Drilling fluids and mud are a considerable potential hazard to the sensitive marine ecosystem when contaminated. Proper process treats contaminated fluids and mud for purified and unpolluted water to be discharged into the environment.
Drilling mud is an integral part of most drilling operations, acting as a lubricant to protect the drilling equipment and the property being drilled. The drilling mud, also called drilling fluid, enables the solids being bored to travel to the top of the hole while they are suspended in the fluid.
US Centrifuge Systems can provide solid-liquid separation technology to your drilling mud application, enabling reuse of the material and more efficient and cost-effective disposal. Ruggedly built and skid mounted, decanting centrifuge units designed for oilfield and industrial solids control service, can be especially effective for barite recovery, drilling mud, solids control, and drilling fluid / mud cleaning and process water treatment.
Decanter centrifuges are used to process unweighted and weighted, water-based and oil-based drilling fluids. Oilfield decanter centrifuges mechanically increase the gravitational force exerted on the liquid and solids mixture present in the mud system. Centrifuges can apply over 3,000 G-forces to separate heavier solids from the lighter solids.
Mechanical separation of solids from the mud system through the use of a decanter centrifuge is a highly effective means of maintaining proper mud weight and viscosity. When used in conjunction with other solids control equipment, decanting centrifuge enable users to maintain the mud properties within the prescribed range as per the drilling program.
Centrifuges commonly used for oilfield and gas well operations providing efficient solids control while significantly reducing the operator's total mud cost and minimize waste disposal volumes.
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