mud agitator

Recently we shipped one batch of mud agitators with control panel to Middle East client. The mud agitator is installed on top of the shaker tank to stir the drilling mud and prevent it from solids precipitation. These mud agitators are installed for liquid mud plant to mix and storage drilling fluids, the user can produce the mud tanks locally to save freight cost and importation cost. The control panel is installed besides the mud agitator for convenient operation, this is GN OEM control panel with our own explosion proof certificate.


The gear box and explosion proof motor is connected directly, this is compact design to be suitable for mud tank which have limit space to install the equipments. When the client need to install their own motor to match the local explosion proof class, we will provide gearbox connected with coupler, one side is connected with gearbox shaft, one side will be connected with the client’s motor, we only need to check the installation drawing of the motor in advance to confirm the suitability. Normally we install the mud agitator on the tank every 3 meters, this is not fixed, will be varies with different drilling fluids conditions.


The mud agitator will be controlled by the control panel installed on one end of mud tank, and ON/OFF SWITCH will be installed besides the mud agitator for convenient operation, the user can control the on/off/emergency stop of the mud agitator easily when it is necessary. The mud gun will be installed to work together for agitating the drilling fluids to prevent it from sediments.
We can provide mud agitator, mud gun, centrifugal pump, mixing hopper, shale shaker, mud cleaner, vacuum degasser, desander, desilter, etc. equipments to the mud tank manufacturers locally, they can produce mud tank and use our equipments.

Recently 4 sets of solids control equipments are ready for shipment to our client, this is the repeat order from the client, they will produce 4 sets of mud tank system locally to produce sea freight cost and import tax. The configuration is as below:


1) 4 sets of shale shaker with 3 panel shaker screens, each shale shaker with 2 no vibration motors. Each shaker installed with API 170 shaker screens
2) 4 sets of 7.5KW mud agitators
3) 36 pcs of composite material frame shaker screens, dimension is 700 x 1250mm
4) 4 sets of mixing venturi hopper with stainless steel material
5) 4 sets of mud gun
6) 2 sets of centrifugal pump as mixing pump


These 4 sets of mud tank system are used for workover rig drilling mud recycling. Each mud tank with 1 unit shale shaker, 1 unit mud agitator, 1 unit mud gun, 1 unit of venture mixing hopper, 1 unit of centrifugal pump as mixing pump to drive the mixing unit. The client produce the mud tank, tank accessories, pipelines, walkways, handrails, stairs, valves, etc.


Compared with oil drilling rig solids control system, the workover rig mud tank system normally with less equipment and do not have strict requirement for the solids removal from the drilling fluids. The common rig solids control system including 2 or 3 units of shale shaker, 1 unit of mud cleaner with 2 unit of centrifugal pumps, 1 unit vacuum degasser, 1 unit of decanter centrifuge for barite recovery, 1 unit of decanter centrifuge for low gravity solids removal. Several units of mud agitator, mud guns for agitating the drilling mud, several units of mixing hopper with mixing pump, several units of charging pump to feed the drilling fluids to mud pump.
For more information, pls contact with GN solids control.

GN solids control welcome our clients to take the sample materials to our facility to test by our decanter centrifuge, this is to let the client to know exactly the separation result clearly, and the operation method communication, this is a good way for the client to “watch the factory and watch the testing” before order.


GNLW224D mini decanter centrifuge is widely used to treat mining waste water recovery, industry waste water treatment, chemical slurry separation, animal waste separation, etc. projects. It is a single motor decanter centrifuge with VFD control panel, we can control the flow rate of the Netzsch brand screw pump by adjust the frequency of the motor, and set different differential speed to treat different fluids. The smaller of the differential speed, the drier of the discharged solids, the more clear of the discharged water. When increased the feeding flow rate, the discharged water might be less clear, the solids moisture is also increased. The max speed is 4500rpm, typical speed is 3800 rpm and the max G force is 2492G.


GNLW224EP-VFD is much better to treat the industry waste water, it is a 2 motor decanter centrifuge with main motor and back drive motor with VFD control panel. The smallest differential speed can be adjusted to 1 rpm, this can promise the discharged water very clear to meet the client’s requirement, and the solids moisture can also meet the limit. The max speed is 5000rpm, typical speed is 0~4500 rpm and the max G force is 3077G. The high G force ensures the better separation of the fine solids.

This week GN solids control shipped one batch of mud transfer pumps and mud agitators to Asia client. The centrifugal pumps are 100% interchangeable with world famous brand centrifugal pump, we can provide bare pump head and all the parts and the whole centrifugal pump with motor, skid, coupler, and control panel.


Features of GN centrifugal pump:
1. The impeller and pump casing is made of hard ductile iron alloy, which is abrasion resistant material and can longer the working life of the centrifugal pump. Different with the other competitors grey steel material, it is easily break.


2. The bearing is top brand bearing for reliable operation, the client do not need to repair the pump time and time and delay their operation.
3. The mechanical seal is also an important wear parts for the centrifugal pump, for better sealing and zero leakage and longer working life.
4. The mounting skid of the centrifugal pump is made from casting instead of welding to provide the reliable operation and less vibration for longer working life.


Mud agitator is one of the mixer equipment to be installed on top of the mud tank, together with tank bottom mud gun for better agitating and mixing of the drilling fluids in the mud tank, to prevent the drilling fluids to be accumulated in the tank bottom. The direct connection mud agitator design is with compact size, convenient operation, maintenance and customized agitator shaft length and impeller size for better performance.

56 units of drilling fluids mud agitators and 3 units slurry vacuum pump shipped to China client this week.
The mud agitator is consist of electric motor and gearbox and skid, it is installed on the mud tank to prevent the solids from accumulation on the tank bottom. The mud gun length and mud agitator shaft length is customized according to mud tank inner depth. GN mud agitator have C version and D version, the C version mud agitator is that the electric motor and gearbox is connected by coupler , if the client need local standard motors or they want to install their own motors, they can buy the gearbox with coupler and skid, and install the motor locally to meet the special explosion proof standard. D version mud agitator is the lastest mud agitator, the gearbox and electric motor is connected directly, with compact design, it will save space on the mud tank, and easy for maintenance.
The slurry vacuum pump is the most popular drilling cuttings transfer pump since this year, with the advanced technology. It is a pneumatic slurry transfer vacuum pump for liquid, slurry, and solids transfer. The pump can transfer material with high gravity and high density, solids content max. up to 80%.
GN solids control can offer various pumps, including submersible slurry pump, centrifugal pump, screw pump, vacuum pump for different applications. Vacuum pump is our new products, we already sold it to many jobsites in the world.