• VSM™ Multi-Sizer Separator

    The reliable, operator-friendly BRANDT™ VSM Multi-Sizer separator provides high performance and flexibility for modern-day drilling practices. The VSM Multi-Sizer separator is the first to introduce CONSTANT-G CONTROL™ to provide optimum performance to meet drilling rates and separation efficiency.

     

    Description

    THE NEXT LEAP IN SEPARATION TECHNOLOGY

    The reliable, operator-friendly BRANDT VSM Multi-Sizer separator provides high performance and flexibility for modern-day drilling practices. The VSM Multi-Sizer separator is the first to introduce CONSTANT-G CONTROL™ to provide optimum performance to meet drilling rates and separation efficiency.

    CONSTANT-G CONTROL

    CONSTANT-G CONTROL (CGC) is a patented technology developed to maintain an optimal G-force rating on the VSM Multi-Sizer separator during varying liquid/solids loading conditions. CGC Technology maximizes screen performance, solids conveyance and throughput while enhancing screen life. CGC is an industry first and a standard feature on the VSM Multi-Sizer.

    With the addition of an accelerometer on the basket tied to the VFD operating the drive motors, the VFD is able to constantly monitor the Multi-Sizer separator’s G-force and adjust the motor speed in order to maintain the G-force at predetermined set points, depending on fluid and solids loading on the basket. The Multi-Sizer separator will run at a lower G-force and reduces wear on screens and components, while operating with little solids loading. When loading becomes more extreme and higher G’s are needed to process all of the drilling fluid, the Multi-Sizer separator will automatically ramp up to a higher G-force.

    The VSM Multi-Sizer separator also offers a flexible flow (Flex-Flow) system that provides the ability to run in two unique operating modes: “in-series” and “in-parallel.” Changing modes is easily accomplished with an adjustable flow diverter.

    “In-Series” Operating Mode

    The primary function of the VSM Multi-Sizer separator, while in the in-series mode, is to collect lost circulation and/or wellbore stabilization materials. In this mode, each of the three screening decks is equipped with screens of differing API designations. The Scalping Deck is outfitted with screens for coarse solids removal. Primary Deck 1 is outfitted with API-designated screens that allow for the collection of the desired recoverable solids, such as lost circulation or wellbore stabilization materials. The desired material is conveyed off the screens of Primary Deck 1 and into a collection trough. The trough is angled to route the collected material down two recovery trough sections of the machine and into the sump and active mud system. Primary Deck 2 is outfitted with API-designated screens that allow for the removal of low-gravity solids and other fines. 

    “In-Parallel” Operating Mode

    The primary function of the VSM Multi-Sizer separator, while in the in-parallel mode, is to maximize screening capacity and throughput. The Scalping Deck is outfitted with screens for coarse solids removal, while Primary Deck 1 and Primary Deck 2 are outfitted with screens of the same API designation. An adjustable overflow weir routes any overflow from Primary Deck 1 to Primary Deck 2. This adjustable weir enables control of the fluid endpoint on Primary Deck 1. Once the desired fluid endpoint is reached on Primary Deck 2, flow is maximized. When operating in the in-parallel mode, the built-in recovery trough on the end of Primary Deck 1 is closed, allowing for the discharge of solids. The design of this trough allows the user to easily switch between collection and disposal modes, with no special tools.

    Composite Materials

    National Oilwell Varco has designed the VSM Multi-Sizer separator to provide an improved power-to-weight ratio by the use of composite materials (patented) throughout the vibration basket. This provides an improved g-force rating without the need for increased horsepower requirements. Composite materials also provide exceptional corrosion resistance in high fluid flow areas.

    The VSM Multi-Sizer separator features balanced elliptical motion to effectively separate solids from liquid. Screen changes are quickly facilitated with the field-proven PNEUMOSEAL™ clamping and sealing system. The HVAC hood, a standard feature on the VSM Multi-Sizer separator, routes hazardous fumes away from the unit and into a ventilation system. 

    Features/Benefits

    FEATURES

    BENEFITS

    CONSTANT-G CONTROL (CGC)

    Maintains an optimum G force rating during variable liquid/solids loading conditions. Improves flow capacity, constant solids conveyance and finer screening capability.

    "In-parallel" operational mode

       Doubles the effective screening area for increased capacity of fine solids removal

       Allows for finer screening and higher flow rates

    "In-series" operational mode

       Allows for classification of solids by utilizing screens of varying API designations on each respective deck

       Allows for the recovery of designer solids, including lost circulation material (LCM)

       Allows finer screens and higher flow rates

    Manual flow diverter

    Allows for easy switching between "in-series" and "in-parallel" operational modes by a single operator with no tools required

    PNEUMOSEAL clamping and sealing system

    Ensures that screens are properly secured to the shaker basket; allows for quick and easy screen changes

    Three-screening decks design (scalping, first primary, second primary)

    Provides increased screening area; allows for higher flow; allows for classification of solids

    6.79 m² (73.08 ft²) of screening area

    Provides the highest amount of primary fine screening area on the market

    Built-in recovery trough on first primary deck

    Allows for easy switching between the collection and disposal of solids in the different modes:

       “In-series”: collection

       “In-parallel”: disposal

    Balanced-elliptical motion

       Provides for the easy removal of large, sticky, hydrated clays and other troublesome solids

       Allows for improved solids conveyance in situations where reactive formations are encountered

       Minimizes solids degradation; improves screen life; minimizes likelihood of screen blinding

    Finely tuned motor weight balancing

       Ensures optimal solids conveyance by providing a consistent, balanced elliptical motion and stroke profile under varying basket-loading conditions

       Different-sized weights compensate for the differing distances of elliptical motion, thus maintaining balance

    Vibratory drive system

    Provides a field-proven, 8-bearing drive system with cylindrical roller bearings and a short shaft design, offering unsurpassed reliability and performance (15 years field proven on the VSM 300 shaker)

    Scalping deck allows inspection of the first primary deck screens

    Designed and sized to allow for quick and easy inspection of first primary deck screen’s condition

    Flexible Feed Arrangement (either flow divider or shallow header tank)

    Ensures even distribution of drilling fluid to all separators in the system

    Low spare parts inventory

    Provides cost savings

    HVAC hood

    Routes hazardous fumes away from the unit and into a ventilation system for safe transfer away from personnel

    Automated Shaker Control (optional)

       Automatically optimizes shaker utilization during varying flow conditions (unneeded shakers are brought offline)

       Increases screen life by keeping screens wet with fluid

    Specifications

    Dimensions (L x W x H)*

    2151 mm x 1870 mm x 1713 mm

    (85 in x 74 in x 67 in)

    Weir Height

    1143 mm (45 in)

    Weight*

    2440 kg (5379 lb)

    Basket Angle

    0 degrees

    Scalping Deck Angle

    +2 degrees

    First Primary Deck Angle

    +7 degrees

    Second Primary Deck Angle

    +7 degrees

    Total Screening Area

    6.79 m² (73.08 ft²)

    Scalping Deck Screening Area

    1.91 m² (20.56 ft²) - (3 screens)

    First Primary Deck Screening Area

    2.44 m² (26.26 ft²) - (4 screens)

    Second Primary Deck Screening Area

    2.44 m² (26.26 ft²) - (4 screens)

    Screen Type

    Pretension; Repairable

    Screen-Securing System

    PNEUMOSEAL (air-operated; quick release)

    Motor Type

    (2) Brook Crompton Argus 55

    Motor Power (each)

    3 kw (4 hp)

    Vibration Motion

    Balanced elliptical

    G-Force

    (information available upon request)

    Electrical Requirements

    380-480V VAC/3-Phase/50 or 60 Hz

    Compressed Air Requirements

    85-90 psi

    Compressed Air Capacity

    .01 m³/min (0.5 ft³/min)

    *Varies with optional customization. Typical values shown for flow divider. Please contact a Brandt representative for specific dimension and weight information.

    Other

    VSM Multi-Sizer Primary PXL Screens

    Part Number

    Combination

    API Number

    D100 in microns

    Conductance kD/mm

    NBOA m2

    63727FATX080

    PXL 80

    API 80

    192

    2.90

    0.40

    63727FATX100

    PXL 100

    API 100

    159

    2.50

    0.40

    63727FATX120

    PXL 120

    API 120

    135

    2.10

    0.40

    63727FATX140

    PXL 140

    API 140

    107

    1.57

    0.40

    63727FATX170

    PXL 170

    API 170

    94.5

    1.49

    0.40

    63727FATX200

    PXL 200

    API 200

    80.1

    1.12

    0.40

    63727FATX270

    PXL 270

    API 270

    56.1

    0.806

    0.40

    63727FATX325

    PXL 325

    API 325

    47.5

    0.527

    0.40


    VSM Multi-Sizer Primary RHD Screens

    Part Number

    Combination

    API Number

    D100 in microns

    Conductance kD/mm

    NBOA m2

    63727FOTH075

    RHD 75

    API 45

    334

    5.43

    0.32

    63727FOTH089

    RHD 89

    API 60

    272

    4.43

    0.32

    63727FOTH115

    RHD 115

    API 70

    231

    3.70

    0.32

    63727FOTH145

    RHD 145

    API 80

    195

    3.31

    0.32

    63727FOTH180

    RHD 180

    API 100

    164

    2.09

    0.32

    63727FOTH215

    RHD 215

    API 120

    137

    1.88

    0.32

    63727FOTH255

    RHD 255

    API 140

    116

    1.66

    0.32

    63727FOTH280

    RHD 280

    API 170

    96.7

    1.50

    0.32

    63727FOTH330

    RHD 330

    API 200

    78.3

    0.969

    0.32

    VSM Multi-Sizer Primary XF Screens

    Part Number

    Combination

    API Number

    D100 in microns

    Conductance kD/mm

    NBOA m2

    63727FXTH300

    XF 300

    API 270

    51.3

    0.519

    0.32

    63727FXTH325

    XF 325

    API 325

    47.5

    0.559

    0.32

    63727FXTH400

    XF 400

    API 400

    39.1

    0.308

    0.32

    63727FXTH425

    XF 425

    API 450

    32.5

    0.362

    0.32


    VSM Multi-Sizer Scalping Screens

    Part Number

    Combination

    # of Layers

    62737FMSH008

    MG 8

    Single layer

    62737FMSH010

    MG 10

    Single layer

    62737FMDH020

    MG 20

    Double Layer

    62737FMSH020

    MG 20

    Single layer

    62737FMSH024

    MG 24

    Single layer

    62737FMDH030

    MG 30

    Double Layer

    62737FMSH030

    MG 30

    Single layer

    62737FMDH040

    MG 40

    Double Layer

    62737FMSH040

    MG 40

    Single layer

    62737FMDH060

    MG 60

    Double Layer

    62737FMSH060

    MG 60

    Single layer

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