Mud Mixing Systems: Equipment Spotlight

March 2012, Vol. 67 No. 3

Triflo Intl.
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, triflo.com

American Augers

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The MCR-10000 is a high volume drilling fluid cleaning system that compliments horizontal directional drilling with maxi-rigs. The unit mixes and cleans drilling fluid as well as reduces volume of solids by controlling the overall moisture content. The cleaning system is engineered with three first cut linear motion shakers which permit 900 gpm of maximum cleaning capacity. Two desilting particle separation shakers with four 10-inch hydro-cones allow 1,500 gpm of total cleaning. The Krebs gMax desilting hydro-cones produce finer, sharper particle separations at high capacities. The standard unit is a rock-over design on a tri-axle suspension and is equipped with an onboard 225 kW generator set. Also included are a 5,600 gallon screen tank, a 3,700 gallon clean fluid/mixing tank and a 110 gallon polyethylene fluid tank wash down system. 800.324.4930, americanaugers.com

Ditch Witch
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The FM25 is a reliable, low-maintenance drilling fluid mixing system that makes short work of the mixing process. Simple design and multiple configuration options accommodate a variety of setups and make transport easy. A 25-hp Kubota diesel engine provides the power and a Venturi wet hopper has steeper sides that allow fast, thorough fluid mixing. Choose between one or two hoppers, either a 500-gallon or 1,000-gallon tank. A fuel fill on both sides, allows flexible setup configurations on a trailer or truck. Optional accessories, including an anti-siphon tank fill and an umbrella kit, enhance the FM25's versatility 800.654.6481, ditchwitch.com