mud agitator

Recently one set of liquid mud plant are ready for shipment to South America. It is one of the three components of the complete liquid mud plant for this client, the client take this part as first phase project, it consists of mud mixing tank and storage tanks.


The mud mixing system is a square tank with 400bbl capacity, two each of special designed dust free mixing hopper are vertical installed on the mud tank and drived by 2 units of slurry pump for mud mixing. 2 units of mud agitator are agitating the mud to prevent it from precipitation in the tank bottom, the mud gun are installed as mixing and transfer of mud which is drived by centrifugal pump. The tank accessories including hand rails, pipeline, valves, walkway, stairs, and one unit of operation table, there is a stair to walk on and easily take the dry bulk chemicals and put it on the mixing hopper.


The mud storage system including 14 units of cylinder tanks in 2 rows and connected by pipelines and controlled by valves, the gun line outside the cylinder tank to transfer the mud flexible. The mechanical liquid level meter outside the vertical tanks can easily check the mud level by the operator.
2 units of centrifugal pumps are installed on both end of the storage system and connected by pipelines as transfer pump, they can transfer the mud from any storage tank to mixing tank, and transfer mud from mixing tank after mixing to any storage tank. All the gate valves, bufferfly valves, and all the rubber parts in the system are all oil resistant material for longer working life. The system color is customized blue color, we can also paint with client’s LOGO if required.
If you need liquid mud plant for onshore or offshore, pls contact with GN solids control.

Recently GN Solids Control shipped one set of solids control system to Papua New Guinea by air. Because the project is very urgently, the client can not bear the long sea freight time, so they decide to ship it by air by a big cargo airplane. After arrived at Papua New Guinea, the user need to ship the solids control system by Helicopter because of the rough road condition there.


The technical configuration of the heli lifted solids control system is as below:
(1)1 set of mud gas separator with skid, during transportation, it is laying down for easy transportation.
(2)2 sets of linear motion shale shaker with 3 panel screens, all the shaker screens installed on the shale shaker and mud cleaner are composite material frame shaker screens for longer working life and better separation performance.


(3)1 sets of mud cleaner( desander cone, desilter cone and bottom shale shaker 3 in 1), the treating capacity is 1000gpm, the desander cone qty is 2 ea, the desilter cone qty is 12 ea. 2 sets of centrifugal pump as feeding pump to feed drilling fluids for the desander and desilter. The centrifugal pump is interchangeable with world famous brand centrifugal pump, and the wear parts- pump case and impeller is made of hard ductile iron material for longer working life.


(4)1 set of trip tank with mud agitator and mud gun
(5)1 set of mixing tank with mixing hopper, mud agitator, mud gun ,the mud agitator is vertical installed mud agitator for space saving purpose and with higher efficiency.
(6)1 set of treatment tank equipped with shale shaker, mud clener
All the equipments are installed into the heli lifting frame for safety shipment and safety lifting by the helicopter.
If you need high standard solids control system, pls contact with GN solids control.

Another set of workover rig mud tank system is shipped to Indonesia last week, it is consist of 2 mud tanks with a total tank volume 400bbl, including:
1) Shaker tank: tank capacity 200bbl, with handrails, stairs, inner stairs, walkway, control panel, lightings, mud agitator, mud gun, shale shaker
2) Mixing tank: tank capacity 200bbl, with handrails, stairs, man hole, cleaning gate, walkway, control panel and distribution box, mud agitator, mud gun, mixing hopper, mixing pump


3) IEC explosion proof electric control system for all the motors, lighting, cables, gland
4) Composite material frame shaker screens to be installed on the linear motion shale shaker, with treating capacity 528gpm, we can produce screen mesh from API 20 to API 325 as per client’s requirement, the 3 layers stainless steel wire mesh for reliable working performance.


5) Linear motion shale shaker equipped with 3 panel screens, the vibration motor is IEC EX certified Italy Oil brand vibrator, 2 ea of 1.72KW vibrator to provide G force up to 7.5G. The starter is IEC explosion proof. The shaker deck is made of stainless steel for better corrosion resistance. The shaker screens are fixed and locked by composite material wedges for convenient replacement shaker screens.
As one of the professional manufacture of solids control system & drilling waste management system in China, GN solids control can design and produce customized drilling rig mud tank system as per client’s requirement.
We can produce standard solids control equipments like shale shaker, mud cleaner, desander, desilter, centrifugal pump, vacuum degasser, centrifugal degasser, mixing hopper, mud gas separator, etc.
Also we can produce drilling waste management equipments like decanter centrifuge, vertical cuttings dryer, screw conveyor, solids vacuum pump, screw pump, and we can produce oil sludge separation system for refinery oil tank bottom cleaning sludge to recover oil and water.

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.