AVN 2000 Mud Management System Replacement
Drillings rigs that are used onshore for mud separation processes has a vast number of components. Equipment connected to a rig is in some instances dependant on the type of rig but they in most cases have the same components. The drilling fluid being used during the mud separation process must be compatible with the formations being drilled
The shale shaker is the first phase of a solids control system on a drilling rig and they remove large cuttings from the drilling fluid, mud separation from fluids. A shale shaker is a primary mud separation tool on a drilling rig, they are considered tube very vital as all other equipment will be affected by the effectiveness of a shale shaker after it has cleaned and treated the drilling fluids.
Decanter centrifuge is also a major component on the mud separation system, its a device that helps separate the finest silt and sand from the drilling fluid. The centripetal acceleration on a centrifuge causes the substances and particles that are denser to move outwards in the radial direction. A mud tank is used for storing drilling fluid on a drilling rig, it also works as the base for the solids control equipment. Mud tanks are a vital component on a mud separation unit.
A desander and desilter are also for mud separation on oil rigs. They are a couple of hydrocyclones that deal with the separation of silt and sand from the drilling fluids found in drilling rigs. Desanders are usually located right on top of a mud tank and they will be followed by the degasser and the shale shakers . The vacuum degasser is also a necessary component on an oil based mud separation system, its purpose is the removal of gas from drilling fluids as this might cause the formation of bubbles.