Introduction of mud tank
A mud tank is an open-top container, typically made of steel, to store drilling fluid on a drilling rig. They are also called mud pits, because they used to be nothing more than pits dug out of the earth.
The tanks are generally open-top and have walkways on top to allow a worker to traverse and inspect the level of fluid in the tanks. The walkways also allow access to other equipment mounted on top. Recently, offshore drilling rigs have closed-in tanks for safety. The mud tank plays a critical role in mechanically removing destructive solids and sediment from costly land and offshore drilling systems.
The numbers of the mud tanks that are needed on the drilling rig depend on the depth of the well, and also the mud demands of drilling. A tank is sectioned off into different compartments. A compartment may include a settling tank, sometimes called a sand trap, to allow sand and other solids in the drilling fluid to precipitate before it flows into the next compartment.
Other compartments may have agitators on the top of the tanks, which have long impellers below inserting into the tank & stirring the fluid to prevent its contents from precipitating. Mud guns are often equiped at the corners of the tanks’ top, spraying high-pressed mud to prevent the drilling fluids in the corner of the compartment from precipitating, typically for the square tanks.
The pipe work linking the mud tanks/pits with the mud pumps is called the suction line. This may be gravity fed or charged by centrifugal pumps to provide additional volumetric efficiency to the mud pumps.
Mud tanks for solids control
Mud tanks are the base of solids control equipments, such as shale shaker, desander, desilter, etc., and also the carrier of drilling fluids. Mud tanks for solids control systems are divided into Square tanks and Cone-shaped tanks according to the shape of the tank bottom. The body of the tank is made by welding the steel plate and section, using the smooth cone-shape structure or the corrugated structure. The mud tank surface and passages are made of slip resistant steel plate and expanded steel plate.The mud tanks are made of the side steel pipe, all of the structure can be folded without barrier and pegged reliably.
The surface of the tank is equipped with a water pipeline for cleaning the surface and equipment on the tank, it uses soaked zinc processing for the expanded steel plate. The ladder is made of channel steel to take responsibility the body, the foot board is made of expanded steel plate. The two-sided guard rail are installed the safe suspension hook. The mud tank is designed the standard shanty to prevent the sand and the rain. The pipeline is installed in the tank to preserve the warm air heat.
Mud tank quantity depends on mud process capacity requirements. Especially for mud storage, suitable for mud pump, drilling rig, etc.
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According to tank base shape there are square and cylinder tank. Tanks main bodies are welded together with steel plate and steel section. Tank top and walk way is made of steel grid and antiskid plate. Guard rail material is square pipe, rails are foldable type. Stairs are made of antiskid plate. Two sides rail have pins for steady and safe walk.
Mud tank in whole mud system will have special device to clean mud tank and equipments. For oil drilling mud system we’ll provide standard sand/rain prevention canopy also heating pipeline in the tank.
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