Centrifuges are greatly used in solids
control and drilling waste management systems in oil and
gas drilling industry, because it could separate out directly or together with
chemicals the fine and extra fine solid particles from the liquid at a high
rotating speed of the bowl. In a solids control system, it is always used after
the desilter and in waste management systems for drilling cuttings, it is used
after the high G dryer shaker or vertical cuttings dryer. When using together
with chemicals like dewatering, it is used after the dewatering unit.
Normally, what equipment is used to feed
centrifuges? Although in theory, the centrifugal pump could be used to feed
the decanter centrifuges just as the centrifugal pumps are served for the desander and desilter,
the centrifugal pump is not an ideal solution. Mostly practical options are submersible
slurry pump and screw pump.
1. submersible slurry pump: just as its
name, the submersible slurry pump has some part of the body underneath the
liquid, and it is vertically installed on the tank for feeding the decanter
centrifuge. In most cases, it is used for fixed speed decanter centrifuge. comparing
with a screw pump, it occupies less space for install and the price of
submersible slurry pump is lower than a screw pump, because the material and
producing technology is less complicated than screw pumps.
2. screw pump, also called mono pump in
practical uses, the most important parts of the screw pump are stator and
rotator, by rotating of the rotator, the transported media is conveyed evenly
and at a stable speed to the decanter centrifuge. Frankly speaking, this is
more suitable as the feeding pump of decanter centrifuges. GN always match its
decanter centrifuge with Netsch pump, which is a German brand, and the liquid
touching parts are all made of SS316L.
For more information, visit GN Solids Control’s
website or call our sales.