Thermal Desorption Unit (Drill Cuttings, 8 TPH)
Location: Haoud El Hamra, Algeria
Vulcan® Drying Systems personnel commissioned a plant to a client in Algeria who plans to remediate drill cuttings and other contaminated soils in an indirect Rotary Thermal Desorption Unit with Vapor Recovery. The effort aims to reduce landfilling of drilling cuttings and recycle diesel-based drilling fluids. Control technology was designed around EPA standards in order to ensure no negative environmental impacts are incurred from running the system. A new primary TDU was joined to multiple reconditioned components for a vapor recovery system to meet budgetary concerns of the customer.
The system was designed to process 8 TPH of drill cuttings. The system uses No. 2 fuel oil and recovered oil from the remediation process, providing a self-sufficient solution to the client.