Equipment Spotlight: Mud Mixing Systems

March 2011, Vol. 66 No. 3
Vermeer MX240 Modular Drilling Fluid Mixing System

SiteTec
SiteTec units range from 70 ltr/min to 2,500 ltr/min for both sales and rental. The units are self-contained high shear venturi mixing system with a UV stabilized PE mixing tank or steel tank with an access opening. The centrifugal mixing pump, with mechanical shaft seal, is driven by an electric start diesel engine or an electric motor(s). The hopper is equipped with a butterfly valve for regulation of the powder flow to the venturi. Mixing time for a full tank is 60 seconds; viscosity drilling fluid takes approximately six minutes. Agitation of the drilling fluid in the tank is done by means of several jets and/or submersible agitators. The units are designed for constant drilling fluid mixing and all mix units have a drilling fluid discharge connection to the drilling high-pressure pump. The water intake is equipped with a water filter and an intake connection for recycled drilling fluid is included. +31 343 595 400, sitetec.nl

Triflo Intl.
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The Triflo 3500 has a 3,500-gallon, two-compartment tank that is 7-feet-wide by 20-feet-long by 5-feet-high and is mounted on a heavy duty three beam skid 7-feet-wide by 28-feet-long with pull pipe on each end. The tank includes necessary plumbing for three centrifugal pumps, one mud cleaner and 4-inch mud hopper. Other features include Mud Slides, Dump Gates, Fold Down Catwalk, Handrails, Toe Plate, Grating, Ladder, Lighting and Single Control Panel with Pump and Motor Starters. The 3500 comes with: one TFI 146E Elliptical Shaker and Possum Belly; one TFI 12-4 Low Profile Mud Cleaner over TFI 146E Elliptical Motion Shaker; one TFI 4-inch Mud Hopper; two TFI 4x5 Centrifugal Pump with 30 HP Electric Motor; one TFI 4x5 Centrifugal Pump with 20 HP Electric Motor; and two TFI 2-inch Swivel Type Mud Guns. The flow rate for the Triflo 3500 HDD is 500 GPM. 888.255.2440, www.triflo.com

Kem-Tron Technologies
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The Pit Bull is a hydraulically driven variable passive-vibrator motion mud recycling system. Capable of achieving 4-6.5 G’s of force. The 1,100-gallon capacity tank allows for a 300 gpm fluid handling rate. The Pit Bull contains a 19-foot scalping screen area to which the hydro cyclones discharge. 281.261.5778, www.kemtron.com