Recently, GN Solids Control has delivered a new set of solidificaiton unit to a client who has the reqeust to give a finanl and satisified treatment of drilling cuttings. Based on GN standard model of GNGH Solidificaiton unit and end user’s new ideas and jobsite condition, GN team designed a new customized solidificaiton unit.

Comparing with GN Standard model, this customized unit has similar main components, and same treating capacity of 15 cubic meters per hour and combined by a raw materal inlet hopper, the mixing tank, lime storage and feeding hopper, absorber storage and feeding hopper. But besides those mentioned, this customized solidification unit has following features or modifications:

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1. In order to save space and easy for transportation, this new solidficaton unit uses a smaller feeding hopper for raw material, and its layout is different from before. It’s located just directly over the cylinder sized mixing tank.
2. PLC smart touching screen with 3 VFD’s for easy operation and precise adjustment for feeding speed and capacity. GNGH has 2 different models, one VFD controlled without PLC, the other is fixed speed.
3. An electrically operated valve is added to the discharge port below the mixer, this valve could be set to run automatically or under manual operation. It enables the operator to control the mixing output by adjusting the mixing time.
4. Besides those, there are two additional auxilary equipment are provided to work in a set for this system, one is hydraulic lifting platform for jacking up the feeding chemicals and cement onto the chemical and cement hoppers.
5. Th other eqiupemnt for as auxilary equipment is a belt conveyor whose feeding hoppre is below the mixing tank discharge, precisely below the electrical valve, for collecting discharges and transfer to cuttings container.
This system could do solidification continuously and discharge continuously.

By using an efficient solution of the drilling cuttings waste management system and treat the solids well, the particles could be dryer and even reach the standards to be discharged, meanwhile, the expensive drilling fluids could be collected and put back to the drilling system.


Ever since year 2013 when GN Solids Control firstly designed and put into reality the GNCD930 series cuttings dryer, GN has designed 2 kinds of drilling cuttings treating system, both combined by following equipment:
1. GNCD930 vertical cuttings dryer. It is like a drying step of a washing machine, by high speed vertical drying, the liquid phase, drilling fluid passes the mesh of the cone sized basket, while the solids phase, the cuttings, fall down to the discharge port. After treatment of GNCD930, the OCC could be less than 5%. And according to different cuttings condition, GN gives 3 optional mesh opening sizes. Clients could prepare all of the three for different conditions.
GNCD930 Vertical cuttings dryers are firstly designed for the OBM and SBM, but per some clients’ feedback, it could be useful for some water based mud, too.

2. After the GNCD930 vertical cuttings dryer, the drilling cuttings are collected while the drilling fluid falls into a container and to be pumped to next step, the GNLW363 series decanter centrifuges. GNLW363 series decanter centrifuges are the super star among GN centrifuge models. In every 10 sets of GN Centrifuges, 7 are GNLW363 decanter centrifuges. It has the medium size and more optional control panels for option. In solids control system, clients always choose fixed speed GNLW363, while in drilling cuttings waste management or drilling fluid treatment project, the VFD model with PLC control panels are more popular. In some none explosive conditions, clients could choose the more economic model, while in some countries and regions when IECEX or ATEX is a must, GN also have those models for option.

3. GNSC series screw conveyors. By providing screw conveyors of different diameters and length, GN has 12 models for option. Clients could choose per the transporting capacity and distance to be transported.