500GPM and 1000GPM are the most popular size drilling rig mud recycling system for Horizontal directional drilling, water well drilling, Coal bed methane drilling, and other trenchless drilling rigs.
500GPM mud recycling system is mostly a compact 1-tank system complete with separation equipment and mixing unit for compact design and easy movement.
Regarding 1000GPM mud system system, clients can choose 1-tank system or 2-tank system. 3-shaker mud recycling system and 4-shaker mud recycling system are the most popular proposal. 3-shake mud recycling system means 2 shale shakers plus a mud cleaner (3-1 mud cleaner, desander mud cleaner, or desilter mud cleaner).
Equipment list for 1000GPM mud system is normally as below:
1) At least 2 sets shale shaker. 4-panel or 3-panel shale shaker model are both fine. Single shale shaker model is min. 500GPM capacity. So for 2 shale shakers the handling capacity can reach to 1000GPM minimize.
2) 1 set of mud cleaner c/w shale shaker, desander and desilter, mud capacity is at least 1000GPM. It is the full functional and with compact design. As a 3-1 mud cleaner can save footprint. If clients want to reach a better separation performance, they can also choose a separate desander mud cleaner, or a desilter mud cleaner. Regarding the desander mud cleaner and desilter mud cleaner, clients can choose to equip with the same under flow shale shaker as the first stage shale shaker, or a mini size shale shaker with 2 screen panels. Clients can also choose a small desander or desander without shale shaker.
3) Feeding centrifugal pump for mud cleaner is 45kw or 55kw. The feeding pump can be located on tank skid or tank slope.
4) Mixing unit is C/W 6 inch mixing hopper. Mixing pump can be 45kw or 55kw. It is better to be the same model with mud cleaner feeding pump.
For 3-shaker system, all separation equipment and the mixing unit can be located on the same mud tank for company design. But if it is 4-shaker mud system, the first tank is recycling tank with separation equipment, the next tank is mixing tank.