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Thermal Desorption Unit (Drill Cuttings, 2 TPH)

Location: Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Vulcan® Drying Systems personnel reconditioned and commissioned a plant for a client in Nigeria to remediate drill cuttings in a Vulcan Thermal Desorption Unit and Vapor Recovery System. The TDU's effort aims to reduce landfilling of drill cuttings and recycle diesel/oil based drilling fluids. The system was built around budgetary constraints of the customer, using reconditioned components primarily centered around a Metso Holo-Flite screw processor using hot oil as the heat transfer medium.

The system was designed to process 2 TPH of drill cuttings with oil-based drilling muds. The system uses No. 2 fuel oil fired burners.

Equipment Included:

  • Feed Hopper
  • Incline Screw Conveyor
  • Discharge Screw Conveyor
  • Primary Heat Transfer Unit
  • Primary Combustion Blower
  • Primary Fuel Pump
  • Thermal Fluid Circulation Pump
  • Portable Holo-Flite Heated Screw Desorber
  • Vapor Condensing Tower
  • Air Cooled Heat Exchanger
  • Oil/Water Separator
  • Quench Spray Pump
  • Thermal Oxidizer
  • Auxiliary Burner Fuel Pump
  • Induced Draft Fan