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Drilling mud recycling system for HDD

2012-10-29

Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) has been an important technology in the west for over a decade. Among the early advantages was the ability to cross rivers with pipelines and utilities where open trench technology is impractical. With further development, HDD has become the technology of choice for most utility lines from a few centimeters to over a meter in diameter.

HDD technology is now used to cross roads, airport runways, go under other utility lines, and even under buildings. HDD technology allows working through heavily commercialized and industrial areas without causing the loss of productivity form shutting down traffic or the cost of breaking up and replacing infrastructure.

The Horizontal Directional Drilling Industry has experienced so much growth in the past decade. HDD has been widely used in the world nowdays to improve the drilling efficiency and cut drilling cost. One important thing the HDD operators have to consider is choosing a proper mud recycling system for their HDD project.

The factors that you should consider before choosing a mud recycling system are :
1) Type of drill you will be using
2) The drill rate
3) The type of solids
4) The length of your bore
5) The GPM of the pump
6) The tank volume you will need
7) The number of cones
8) The screen size

HDD technology was introduced into China only few years ago. Now China is the world’s fastest growing HDD market. There always small mud recycling system like 150GPM, 350GPM or 500GPM for treating capacity and some may reaches to 800GPM, 1000GPM capacity. DC Machinery is a leading manufacturer which focuses on HDD drilling mud recycling system.