Drilling mud agitator is widely used in drilling mud systems. It is equipped in all kinds of mud tanks to avoid solids settling down, like in sand trap, mixing tank, reserve tank, centrifugal tank, etc…
The Mud agitator is composed of driven motor and gearbox. The motor and gearbox are connected via coupling or flange, and driven the shaft to rotate. There are canted impeller / impellers fixing on the shaft to protect the drilling mud from settling down.
According to the connection face of driven motor and gearbox, there are horizontal mud agitator and vertical mud agitator. Clients choose the suitable model based on the mud tank situation.
GN Solids Control makes various sizes drilling mud agitator to fit for clients’ applications. This week, GN Solids Control finished some mud agitators for an offshore platform. The agitators are customized per client’s color. GN Solids Control make shaft to suit for the tank inner depth. And the canter impeller size and quantity is designed to accordance with the motor power and tank size. Plus, in order to avoid the agitator shaft hanging during rotating, GN Solids Control make tank bottom stabilizer to support the agitator shaft inside the mud tank. It can also improve the service time of the mud agitator.
During assembly, the operator should adjust the gap between the stabilizer and the shaft to make the gap between the stabilizer and the shaft uniform to ensure concentricity. If the concentricity of the stabilizer and the shaft cannot be guaranteed, the agitator will be noisy and the gearbox reducer will be easily damaged.
Correct and suitable lubrication is vital to ensure stable running of mud agitators. Most problem of mud agitator are caused by unsuitable lubrication, or the lock of lubrication.
Besides mud agitator, GN Solids Control is capable to make full line drilling mud solids control equipment.