Mud Agitator Operation & Maintenance

There are 4 models mud agitator available, GNJBQ5.5, GNJBQ7.5,GNJBQ11, GNJBQ15. GN horizontal agitators utilize worm gear reducer. Welding type or casting type impeller for option. The updated GN mud agitator with the best brand gear box and use FAG bearing to last the gear box life.

GN mud agitatorstructure:

mud agitators

mud agitators

The impeller is fixed to the shaft with bolts to avoid rotating or sway. Its vertical location on the shaft is determined as a height from the tank bottom corresponding to the impeller diameter times 0.75. If dual impellers are desired, straight blades are mounted on the bottom and the canted blade impeller is installed at a point about two-thirds above the tank bottom.

The keyed motor and driven impeller shafts are rigidly connected by a multi-piece coupling, which uses tapered locking bushings to secure the shafts together. Shaft lengths are customized to suit customer specifications. For shafts longer than 8’, a stabilizer is mounted on the tank bottom to support the lower end of the shaft.

Mud agitator maintenance             

Mud agitator maintenance consists of checking gearbox oil level and oil condition and greasing gearbox bearings at required intervals.

1 Before operation, lubricate gearbox with L-CKE/P 220~320# worn gear oil  or with L-CKE/P 320~460# worn gear oil.Verify that lubricant level in the gearbox reaches the bottom of the oil level plug.

2 Bearings should be cleaned and re-greased on the same schedule as oil changing. After cleaning, fill bearings to one-third of their free volume.After 100 hours of initial startup, clean gearbox inside, add new grease oil. Then lubricated at every 2500-hour interval.

While gearbox or motor temperature over 90°C, or vibrate/sound abnormally, shut up equipment and check immediately.

3 Fasten all linking bolts periodically.

If you have any problem on mud agitator operation and maintenance, welcome to contact GN for solution.

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