Vulcan Systems

Drill Cuttings Remediation - Oil, Gas & Refineries - Oil

With a Vulcan® Systems Thermal Desorption Unit, Hydrocarbons are separated from the solids in the sludge. The treated solids have little to no residual hydrocarbons, resulting in an end product that can be disposed of easily and cost-effectively. What makes our equipment unique? The ability to recover diesel or oil in a way which maximizes the resaleability of use as a fuel.

Drill Cuttings Remediation Thermal Desorption Unit

Oil based drilling muds contain large volumes of valuable, recoverable diesel. Cracking the diesel degrades the recoverability and greatly reduces the value. In order to maximize the volume and value of the recovered diesel or synthetic lubricants, it is important to apply heat to the feed progressively with maximum temperature control. Our technology incorporates multiple heating zones along the length of the drum. This allows us to apply controlled heating at different temperatures within each zone of the drum. Typically, the first zone evaporates the water. The middle zones are used to remove hydrocarbons down to less than one percent, and the last zone is a polishing zone to take off heavy hydrocarbons and meet regulatory standards for residual hydrocarbons.