Solids control is very important in drilling fluids management. High volumes solids in mud can damage and increase wear on equipment and can place unnecessary pressure on the formation downhole.
The rule of solids control is always the same: Success to any method of solids control is achieved when cuttings are kept intact from bit to surface.
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Cyclone, A liquid-solids separation device which utilizes centrifugal force to speed up settling. Drilling fluid is pumped tangentially into a cone and the rotation of the fluid provides centrifugal force to separate particles by mass weight – the heavier solids being separated from the light solids and liquid.
Generally the mud agitator is a mechanical equipment used to agitate different materials widely used in engineering field. In the offshore plants, it is used to mix both drilling mud and bulk. Drilling muds are of high viscosity fluids that composed with oil or water and bulk. Therefore, it is necessary to predict and understand the stabilized mixing performance of agitator because the accurate material property maintained by agitation is essential to stabilize drilling system.