Centrifuges

Centrifuges that give fluids and solids separation anxiety.

Your centrifuge plays the starring role in removing fine and ultrafine solids. Not only does your centrifuge reduce fluid consumption and waste, it sets up your fluid management system for success.

Operating a centrifuge at the best efficiency point starts with:

  1. Superior technology. We choose Alfa Laval.
  2. Integrated variable speed control (vs. traditional valve flow control) to lower system pressure and save energy.
  3. Super Duplex Stainless Steel to achieve the industry’s highest G-force for maximum separation efficiency.

Frankly, we’re obsessed with optimizing the centrifuge system process because it’s the backbone of the fluid management system.

Choosing the right centrifuge.

Many factors—such as local fluid-on-cuttings guidelines, drilling rates, and drill bit selection—influence which centrifuge is a match for your operation. Making the right choice will increase your uptime percentage and reduce costs.

Your centrifuge should separate fluid and solids efficiently and condition fluids to the highest process and environmental standards. When it’s performing at its best, a centrifuge will:

  • Reduce total fluid consumption.
  • Improve drilling fluid performance.
  • Allow you to reuse drilling fluid.
  • Lower waste disposal costs.
  • Increase environmental compliance.

Whether you need to rent a single drilling decanter centrifuge, or have us develop a fully staffed, multi-product central fluid processing site, our experts will ensure you get the right equipment and technical support for your project.

Access the best technology.

For site solutions, we pair Alfa Laval’s technology with proprietary solids control equipment including Hydraulic Centrifuge StandsFluid Management TanksCentrifuge Floc Tanks and Stripping Centrifuge Floc Tanks for turnkey fluid management systems.

Review models, process capabilities, throughputs and process control on our range of centrifuges.

Features

  • 0.980 m³/min process capacity (hydraulic water)
  • 0.850 m³/min process capacity (weighted fluid 1080 kg/m³)
  • Variable speed main drive
  • Variable speed back drive
  • Variable speed pump
  • Up to 5.5 tonnes per hour of solids discharge
  • Maximum G-force of 3549 g
  • Alfa Laval Model DMNX 418

Features

  • 0.96 m³/min process capacity (weighted fluid capacity 1080 kg/m³)
  • 1.2 m³/min process capacity (hydraulic water)
  • Variable speed main drive
  • Variable speed back drive
  • Variable speed pump
  • Up to 6 tonnes per hour of solids discharge
  • Maximum G-force 3549 g

Features

  • 1.53 m³/min process capacity (weighted fluid capacity 1080 kg/m³)
  • 1.9 m³/min process capacity (hydraulic water)
  • Variable speed main drive
  • Variable speed back drive
  • Variable speed pump
  • Up to 12 tonnes per hour of solids discharge
  • Maximum G force 3574 g
  • Alfa Laval Model Lynx 40

Apex pioneered the invention of the first hydraulic centrifuge oilfield stand. The centrifuge is set up in the lower travel position prior to lifting into the desired working position, making this stand safe, efficient and economical.

The concept and design of this fail-safe hydraulic system was engineered with specific goals in mind, such as:

  • Eliminate safety hazards, for example, suspended loads.
  • Enable ease of use with no harnesses needed and no fall arrest equipment required.
  • Elimination of trip hazards with and stair accessibility and proper lighting to enable clear vision.
  • Cost reduction – minimize transportation costs, picker truck not required, reduced rig up time, no matting required.

Available Options:

  • Single V400 hydraulic stand
  • Double V400 hydraulic stand with shale bin
  • Single V3 hydraulic stand
  • Double V3 hydraulic stand

Safety:

  • Set up at lower travel position
  • Platform is hydraulically raised and lowered
  • Working at heights is eliminated
  • Engineered stairways with hand-rails for support
  • High pressure pilot operated check-valves
  • Double acting hydraulic cylinders

Features

  • Single load (centrifuge, stand & pump)
  • No picker truck required (to raise or lower centrifuge)
  • Cold weather rated
  • Lighting on all levels
  • Power – 480 V, 30 A, 3 phase
  • No need for matting