There are different type and sizes of Hydro cyclone separator used for oil and gas drilling field. It is also widely used for soil purifications. It is the 2nd and 3rd stage separation system in mud cleaning systems.
Per the different sizes of hydro cyclone, we call it desander or desiter. Desander separator is with big hydro cyclone to remove bigger size solids. Normally, when the cone size if bigger than 8 inch, we call it desander separator. Like 20 inch, 16inch big size, they are normally used for micron tunneling and piping projects for coarse solids. While 10 inch is popular for oil and gas drilling mud system, HDD, water well drilling mud recovery system and desanding plants.
For cones smaller than 8 inch, we call it desilter, like 6 inch, 4 inch and 2 inch. 4 inch is the most popular for oil and gas drilling, while 2 inch is normally used for soil purification or drilling waste management to remove small size particles.
Desander cone and desilter cone can be used separately or combined together in a system. As hydro cyclone is not D100 separation device, there normally will be a under flow shale shaker for further separation.
Different models of Hydro cyclone separator from worldwide leading brand: GN Solids Control
1) Mud cleaner separator models available with shale shaker. GNZS703 3-panel shaker and GNZS594 4-panel shale shaker are both available.
GNZJ703E-D1S8N with capacity 120m3/h(528GPM)
GNZJ703E-2S12N with capacity 240m3/h(1056GPM)
GNZJ594E-2S12N with capacity 240m3/h(1056GPM)
GNZJ703E-3S16N with capacity 360m3/h(1584GPM)
GNZJ594E-3S16N with capacity 360m3/h(1584GPM)
2) Desander separator models available without shale shaker.
GNZJ752E-1S/2S with capacity 120/240m3/h
GNZJ703E-D2S with capacity 240m3/h (1056GPM)
GNZJ703E-3S with capacity 360m3/h(1584GPM)
GNWSE-2S/3S with capacity 240/360m3/h
3) Desilter separator models available without shale shaker.
GNZJ752E-8N/12N with capacity 120m3/h(528GPM) / 240m3/h(1056GPM)
GNZJ703E-D8N/D12N with capacity 120m3/h(528GPM) / 240m3/h(1056GPM)
GNZJ703E-16N with capacity 360m3/h (1584GPM)
GNWSE-12N/16N with capacity 240/360m3/h