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.
GearBox is a crucial part of mud agitators. Mud agitators are used in surface mud system to suspend solids and maintain homogeneous mixture throughout the system.
This video shows how these solids control equipment (shale shaker, desander, desilter, mud cleaner, centrifuge and pumps) works.
The drilling fluid circulating system is like a close loop electric circuit through which drilling fluid (i.e. mud) can travel from surface to all the way down hole and back to its initial point (i.e. mud pit).