DESIGNING A SOLIDS GONTROL SYSTEM ON THE ESD

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The ESD offers unique flexibility when devising a solids control system.

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MUD AGITATOR & MUD GUN FOR EFFECTIVE UTILIZATION

Mud Gun

Mud gun are meant to provide supplemental or primary mixing in mud tanks depending on the number being used and the pit size. They are best used in tank corners to keep solids from settling and a mud agitator is placed in the tank center.

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Solids-control equipment guidelines – Surface Systems

This section provides additional thoughts and considerations concerning solids-control equipment. The practical operational guidelines for equipment discussed here may not apply to all drilling applications. These guidelines (in italics) were developed as part of API RP 13C. The discussion beneath each captures some of the comments by committee members as they debated the guideline before approval.

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CENTRIFUGAL PUMP AND STANDARD DRILLING EQUIPMENT

Hoppers, mud guns, desanders, desilters, degassers, and triplex pumps requiring supercharging all have one thing in common: they require 76–80 feet of inlet head to operate as designed. Exceptions do exist, and the equipment manufacturer should be consulted. This simplifies the job of sizing centrifugal pumps. Since most applications in drilling systems require 80 feet of head at the inlet of the equipment, knowledge of volume needed by each piece of equipment is required. Following are standard flow rates when equipment has an 80-foot inlet head:

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