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Drilling Mud Agitators for Oil & Gas Processes

2013-09-12
Mud AgitatorDrilling fluids serve many functions in oil and gas acquisition, from removing well cuttings, to maintaining wellbore stability and controlling corrosion. The composition of your drilling muds is critical to efficiently acquiring natural resources. Now, there are robust mixing tools that can guarantee the quality of your drilling fluids. The mixers can be used in production or at the point of application. Often, the ability to use the mixers in the field is just as important to the success of the fracturing.

Agitators play an important role in the surface treatment of drilling fluids. Impeller-type mixers provide both axial and radial flow, which lowers mud costs and improves mud properties. Impeller-type mixers are basically low-shear and low-energy, inexpensive to operate and easy to maintain. Low-shear mixers are uesd to suspend and mix mud additives minimizing particle size degradation and polymer shear.

Mud Agitators serve three purposes:
1 Ensure mud additives are homogeneously mixed, preventing spot over treatment of chemicals, dilution water or weighting agents.
2 Prevents the pits from "gelling" by keeping the active mud system moving when the mud pumps are disengaged.
3 When drilling with weighted mud, properly sized agitators will keep the weighting agents in suspension, minimizing solids from settling in corners or dead spots of the pit.