Difference between Solids Control System and Drilling Waste Management

Do you know what the important things are for oil drilling fields? Maybe there are two things we should consider, one is how to improve oil drilling work efficiency, and the other one is how to protect the environment around the oil drilling fields. Today KOSUN want to share our ideas about solving the two questions. When we prepare to answer the two questions, we will mention two system: solids control system and drilling waste management.

Firstly, how to improve work efficiency in oil drilling works?

Generally speaking, there are many ways to reach this goal, at the same time, with the development of oil drilling fields, more and more new products come into our life and work, high quality and high tech to provide a high efficiency oil drilling works. About this question, KOSUN gives our own answer – Solids Control System.

solids control system
solids control system

KOSUN solids control system, which is also called mud system, you can use them in any kind of oil drilling fields. Why I said our solids control system or mud system could solve the problem of work efficiency? The reason is that our solids control system is constituted of high quality solids control equipment, such as mud tank, shale shaker, decanter centrifuge, mud cleaner, shale shaker screen, vacuum degasser, sand pump, etc. Usually, if we just use single solids control equipment, maybe the work efficiency will be lower than our expectation; while if we use newly technology to combine the different solids control equipment together, and test them until working smoothly, we must to say we have reached the goal of improving oil drilling work’s efficiency. That’s why KOSUN Solids Control System could provide you a high work efficiency guarantee.

Second, how to protect the environment around our oil drilling fields?

-KOSUN drilling waste management.

drilling waste management equipment
drilling waste management equipment

Just as we know, with the development of society, people have a strong mind about environment protection; we all know the importance of environment-friendly or eco-environment, we all know the importance to balance the economy development and environment protection, which is the same to our oil drilling works.

KOSUNhave researched and manufactured our latest equipment – vertical cutting dryer, which is the core equipment for our drilling waste management equipment (it is also called drilling cuttings management system). Different models could meet your multiple demands in oil drilling works, especially for environment protection during the oil drilling works.Besides the cutting dryers, there are also some other important equipment for the whole drilling waste management equipment, such as decanter centrifuge, screw pumps, sand pump, screw conveyor, mud tank, etc. the whole solids control equipment could be combated together via new technology, and then provide an amazing working results, such as good environment protection.

The above two points are about KOSUN solids control system and drilling waste management equipment, they are two different types system or unit, but they are the same in some extent. You could find the difference between the two systems, while you can also find the similar points between them.

The solids control system/mud system and drilling waste management equipment are the big success for KOSUN, more and more customers and partners choose these two systems used into their overseas oil drilling platforms. Anyway, solids control system and drilling waste management unit are born to improve your oil drilling work efficiency and protect the oil drilling fields environment.

Kosun- China Solids Control Leader&Drilling Waste Mangement Expert

Second Stage Solids Control Equipment- Desander

KOSUN DS Series Desander is an economical and practical desanding device. It is used as the second stage of solids control system, separates solid particles within 44-74μm and ensure better treatment of previously treated mud in the next stage equipment.


Features & Benefits of KOSUN Desander:

  1. Polyurethane ( PU ) material or high-chromium cast iron to make desander cones for longer lifespan.
  2. Clamp type for easy maintenance.
  3. Compact design with small footprint.
  4. Flexible options for 1, 2 or 3 pieces of 10″ or 12″ cones for different capacities.
  5. Flexible fast connection are available for user assembly.

Solids control equipment by Kosun – top solids and liquid separation service provider and stage 3-5 precision solids control system manufacturer in China, serving clients around the world for 25 years.KOSUN is the leader in China’ s drilling solids control industry  and an integrated provider of global drilling solids control and waste management services. Kosun was founded in 1992 which was the  earliest  enterprise manufacturing oil & gas drilling solids control equipment and separation machines, and was listed among the first group of private enter-prises in the field of China oil equipment.

Kosun- China Solids Control Leader&Drilling Waste Mangement Expert

Solids Control Equipment and Services – KOSUN

Solids control, or solids control equipment by Kosun – top solids and liquid separation service provider and stage 3-5 precision solids control system manufacturer in China, serving clients around the world for 25 years.

solids control equipment
solids control equipment

Solids Control Equipment-KOSUN

-DC Series Decanter Centrifuge: is used to separate suspended solids ≥2μm in diameter and treat the drilling mud and fluids. It is especially effective when used in oilfield service industry, industrial service industry and especially in environmentally sensitive areas. This type of centrifuge is high in recovery rate, effective in solids control and remarkable in the reduction of cost spent on drilling mud resupplying and management. It is a very sophisticated dynamic balancing machine, able to operate stably with the whirling speed ranging from 0 to 3900 and generate centrifugal force of 3000G.

-D Series Decanter Centrifuge: is used in separating suspension of solids phase with particle ≥2μm in diameter, and can be used at Environmental Protection Industry, Chemical Industry, Food Industry, Pharmaceutical Industry,and many other related industries, and can the replacement of GEA westfalia centrifuges or Alfa Laval centrifuge.

Decanter centrifuge
Decanter centrifuge

-Desander: In the 2nd stage of solids control for drilling fluids, desander makes separations between 45 and 75 μm.

-Desilter: In the 3rd stage of solids control for drilling mud, the Desilter by Kosun makes separations between 15 and 45 μm.

-Diesel tank: is the specialized tank used to provide and store fuel for diesel engine and generator, which mainly consists of storage tank, self-priming centrifugal oil pump, filter, flowmeter, explosion-proof liquid-level switch, liquid level gauge, elevated oil tank & manifold and stainless steel valve.

-Shear Pump: For a quick concoction of high-performance mud, and shorten the time spent on it, so as the and wells’ economic benefits increased, the shear pump by Kosun is performing good.

-Screw Pump: is used to feed drilling fluids to decanter centrifuge since drilling fluids is pushed to proceed along axial direction evenly.

-Mud Agitator: is used to agitate and mix the drilling mud to prevent solids particles from depositing in the circulating tank and to stabilize the performance of drilling fluids.

-Mud Gun: is for jets drilling fluids with high pressure inside mud tanks.

-Balanced Elliptical Motion Shaker: In drilling top-hole sections where heavy, high-volume solids, it canremove viscous solids and eliminate larger particles in drilling fluids.

-Centrifugal Pump: can be used as feeding pump for desander, desilter, or as mixing pump for jet mud mixer.

-Jet Mud Mixer: is mainly applicated in concoct the drilling fluids and to change its density and viscosity.

-Water tank: can be widely used in petrochemical industry, food industry and industrial water.

-Submersible Slurry Pump: is used to pumping of thick oil, oil residue, dirty oil, mud, mortar, running sand and other liquids from the municipal sewerage, so its application industry can be related with many, such as environmental protection, new type building materials, coal washing, municipal projects, thermal power generation, coal gas coking plant, refinery, steel mills, mining, paper making, cement plant or food producting factory.

-Linear Motion Shale Shaker: The shale shaker is the first stage of solids control equipment in drilling purification system. It can remove cuttings above 75 μm brought from the drilling well to leave the liquid with smaller particles into the tanks below, which will flow into next grade solids control equipment for further treatment.

-Drilling Fluid Tank: is often rectangle with its base constructed by H-shape steel as the main frame and other building materials, made to be skid mounted after satisfying the strength requirement.

-Hi G dryer: is used to recover cuttings from water-based or oil-based drilling fluids so as to lower the hydraulic proportion than 10% and significantly reduce the cost on waste discharge. It is proved to be particularly effective in recovering the oil-based mud cuttings.

-Drilling Mud Cleaner: Combing desander and desilter, the Drilling mud cleaner by Kosun can be the mud cleaner miswaco replacement now, and good quality mud cleaner is for sale now.In the second or third stage separation equipment for drilling fluids, Drilling fluids mud cleaner by Kosun deals with the mud being treated by the first grade separation equipment.

Solids Control Services – KOSUN

KOSUN products are typically applied to the following three fields:

(1) Petrochemical field: petroleum solids control equipment and system, zero discharge of drilling mud, and upstream & downstream products of petrochemical industry;

(2) Environmental protection field: centrifuge environmental industry, tailing treatment/ore classification, soil ecological restoration, chemical/parmaceutical/food processing, etc.;

(3)Infrastructure field: HDD, metro tunnel shield construction, pipe gallery laying, diaphragm wall, pile foundation slurry, riverway and lake dredging, etc.

Founded in 1992, Xi’an KOSUN Machinery Co., Ltd. is a state-level high-tech enterprise integrating environmental products R&D, production and sales, general project contracting and environmental management services. KOSUN is committed to the quality policy of “Good Faith, Quality Goods and Transcendence” and is based on the Chinese market to provide worldwide users with all kinds of professional solid-liquid separation products and comprehensive treatment services.

Kosun- Solids Control Company/ Drilling Waste Management Company

Solids control system,solids control equipment for sale

KOSUN solids control equipment  for sale includes shale shaker, decanter centrifuge, desander, desilter, vacuum degasser, sand pump,agitator and mud tank, and horizontal decanter centrifuge and disc centrifuge.

solids control equipment

Kosun machinery co.,ltd was founded in 1992 in China, is one of the earliest manufacturers in solids control equipment and separating machines in China and now a world-famous drilling solid-phase control equipment manufacturer and waste management solutions provider.

solids control system

Kosun solids control equipment and solids control system are widely applied in oil and gas drilling, coalbed methane drilling, trenchless drilling, sandstone staged treatment, ore staged treatment, industrial wastewater treatment for river dredging, waste oil recovery and purification treatment, etc.

Solids control, or solids control equipment by Kosun – top solids and liquid separation service provider and stage 3-5 precision solids control system manufacturer in China, serving clients around the world for 25 years.

Solids Control Equipment-KOSUN Solids Control system

-Shale Shakers:the first line of defense for a properly designed solids control equipment has been and will continue to be, the shale shaker. Without proper screening of the drilling fluid during this initial removal step, reduced efficiency and effectiveness of all downstream solids control equipment in the system is assured. The downstream hydrocyclones will simply be overloaded beyond their designed capacity.The shale shaker, in various forums has played a prominent role in solids control systems for several decades. The two main shale shakers utilized in the utility industry are:1.Elliptical, “unbalanced” design;2.Linear “straight line” design.

shale shaker

Vibrating Mechanism-the purpose of vibrating the screen in solids control equipment is to tumble the solids particles to separate fluids from solids and increase through put capacity. This vibrating action causes rapid separation of whole mud from the oversize solids, reducing the amount of mud lost with the solids.

For maximum efficiency, the solids on the screen surface must travel in a predetermined pattern. For example; some devices use elliptical motion and others use Linear motion to increase efficiency. The combined effect of the screen and vibration, result in the separation and removal of oversized particles from drilling mud.

Hydrocyclones-Hydrocyclones have become important in solids control equipment because of their ability to efficiently remove particles smaller than the finest mesh screens. They are also uncomplicated devices, which make them easy to use and maintain.

A hydrocyclone consist of a conical shell with a small opening at the bottom for the underflow discharge, a larger opening at the top for liquid discharge through an internal“vortex finder”and a feed nozzle on the side of the body near the wide (top) end of the cone.

Desanders-Desanders are hydrocyclones larger in diameter than 5”.  Desanders are installed down stream from the shale shaker. The desander removes sand size particles and larger drilled solids, which have passed through the shale shaker screens. These solids are discarded along with some liquid into the waste pit. The clean mud is then discharged into the next pit ready to be run through the desilters.

Desilters- A desilter uses smaller hydrocyclones usually 5” or smaller. The smaller cones enable desilters to make the finest particle size separation of any full flow solids control equipment. Removing particles of 15 microns and larger. Multiple cones are normally used in this application to obtain the required GPM you need for your solids control equipment.

Mud Tank Separation-There are many ways to configure your mud tanks below your solids control equipment. The most common practice requires three sections. Under your shale shaker you have the first section known as the sand trap where the mud to be pumped from this section goes through your Desander. This cleaned mud is then dumped into the second section known as a silt tank. The mud is picked up then pumped through your Desilters. The Desilters dumps the cleaned mud into the third section, know as the clean mud or mixing tank. This will be picked up by  the pump to be pumped back into your bore hole.

Centrifugal Pumps-Another important aspect of a well engineered solids control equipment  is the use of centrifugal pumps which not only mix the mud to be pumped down the bore hole, but also provide the feed pressure and volume required to operate the hydrocyclones. Maintenance of these pumps is essential to the operation of your solids control equipment.