Hydrocyclone Desander for OGEM Solids Control

Introduction of desander

Desanders and desilters are drilling rig equipment with a set of hydrocyclones that separates sand and silt from the drilling fluid.

Desander is installed after shakers and degasser but before desilter. Desander removes those abrassive solids from the drilling mud which cannot be removed by shakers. Desilting is employed in dams and lakes.

A centrifugal pump is used to pump drilling fluid through the set of hydrocyclones.


Desander for solids control

Desander has no moving parts. The larger the internal diameter of the desander is, the greater the amount of drilling fluids it is able to process and the larger the size of the solids removed.

Desander (10 inches (250 mm) cone) are able to remove 50% of solids within the 40-50 μm (micrometre) range at a flow rate of 500 US gallons per minute (32 L/s), while desilter (4 inches (100 mm) Cone) are able to remove 50% of solids within the 15-20 μm range at a flow rate of 60 US gallons per minute (3.8 L/s). Micro fine separators are able to remove 50% of solids within the 10-15 μm range at a flow rate of 15 US gallons per minute (0.95 L/s).

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Desander is typically positioned next-to-last in the arrangement of solids control equipment, with decanter centrifuge as the subsequent processing unit. Desander is preceded by gas busters, gumbo removal equipment (if utilized), shale shaker, mud cleaner (if utilized) and vacuum degasser. Desander is widely used in oilfield drilling.


OGEM CSQ Series Desander

CSQ series desander is the second class and the third class solid control equipment to treat the drilling fluid. According to the size of the cone diameter, it is divided into Desander and Desilter.

Usually the cone diameter is more than 6″is called Desander, and used as the second-control equipment in drilling operation. We commonly used 8 “and 10″ cones desander to separate solid-phase particle size 47-76μm in the drilling fluids.


Any need for desander, please feel free to contact us and we’ll do our utmost to serve you.



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