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Thermal Desorption Unit (Drill Cuttings, 10 TPH)

Location: Neuquen, Argentina


Vulcan® Systems commissioned a plant to a client in Argentina who plans to remediate drill cuttings and other contaminated soils in a mobile engineering lab in an indirect Rotary Thermal Desorption Unit with Vapor Recovery. This effort is aimed to reduce landfilling of drill cuttings and recycle diesel based drilling fluids. Control technology was designed around EPA standards to ensure no negative environmental impacts from running the system.

The system was designed to process 10 TPH of drill cuttings. The system uses natural gas to run.

Equipment Included:

  • 24 MMBtu/hr. Burners
  • 72" D x 58' L Indirect Fired Rotary Kiln
  • Clay Feeder
  • Incline Screw Feed Conveyor
  • Kiln Screw Conveyor
  • Rotary Airlock
  • Incline Screw Discharge Conveyor
  • Quench Tower
  • Air Cooled Heat Exchanger
  • Carrier Air Cooled Chiller
  • Knock Out Pot
  • Double Pipe Heat Exchanger
  • Oil/Water Separator