The function of mud tank
发布时间:2015-11-20 16:37:24

Mud tank is petroleum drilling fluid solid control system, mud tank circulating system according bottom tank sharp divided into rectangle tank and cone tank. A mud tank is an open-top container, typically made of steel, to store drilling fluid on a drilling rig

Mud tank function

The main function of mud tank is to storage, because the worked drilling fluids must be stored to the next separation or to the next recyclation, or to be reused.

A tank is sectioned off into 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, which are large fan blades stirring the fluid to prevent its contents from precipitating.   

Drilling mud tanks use the solids control equipments which on mud tanks to separate solid phase particles in drilling fluid, and achieve requirement of mud drilling technology by mud weighting, mixing system. Degassing device can eliminate the harmful gas in drilling fluid.

Commonly, tanks are customized-made according to the detail situation of the worksite or the system requirements. The dimension is different for different drilling system and requirement.