilter mud cleaner, 1 middle speed decanter centrifuge and the system should be complied with a mixing hopper and mixing pump unit.

The client wants both shale shakers and both desander mud cleaners should have the possibilty to use only one of them if client drill smaller borehole and uses smaller mud pump. GN Solids Control will equip valves at shale shaker distribution pipelines and desander inlet pipes to control the feeding. Clients can choose to use both or either.

2 shale shakers, 2 desanders, 1 desilter and centrifuge feed pump are located on #1 tank.
#1 mud tank will be divided into 3 compartments:
1.1 Both shale shakers feed the first tank.
1.2 Both desander mud cleaners feed the second tank.
1.3 Desilter mud cleaner will feed third tank. It is clean mud tank, Centrifuge feed pump sucks from desilter tank.

Decanter centrifuge, mixing hopper and mixing pump are located on the #2 mud tank.
#2 mud tank (for clean mud) will be divided in to 3 compartments:
2.1 decanter centrifuge tank, which suck mud from 1.3 desilter tank and feed the tank under it.
2.2 clean mud storage tank
2.3 mixing tank with hopper and mixing pump

Mud Agitators and feeding and transfer pumps will be located per needed and per payout.
Third pass to forth via liquid level height.

GN Solids Control is a professional manufacturer for desanding plant, slurry separation system, and mixing tank system for trenchless machine, like for HDD, TBM, piling, tunneling, water well drilling, etc…

GN Solids Control makes different sizes desanding plant and slurry separation system. For the popular separation system models, GN Solids Control keeps stock for fast delivery.

GN Solids Control desanding plant and slurry separation system includes but not limited to below models based on the treating capacity:

1. GNMS-500D desanding plant. Its handling capacity is 120 m³/h (500GPM).
1. GNMS-1000D desanding plant. Its handling capacity is 240 m³/h (1000GPM).
3. GNTBM-240 (240m3/h)
4. GNTBM-360 (360m3/h)
5. GNTBM-500 (500m3/h)
6. GNTBM-800 (800m3/h): it is combined of a GNTBM-360 and a GNTBM500 slurry separation system
7. GNTBM-1000 (1000m3/h): it is combined of a GNTBM500 and a GNTBM500 slurry separation system
8. GNTBM-1500(1500m3/h): it is combined of 3 sets of GNTBM500
9. GNTBM-2000(2000m3/h): it is combined of 4 sets of GNTBM500
10. GNTBM-2500(2500m3/h): it is combined of a 5 sets of GNTBM500
11. GNTBM-3000(3000m3/h): it is combined of a 6 sets of GNTBM500

In some cases, if the job site country does not have strict request for waste water discharge and for environment protection, clients do not use separation system trenchless machines. They only use mud mixing tank system. GN Solids Control makes different sizes compact design mixing tank system for different trenchless machine:

1. GNMX-05A: usable capacity of the mixing tank system is 5m3 / h; a hopper and a 11KW centrifugal pump is used in the system for mixing. There is a T-pipe at the outlet pipe of mixing pump. In this case, the mixing pump can also be used as transfer pump to feed mud from mixing tank to HDD or trenchless machine

2. GNMX-10A: usable capacity of the mixing tank system is 10m3 / h; a hopper and a 22KW centrifugal pump is used in the system for mixing. There is a T-pipe at the outlet pipe of mixing pump. In this case, the mixing pump can also be used as transfer pump to feed mud from mixing tank to HDD or trenchless machine

3. GNMX-15A: usable capacity of the mixing tank system is 15m3 / h; a hopper and a 30KW centrifugal pump is used in the system for mixing. There is a T-pipe at the outlet pipe of mixing pump. In this case, the mixing pump can also be used as transfer pump to feed mud from mixing tank to HDD or trenchless machine

4. GNMX-20A: usable capacity of the mixing tank system is 20m3 / h; a hopper and a 37KW centrifugal pump is used in the system for mixing. There is a T-pipe at the outlet pipe of mixing pump. In this case, the mixing pump can also be used as transfer pump to feed mud from mixing tank to HDD or trenchless machine

TBM is short for Tunnel Boring Machine. It is also known as a “mole”. It is a construction field drilling machine used to excavate tunnels and micro-tunneling with a circular cross section through a variety of soil and rock strata. They can bore through anything from hard rock to sand. Tunnel diameters can range from 1 m to 17.6 m to date. For smaller diameter less than 1m, it is HDD and CBM drilling. The most important part of a tunnel boring machine is its cutter head. Tunnel boring machine (TBM) is widely used today due to their ability to construct tunnels at record speeds.

But as the big diameter of the tunnel, the TBM drilling will generate large quantity waste slurry (mixture of rocks, sand, soil, water and drilling mud). The waste slurry must be treated to recover and reuse water, and reduce the solids phase waste. GN Solids Control makes different sizes of TBM Slurry Separation Plant to cater for different diameter tunneling excavation activities.

GN Solids Control is specialized in full line drilling mud solids control. equipment. All the processing equipment used for TBM Slurry Separation Plant are designed and made by GN Solids Control: the coarse separation shale shaker, desander separator, desilter separator. GN Solids Control is also capacity to make dewatering centrifuge for TBM slurry separation plant form normal size centrifuge to the big bowl and big capacity size.

Below is the popular treating capacity of GN made TBM Slurry Separation Plant models.
1. TBM Slurry Separation Plant model: GNTBM-240M. The treating capacity is 240m3/h.
2. TBM Slurry Separation Plant model: GNTBM-360M. The treating capacity is 360m3/h
3. TBM Slurry Separation Plant model: GNTBM-500M. The treating capacity is 500m3/h
4. TBM Slurry Separation Plant model: GNTBM-1000M. The treating capacity is 1000m3/h

GN Solids Control can also make big capacity TBM slurry separation system: GNTBM-900M (900m³/h), GNTBM-1200M (1200m³/h), GNTBM-1400M (1400m³/h), GNTBM-2000M (2000m³/h), GNTBM-2800M (2800m³/h), GNTBM-3600M (3600m³/h)

GN Solids Control makes Mud Recycling System and desanding plants for construction Trenchless Engineering Companies, like for HDD (horizontal directional drilling), TBM (Tunnel Boring Machine), Microtunnelling, piling, etc…

GN Solids Control has more than 10 years of experience in the design and manufacture of mud recovery systems, especially in trenchless projects with multi-function and compact design to cater for different demands and applications from clients. According to the different requirements from users, and jobsite situations, GN Solid Control can provides different configurations of mud recovery system and desanding plant to meet the requirements of different working conditions. There are usually two types of mud purification systems suitable for trenchless construction: one is sand removal unit with cyclone purification system, we usually call it desanding plant. And the other type of design is self-contained mud recovery system.

The desanding plant with hydro cyclone purification system occupies a small footprint, and is economical and affordable. The system is composed of a hydrocyclone and a double deck shale shaker, both of which are installed on a small mud tank. The sand removal cyclone purification system is a two-stage separation device, and its function is to remove coarse particles from drilling mud. The desanding plant is mainly used in projects that can accept larger particle size solid drilling mud, such as Microtunnelling, piling, and so on.

The high standard self-contained mud recovery system developed by GN Solid Control is composed of four stage separations: shale shaker for coarse cuttings separation, 10 inch desander cone separation, 4 inch desilter cone separation, and decanter centrifuge for ultra-fine solid separation. The mud tank of the self-contained mud recovery system has a bigger storage volume to store the purified drilling mud. At the same time, it also has more tank surface space to arrange more separation equipment. Customer can also choose a centrifuge to reduce the ultra-fine solid in the drilling mud and to avoid the enrichment of the ultra-fine solid phase in the drilling mud.

GN Solid Control not only has a standard sizes of mud recycling system and desanding plant, but also provides custom-designed mud recovery system to meet for different demands.