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What are the advantages of mud gun for mud viscosity ?

2013-05-31

The type of mud used when drilling is dependent on the type of drilling that is being done. The mud gun is the same for whatever type of mud is being used. Often made by adding a type of nozzle onto a piece of pipe, drilling fluid mud gun structure.


the mud gun works much like placing a thumb over the end of a water hose. This applies pressurized mud into the tank, causing it to create a mixing action. Agitating the mixture also aids in the removal of the cuttings from the mixture as it is filtered through the various screens in the tank.

 

The viscosity of the mud is very critical, with a thin mixture being unable to keep the cuttings from the drill head suspended until they reach the surface and can be screened out of the mixture. A mixture that is too thick can waste profits and can even slow the drilling productivity. Another function of the mud gun is to maintain the suspension of the drilling cuttings so that they can be removed on the first pass through the screens. Cuttings that are not removed on the first pass through the screens can become broken up into smaller pieces that are more difficult to remove from the  mixture.