The largest size of Liquid Mud Plant that GN Solids Control has constructed is 35,500 bbls. It is composed of NO. 75 mud tanks. GN Solids Control built a small liquid mud plant for the client first. They are happy with the performance.
Later on, this year, the client order another big size liquid mud plant with totally 35,500 BBL storage capacity. The 35,500 BBL liquid mud plant include the solids control tank, mixing tank, Brine storage tank, WBM storage tank and OBM storage tank.
The solids control tank and mixing tanks are horizontal tank. The tank size is the same with 40ft container. The lifting is utilizing standard container lifting corners. All storage tanks are vertical type to minimize the footprint.
The solids control tank includes solids control equipment shale shaker and a dual decanter centrifuge package.
The shale shaker model is GNZS594F. It is GN latest design shaker model. It is a 4-panel single deck shale shaker. The shaker screens are complied with API RP13C standard and made from composite material frame.
The dual centrifuge package includes No. 2 high speed decanter centrifuge, the centrifuge model is GNLW363C. It is 14inch bowl size decanter centrifuge with fixed speed control. Clients can choose different sizes of pulley and belt to get another fixed speed. Besides fixed decanted centrifuge, GN Solids Control can offer VFD control and FHD control for GNLW363C centrifuge.
There are 2 mixing tank in the big liquid mud plant. Each mixing tank is composed of No. 2 shearing and mixing hopper, No. 2 mixing pump and No. 2 mud agitators.
Unlike other systems, submersible slurry pump is widely used in the liquid mud plant. Normally GN Solids Control use screw pump to feed for decanter centrifuge. But in this liquid mud plant, the client requests to use submersible slurry pump to feed for the dual centrifuge package.
The client does not use centrifugal pumps for mud mixing but they request submersible slurry pump as well.
Centrifugal pumps are used as transfer pump in the liquid mud plant.