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Desander

DesanderA centrifugal device for removing sand from drilling fluid to prevent abrasion of the pumps. It may be operated mechanically or by a fast-moving stream of fluid inside a special cone-shaped vessel, in which case it is sometimes called a hydrocyclone.*


 

*This is an abridged version of the Dictionary of Petroleum Terms used with permission from PETEX®, The University of Texas, at Austin. All rights reserved © PETEX 2001.