• Hydrocyclones

    BRANDT™ Hydrocyclones are simple mechanical devices, without moving parts, designed to speed up the settling process of solids. 

     

     

    Description

    CUSTOMIZABLE SOLIDS CONTROL WITH COST-EFFECTIVE, SIMPLE DESIGN AND DURABLE PERFORMANCE

    Hydrocyclones are simple mechanical devices, without moving parts, designed to speed up the settling process of solids. Drilling fluid containing solids is fed into the body of the hydrocyclone, where the centrifugal force induced by the flow causes heavier solids to separate from the lighter solids. The heaviest solids are discharged out the bottom (underflow) of the hydrocyclone and the lightest solids exit the top (overflow). The separation of solids is dependent upon feed particle size, fluid viscosity, fluid feed pressure (as a function of fluid density) and hydrocyclone size. NOV offersthree (3) models of hydrocyclones:

    Desanders (10-inch cones)

    Desanders (12-inch cones)

    Desilters (4-inch cones)

    Contact your NOV sales representative for more information, as well as to obtain proper sizing.

    Features/Benefits

    FEATURES

    BENEFITS

    Lightweight, durable, urethane material construction

    Provides thousands of operating hours with reliable, maintenance-free service

    Victaulic clamp connections

    Ensures easy connection to subsequent solids control equipment

    Involute feed entry

    Optimizes cones separation and flow capacity

    Wear-resistant ceramic insert molded into the underflow

    (4-Inch desilter)

    Extends the useful life of the hydrocyclone

    Skid-mounted installation with liftingeye welded to frame

    Safe and easy handling

    Customized cone configuration specific to customer needs

    Ensures proper configuration for application

    Specifications

    General

    12-Inch Desander

    10-inch Desander

    4-inch Desilter

    Nominal Inner Diameter

    12 in (305 mm)

    10 in (254 mm)

    4 in (102 mm)

    Material

    Cast Urethane

    Cast Urethane

    Cast Urethane

    Capacity

    500 gal/min (1893 L/min) to

    600 gal/min (2271 L/min)

    400 gal/min (1514 L/min) to

    500 gal/min (1893 L/min)

    50 gal/min (189 L/min) to

    65 gal/min (246 L/min)

    D50 Cut Point in Water

    60-80 µm

    50-70 µm

    15-20 µm

    D50 Cut Point in Drilling Fluid

    200 µm

    90-120 µm

    35-70 µm

    Weight Each

    105 lb (48 kg)

    85 lb (39 kg)

    13 lb (6 kg)

    *All hydrocyclones require 75 feet of head; D50 is dependent on the feed particle size.