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Mud Tank's Functions in Oil Drilling Work

Posted by:WestPetro    Time:2015-09-01     click:

What’re the functions of mud tank in drilling waste management? 

We all know that mud tank is the basic equipment in solid control system and drilling waste management. It is commonly used in oil drilling fields, so we shall talk the topic: what’re the functions of mud tank in the whole drilling waste management. 

mud tank in WestPetro

Before we talk about the functions of mud tank, we should know the general structure of mud tank. Generally speaking, there are two styles mud tank structure; they are square tanks and cone-shaped tanks according to the shape difference of the tank bottom. You can find these two types mud tank in WestPetro. 

Now WestPetro will share our idea about:

The role of mud tank for drilling waste management

From the following picture of WestPetro drilling waste management system, we could find the mud tank plays an important and basic role in drilling waste management, as well as the carrier of drilling fluids. From the picture, we know that all drilling waste management equipment that all mounted on the top of the mud tanks. The equipment of drilling waste management is as follows. 

mud tank in drilling waste management unit

Cutting dryer: it is the core equipment for the whole drilling waste management. Cutting dryer could dry the mud solids transported from the oil drilling well. 

Decanter centrifuge: it is the most important equipment for drilling waste management; of course, VFD decanter centrifuge is also the core equipment for the solid control system. 

Screw pumps and screw conveyor, they are both used to transfer the solids from the surface of the well, they are basic equipment for the whole system. 

Mud agitator is used to mix the solids in mud tank to let the solids be easy to retransfer and restore in the oil drilling fields. 

Just as Wikipedia said that: 

“The number of the mud tanks that are needed on the drilling rig depends on the depth of the well, and also the mud demands of drilling. Nomally the shale shaker and vacuum degasser and desander are mounted together on the same drilling mud tank as the first tank at the oilfield, while desilter and centrifuge on the second tank. Also the drilling rig has other different tank as reserve tank, emergency tank, etc.” they are also suitable for drilling waste management, mud tank is also the basic equipment for the whole drilling waste management. 

The above content is about WestPetro oilfield mud tank used in drilling waste management, we could learn the function of the mud tank in that system, and we could also get the information about other related equipment used in drilling waste management. As the original solid control system manufacturer and drilling waste management equipment, WestPetro could provide the high quality guaranteed products for your demands in oil drilling fields. Please feel free to contact us for more information.


【This post about "mud tank"  is from West-Petro.com】

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