May 12

GN Solids Control is not only professional solids control equipment supplier, but also supply different mud tanks for different functions. The size of mud tanks range from big mud tanks for oil drilling solids control system and mud plant to mini mud tanks, eg trip tank, sump tank, pill tank etc.

1) Pill tank and trip tank for solids control mud system

Pill tank is used for conditioning the drilling mud by add barite, bentonite or other heavy weight additive.  The size is about 1000x1000x1500mm. The position is placed after decanter centrifuge, fixed on the mixing mud tank. After adding heavy weight additive, the drilling mud can be mixing fully by force from Jet mud mixer with a centrifugal pump.

Trip tank is used for feeding the well when change the drilling tubes. It is generally positioned besides the shaker tank.

Recently, GN Solids Control just offer one sets of 1500HP rig mud system to RG Petroleum.  Pill tank and trip tank is included.

pill tank for solids control mud system

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Oct 21

The mud tanks manufactured by GN solids control have been sold to more than 48 countries in the world, the application including oil & gas drilling solids control system, mud mixing system, mud storage, HDD mud recycling system, mining slurry separation system, etc.

Our mud tanks are including the following parts:

mud tank pipeline

mud tank pipeline

1 skid mounted mud tank

2 various pipelines

3 butterfly valve, flange, union, soft connector

4 Handrail, walkway, stairs, inner ladder

Now we will introduce various pipelines of mud tank system. Take a ZJ20 drilling rig solids control system as example.

1 mud cleaner pipelie

2 Mud pump suction pipeline

3 Mud mixing and weighting pipeline

4 overflow pipeline

5 Heating pipeline( only for low temperature drilling environment, such as Russia)

6 water manifold

7 Mud gun manifold

There is mud gun manifold for the whole system, and the mud gun involves all the tanks. Mediume pressure pipes connect tanks, which is sealed, reliable and convenient for installation and uninstall. The output manifold of mud pumps supply the entire mud manifold with mud fluid. Users can add input joint for mud medium pressure pipeline at the position showing in the figure.

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Mar 03

When you built a mud tank, you may need a lot of mud tank accessories, such as mud tank union, fittings, valves, connectors, flanges, pipes, etc.

Mud tank unions

mud tank union

mud tank union

Mud tank unions have been used for years in petroleum solids control systems around oilfield drilling rigs all over the world.  Drilling mud fluid systems connecting the steel tanks to the pumps need leak proof and quickly detachable connections for large diameter pipe 4” to 16”.

There are basically two types of unions used.  The air type with the tube being aired up seals the pipe.  The other type is a large solid o-ring which locks down on the O.D. of the pipe as the hammer nut is tightened.

Air union is also called pneumatic union, since GN do not use such union in the mud tank design, we would like to introduce hammer union mainly.

Hammer union

Hammer unions are one of the most common “quick connection” methods used in the oilfield for joining together components in a temporary pipe work system. They also have expanding applications in fixed installations and also for industrial purposes.

A hammer union comprises a thread end, a nut end and a hammer nut which, when cinched up, compresses a composite seal assembly thereby preventing leakage. The seal assembly comprises a metal insert of a size to pass into the seal groove of conventional hammer unions and a small seal acting between the insert, the thread end and the nut end. The small seal is conveniently an O-ring and is of a size that is compressed when the seal assembly is inserted into the thread end of the hammer union, thereby preventing the seal assembly from falling out of the threaded end when it is inverted.

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