General Instruction for Mud Agitator’s Function

What’s the Mud Agitator’s Function?

What’s the function of agitator? Actually, agitator is a kind of board term; agitator could be used in every industry areas: food industry, medicine field, or oil & gas drilling fields. We could learn its full definition by Wikipedia: the kind of agitator is a device or mechanism to put something into motion by shaking or stirring. There are three different models of washing machine agitator, magnetic agitator and manual agitator, which are usually used in different fields.

As a professional solid control equipment supplier, the “Agitator” in our eyes is, and must be “Mud Agitator”, which is different from the three types’ agitator we mentioned above, it is used in surface mud systems to suspend solids and maintain homogeneous mixture throughout the system. Generally speaking, the “system” here is especially for “solid control system” and “drilling waste management”.

So, what’s the function of mud agitator?

Commonly speaking, equipment has its special function in a whole working programs, but that’s not all. Actually, equipment has different functions in different working scene, and the same for our mud agitator. In the whole drilling solids separated programs (here we take solid control system as an example), the drilling mud solids will be transported by screw pump or screw conveyor and loop through shale shaker, vacuum degasser, mud cleaner, and VFD decanter centrifuge. While some of the separated solids containing oil elements will be stored into mud tank, you may call it as a big steel box, and now comes our mud agitator.

Just as you know, with the growing of separated mud solids stored in the mud tank, it’s hard for the sand pump or screw pump to transported the into other equipment to separated again, and now we need start on our mud agitator to make the solids live, just like the cement tanker should keep the concrete moving from curdling. That’s the main function of our mud agitator.

Usually, mud agitator arm is always coming with mud agitator, from following picture you will learn how closely for the mud agitator and agitator arm. The last one is that all the technical data and agitator arms could be customized by WestPetro. Feel free to contact us, and you are always welcome here.

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