Drilling mud system

GN Solids Control makes full line drilling mud solids control equipment and drilling waste management equipment. GN Solids Control is also capacity to make high quality replacement shaker screens. Besides makes replacement shaker screens for GN Solids Control own brand shale shaker and mud cleaner. GN Solids Control is also a famous screen manufacturer for various models and brands shale shaker.

GN Solids Control makes high quality composite frame pretension screen. The screen internal is supported with metal frame for reinforce. The screen external are covered by special material plastic which contains fiber glass for durable at high temperature. The external plastic is made from hot press by hot press machine. Compared with traditional metal frame, it is more environment friendly during manufacturing. And the quality is much more stable and under control. As the traditional metal frame frame cover plastic by dipping, which causes more pollution. And more man power involved during manufacturing. The quality is not stable at automatic machine production line.

Some clients may think composite frame shaker screen is an excellent screen on quality and performance, but they are not environmental friendly and a high carbon foot print for decades to come. They prefer the company to make the decision to revert back to metal frame screens to as a commitment to the environment and to reduce carbon foot print . They think Metal frame screen platform can be recycled for other manufacturing applications.

It is good question. When people talk about plastic, it may mean pollution. But this plastic which GN Solids Control use to make screens is PP (polypropylene). It is (C3H6)n only have C and H to produce CO2 and H2O if burning. This PP (polypropylene) plastic is relatively less environmental impact. And In many countries like in China, there are some companies who can do the recycling of the composite frames made by PP (polypropylene) and metal.

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

Shale shaker model GNZS594F is designed and made by GN Solids Control to treat drilling mud for oil and gas drilling, HDD, TBM, CBM and other drilling activities. It is a linear motion shale shaker.

GN Solids Control keeps optimizing the product design and material base on jobsite performance. GNZS594F is the 6th generation shale shaker from GN Solids Control. It is the latest shale shaker model from GN Solids Control. It avoids most problems happened before and add some additional features per clients’ demands to make the shale shaker more durable and more user friendly.

GNZS594F shale shaker uses the same shaker screen with Mongoose shaker. GN Solids Control also makes mud cleaner with the same under flow shale shaker GNZS594F. The hydra cyclone unit on top of the shaker deck is easy to be removed. Once remove the desander and destiler cone unit, the mud cleaner can be used as a separated shale shaker.

Compared with other brand shale shakers, GN Solids Control shale shaker owns significant advantages:
1) GN GNZS594F shale shaker is utilizing composite frame pretension shaker screen, its life time is longer than traditional metal frame shaker screen and hoop type shaker screen. And composite frame screen usable area and screen conductance is better than traditional metal frame screens.
2) GN GNZS594F shale shaker and mud cleaner is fixing shaker screens by wedges. Compared with fixing screens by bolts, wedges is a very much and easy way for screen changing.
3) The GN shaker bed below the shaker screen is made from stainless steel to have anti-corrosion features for longer life. And the whole shaker deck is after heat treatment for more durable.
4) GN Solids Control shaker deck is sealed by oil-resistant sealing rubbers. It is GN patent design. And the shaker deck sealing rubber is interchangeable. The patent shaker screen seal technology can avoid fine solids bypass, and it makes the shale shaker deck easy for maintenance.
5) Mechanical Deck angle adjustable while working system to work reliably for different drilling fluids

GN Solids Control is a mainly focusing on liquids and solids separation. GN Solids Control is capable to make waste water treatment system. GN Solids Control can make waste water treatment system to treat both oil slurry and non-oil slurry. The separation system for oil surry and non-oil slurry is not the same.

GNWTU-50A is a waste water treatment Unit specially design and made by GN Solids Control. The waste water treatment Unit is a special designed system for construction mud settlement, as well as for industrial waste water settlement. The maximum discharge rate of the GNWTU-50A waste water treatment Unit up to 50m3/h. It is a system designed to treat non-oil slurry.

GNWTU-50A waste water treatment Unit can be used for medium size sites such as civil engineering projects, or building project, like piling, and micro tunneling etc…

After the chemical dosing separation application, the suspended solids content can be below 50 mg/liter. In this case the treated water can be either discharged into the public drainage system or recycled for further use. The treated water can be reused of as drilling fluid, vehicular washing bays, recharge of wells, toilets, cube curing, ponding tests. This saves a lot of cost for water and protects the environment.

GNWTU-50B Wastewater Treatment Unit is a special designed system for oil water and solids separation system. Maximum discharge rate of GNWTU-50B Wastewater Treatment Unit can up to 50m3/h. GNWTU-50B Wastewater Treatment Unit is designed for industry waste water with suspended solids and free oil.

The chemically enhanced separation reduces the suspended solids content below 50 mg/liter and free oil to be below 10 mg/liter.

In this case the treated water can be either discharged into the public drainage system or recycled for further use. The treated water can be reused as drilling fluid, vehicular washing bays, recharge of wells, toilets, cube curing, ponding tests or industrial applications.

This saves a lot of cost for water and protect the environment.

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

GN Solids is a major manufacturer for drilling mud solids control equipment, drilling waste management equipment, and replacement shaker screens for various brand shale shakers. As more than half of GN products are exported to international market, GN Solids Control has more understanding on international market and for different markets.

For examples, GN Solids Control can offer VFD decanter centrifuge with explosion proof A/C cooling system for high temperature ambient areas and regions, GN Solids Control can offer waste management system with heating function for low temperatures areas in Russia and Siberia. GN Solids Control is the 1st API certified solids control company in China, also certified by: Europe DNV CE, HSE, ISO9001, ISO14001 ISO 28001, Russia CU-TR certificate. DGMS Explosion Proof standard is specially requested for India market.

Last week, some sets of dual tandem shale shaker for India clients. The dual tandem shale shakers will be used at oil and gas drilling field of a major oil company in India.

Shale shaker is a basic separation equipment for all kinds of drilling activities, like oil and gas drilling solids control mud system, Horizontal directional drilling mud recycling system, water well drilling mud recycling system, TBM, piling, tunneling and micro tunneling desanding plants. Per different applications, clients can choose double deck shale shaker, singe deck shale shaker, 2-panel compact design shale shaker, 3-panel or 4-panel big capacity shale shaker. And for different applications, clients can choose dual tandem shale shaker, or triple tandem shale shaker.

Besides various models of shale shakers, GN Solids Control is capacity to make full line drilling mud processing equipment, like mud cleaner, desander, desilter, vacuum degasser, centrifugal degasser, mud gas separator, mud agitator, pumps, decanter centrifuges, and drilling waste management equipment, like vertical cuttings dryer, high G dryer, high speed decanter centrifuge, screw conveyor, dewatering unit, etc… Other GN Solids is capacity and experience on zone-discharge closed loop mud recycling system for oil and gas drilling field.

Dual motion shale shaker is a kind of solids control drilling mud processing equipment. Shale shaker is the 1st stage solids control equipment to pre-treat drilling mud from drilling rigs. GNZS594F-SHBF is a Single Deck Dual Motion Shale Shaker. The shale shaker can be equipment with top weir feeder, or with back weir feeder.

GNZS594F-SHBF is a Dual Motion Shale Shaker. The shale shaker can work as Linear motion or Gradual elliptical motion. The working principle of dual motion is as below.

1) There are two vibrator motors mounted on the shale shaker, one of the vibrator motor can be adjusted manually. If the eccentricity is set to the eccentricity ratio we need, the forward and reverse excitation force of this vibrator will not change; the other’s eccentricity cannot be adjusted manually. The eccentricity ratio of forward and reverse is informed to the supplier in advance. The excitation force of this vibrator during forward rotation is exactly the same with the first one while it is only half of the first one when reverse rotating.

Generally speaking, the linear track motion is the opposite rotation of two vibrator motors; the gradual track motion is the same direction rotation of two vibrator motors.

When switching the two motion tracks at drilling site, it is necessary to wait until the shale shaker is completely stationary before switching through the button of the electric control panel. Before delivery from manufacture’s factory, the electric control cabinets will be equipped with function of shifting between dual motion shale shaker control and linear motion shale shaker control. The shale shkaker that has been delivered can realize track switching by adjusting the eccentric position and rotation direction of a vibrator.

Besides dual motion shale shaker, GN Solids Control can make linear motion shale shaker, mud cleaner, desander, desilter, decanter centrifuge and other solids control equipment.

18 inch is a popular big bowl decanter centrifuge which is widely used for drilling mud treatment and drilling waste management. But for different applications, clients’ demands for the output liquid and output solids / soil varies greatly.
For example, when the 18 inch decanter centrifuge is used as solids control equipment in drilling fluids processing system for barite recovery, or for mud weight reducing, big treating capacity is demanded.

The jobsites want to get a big drilling fluids input and output, When the jobsites want to reduce mud weight to a qualified PPG, they want to reach a bigger mud input into the decanter centrifuge, and the output liquid can be reduced the qualified mud weight. But they do not have specified demands for the solids outputs from the decanter centrifuge. For this applications, a bigger conveyor speed (differential speed) can push the input drilling fluids go through centrifuge internal screw propeller faster.

If the mud can pass through the centrifuge internal bowl faster, the total mud volume going through the centrifuge in a certain time is bigger, it means bigger capacity. Furthermore, specified liquid dam boards are used in this application, the purpose is to enlarge the solids output volume. During this operation, the operators can get bigger handling capacity.

But if the big bowl decanter centrifuge is used for dewatering, or used for water / liquid purification, a relative lower conveyor speed (differential speed) and high bowl speed should be used. The purpose is to extend the rotation time of the materials inside the centrifuge bowl, and in order to extend the separation time of the material along the bowl screw. After centrifugal force separation, the purified liquid (maybe water with ultra-fine soil) is discharged from the liquid output port. Soil will settle down along the bowl screw and then been throw out from the solids output port.

In order to choose the right decanter centrifuge model and type, the clients should contact GN Solids Control sales engineer to communicate the material situation for the right model recommendation.

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)