The Ultimate Guide To Desander And Desilter-Hydrocyclone

Petroleum Sector-Drilling rig Solid control equipment -Hydrocyclone for Oil and Gas Industry
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Hydoryclone working principle, working mechanism, solid control techniques, characteristics of hydrocyclone. Problems and trouble shooting of hydrocyclone.


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Drilling fluid circulation in oil and gas well is like blood circulating in human body. If our body organs dont work properly to screen out impurities from blood it result severe skin,heart, arteries and other diseases. Same is the case with drilling fluid.   Drilling Fluid carry coarse and fine drilled cutting and other impurities while coming out of wellbore. if   cutting and impurities are not removed, these contaminants will disturb mud properties (Yield point, Plastic viscosity, fliterate loss) resulting in high drag, high pressure, thick mud cake and eventually pipe stuck. Pipe stuck may result in huge economical loss. Shale shaker are used to remove coarse solid particles greater than 75 micron. Whereas Desander and Desilter are used to remove fine particle (20-75 micron).

Hydrocyclone have vital importance for solid control on oil and gas drilling rig mud system therefore its very necessary to understand hydrocyclone or desander and desilter working mechanism and their prominent features. 

Course  focused will be Desander and Desilter also called hydrocyclone or cyclone used in petroleum or oil and gas industry.After taking this course you will know.

- What are Desilter-Desander,hydrocyclone or cyclone.

-Importance Desilter and Desander on drilling rig.

- Different techniques for controlling solid in mud systems

- Working principle of Desilter and Desander

-Hydrocyclone Working mechanism

-Main parts of Desander and Desilter

-Solid control technique

-Hydrocyclone Installation

- Working pressure of Hydrocyclone

- Pros and Cons of Hydrocyclone

- Cut point

-Separation Curve

- Types discharge from hydrocyclone

- Problems and their trouble shooting.

- Performance indicators

- Hydrocyclone other industrial application

Who this course is for:

  • Drilling fluid engineer, mud engineer, hydrocyclone operators, petroleum engineer,drilling engineer, drilling supervisor, drilling superintendent, well site engineer, oil and gas drilling personnel like tool pusher, rig manager, derrick man, mud boy. Any other employees working with solid control equipment like hydrocyclone.


Oill & Gas Drilling Professional, Founder of
Shaukat Ali
  • 4.3 Instructor Rating
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  • 12,591 Students
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I am oil & gas drilling professional and founder of "rigskills" a drilling rig online courses platform. My expertise include: oil and gas well drilling- vertical, directional and horizontal multilateral wells, primary Cementing job, secondary cement job, well testing, wireline logging, mud logging, Coring, open hole and cased hole side track, fishing operation, well control, well abandonment, well completion Drill stem test and much more.

By taking  Online courses you will gain necessary skills for oil and gas drilling rig very quickly for fast growth of your career.

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