HDD

GN’s solid control equipment can use for many kind of area,HDD was a sample

GN Solids Control is a top manufacturer of Horizontal Directional Drilling(HDD) Mud Equipment/HDD Mud Recycling System.

Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) is a specialized technique used to drill for road bores, utility crossings and under water ways. When the inclination of a wellbore is measured and proven to be horizontal in nature, HDD techniques are used to drill into these hard to reach and challenging areas.

HDD need ensures that infrastructure lines, such as pipelines and water lines, can be built to cross sensitive areas like waterways, populated areas and roadways without disruption.

Before choose HDD system,we need make sue how much capacity the drilling will need,and the material we need do solids control,to do recycling more and reduce the waste,also friend for environment

GN’s engineer team will give suitable solution if have special need,custom design is most situation we will meet,and we are good at.

Normally DHH include 2 part:solids control and recycle

Equipment will have Shale shaker,Desander,Desilter,Centrifugal pump,submersible slurry pump,mud mixing hopper regular

GN drilling mud recycling system has been applied in many countries for HDD and CBM drilling operation.Especially popular in Australia ,Indonesia, India etc.With GN Solids America branch and GN Australia Partner, GN provide mud recycling system service and spares from Beijing, Houston, and Brisbane.

The business of today’s GN has been divided mainly into 2 scopes, one is the normal drilling mud recycling, and the other is the waste management including the waste coming from petroleum related and other separation industries. This blog is mainly talking on the drilling mud recycling system that used in non oil drilling industry.
In oil drilling, the drilling depth and safety regulation request large drilling mud storage and more solids control equipment. Thus, the mud recycling system is always equipped with degasser unit and large volume mud tanks.

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HDD Mud Recycling System

Comparing with the mud recycling for oil industry, the unit for non oil drilling is more compact and less equipment needed.

  • Trenchless/No Dig HDD project – The mud recycling system used in this type drilling is matching with a No dig rig. In some project for long distance pipeline and cables laying underground, it is inconvenient to dig an open groove on the ground as that will interrupt the normal traffic. The trenchless is an ideal choice. The mud recycling system for this project is always consisting of 3 stages separation as shale shaker unit, de-sanding and de-silting cyclone.
  • Piling is the main method to install the bridge supporting pillar. A de-sanding unit with a small tank would be enough to remove out the coarse solids from the drilling fluids. The de-sanding unit is a composition of de-sander cyclone and shaker unit that can separate out the solids with size of 40-70 microns. Piling does not request very clean mud; less equipment involved makes the recycling unit for piling is very compact.
  • GN also can manufacture the mud recycling system for tunneling project. For micron tunneling, GN has model available with capacity of 120m3/h, 240m3/h and 500m3/h. For large flow rate request, GN has the mud plant GNMS -3600M with treating capacity of 3600m3/H.
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Tunneling Mud De-sanding Plant

Besides, GN’s mud recycling system can also be used in water well drilling, coal bed methane exploration, dredge slurry separation and the mining flushing waster cleaning process.

Most of the horizontal directional drilling mud system is not equipped with decanter centrifuge unit as by using the 3-phase separation system including shale shaker, de-sander and de-silter unit, it can work good enough for removing the solids from drilling fluids. Centrifuge is relative high cost, which is also a reason the drilling contractor doesn’t equip it in the mud system.

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GN Centrifuge System

However, for some high request drilling condition, the driller may use the heavy mud for better drilling performance. Sometimes the drillers add the certain chemicals to make the drilling mud heavier so that the mud can better protect the wall of the drilling hole. If the driller went to drill another well, the heavy chemicals need to be separated, and then the centrifuge could be used to do this job. In some other conditions, after many times recycling of the drilling mud, there is much ultra fine solid particles that cannot be removed by the shaker and cyclone unit, and then the centrifuge unit is needed.
GN Solids Control has nearly 10 years in fabricating the drilling mud system for HDD projects. This type mud system need to be compact structure and easy for transportation. See the picture in this article, both the de-sander and de-silter unit are equipped with under flow shaker for drying the discharged solids. The shakers used are 2-layer screen design. The bottom layer screen is used as primary shaker and upper layer screen to dry the discharges out from the cyclone units. This design greatly reduces the footprint of the mud system. And all tank top surface equipment are pre-installed on a frame with same base dimension as storage tank. When transport the mud system, the shaker and decanter centrifuge units could be removed by lifting the frame for fast disassemble. With the frame, the equipment could be easily transported by flat bed trailer.
GN can provide both standard and customized HDD mud system for clients. Just send us your request, and then you will get a satisfying and cost effective solution.

In drilling mud solids control system, pumps are used to transfer the drilling fluids from one machine to another. Submersible slurry pump is one type pump installed vertically on mud tank or mud pit. In GN designed solids control system, this type slurry pump is often used in HDD project and feeding to centrifuge wherever it is used.

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Submersible pump used in HDD mud system

GN has standard model of HDD mud system ranging from 200GPM to 1500GPM. All the models are compact structure. The used drilling fluid in this horizontal drilling comes out from the drilling hole and accumulates in a mud pit. It requests a pump to transfer the drilling mud to the mud system. Above picture perfectly shows the how the submersible slurry pump is installed vertically on the mud pit to transfer the drilling mud to the shale shaker in the HDD mud system. As this pump is installed out of the mud system, when making the quote to clients, GN always recommends an independent submersible slurry pump as an option.

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slurry pump

Submersible pump used as centrifuge feeding pump

In an oil and gas drilling mud system, after treated by the de-silter cyclone, the drilling mud will be pumped to decanter centrifuge for fine solids separation. Vertically installed in mud tank will ensure a larger tank compartment capacity for more drilling mud storage.
GN’s submersible slurry pump is single stage single suction type pump that is usually used to transfer the slurry with larger solids content. There is no bearing and gland seal between impeller and pump body; hence the slurry pump is maintenance-free and high temperature resistance. Submersible slurry pump is an ideal equipment to transfer the mud to centrifuge and HDD shale shaker. Besides, it can also be used to feed the de-sander and de-silter.

One set 500GPM drilling mud recycling system was sent to Middle East for water well drilling. Besides the drilling mud recycling system for oil drilling, they also need drill water well for daily requirement for clean water. For the person living in Middle East, water is more important than oil. Sounds like a joke, but this is reality.
Water well is not so deep like the oil well, and the drilling cost is also very cheap comparing with oil drilling. However, both this 2 drilling processes need the drilling mud recycling system to speed up the drilling process and protect the drill bit. Water well drilling may not need the used drilling mud to be separated very clean as it is not requested strictly. Just like this 500GPM unit shipped to Middle East, it is a very compact
model, while it has all the necessary separation equipment.

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water well drilling mud system

It has one unit shale shaker GNZS703DZ with 3 panel screens which could remove out the solids always larger than 300 microns. This model is with the mud feeder on top of the shaker deck so that this shaker could be much more compact. As the water well drilling is always not so deep, hence, the solids coming out with the drilling mud is always not so hard. In this 500GPM mud recycling system, the de-sander cone is not equipped, but directly the de-silter cone would be used to separate the solids size of around 20 microns.
This 500GPM water well drilling mud system is a standard GN model GNMS-500G with 2 unit centrifugal pumps. One of each is used as feeding pump for the de-silter cyclone, and the other one is used for mud mixing, the mud tank is divided into 2 compartments. It has enough space for clean mud storage.
Though this 500GPM mud system is for water well drilling, it can also be used in other drilling project like HDD. As the working principle is completely the same. The customer killed two birds with only one stone.

For the upcoming no dig show this September in Australia, GN solids control would like to show there one set self-contained 200 GPM drilling mud recycling system for HDD projects. As a leading manufacturer especially for drilling mud recycling equipment, besides the large footprint mud system for oil drilling, GN solids control could also provide compact structure design mud recycling system.
According to the HDD rig mud flow, GN’s economic mud systems are classified as 150/200GPM, 350GPM, 500GPM, 800GPM/1000GPM and 1500GPM. Just like the unit of 200GPM would be shown in Australia, though it is small footprint, it has all necessary functions for drilling mud recycling and mud re-configuration.

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200 GPM HDD Mud System

Below is the equipment list for the 200GPM unit
1. GNZY753-4N shaker and de-silter composition unit which has the functions for first stage primary solids separation and second stage for drying the solid discharged from the 4” cyclones. This unit has a top located buffer box for well back drilling mud feeding, the bottom layer screen of this unit remove the coarse solids, liquid goes through the mesh screen opening and gets down to the storage tank. Pumped by a 15hp centrifugal pump, the liquid was transferred to the de-silter cone for fine solids removing. The upper layer screen with much finer opening would block and separate out the finer solid cuttings.
2. GNSLM20A-110 Jet mud mixer is used for adding the mud chemicals and re-configuration of the drilling mud. The beneath located mud tank was divided into 2 compartments and one of them is used for mixing and storing the active drilling mud. The mixing pump adopted is same with the one for feeding to de-silter cones. That would be much easier for future maintenance and parts replacement. The mixing pump could also be used as discharging pump for transferring the active mud to the rig.

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Compact Design Mud System

GN also has more compact unit for de-sanding, by connecting the de-sanding unit with a customized mud tank, the operator could run the mud recycling system more fit their own project condition. For more information on GN compact mud system, you may contact with GN team without hesitate.

As per the feedback from the customers who are engaging in the pilling business, GN designed and perfect the economic mud recycling system specially for the drilling mud cleaning application in piling project. On the consideration of limited location area of the piling project job site, GN’s piling mud recycling system is designed with a very compact structure but with full functions for drilling mud recycling.

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De-sanding Unit

Below is the standard configuration of piling mud recycling system with treating capacity of 500GPM.
Model: GNMS500-D
Flow Rate: 500 gallons per minute
Cyclone Specs.: 1 pc 10” de-sanding cyclone made from 100% polyurethane
Screen Specs.: Shale shaker with up and down 2 layers screen with total screen area of 2.23m2
Feeding Pump: Mechanical seal type centrifuge pump of 50 HP used to feed mud to the de-sanding cyclone
Cut Point: Solids Removable down to 40 microns
Catching Tank: Under located catching tank for mud storage. The tank is equipped with lighting system and ladders for easy operation.
Electrical Control System: Explosion, water, and dusty proof electrical control panel with SIEMENS or Schneider components

GN also has the model of GNMS200-D and GNMS1000-D available and the treating capacity is separately 200GPM and 1000 GPM.
The advantage of this type mud recycling system is cost competitive. By connecting with storage tank and mud mixing hopper, this de-sanding unit could also be used in other kind of project like the small horizontal directional drilling, micro tunneling and water well drilling.

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Economic Mud Recycling Unit Layout

GN recommends the layout of this economic mud recycling system:
1) Mud Pit
2) Submersible Slurry Pump
3) Mud Recycling System
4) Storage Tank
5) Outlet Pipe
6) Jet Mud Mixer.
GN Solids Control also offers submersible slurry pump, mud storage tank, as well as jet mud mixer per request.
GN is now on promoting this type economic mud recycling system, for more information, you may sent inquiry to sales@gnsolidscontrol.com

HDD mud recycling system is usually compact system which is convenient for moving,if we design a horizontal directional drilling mud system with some equipments can act dual functions,that would be great.

Requirements of clients for mud mixing pump.

With the pumps I believe that you do not need a stand alone pump for mixing . During HDD operations you stop to mix

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HDD Mud Recycling System

between drill pipe changes , before lunch or before commencement of work in mornings . Its not often that you need to mix when pumping with the drill rig as the mud needs hydrate any way . The supercharge pump can be used for this by having a valve . The supercharge pump can also be used to pump mud back into the desilt tank , because with HDD normally there is lots of time when the desilt pump is on and sucking dry because there is no drilling occurring or there is not sufficient volumes coming back from the pit slurry pump to keep it charged efficently . Pumping clean mud back into the desilt tank also agitates the sludge at the bottom of the tank makes it easier to clean out . It also keeps the mud weight down and dilutes the fluid before going through the cones and further more the mud gets constantly recirculated resulting in cleaner drilling fluid .   This a key area for a good system in HDD and does not cost alot to install onto the system ! A 5×4 pump can operate this easily and also pump to the rig concurrently .

You are free to consult GN Solids Control for customized HDD mud recycling system for your application.

Drillto Trenchless Co.,Ltd is a China HDD drilling rig Machinery Equipment Company.As a HDD drilling mud solids control company-GN Solids Control will introduce Drillto Trenchless Co.,Ltd to our clients.

Drillto was established as a private company with Mr.Pengwang as the main prom

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HDD drilling rigoter and seven other

colleagues in the year 1999. He has, however, been designing HDD Machines since 1994. Drillto Trenchless Co., Ltd is a civilian-owned science-technology enterprise specialized in research and development for no-dig technology. Drillto is the world’s fastest growing HDD Machine Manufacturernow and has a multi-storied factory with state of the art Manufacturing facility with machines such as EDM and CNC Lathe. The company is consisted of a batch of the earliest experts on no-dig area in China. The company is specialized to manufacture Horizontal Directional Drilling Rigs (HDD) and drill pipes, meantime, the company act as the representative for the Locators and of the world famous brand companies. The company possess of a number of senior engineers research and study no-dig technology for long-term and has a team of amply experienced constructing troop and a batch of maturely specialized operators. We are ready to resolve your problems and overcome your difficulties at any times!