Solids Control Equipment – Centrifuges

Solids Control Equipment – Centrifuges

Design and operating principles can be found in suppliers literature. The decanting centrifuge consists of a rotating horizontal centrifuge bowl with a conveyor turning in the same direction but at a…

Solids Control Equipment - Desanders and Desilters

The hydrocyclone is an inverted conical shaped shell into which pressurised slurry is injected tangentially at the top/wide end. This induces the fluid to flow around the circumference of the shell…

Solids Control Equipment - Shale Shakers

The importance of shale shakers as the primary solids control equipment capable of handling the full returns from the wellbore cannot be over stressed. They must be operated as efficiently as…

Solids Control Equipment - Mud Cleaners

Design and operating principles can be found in suppliers literature. Mud cleaners consist of a desilter mounted over a fine mesh screen of 150‑240 mesh. The desilter underflow is treated mechanically…

Solids Control Equipment - Flowlines and Settling Tanks

Flowlines, shaker header boxes (possum bellies) etc., shall be inspected regularly and cleaned out as required, in order to prevent solids build-up. Ditch magnet to be inspected as required if…

Solids Control - Introduction

Solids present in the mud will directly affect mud and well costs, and can affect drilling rates, hydraulics, rig equipment, and is also a major cause of stuck pipe and lost circulation.

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