SOLIDS CONTROL POEM

I am in the business of solids control equipment and solids control system.

Although equipment is cold, I’d like to bring life to the equipment as I am a vividly woman with a lot of hobbies, music, dance, swimming, tennis, etc.

Sometimes, I share some poem with foreigner, except for trading, I’d like to share Chinese culture with customers in different industries, oil and gas drilling, horizontal directional drilling, TBM, CBM drilling, etc.

POEM NAME:
The Charms of Niannu

POET: Shushi (Year 1083, when he was in 46, he wrote this poet. And he is the famous poet in our history for his bold and his heroic style)

*****
The waves of the mighty river flowing eastward
Have swept away the brilliant figures of a thousand generations.
West of the old fortress,
So people say, is Lord Zhou’s Red Cliff in the time of the Three Kingdoms.
The tumbling rocks thrust into the air;
The roaring surges dash upon the shore,
Rolling into a thousand drifts of snow.
The River and the mountains make a vivid picture—
What a host of heroes once were!

And I recall the young Lord then,
Newly married to the fair younger Qiao,
His valorous features shown forth;
With a feather fan and a silken cap
Amid talking and laughing he put his enemy’s ships to ashes and smoke.
While my thoughts wander in the country of old,
Romantic persons might smile at my early grey hair.
Ah, life is but like a dream;
With a cup of wine, let me yet pour a libation to the moon on the river.
*****

Dewatering unit

Brightway Dewatering Unit includes a contained automatic flocculation unit with pumps, polymer preparation tank and mixing system. Dewatering system uses coagulant and flocculants chemicals including Poly Aluminum Chloride( PAC) and Poly Electrolyte(Polymer) to coagulate and flocculate the solids in the fluid and make the slurry in a condition that centrifuge can separate the solids from the mixture more convenient. Cuttings generated in the dewatering system are discharged by the centrifuge in the corral; liquid is discharge straight to one of the buffer tanks.

decanter centrifuge

decanter centrifuge

The Dewatering suction lines could be connected to middle mud pit and all ES tanks.

The gathered waste water in the waste pit or the amount of the mud which the mud engineer wants to dump ( usually at the end of drilling sections) should be transferred to the ES tanks or the mud pit and from there could be processed by dewatering system.
The overall objective of dewatering systems is to process drilling waste. Typical applications are:
 Reduction of the liquid waste volume generated
 Recycling back into the active fluids system
 Disposal
 Release in an environmentally safe and cost effective manner.

The main aim is to reduce well costs, either through a reduction in fluid volume used during the well, and /or through a reduction in disposal costs.
Dewatering systems have become major factors towards “closing the loop” in the dry location or zero discharge concept. The displaced or excess drilling mud along with the excess location liquids produced on the dry or zero discharge location are channeled to the collection pit and placed in the storage system. The dewatering system is utilized to process the liquid waste from the active mud and the storage system. The cleaned effluent from the dewatering system can then be :
1) Returned to the active mud system
2) Returned to the drill water tanks for use as dilution
3) Treated further to acceptable regulatory standards for release to the environment

Drilling Waste Management TDU

Indirect Thermal Desorption (TDU) applies heat to the contaminated soil while isolating the flame from the material.  The contaminant vapor is isolated, so it can be recovered, condensed, and recycled, eliminating long-term liability.

This TDU treatment is different to Brightway Drilling Waste Management System, which is mainly composed of vertical cuttting dryer and VFD decanter centrifuge by the physical principal of centrifugal force as below picture.

 

Brightway Drilling Waste Management

Brightway Drilling Waste Management

Here is the example of Brandt TDU. The cuttings are heated up indirectly in a large diameter, rotating dryer, with the contaminants being vaporized, as the cuttings move forward through the dryer to discharge.
The vapors are pulled from the dryer and filtered, to remove the dust particulate.
Vapors are then condensed to a liquid phase and are processed through an oil/water separation system.
Recovered water is used to rehydrate the cleaned cuttings while the recovered oil is used in new mud or fuel in the burners.
Stainless steel construction allows for the high temperatures necessary for processing drilled cuttings. Variable speed dryer rotation and positive sealing system to prevent discharge of dust and vapor.

A high temperature separator filters vapors, removing dust, leaving recovered oil clean.
Vapor Cooling System – Stainless shell & tube water-cooled heat exchanger, with closed loop cooling tower.
Oil/water Separation System – First pass through slant bed oil/water separator, then through a coalescer.
Soil Conditioner – dual shafted pug mill, with recycled water spray system to rehydrate and cool the cleaned cuttings.
Post Treatment Oil Uses
Use as base oil for drilling fluids
Send to pipeline for re-use
Use in burners to fuel the thermal process
Fuel for other industrial processes
Diesel engine fuel
Kilns/ovens
Oil/water separators (heater treater)
Oil treaters
Asphalt plants
Steam generation
The Brandt THOR™ system uses the Best Available Control Technology (BACT) in the “state of the art” patented THOR process.
With the addition of the thermal oxidizer equipment on the new THOR system, stack emissions are below US EPA guidelines for this process and will beat our clients’ most stringent requirements.
The US EPA has designated this technology as the Best Demonstrated Available Technology (BDAT) for remediation of hydrocarbon contaminated soils.

This drilling waste treatment of TDU is complicated than our drilling waste management, while our sludge drying system can be completed further as the Zero discharge system by making the dried waste to be the solids bricks.

Presentation of Brightway Drilling Waste Management

I have a plan to do the presentation of Brightway Drilling Waste Management by the end of Jan, 2016.

drilling waste management

drilling waste management

It is an interesting challenge. It might be an good idea to track down my preparation with the following blog.

Before going deeper about the drilling waste management content, I have a question in my mind how to do the presentation effectively, based on my limited experience of presentation, it is not a easy thing to grasp customer attention to our product presentation.

I found Steve Jobs Presentation Skills Video from Youku luckily, and if you want to learn sth, better to kind a good teacher.

1. Set the theme, and make your them clear and consistent
2. Create a headline that sets the direction for your meeting.
3. Provide a outline, verbally open and close each section with clear transition and make it easy for your listeners to follow your story.
4. Demonstrate enthusiasm
Extraordinary, amazing, cool, wow your audience,and if you are not passion about it, the audiences are not going to be.
5. Make numbers and statistics meaningful and analogies help connect the dos for your audience.
6. Make it simple and paint a simple picture that doesn’t overwhelm
7. Make a show, rehearse
Now the below is my current outline for the presentation of drilling waste management solids control system.

1.1 Brightway Main Product

1.2 Brightway Solids Control System Application

1.3 Brightway Equipment Separation Process

1.4 Brightway Processing Equipment

1.5 Brightway Quality Control

1.6 Brightway Qualification

1.7 Brightway Market

  1. Brightway Drilling Waste Management

2.1 Composition

2.2 Overall Layout of Brightway Drilling Waste Management System

2.3  Flowchart

2.4  Modular Equipment

2.4.1  Drying Shaker

2.4.2  Vertical Cutting Dryer

2.4.3  Decanter Centrifuge

2.4.4 Vertical Cutting Dryer and Decanter Centrifuge On The Same Skid

2.4.5 Drilling waste conveyor system

2.4.6  Auxiliary Component (Screw Pump, Centrifugal pump, Mud Agitator, Tank etc)

2.4.7 More Designs

  1. Brightway Drilling Waste Management Cases
  2. Brightway Commissioning On Customer Site
  3. Brightway Activity
  4. 6. Brightway Drilling Waste Management-Questionare Survey

Compared with Steve Job skills, there are some parts need to be revised, and the target of presentation is not only to convey the information but also to persuading the audience to accept the products and the lecturer.

SEPARATION PLANT COMPARISON BETWEEN BRIGHWAY BWTBM425 AND ITE TSP300-2

Long time not update the Blog regularly, need to catch up, : )

Today we compare the separation plant between Brightway BWTBM425 and ITE TSP300-2.

Let’s see ITE TSP300-2 firstly, and I like ITE description about their separation plant, quite brief and fresh.

The ITE TSP300-2 is a compact separation plant and specially designed for processing of slurries and removal of drilled solids from the slurry circuit in tunneling, horizontal drillings or deep hole drilling applications.
The TSP300-2 is composed of two 4-panel vibration screening machines, two 15” hydro-vacuum-cycones, one 20’ process tank with one integrated centrifugal feed pump, one control cabinet and accessories.
Adjustable discharge chutes, fold-away platform and pluggable railing for safe working and good access provide a plug-and-play solution. Assembly time is therefore reduced to a minimum. Feeding of shakers and cyclones is accomplished by an integrated fixed piping and wiring system in a minimal footprint.
Instead of a collection of equipment from various sources, the ITE TSP300-2 is a field-proven network of separation components specifically designed to function as a single unit. During each separation stage, a maximum of solids particles are remove from the slurry. The modular system guarantees continuous and fast advance rates, reducing downtimes of a minimum. The innovative screening technology combined with hydrocylones constitutes a complete recycling concept, providing optional removal of critical fine particles down to 45 microns and guaranteeing the constant slurry properties.
The vibration screening machines can be equipped with a wide range of different ITE hookstrip and panel screens which are available from 4mm mesh width down to 45um.

separation plant

separation plant

Technical Specifications
Capacity: max 300 m3/h
Power onsumption(total plant): 54kw
 Hydra-vacuum-cyclone-unit
 Number: 2 hydro-vacuum-cyclones
 Dimensions:15 inch(381mm)
 cut-point(d 50):45 um
 Vibration screening machines 4PSM
 1X4PSM for separation of coarse solids
 1x4PSM to dewater the hydro-vacuum-cyclone underflow
 Total screen area:6.4 ㎡
 Deck inclination adjustment:-4°-+4°
 Accelerating force:6.3G
 Power(total): 4×2.2kw =8.8kw
 Voltagae:400v/50hz
 Tank(2 compartments)
 1.Compartment: Underflow 4PSM
 2. Compartment: Overflow hydro-vacuum-cyclones
 Tank Volume: approx.24 m³
 Cyclone Feed Pump
 Wear resistanct centrifugal pump, 200/200
 Number: 1 no
 Power(total): 45 kw
 Voltage:400 V/50 Hz

Secondly, let’s see Brightway separation plant BWTBM425

SEPARATION PLANT

SEPARATION PLANT

Technical Specifications
Capacity: max 425 m3/h
Power onsumption(total plant): 137 kw
 Hydra-vacuum-cyclone-unit
 Number: 2 hydro-vacuum-cyclones
 Dimensions:18 inch(457mm)
 cut-point(d 50):15 um
Vibration screening machines, fine shaker Double Deck BWZS206 and coarse shaker
 1X coarse shaker for separation of coarse solids
 1xdouble deck shaker to dewater the hydro-vacuum-cyclone underflow
 Total screen area:6.3 ㎡
 Deck inclination adjustment:-1°-+5°
 Accelerating force: 7.0 G
 Power(total): 9.08 kw
 Voltagae:400v/50hz
 Tank(2 compartments)
 Cyclone Feed Pump
 Wear resistanct centrifugal pump, 200/200
 Number: 2 no
 Power(total): 75 kw/37kw
 Voltage:400 V/50 Hz

From the comparision, Brightway BWTBM425 with finer treatment effect as 15um, and size is 5700X1662X4875 mm( LXWXH ) , and ITE ‘S is 6062x2500x3000 mm.

 

 

 

BRIGHTWAY SHALE SHAKER AND ITE SHALE SHAKER

Happy to go on the interesting travel of comparison between Brightway and ITE.

We are both the solids control manufacturer, and ITE is more focused in micro-tunneling, Brightway products have been sold in oil and gas drilling , HDD, Micro-tunneling etc. I can see a lot which we need to learn from this German manufacturer. Step by step, I understand how the preciseness and practical Germany is.

Let’s go into the details. Firstly this is the detail and specification of ITE linear shale shaker with 3 screens.The ITE 3-Panel Screening Machine 3PSM is designed to dewater heterogeneous solid-liquid mixtures.

ITE shale shaker

ITE shale shaker

Transport Dimensions
Length: 2850 mm
Width: 2050 mm
Height: 1380 mm
Weight: approx. 2112 kg
Technical Specifications
Vibrator Motors
Number of motors: 2 nos.
Power: 2 x 2.2 kW = 4.4 kW
Voltage: 400 V / 50 Hz
Panel Screens
Number of screens: 3 nos.
Kind of motion: linear
Screen area: 2.4 m2
Angle adjustment: -3° to +5°
Screen Selection
Wire woven screens, stainless steel
Panel Screen 070 Mesh / 210 µm / 0.21 mm
Panel Screen 115 Mesh / 130 µm / 0.13 mm
Panel Screen 145 Mesh / 100 µm / 0.1 mm
Panel Screen 180 Mesh / 80 µm / 0.08 mm
Panel Screen 215 Mesh / 70 µm / 0.07 mm
Panel Screen 255 Mesh / 60 µm / 0.06 mm
Panel Screen 325 Mesh / 45 µm / 0.045 mm
Polyurethane
Panel Screen PU 11 x 3.5 mm
Panel Screen PU 11 x 1.5 mm

Brightway linear shale shaker BWZS103

BRIGHTWAY SHALE SHAKER

BRIGHTWAY SHALE SHAKER

BRIGHTWAY LINEAR SHALE SHAKER

BRIGHTWAY LINEAR SHALE SHAKER

Transport Dimensions
Length: 2370 mm
Width: 1690 mm
Height: 1420 mm
Weight: approx. 1320 kg
Technical Specifications
Vibrator Motors
Number of motors: 2 nos.
Power: 2 x 1.5 kW = 3 kW
Voltage: 400 V / 50 Hz
Panel Screens
Number of screens: 3 nos.
Kind of motion: linear
Screen area: 2.1 m2
Angle adjustment: -1° to +5°
Screen Selection
Wire woven screens, stainless steel
Panel Screen 070 Mesh / 210 µm / 0.21 mm
Panel Screen 115 Mesh / 130 µm / 0.13 mm
Panel Screen 145 Mesh / 100 µm / 0.1 mm
Panel Screen 180 Mesh / 80 µm / 0.08 mm
Panel Screen 215 Mesh / 70 µm / 0.07 mm
Panel Screen 255 Mesh / 60 µm / 0.06 mm
Panel Screen 325 Mesh / 45 µm / 0.045 mm
Polyurethane
Panel Screen PU 11 x 3.5 mm
Panel Screen PU 11 x 1.5 mm
Panel Screen PU 11 x 0.7 mm
Panel Screen PU 11 x 0.3 mm

Both IDE and BRIGHTWAY  use the wedge fixed screen, the main difference is the angle adjustment structure. From manufacturing detail aspect, both ITE & BRIGHTWAY pay attention to. E.g, the plate is folded once as below picture, and not adopting the welding way as other solids control manufacturer do.

BRIGHTWAY SHAKER DETAIL

BRIGHTWAY SHAKER DETAIL

SHAKER DETAIL

SHAKER DETAIL

But BRIGHTWAY need to learn more from ITE from the professional aspect of package as below, especially it is very important to sell our products to the international market, all this can tell our culture and attitude as the international manufacturer.

ITE SHAKER DETAIL

ITE SHAKER DETAIL

ITE SHAKER DETAIL

ITE SHAKER DETAIL

ITE SHAKER DETAIL

ITE SHAKER DETAIL

ITE SHAKER DETAIL

ITE SHAKER DETAIL

ITE SHAKER DETAIL

ITE SHAKER DETAIL

ITE SHAKER DETAIL

ITE SHAKER DETAIL

ITE SHAKER DETAIL

ITE SHAKER DETAIL

To be continued.

Separation Plant Comparison between Brightway and ITE

It is chanced that one of my friend sent me the working video of the decanter centrifuge produced by one German company named ITE, and I noted that this company was in the micro-tunneling industrial and they can produce the solids control equipment and the TBM separation plant also.

I am quite interested in this company and want to study their product as my friend told me that their product were durable and he even liked their products better than Bauer and Herrenknecht,  which are the most well-known Brands for the mud separation plant.

This company was set up in 2008, and they call themselves a young and innovative company, and Brightway is even younger than ITE, but also a innovative company with a young team.

I plan to do it step by step, today’s topic is the comparison of mud separation plant ( solids control system) with treatment capacity 60-90 m3/h between Brightway and ITE.

Separation Plant HDD500 with innovative 2-Level Screening Machine and Hydrocyclone Unit for Sludge Dewatering

ITE-HDD500-1
Dimensions for transport
Length: 5500 mm
Width: 1800 mm
Height: 3200 mm
Weight (total): approx. 7300 kg
Technical specifications
Capacity : 60-90 m³/h*1
Vibrator Motors
• Quantity: 2 pcs.
• Rated power: 5 kW
• Supply voltage: 400 V / 50 Hz
Hookstrip screen (lower deck)
• Quantity: 1 pcs.
• Screen area: approx. 1,9 m²
Panel screen
• Quantity: 2 St.
• Screen area (total): approx. 2,2 m²
Angle adjustment: -3 ° to +3°
Acceleration force: 5 G
Screening machine screen area (total): 4,1 m²
*1depending on application.

TBM separation plant

TBM separation plant

Dimensions for transport
Length: 3510 mm
Width: 1800 mm
Height: 2410 mm

Technical specifications
Capacity : 60-90 m³/h*1
Vibrator Motors
• Quantity: 2 pcs.
• Rated power: 2×1 kW
• Supply voltage: 400 V / 50 Hz

Panel screen
• Quantity:2 Set.
• Screen area (total): approx. 1,2 m²
Angle adjustment: -1 ° to +5°
Acceleration force:7G
Screening machine screen area (total): 1.2 m²

Hydrocolone: 1×14″ hydrocyclone

Based on the above comparison, Brightway size is smaller but structure compact. For ITE,, they  use the motor for shale shaker with power as 5kw, which is much bigger than Brightway’s motor, but the G force Brihgtway’s is higher than ITE.

 

drilling rig circulating system

Brightway has integrated structural characteristics and designing ideas of both the mobile drilling solids control system to adapt to the operation time limits, to improve the speed of mobilization and to reduce the cost, and has innovated the mobile drilling rig circulating system.

Brightway Solids Control System Advantage
The advantages of mobile solids control system are as follows: it is safe, efficient and environmentally friendly. It has greatly improved the automation of the solids control system. It has been proved that this system not only has a simple structure, reliable safety and compact design, but also has the unparalleled edge of a convenient mobility and wide application.

drilling rig circulating system

drilling rig circulating system

Solids Control System Composition
Drilling fluid solids control equipment performance and quality is the key to the Solids Control System technology. Solids control system mainly consists of drilling fluid circulating tank, drilling fluid purification equipment and electrical control equipment of three parts, of which the drilling fluid purification equipment mainly shale shaker desander, desilter decanter centrifuge centrifuge centrifugal pump mud cleaner vacuum degasser, etc., for environmentally sensitive areas, you can also configure the cuttings recovery and waste treatment plant..

The solid control equipment has been to fucus on the development of Desander, Desilter and Degasser and other devices with small footprint, high effectiveness and long service life. Combined with high speed centrifuge, Brightway soild control equipment can detect automatically and conduct control according to the detection results.

Vacuum degasser

Vacuum degasser is an special equipment for processing gas invasion of drilling fluid, which is apply to all types of mud purification system supporting. For the viscosity performance recovery the proportion of mud, stable slurry, reduce drilling cost, which have an very important role. For another , In free gas condition, which also can be used as mud agitator with big power.

vacuum degasser

vacuum degasser

For another, the cover of gas vacuum tank should be cleaned once a week,It can be avoid debris blocking the gas channel.Which Can be washed, object is the gas collecting chamber on the top cover and the foam mud gas separator. Rinse off the vacuum line, removal of the screw plug and a table seat, high pressure pipe is inserted at 3~5 minutes each time.
After using, should wash the rotor in the vacuum tank and the suction pipe,Cut off the power supply, remove the apparent blocking plate (and oval flange block plate), check the parts that damaged, and remove the tank body, wash the tank wall and the rotor using high-pressure pipe.
After each finished drilling shall be the cleaning work to ensure the normal use again.
Working environment temperature is higher than 30oC, should check the vacuum gauge timely, the replacement of steam water separator in the water in time, keep the water temperature does not exceed 35oC.
The winter after use, should promptly release the steam water separator and pump water to prevent the cracking.

drilling rig circulating system

Currently supporting the lubricators and driling rig circulating system unit wide utilized in domestic circulation system of mechanical solids management management lubricant circulation system . It includes drilling pump , ground manifolds , lubricating substance tank , lubricating substance tank, matter mud shaker , mud cleaner,desander ,desilter in addition to mud , carafe centrifuge, drilling preparation of kit. among the jet drilling and downhole drilling is in addition charged with the task of passing power . it’s through sieving , activity and conjointly kind in line with the principle of assorted particle size and density to separate . Trade-offs as necessary for drilling has reached the solid particles and density management. this method is healthier, lower cost , then wide used . However, solid system advanced, involving multiple devices , the short period of lots of kit failure and plenty of, and would possibly only be used when you employ the placement sometimes a district of the instrumentation , resulting in reach solid management requirements. so it is necessary to lubricating substance circulation system processes and instrumentation to reinforce the applying presently .

drilling rig circulating system

drilling rig circulating system

Existing customary driling rig circulating system ground solids management instrumentation beside stone sedimentary rock shaker , vacuum degasser , desander , desilter and cleansing then on. additional and additional separated by these devices. will do the aim of upper management of the solid a part of the lubricating substance . Desilter not be used once handling heavier lubricating substance . Even Desander not advocate the use of , as a results of every , notably the previous might subtract lots of mineral . Considering the stone shaker , specially a fine mesh sieve shaker sporting components , and high costs. Sand pump whereas reducing the number of units and dealing hours , the authors propose the use of water-sealed hydrocyclone separation device , simplifying the current solid system .