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Horizontal decanter centrifuge has the advantages of good separation performance, well-adapted, can be automatic continuous operated, exercise intensively is small, small footprint and lower maintenance cost. So the decanter centrifuge had a rapidly development recent years, which can be widely used in industrial wastewater and municipal wastewater process field.


Main feature of the decanters centrifuge compared with others:
1.1 Separation factor is high: Max 4000.
1.2 Ration of length and diameter is big: Max 4.2.
1.3low energy consumption: 1/3~1/2 of the same product.
1.4 Smoothness Of Operation : Parts precision dynamic balancing and the whole set machine work dynamic balance, vibration strength of the decanter is below 5mm/s, is fall far below 《Technical condition of decanter centrifuges》, 7.1mm/s.
1.5 Low noise: less than 85Db(A).
1.6 Operating reliability: DC company decanters differential mechanism adopt planetary gear transmission in high speed, and adopt pin-cycloid planetary gearing in low speed to improve the working reliablity. Spiral drive main bear use roller bearing and the structure of the thrust ball bearing which can improve the bear ability of the Axial force.
1.7 Wear-resistant treatment: The touching part of our company is made of stainless steel and superior alloy steel, the blades of screw pusher paint abrasion- resistant alloy or spectacles special cemented carbide.
1.8. All kinds of models: The diameter series of the decanter produced by our company are 250、350、450、550, slenderness ratio is 2. 3. 4. ect.


DC decanters centrifuge  widely used in oil, chemical, light industry, mining, metallurgy, food, environmental protection and ect, which can totaly meet the requirements of dehydration of solid, and liquid phase.

Drilling industry expert widespread agree drilling fluid centrifuge the important function in solid control system, most domestic drilling teams equipe the main motor power with 18.5, 22,37 and 45kw, and the rotary speed is 1300-2200r/min the middle speed centrifuge. At the present, drilling fluid centrifuge mainly has medium-speed centrifuge and high speed the two kind.

Medium-speed centrifuge:

The rotary speed of medium speed is 1300-2200r/min, produced the centrifugal force is about 800 times of gravity, treacting capacity is 40-60m3/h, this kind of centrifuge used to eliminate 5-7um solid phase particles.

decanter centrifuge

High speed centrifuge:

The rotary speed of high speed centrifuge is 2500-3300r/min, produced the centrifugal force is about 1200-2100 times of gravity, separation size is 2-5um, the treating capacity of this kind of centrifuge can be adjusted according to drilling fluid performance, and can real-time monitoring and fully frequency conversion automatic closed-loop according to load, can efficiency control drilling fluid performance, it is the ideal solid control purification equipment to drill deep well and special technological requirements.


Another is a kind of CRPM high speed centrifuge:

Usually this kind of centrifuge set 2-3 rotary speed is higher than the common centrifuge, the operating personnel estimate to drilling fluid performance, hand regulating centrifuge rotary speed to get the better drilling fluid processing effect.

Drilling fluid centrifuge has play the more and more important role, many drilling teams equipp two centrifuges, need attention, if equipped the two same technology performance centrifuge( usually is medium speed centrifuge, when has the different treating capacity) should adopts multipled technological process, to be as the reserve centrifuge or increase drilling fluid treating capacity in rapidly drilling.

At the present, domestic have already produce full frequency control high speed centrifuge, the cost of the centrifuge is very high, and request high quality personnel, need the professional electrical engineer operates and maintains. If the drilling team have the special requirements to drilling fluid suggest use medium speed centrifuge series connection with domestic high speed centrifuge, the drilling fluid treated by medium speed centrifuge enter into high speed centrifuge feeding bin, after treated by high speed centrifuge enter into circulating system to reuse. Then drilling fluid solid phase get the better purification which has the good effect to follow up equipment service life, save mud and improve drilling machine drilling speed.


In all but the last 10 or 15 years the majority of decanter applications have been limited by their ability to clarify liquor. Scale up of these centrifuges would be based on their clarification ability. Thus, alot of the earlier development has been concentrated, bowls lengthened and solids discharge areas increased to ensure solids choking does not inhibit clarification volume. A part from these obvious methods there are some mechanical modifications which can help.

Because of the very high capacities possible through a relatively small volume, velocities in a decanter can be very high. Producing very high reynolds numbers. Turbulent flow is not the best regime to settle solids, so means have been developed to increase the clarification length, reduce the effective settling height and decrease the mean velocity of the liquor to be clarified. This feature is also known as Sigma enhancement.


Quasi- axial flow

With a normal helical conveyor the clarified liquor must wind its way around the helix of the flight before discharge. the velocity of the centrate is thus much larger than it would be if it could flow axially. Moreover the velocity must be that much extra to overcome the screwing effect of the conveyor.

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Fully axial flow

This feature has the same function as the quasi-axial flow. In this design, longitudinal radial vanes are welded to the conveyor bub, say 6 to 12 in number, and a ribbon flight is welded on the outer edge of the vanes. The vanes extend from the feed zone to the front bud.


In design this is similar to the fully axial conveyor, except that the vanes are angled to the radii and there are many more of them. In present designs the number of vanes are 48 to 96 or more depending upon the size of decanter. They extend from just forward of the feed zone to the front hub.

Nova Brandt is one of the most famous brand drilling company in the word. The company can produce many drilling equipment, solid control/drilling mud system-Centrifuge is one of the production.


Brandt HS-3400 Centrifuge

Centrifuges are used to process unweighted and weighted, water-based and oil-based drilling fluids (muds).

HS-3400FS centrifuge

The HS-3400 FS centrifuge is able to exert up to 2,870 G’s on the mud, while the HS-3400 VSD and HS-3400 FVS are able to exert up to 3,180 G’s. The HS-3400 FS is a fixed drive unit


HS-3400FVS centrifuge

HS-3400 FVS is equipped with variable frequency drive (VFD) control, which provides a controlled application of motor drive power to the centrifuge components (bowl, conveyor and feed pump). Customized hardware and software packages can be designed to meet specific installation and operational requirements.

The HS-3400 centrifuge

The HS-3400 VSD is a hydraulically-driven unit with a variable speed main drive. The HS-3400 FVS is hydraulically- and electrically-driven, with both the main drive and back drive equipped as variable speed. The HS-3400 VSD and HS-3400 FVS centrifuges offer increased operational flexibility in situations where conditions vary.

Drilling mud decanter centrifuges are designed specifically to remove unwanted solids and fine particles from virtually all kinds of used drilling mud, including those based on water/synthetics and conventional oil-based drilling fluids.

Decanting Centrifuge separate the suspending fluids using the principle of centrifugal action, the suspending fluids are pushed into the rotor drum through the inlet pipe and the fluid hole of the spiral feeder. Under the influence of centrifugal force, solid phase particles are pushed to the internal wall of the drum, then to the mud export of the small end of the drum and excreted. But the fluids are excreted from the overflow hole of the large end. Such cycle is in order to achieve the purpose of continuous separate high speed decanting centrifuge are effective for separation.

Features of DC Decanter Centrifuge

Southwest Petroleum University Technology Support

High Speed up to 3200RPM & Variable Speed by frequency converter

The main body of the decanter centrifuge made from stainless: SS304/SS316/Titanium Alloy

The screw propeller and solids discharge made from stainless steel Stainless Steel protected by tungsten carbide alloy.

German FAG/SKF Brand Bearings

Screw propeller & Solids Discharge Stainless Steel protected by  tungsten carbide alloy.

Solids Liquid separation system package available

Electrical Components: SIEMENS/Schneider/ CHINT

DC Solids Control based in China manufacture and supply complete line of high-speed, variable-speed and fully variable-speed decanting centrifuge for handling drilling fluids. Our factory and company are Quality Management System ISO 9001-2000 certified. DC Solids Control operate international oil gas drilling mud separation system. Ruggedly built for oilfield and industrial Solids control service, decanting centrifuge is especially effective in meeting fluid-on-cuttings discharge requirements in environmentally sensitive areas. Decanting centrifuge also deliver high fluid recovery rates and efficient solids control to significantly reduce the operator’s total mud cost and limit waste disposal volumes. DC-China leading decanting centrifuge manufacturer

The drilling mud centrifuge is used for the recovery of barytes, cleaning the fine solid phases, decreasing the volume of solid phases in the drilling mud and guaranteeing the        performance of drilling mud。DCLW series is a normal decanting centrifuge mode of our company, they are ideal choices for separating particles in drilling mud. Decanting Centrifuge separate the suspending fluids using the principle of centrifugal action, the suspending fluids are pushed into the rotor drum through the inlet pipe and the fluid hole of the spiral feeder.

Feature of DC decanting centrifugal

a User friendly advanced control technology

b Screen and Solid bowl configurations

c Bowls range from 150mm – 1400mm Diameter

d Sealed and pressure-tight construction

e The screw propeller and solids discharge made from stainless steel Stainless Steel protected by  tungsten carbide alloy.

f Screw propeller & Solids Discharge Stainless Steel protected by  tungsten carbide alloy.

g Southwest Petroleum University Technology Support 

The DCLW decanter Centrifuges boast infinite speed adjustability of main bowl drive and backdrive (differential). Utilizing variable frequency drives on all motors allows low amperage start-ups and eliminates troublesome sheave changes. Stainless steel wetted parts, tungsten carbide hard facing on bowl and scroll, as well as superior gearbox construction.

DC uses high quality stainless steel on all surfaces that the processed material comes in contact with.