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

What is Solids Control?

Solids control is a technique used in the drilling rigs to separate the solids crushed by the drill bits that are brought to the well surface. When unwanted solids are efficiently removed from the circulation system, the fluids in the wells are of highest quality. Efficient Solids Control results into less replacement of fluids, less waste and few additives that are needed to be removed and disposed. This also significantly decreases the risk of downhole related problems due to excessive solid contents in the drilling fluid.

solids control
solids control

Normally, solids control system contains five stages: the mud tank, shale shaker, vacuum degasser, desander, desilter, and centrifuge. The shale shaker is used to separate big solids with diameter above 75μm, the desander addresses solids from 45-74μm, and the desilter segregates solids between 15-44μm. Sometimes the desander and desilter are combined as one high efficiency mud cleaner. When air enters the drilling fluids, a vacuum degasser is used to separate the air. When there is no air in the mud, the degasser works as a big agitator. All these stages are mounted on the top of the mud tank. After separating the solids, the clean mud can be pumped into the borehole again.

Recent advances in solids control include the creation of a closed loop system which allows for increased environmental control and reduction in the potential for spills of drilling fluids. Several US states have either passed or are considering the implementation of closed loop systems, particularly for hydro-fracturing operations.

solids control system
solids control system

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

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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.

Summary of Effective Solids Control system

The state of the art solids control system includes improved versions of this original equipment, first introduce into the oil industry many years ago. Although much more efficient and robust the core technology has change little over the past few decades.

Theory of  Solids Control system:Drilling fluid and equipment maintenance cost can decrease greatly when proper solids control practices are utilized. From a fluid control stand point it would be desirable in most cases to remove all drilled solids. Although this is possible, it would be cost prohibitive. The goal of a solids control system is to achieve the balance between mechanical solids separation and dilution that will result in drill solids being maintained at an acceptable level with a minimum of cost.

Summary of  Effective Solids Control system:

1.Obtain solids removal equipment for your operation.

2.Remove as many drilled cuttings as possible before being pumped back down the bore hole.

3.Do not by pass the shale shaker or other solid control equipment while drilling.

4.Use the smallest mesh screen possible on the shale shaker.This will change from formation to formation.

5.Maintain an adequate inventory of recommended spare parts.

6.Train & assign rig personnel to be responsible for equipment operation & maintenance.

The continuing trend of more stringent environmental regulations around the world will require more and more solids control system to be implemented to minimize haul off of drilling waste not to mention the cost saving on equipment such as mud pumps and mud motors.

The future path of solids control system will continue to increase the overall removal efficiency of undesirable solids from the drilling mud. This will include continued improvements in shale shakers and screen life. Research investigating alternate technology such as using vacuum techniques and different motions may prove more effective in the future.

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KOSUN Solids Control System Project Going Well

KOSUN was founded in Xi’an China in 1992. At present, KOSUN is smoothly conducting continuous production of several sets of solids control system ordered by a customer and the project progress is drawing to a close.

Solids control system is also called drilling fluids purification system, primarily applied for solids control and solid-fluid separation in drilling fluids so that the drilling mud might be recycled. Consisted of 3-7 module composite tanks and configured with 4 phases of purification equipment, it is fit for 2000-7000 meter oil drilling processes. The whole system is innovative with the bottoms of its purification tanks made to be conical and its edges equipped with mud agitating system to prevent solids from depositing. Besides, its tanks and bins may be comparted or united depending on the demands of drilling processes. Each of them is connected to another via pipe network in which the valves at the bottom of suction pipes are flexible while being opened, but can turn to be a good seal when closed.

This batch of solids control equipment includes centrifuges, vacuum degassers, cleaners, mud agitators, shear pumps, screw conveyors, etc.

During the rough time of the oil & gas industry, KOSUN is still deeply trusted by numerous customers at home and abroad by dint of over 20 years of profound brand and technology accumulations, favorable market reputation, etc. KOSUN will provide higher-quality products and more perfect service systems in return to our customers.

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