Mud Cleaner of Mud Treatment System

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3. Mud Cleaner

Mud cleaner is a combination of desanders and/or desilters to remove drilled solids from mud.

A mud cleaner is a combination of desanders and/or desilters mounted over a shaker with a fine mesh screen. A mud is fed to the inlet of the hydrocyclone (desander and/or desilter) to separate particles and the underflow passes to the fine screen mesh where in particles larger than barite are discarded and thrown away. In most drilling operations, a mud cleaner is installed in its mud systems. It is usually located in a mud tank in the same location as with the desilters.

The weighted mud flows to the inlet head section of the desander and/or desilter entering the hydrocyclones for separation of particles. Mud leaving the underflow is further screened with fine mesh to separate larger particles allowing only barite size particles to pass through the screen returning and recovering then the clean mud.

The purpose of the mud cleaner is to remove drilled solids larger than barite. Solids larger than 74-105 micrometres can be removed by the mud cleaner before the viscosity builds up. Mud cleaner can effectively control weighted drilling fluid solid content. Prevent differential pressure sticking, adhesion stuck drill accident, reduce the drill string and the filter cake thichness on bond issues.


Drive Principle Removing the fine cuttings by cyclone and fine screen in the passed mud which makes through the desilter
Drive Effect Removing the solid Without the barite loss at the weighted mud
Component Column, Flange, Pipe Line etc.


Specification table of Mud Cleaner (Woomin technology)

Model WMMC500 WMMC1000 WMMC1500
Treating Capacity 500GPM 1000GPM 1500GPM
Desilter Cones 8 x 4 inch 12 x 4 inch 16 x 4 inch
Desander Cones 1 x 10 inch 2 x 10 inch 3 x 10 inch
Vibrating Mode Linear Motion
Matching Pump 30 / 37 Kw 45 / 55 Kw 55 / 75 Kw
Shaker Motor WMMC500 WMMC1000 WMMC1500
Screen Area 2.1m² 2.6m² 3.2m²
Screen Qty 2 panel 3 panel 2 panel
Dimension 1975 x 1884 x 1851mm 2403 x 1884 x 2195mm 2830 x 1884 x 2195mm
Weight 1700kg 2090kg 2240kg
Screen Size API 120 / 150 / 175
Remarks WMMC1001 with 8 x 4 inch desiliter and 1 x 10 inch desander is available
WMMC1501 with 12 x 4 inch desilter and 2 x 10 inch desander is available


Equipment Series of Mud Treatment System 

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