Problem: When scale and hardened mud build up in oil well drill pipe, plugged drill heads are the usual result. This reduces efficiency and increases downtime. Traditional rattle-and-brush systems can leave some build-up behind and require a rinse operation to flush debris and drilling fluids.
By NLB Corp. based in Wixom, MICHIGAN (USA).
The HDD, trenchless and underground construction industry has realized the benefits and economics of recycling drilling fluid and slurry. With increased transportation costs and more stringent environmental enforcements and overall cost containment, the need for recycling is evident in all countries and across the range of trenchless applications. From maxi and mini HDD rigs to microtunneling and pipe jacking, packaged mud recycling units and mud reclaimers are an invaluable asset. The below diagram represents a closed loop zero discharge work site.
By Elgin Separation Solutions based in Stafford, TEXAS (USA).
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