Mud gas separator in other countries also called Poor boy degasser, Liquid-gas separator, Mud/Gas Separator. It is professional equipment to treat the gas invade mud and 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.
If the gas content in the mud is high, the proportion of mud density 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.
Traditional mud gas separator is located between choke manifold and shale shaker, it has a pipeline for discharging gas directly. According to practical experience, the treating capacity of mud gas separator must be reached five times design circulation. The inner diameter of drilling fluid exit pipeline should be not less than the inner diameter of inlet pipeline, drilling fluid will be directly discharged in inlet manifold of shale shaker or mud tanks. The diameter of exhaust pipeline is 200mm or larger. Don’t install valve on the exhaust pipeline.
Mud gas separator is an extremely reliable, vital piece of safety equipment for today’s drilling operations.