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GN Solids Control Centrifuge at 2023 NEFTEGAZ Russia Oil Exhibition

GN solid control showed our decanter centrifuge at 2023 NEFTEGAZ Russia Oil Exhibition. Neftegaz and National Oil and Gas Forum the major event of the fuel and energy sector. Neftegaz is Russia’s largest trade show for the oil and gas industry. It ranks in the top ten of the world’s petroleum shows. Supported by the Russian Ministry of Energy, Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, Russian Gas Society, Union of Oil and Gas Producers of Russia. Every year GN solids control will participate in NEFTEGAZ exhibition, to show our lastest technology. This year total 573 companies participate in the exhibition, total visitors over 22820, and total hall area over 35000 square meters.
The exhibition information is as below:
Exhibition name: 2023 NEFTEGAZ Russia Oil Exhibition
Exhibition time: April 23th to 27th, 2023
Exhibition location: Expocentre Fairgrounds, Moscow, Russia
This year we showed GN decanter centrifuge, vertical cuttings dryer and shale shaker screens.

GN 14inch bowl decanter centrifuge is one of the most popular model decanter centrifuges for oil and gas drilling fluids treatment and drilling waste treatment system, it can be also used as dewatering centrifuge with chemical dosing unit. We can produce high speed decanter centrifuge, VFD decanter centrifuge and Fully Hydraulic Drive decanter centrifuge for different application, also we can provide different explosion proof standard for your requirement, CNEX, ATEX or IEC EX.

The vertical cuttings dryer is widely used to treat OBM, SOBM drilling waste, it can reduce the oil from the cuttings effectively. Even under minus 40C degree in the winter, GN vertical cuttings dryer is also able to work well inside special decorated container to keep it warm.
If you need a containerized drilling waste management system solution to our client, if you need more information, pls contact GN Solids control.

Vertical G dryer and screw conveyor ready for shipment

Vertical G dryer is ideal equipment to treat oil based mud drilling waste, the screw conveyor is matched equipment is to transfer the drilling waste to vertical G dryer. Recently one batch of vertical cuttings dryer and screw conveyor are ready for shipment to International Environmental Engineering Company. GN own made screw conveyor with features as below:

1) The upper cover or steel grating of the screw conveyor for quick switch or both available for customer’s option. The steel grating design is convenient for observation and maintenance.
2) The bearing brand is FAG or NSK for longer working life.
3) The material touch part– screw flights are made of wear resistant and thicker manganese steel, and also sprayed with wear resistant coating to extend the working life.
4) The screw conveyor reinforced frame is with high strength for horizontal and inclined installation. The inclined installation angle should be less than 45 degree.
5) The bearing sears are made of aluminum casting.
6) The inner bearing housing with self-lubricating HWS alloy hanging bearing core with grease filling nozzle to facilitate the injection of grease.
7) The good quality rubber sealing inside the shell cover plate to prevent the dust/ liquids leakage in operation.

8) The major components of screw conveyor including : bearing block assembly at motor side, intermediate hanger bearing and shaft assembly and tail bearing block assembly.
9) Each section to be made as 12ft length, we offer 1 section, 2 section, 3 section or 4 sections with different length for option.
The vertical cuttings dryer can treat the oil based mud drilling waste to drying cuttings with OOC below 5%, in some countries, OOC 5% is permitted for landfill or construction industry (to make bricks). In most developed countries, the permitted limit is OOC below 1% by TDU.

Vertical Cuttings Dryer and Decanter Centrifuge package with telescopic skid

The vertical cuttings dryer and decanter centrifuge should be lay on the telescopic skid for better performance and convenient operation. Recently we shipped several units of telescopic skid mounted vertical cuttings dryer and decanter centrifuge to international oilfield service company, they repeat the same order since 2014, and they are satisfied with the equipments performance, quality and our after sales service.


When the vertical G dryer and decanter centrifuge is installed on the mud tank, we will provide simple support frame legs, and the solids discharge trough is also an option if required.
Vertical cuttings dryer is an ideal equipment to treat the oil based drilling cuttings and SOBM, when used for water based drilling cuttings, high G drying shaker can work better and with higher cost performance ratio. The cuttings discharged from vertical cuttings dryer with oil content in the cuttings is below 5%, in some countries, it is permitted to be disposal directly or for landfill. In some other countries, it needs further treatment such as burning, TDU, Biodegradation or injection. The treated fluids will flow to an intermediate tank, then decanter centrifuge feeding pump will transfer the fluids to VFD decanter centrifuge to separate more fine solids from the fluids, the treated fluids will be collected by an centrifuge tank and transfer to active mud tank system for reuse or chemical mixing tank to prepare for new drilling fluids. The drilling waste management system is environmental friendly system to reduce the drilling waste and reduce the harmful to the earth, also can recycle more useful drilling fluids for the customer and save the drilling cost, especially in some countries the zero discharge system is compulsory, otherwise they cannot get permit for drilling project.


For more solutions of OBM, SOBM, WBM drilling waste management solution, pls contact with GN solids control.

Drilling Waste Management Equipments for Pitless Solution

Drilling waste management equipments for pitless solution including vertical cuttings dryer, high G drying shaker, VFD decanter centrifuge, screw conveyor, sludge vacuum pump, screw pump, etc. Recently GN solids control shipped one batch of drilling waste management equipments to International oilfield service company. The client collect the drilling waste from onshore and offshore rig site and dump the drilling waste together, with both water based mud and oil based mud drilling waste. The operator need one drilling waste management system which can treat both water based mud and oil based mud.

The working principal is as below:
The sludge vacuum pump pick up the drilling waste to the collection hopper of screw conveyor, which will transfer the drilling waste to high G drying shaker and vertical cuttings dryer. If there is no vacuum pump, an auger system to collect all the drilling waste from the rig solids control system is necessary. The cuttings are separated out by high G drying shaker and vertical cuttings dryer and collected by skips, the fluids are dropped into the mud tank, the centrifuge feeding pump transfer the clean fluids to decanter centrifuge to separate the fine solids, the cut point is 2~5 microns. The clean fluids cn be reused for drilling rig and prepare for new fluids. By using proper chemicals, the separation cut point is up to 1 microns, most of the solids can be separated out.

The pitless solution or zero discharge system is consist of solids control system and drilling waste management system, the solids control system is working to reduce the discharged drilling waste, which will be collected by screw conveyor system and transferred to drilling cuttings treatment system. The discharged solids can be collected by waste container for land fill or injection. The whole process is environmental friendly design without needing a waste pit on the ground.

Drilling Fluids treatment decanter centrifuge shipped to Russia

Several units of drilling fluids treatment high speed decanter centrifuge are shipped to Russia clients recently, this is repeat order again, their previous purchasing including shale shaker, mud cleaner, centrifugal degasser, middle speed decanter centrifuge, high speed decanter centrifuge.

The high speed decanter centrifuge is widely used to treat drilling fluids, drilling waste, oil sludge, construction slurry, industrial waste water and other sludge. The mechanical separation cut point is 2 ~5 microns, according to different client’s requirement, chemical dosing system can be used with decanter centrifuge, to increase the separation performance of the decanter centrifuge, the separation cut point is up to 1 microns. The centrifuge bowl is made of duplex stainless steel and the other components are made of stainless steel 316L, the bowl collection box is made of SS304, the screw is also made of SS304 by heat treatment, the screw propeller is protected by tungsten carbide tiles for longer working life, all the fluids touch parts are corrosion resistance which can be used to treat corrosive slurry. All the wearable parts are protected by tungsten alloy, like fluids distribution port, solids discharge port, screw propeller. The decanter centrifuge can be installed on the telescopic skid or mud tank based on different applications.

When used for drilling waste management system and oil sludge treatment system, the decanter centrifuge should be drived by VFD control panel. The main motor inverter, back drive motor inverter and pump inverter are all from world famous brand and installed within the positive pressurized VFD control panel. We can provide ATEX, IEC EX and CNEX according to different applications. The international famous brand HMI with touch screens for convenient operation, the user can adjust the differential speed, main speed convenient to get different separation result.
If you need decanter centrifuge for drilling fluids treatment, pls contact with GN solids control.

GN Solids Control back from ADIPEC oil show successfully

This week GN Solids Control back from ADIPEC oil exhibition successfully, the show date is from Nov. 11th to Nov. 14th, 2019, the exhibition location is in Abu Dhabi, we have showed our popular products in the exhibition.

1) Decanter centrifuge: we can produce VFD decanter centrifuge and high speed decanter centrifuge, the VFD control panel is positive pressurized to comply with CNEX, ATEX or IEC EX explosion proof standard for zone 1 or zone 2 application, the main motor, back drive motor and pump motor drive are all from famous brand for reliable performance, the max speed of the 14 inch bowl decanter centrifuge is up to 3900 rpm, the normal speed is 3200 rpm, the max G force is 3063G, the normal G force is 2062G. The application is solids control, drilling waste management, dewatering unit, waste water treatment and all other fine solids separation.

2) Linear motion Shale shaker With ViST screen: we can produce 2 panel shale shaker, 3 panel shale shaker, 4 panel shale shaker, the ViST screen collection hopper is installed under the last screen, and connect with the vacuum unit, so that the fluids can stay in the screens for longer time and with better separation efficiency, the discharged solids can be much drier, so the drilling waste can be reduced a lot.

3) Shaker screens: we can produce OEM and replacement shaker screens with composite material frame for longer working life, the screen over API 60 all use 3 layers stainless steel wire mesh for reliable operation.
4) Sludge/ Solids vacuum pump is widely used to transfer the oil sludge, drilling waste, drilling fluids, dry sand, and all other kinds of sludge. It is a 100% air operated pump without electricity power supply.
For more information, pls contact with GN solids sales.

Welcome to visit GN solids control at CIPPE 2019

One of the largest oil show in Asia-CIPPE 2019 will be held in March, welcome to visit GN solids control stand at CIPPE 2019 in Beijing.
The general information is as below:

Show Time: March 27-29, 2019
Show Location: New China International Exhibition Center, Beijing (No.88, Yuxiang Road, Tianzhu, Shunyi District, Beijing)
GN Booth: E2168 (Hall E2)
Same as usual, GN solids control will show our lastest technology and equipments to participate in the show, and meet our valuable clients there. After the show, welcome to visit our factory which is very close to the exhibition center, only 30km by drive. All the clients from international and domestic are welcomed to check our facility, workshop, management and equipments.

GN showed one set of compact designed oil sludge treatment system at CIPPE 2018, many clients showed their interests on the oil sludge treatment system, after the show, the system has been tested by the clients in domestic, the separation result is very satisfied by the client, for more information, pls check the working video and case study from our formal website:http://www.gnsolidscontrol.com/video/oil-sludge-treatment-test-unit-working-video

After the show, the 1 m3/h oil sludge treatment have been sold to many clients in domestic and also for international clients. We also make several units of 5m3/h, 15 m3/h oil sludge treatment system with customized design for Europe and USA clients.
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ViST Vacuum Shale Shaker Screen Technology developed by GN Solids Control

ViST is Vacuum Shaker Screen Technology is to work with shale shaker to reduce drilling waste and recycle drilling fluids. This is technology developed by GN solids control, you can see the working video to understand clearly from GN website: http://www.gnsolidscontrol.com/vist-vacuum-screen

ViST Vacuum Screen Technology
The unit is installed under the last screen of the shale shaker or installed externally of the shale shaker. It needs a air compressor to provide air supply for operation, most of the rigs will own one air compressor, no need to buy extrally. The air will create suction on the last screen of the shale shaker, reduce the liquid on the cuttings by 30% to 50%, separation of the fluids out of the cuttings.
It increased the recovery of useful drilling fluids, reduce the drilling cuttings volume, drying the drilling cuttings, so the vertical cuttings dryer working efficiency will be increased, the user will save a lot of the drilling waste treatment cost, and save more cost to prepare for new drilling fluids, so you can be benefit to use ViST vacuum shale shaker screen technology. Compared with the cost to use more drying shale shaker or drilling waste management system, the benefit to use ViST vacuum shaker screen is as below:

ViST Vacuum Shale Shaker
1)    Compact design, no need more space to install one more shale shaker or drilling waste management system, the result is to reduce the liquid 30% to 50% of the drilling cuttings for both WBM, OBM or SOBM
2)    Competitive price compared to use more equipments, including screw conveyor to transfer the drilling waste to drilling waste treatment system
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Oil sludge waste treatment system South America

Recently GN solids control is going to ship one set of oil sludge waste treatment system to Africa for a oilfield service company. The oil sludge waste is coming from crude oil tank cleaning, refinery, solids control drilling waste, etc. GN drilling waste management equipments are also using in South America for oil sludge waste treatment system for the same applications.

This customized oil sludge treatment system is composed of 5 parts, each part as a separated modular:
Part 1: shaker skid
The shaker skid including one unit of high G drying shaker and 1 set of skid mounted mud tank. The function of this unit is to separate big solids from the oil waste.
Part 2: Centrifuge skid

The centrifuge skid including one unit of high speed decanter centrifuge and 1 set of skid mounted mud tank, the centrifuge with 4 supporting legs on the mud tank, for the centrifuge mounted on the telescopic skid, there is no such supporting legs, only skid.
Part 3: Dewatering Unit
The dewatering unit is mounted on the skid of the centrifuge unit for convenient operation and transportation. The 3 compartment polymer mixing tank with dozing system and control system composed of dewatering unit. We have option to put them in the 20ft container or not, but the client need to make a proof cover on top of the dewatering unit if no container.
Part 4: Acid & Alkali Liquid storage Skid
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GN Solids Control come back from ADIPEC

GN solids control finished the exhibition of ADIPEC this week, we showed our decanter centrifuge and shaker screens this year, this is the third time for GN solids control to attend this exhibition and every year we received inquires from lots of clients.

2016-11-11-adipec-oil-show-1GNLW363CG decanter centrifuge is the best sold centrifuge during the past years after we introduced advance production line. This 14 inch diameter bowl centrifuge has been widely used for drilling solids control system, drilling waste management system( together with high G dryer and vertical G dryer), dewatering unit, oily sludge treatment plant, waste water cleaning system.

Different with the previous clients, right now most of GN clients are from drilling waste management industry. GN decanter centrifuge together with our containerized dozing system are popular to treat the water based mud by adding polymer, flocculant or coagulant, the discharged water is clear enough for disposal or go to the water treatment plant, the solids can meet the disposal standard for landfill or injection.
Features of GNLW363 series decanter centrifuge is as below compared with other brand decanter centrifuge made in China:

1) Screw conveyor is protected by tungsten carbide tiles( interchangeable)
2) Solids discharge port and liquids distribution port is protected by special ceramics insert and it is replaceable.
3) Centrifuge bowl material is duplex stainless steel 2205 by centrifugal casting.
4) We can provide telescopic skid frame or mud tank to fit the centrifuge on it.
5) The bearings are SKF brand

6) The vibration sensor, heat sensor and over-torque protection is for option to protect the centrifuge, our standard protection is installed inside the VFD control panel, emergency stop button is installed in the obvious area.
If you are interested to buy the centrifuge we showed at ADIPEC, pls contact with GN sales engineer for the cost and delivery time.