Vacuum degasser is one of the main equipments in solids control system to separate gas from drilling mud . The degasser normally sit beside shale shaker and before desander to protect centrifugal pumps. And an efficient degasser is very important to safe and productive drilling operations. As the composition of the gas encountered, the present gas mud will decrease efficiencies in the solids control pumps. So we can say vacuum degasser is to keep the pumps operating properly. Of course the Derrick Flo 1200 model degasser and AIPU APZCQ-270 working in different.
Derrick Flo 1200 Vacuum Degasser
Firstly , derrick Flo 1200 model vacuum degasser is working depending on barometric pressure and vacuum pressure to separate gas from drilling mud. There are several wave type plate and muti entrance of mud to allow drilling mud flow balancely. The vacuum pump is working to supply a vacuum power to help gas bubble discharge. There is a venture jet to suction mud from degasser vessel and discharge treatment mud to a tank or tank compartment.
AIPU APZCQ 270 Vacuum Degasser
Then, AIPU vacuum degasser main components are degasser vessel, vacuum pump with motor, main motor to power degasser. The degasser plays a major role of removing small bubbles that a liquid film has enveloped and entrapped. In order for it to be released and break out the air and gas such as methane, H ₂S and CO ₂ from the mud to the surface, the drilling fluids must pass degassing technique and it can be accomplished by the equipment called degasser which is also a major part of a mud system. It is self suction degasser with a suction pipe under vessel , the vacuum pump supply a vacuum power to help gas bubble discharge though a water tank. The treating capacity is 270 cubic meters per hour which is equal to 1200 GPM capacity.