The purpose of this article is to present some guidelines and simplified techniques to size pumps and piping typically used in mud systems. If unusual circumstances exist such as unusually long or complicated pipe runs or if very heavy or viscous drilling muds are used, a qualified engineer should analyze the system in detail and calculate an exact solution.
A carefully planned and carried out maintenance program extends centrifugal pump life, maintains high pump dependability and rated performance, and reduces overall operating costs. The three primary areas of pump care are general effects of erosion and specific problems of packing and bearings.
AP200 desilters are capable of processing up to 240 stere per minute and can get do to cut point of approximately 35 microns. This equipment is designed to remove the sand and silt sized particles before they have a chance to break down even smaller.
The main parts, a centrifugal pump consist of are casing, impeller, shaft, bearing, and sealing.