An oilfield centrifuge is one of solid control equipment which has a capability to remove solid which is larger than 10 micron. With the stroke’s Law, the centrifuges use g-force to separate solid content from drilling mud. The centrifuges separated solid primarily based on differences of density.
In the processing of drilling slurry, drilling emulsion and drilling muds, all substances that have entered the emulsion during the drilling process are separated out. While the shale shakers and/or hydrocyclones upstream of the centrifuges in order to remove large solid particles, the decanter deals with the small particles.