MECHANICAL MUD AGITATORS

Drilling mud agitators are used extensively for drilling-fluid surface
tanks. Regardless of manufacturer, mechanical agitators have similar components, namely, a drive motor, a geared reducer (also called a gearbox), a gearbox output shaft, and impeller(s). The objective of a properly designed mechanical agitation system is uniform suspension of all solids, appropriate application of shear, homogeneous fluid properties throughout the system, and economical application of applied power.

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