Vertical mount Oil field mud gas separator also called as poor boy degasser. Similar as fire foam system, Oil field poor boy degasser is a kind of safety device for oil and gas drilling rig mud systems.
Vertical mount Oil field mud gas separator has been used with choke manifold, BOP, and usually it is complies with gas igniter, to deal with the free gas invaded into the active drilling fluids, especially for drilling fluids with H2S or drilling holes not well balanced. Normally, the oil field poor boy degasser is used after choke manifolds / BOP, and before mud system shale shaker. After the Oil field poor boy degasser, the invaded gas will be discharged in 2 ways:
Firstly, the invaded gas will be discharged in to atmosphere via a long vent pipe on top of the poor boy degasser. We call it atmosphere poor boy degasser. But it is not big, as sometimes there maybe H2S inside the invaded gas, which is hazardous to human beings.
Another gas treatment way is more popular: the invaded gas will be lead to a place a little far away from the mud gas separation through extended vent line under the degasser. The vent line can be 50 ~ 100m away, it depends on the jobsite layout. There will be a fire igniter near the vent line outlet. GN Solids Control fire igniter is automatic type, it fires at setup frequency to fire the hazardous gas from mud gas separator.
The drilling mud from mud gas separator will flow into solids control shale shakers. As there are normally more than 1 shale shaker inside a solids control mud system, so before the mud flows into shale shaker, it will flow into a distribution box, or distribution pipelines, and then through the distribution box or pipelines, mud be divides into each shale shaker.
GN Solids Control makes 3-panel and 4-panel shale shakers for mud processing after poor boy degasser. The shale shaker can be linear motion or dual motion. GN Solids Control also can make 3-way, 4-way and 5-way compact design distribution box for shale shaker mud distribution.
GN Solids Control, as a professional manufacturer for drilling mud solids control equipment makes different sizes of poor boy degasser. GN Solids Control makes 24 inch ID, 40 inch OD, and 42 inch OD mud gas separator to suit for all kinds of oil rig mud system.