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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Arranging And Operating Mud Cleaner

The weighted mud flows to the inlet head section of the desander and/or desilter entering the hydrocyclones for separation of particles. Mud leaving the underflow is further screened with fine mesh to separate larger particles allowing only barite size particles to pass through the screen returning and recovering then the clean mud.

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MUD TANK AND PIT USE

The surface mud system consists of the flow line, active mud tanks, reserve mud tanks, trip mud tank, mud agitators, pumps, motors, solids- and gas-removal devices, mixing and shearing devices, and associated piping. The surface mud system can be considered to be composed of the following sections. Each section has unique agitation and suspension requirements. Please refer to Table 10.1 for TOR requirements for the compartments. Remember that TOR is an indication of how vigorously the fluid must move within the compartment.

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