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Mud gas separator for drilling fluid solids control

2012-09-25

Introduction of mud gas separator

Mud gas Separator is a reliable and vital piece of safety equipment for today’s drilling operations. It is ideal for use where drilling is likely to encounter large volumes of gas, sour gas or when an operator is drilling with an under balanced mud column.

It mainly gets rid of invaded gas and remove large pocket of gas to keep well drilling and rig safe. As we said mud/gas separators and degassers mechanically remove entrained gases such as hydrogen sulfide, carbon dioxide and natural gas from the mud system. Entrained gas can reduce the hydrostatic head of the mud column and can cause catastrophic well control problems.

Principle of operation

Mud gas separator is commonly called a gas-buster or poor boy degasser. It captures and separates large volume of free gas within the drilling fluid. If there is a “KICK” situation, this vessel separates the mud and the gas by allowing it to flow over baffle plates. The gas then is forced to flow through a line and vent it to a flare. A “KICK” situation happens when the annular hydrostatic pressure in a drilling well temporarily (and usually relatively suddenly) falls below that of the formation, or pore, pressure in a permeable section down hole, and before control of the situation is lost.

ZYQ mud gas separator

ZYQ series Mud gas separator (Poor Boy Degasser) is professional equipment to treat the gas invade mud. When the drilling mud result gas invades, the proportion of its weight and viscosity has a greater deviation not to meet the requirements of drilling. The serious situation is that would cause Chung well, and even blowout accident occurred, if not to treat it timely.

ZYQ series Mud gas Separator combined with the Electric Ignition Device can be used to ensure the drilling process smooth. According to the pressure,it is can be divided into the normal pressure Mud gas separator and pressure auto-control Mud gas separator. Mud gas Separator is your best choice to prevent drilling mud invasion.