Vortex Mud Hopper is the replacement hopper for Venturi hopper.Both mud hopper are used in mud mixing system for adding chemicals.Connect the hopper with centrifugal pump and mixing tank,it will consist to be a mud mixing system.
Traditional Venturi mud hopper
A mud-flow device, also called a jet hopper, in which materials are put into the circulating mud system. The mud hopper is powered
by a centrifugal pump that flows the mud at high velocity through a venturi nozzle (jet) below the conical-shaped hopper. Dry materials are added through the mud hopper to provide dispersion, rapid hydration and uniform mixing. Liquids are sometimes fed into the mud by a hose placed in the hopper.
Advantages of Vortex Mud Hopper
Compare with Venturi hopper the Vortex hopper has following advantages
a) Effective mixing time in vortex hopper is longer and the result is better.
b) Material feed caliber is bigger to prevent feeding jam and increase feeding rate.
c) Vortex hopper is suitable for various materials and is widely used
d) Vortex mud hopper has no limitation for the size of material particles and will not be jammed by solid deposit when left unused for long period
Vortex mud hopper mixes solids additives with drilling fluids evenly. It is suitable to the basic equipment in configuration of equipments for drilling fluids. Vortex mud hopper adopts rotational flow mixing technology, and can fill bentonite and barite, etc into drilling fluids quickly in order to be adapted to complicated drilling process. This product is of good mixing effect, quick filling of material, and with no-blockage.