Mud agitator with special requirements

Mud agitator is important equipment to mix the drilling fluid during whole mud system. We also call mud agitator as drilling fluid mixer.

Mud agitator description

Drilling mud agitator can be designed as horizontal type or vertical type. The difference is motor installation direction. Usually, mud agitators will consist motor, gear box, shaft, propeller. Shaft seals including mechanical and packing seal. While impeller can be designed with vertical flat blade, or canted blade, or even contour blade. Usually we utilize canted blade to help drilling mud create axial flow. Sometimes there will be flat blade according to users’ preference

Drilling mud agitator

Drilling mud agitators

Mud agitators application

In drilling fluid system mud Agitator is used in surface mud system to suspend solids and maintain homogeneous mixture throughout the system. A mechanical agitator is driven by an explosion-proof motor, coupled to a gear box that drives the impeller shaft. The impellers (turbines) transform mechanical power into fluid circulation or agitation. The objective is to obtain a uniform suspension of all solids.

Furthermore, during the mud tank cleaning, the agitator can work together with mud gun provide powerful force to brush tanks easily.

The mud agitator is not only used in oilfield mud system but also in the HDD mud recycling system and the slurry separation or oil sludge treatment. Its working principle give convenient operation and easy maintenance.

Special mud agitators information

Agitators can be widely used in many different conditions as it is easy to operate and effective. In oil and gas drilling we may use various kinds of drilling mud. Even we drill well offshore. Cater for different clients’ demand we need to design special mud agitator.

The special features including motor requirements, shaft and impeller material, control cabinet, etc. We have one special inquiry on such mud agitator. Lets find how could we help this user

Mud agitators

Mud agitators

Process drilling mud gravity up to 2.8 kg/dm3. Then: Fixing Plate, Oil housing, Propeller, Cooling Jacket, Shaft all should be made of S316 L. Request shaft seal as mechanical seal. Motor is IP68 and 440V/3Ph/60Hz, Speed–590 RPM, Protection–IP68, Insulation–Class F, Temp guard El. Motor: TCS System, Leakage detector, oil chamber: DI System.

Starter Cabinet, 440V, 3 Phase, 60Hz. Starter shall be complete with Main switch, Local remote selection, Start/ stop of each agitator, Manual test, High temp. alarm/stop, Leakage alarm/stop, Amp. Meter, Hour counter

Based on clients’ requirements we are designing agitators now. All requirements can be achieved except the leakage alarm/stop. But we are contacting the sensor manufacturer and cabinet supplier. Wish we solve the problem together soon

Actually, there are many other special mud agitators demand. Such as agitator with dual frequency, agitators with rather long shaft. No matter what do you need please do tell us working condition as detail as you can. We promise you a right item at right cost on time


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