The decanter centrifuge has been widely applied in drilling fluids solids control system. Due to the high rotation speed provided by decanter centrifuge, if any abnormal situation happend in use, stop running and check for solution immediately.

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Solutions to common problems of decanter centrifuge:

Problem 1: excessive vibration of decanter centrifuge.

Reasons and solutions:

1. The solids particles settled in bowl have not been cleaned thoroughly–clean it.

2. Defective shock absorber–change it for new one.

Problem 2: overtemperature of bearings. (above 75℃)

Reasons and solutions:

1. Lack of lubricating oil–oiling the bearings.

2. Wear of bearings–change the damaged bearings.

Problem 3: the bowl doesn’t work when the main motor is activated.

Reasons and solutions:

Main motor overload for excessive solids particles set in–clean the bowl and adjust the grout intake.

Problem 4: abnormal noise is heard from bowl.

Reasons and solutions:

1. unsuitable usage of lubricating oil, such as improper oil type or volume–check and adopt suitable oil.

2. bearings damaged–change for new ones.

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