In order to treat the drilling cuttings, operators need to check out way to transfer the drilling cuttings to the treatment gear like high G dry skin shale shaker and vertical H cuttings dryer. The most popular opportunity for transfer drilling cuttings is a screw conveyors (Auger Conveyor), and the drilling cuttings send pump.
Part 1) Mess Conveyor for Drilling cuttings transfer
Screw conveyor can also be called Auger Conveyor, it truly is one of the most popular equipment to get transfer drilling cuttings. Advantages for the Auger conveyor will be the simple design, and easy operations, as well as a long length with regard to picking up the cuttings dismissed from the shale shakers or even mud cleaners on the drilling rig mud tanks. Often the disadvantages are that, it can be hard to layout for move from one equipment to the other, for the long distance. Since the conveyor cannot lay at qualification over 45 degree. Which is not good to transfer drilling cuttings with high moisture.
Component 2) Vacuum Pump or even shear Pump for drilling cuttings transfer.
The vacuum cleaner pump or solids pump are used to transfer drilling cuttings. The big advantages are long-distance transfer with easy configuration, and it can be use to get transfer high moisture drilling cuttings. The vacuum pump or solids pump are generally driven by air, making it safe to operate in threats areas to be explosion explanation. The disadvantage are the power usage for creating air, and never suitable to pick up drilling cuttings from different equipment much like the shale shakers, mud cleaners and decanter centrifuge on the mud tank.
So most of the cases, workers will combine the drilling cuttings screw conveyor plus the solids pump together to help transfer drilling cuttings for the treatment equipment.
GN Solids Control is able to provide you the actual screw conveyor and drilling cuttings transfer pump for any drilling waste management operations. Furthermore high G drying shaker and vertical cuttings electric drying machine are available from GN manufacturing in stock.