Desanding plants

Desanding plants are employed to remove soil partcles in drilling muds and support slurries used in foundation engineering. They can be either water-bentonite, water-polymere, or water-cement and bentonite suspensions. Desan-ding plants have further applications in gravel pits, in the mining industry and in microtunneling projects. The regeneration or cleaning capacity of a desanding plant is determined by the plant´s intake capacity of contaminated suspension. It is defined in m3/h. The regeneration efficiency or the "significant cut-off point" d50 indicates the smallest particle size of which at least 50% can be removed from a suspension. It is expressed in 1/1000 mm or micron.

The main components of all desanding plants are:

  • coarse screen for intercepting stones larger than 5 mm
  • storage tank of the coarse screencyclone with
  • cyclone feeder pump for removing fine particles from the suspension
  • dewatering screens for abstracting further water from
    the solids dis-charged by the cyclone.
Type Capacity Inst. power 
Cyclones Cut-point d50
BE 100-60 L
BE 100-60
100 m³/h
100 m³/h
19,3 kW
24 kW
12 "
15 "
0,060 mm
0,060 mm
BE 250-60 250 m³/h 59 kW 18 " 0,060 mm
BE 170-60 170 m³/h 32,2 kW 15 " 0,060 mm
BE 275-60 275 m³/h 69 kW 1 x 18 " 0,060 mm
BE 425-60 425 m³/h 89 kW 2 x 18 " 0,060 mm






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Desanding Plants