Vertical Dryer Systems

Reduce drilling waste and maximise recovery of non-aqueous drilling fluids.

Introduction

Our Vertical Cuttings Dryers (VCD) dramatically reduce drill cuttings waste discharge and maximise recovery of non-aqueous drilling fluids. They are screen type cuttings dryers, capable of receiving cuttings from a CT unit, auger or TWMA Vacuum System and treating between 25 and 60MT of drill cuttings per hour depending on the model.

The VCD receives drill cuttings from a cuttings transfer unit, screw conveyor or vacuum system and is capable of treating drill cuttings at a rate of up to 36MT per hour.  Our experts supply, install, manage and operate the cuttings dryer to ensure performance is optimised – and expectation surpassed.

Key features

  • High capacity, continuous-feed dryers have the throughput to keep pace with drilling operations.
  • Explosion-proof motors are certified for use in class I, division I areas, meeting US Coast Guard (USCG) and US Mineral Management Services (MMS) requirements
  • Built-in walkway on stand allows safe access around the cuttings dryer, meeting USCG, MMS, and OSHA requirements.
  • Automatic cuttings dryer shut-off senses low oil pressure, preventing internal and bearing damage
  • Individually balanced components are designed to be interchanged without affecting the high-speed, vibration-free operation

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