Diamond drilling is one type of popular drilling which uses the solids control system for treating the drilling fluids. And in such projects, the compact systems are preferred because of the flexibility for movement. GN Solids Control has been providing to the market a mature solution for diamond drilling projects, equipped by shale shaker, decanter centrifuge, centrifuge feeding pump and the catch tank.

In this June, GN Solids Control just delivered a solids removal unit for a client who is working for diamond drilling project in Chile. This system has following equipment to be mounted on a same skid:

1. Shale shaker GNZS752F. This is a mini shaker in GN shale shakers, It has 2 pieces of shaker screens, each screen’s dimensions are 750x950mm. The screens are made of composite frame and fully in compliance with API RP 13C, the international standard for shaker screens.

2. After the shale shaker there is a decanter centrifuge, GNLW223D. GNLW223D is also the smallest decanter centrifuge among GN centrifuges. The bowl length diameter ratio is 3 which is suitable for drilling cuttings separation and the RPM is up to 3900. GN has both fixed speed and VFD control panel available.

3. Centrifugal pump GNSB3X2C, this centrifugal pump can be used as centrifuge feeding pump and mud mixing pump together with the mud mixing hopper.

4. Besides those solids control equipment, this system holds a generator on the same skid. And on side of the generator, there is a tank for holding the above mentioned equipment.

Based on clients’ specific demands, GN Solids Control can design and customize the mud systems. GN has exported such diamond drilling mud systems to many different places in the world, including North America, Europe, South America, Asia and Australia.