Specializing in mud coolers, single mud cooler, and mud cooling systems
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Mud Cooling Systems

 

Mud Coolers, Mud Cooler, and Mud Cooling Systems

 

BACKGROUND

Mud Cooling Systems are based on proven technology over many generations of heat transfer for the process industry.

Applications include:

  • HPHT, Oil, Gas, Geothermal Drilling – Cooling Drilling Fluids

  • Oil and Gas refineries – Gas Cooling/Condensing

  • Petro-Chemical – Steam Condensing

  • Power Generation – Fluid Cooling

  • Steel – Waste Water Cooling

FEATURES

All Mud Cooling System packages are workshop assembled. Tube bundle is removable for proper maintenance and cleaning to meet regulatory guidelines. Then tested prior to shipment to customer location.

 

Packages shipped with relevant Certification/Documentation, including Operating Instructions. Heat Exchanger Package hot dipped in a galvanized finish for corrosion protection.21’ 2” L x 8’W x 7.8H (As pictured above within shipping frame)

Approximate Wt. 18,000 lb.

 

Package instrumentation includes temperature control, flow through the unit, pressure indication to monitor and control unit.

 

Supervised installation by trained Mud Cooling System service technician(s) on site. Full training provided to customers personnel during installation and commissioning of the system

 

Supervised Decommission.

 

Full technical support Certified Engineers.

 

HOW IT WORKS

Re-circulated water is continuously sprayed onto the surface of heat transfer tube bundles. Air mingles with the cascading water in a co-directional flow. I.e. water and flowing air travel downward, maximizing wet surface area to provide optimum heat transfer.

 

SAFETY ADVANTAGES

  • Crew Safety

  • Well Control

  • Helps Maintain Mud temperature below the rated limits of BOP elastomers

  • Reduction of Mud Temperature reduces the risk of fire. Blowouts, and helps provide safer drilling operation/environment.

BENEFITS TO SURFACE EQUIPMENT

  • Cooler fluids allow for safer working conditions for crew, especially with oil based mud systems for sampling fluid, lower temperature in pit room and less evaporation.

  • Improvements to life of Mud Pump expendables, Centrifugal Pumps, Swivels, etc., especially Rubber/Polyurethane Components.

  • Less equipment/rig downtime.

BENEFITS TO WELL, DRILLING FLUIDS, DOWNHOLE EQUIPMENT

  • Reduction of temperature while circulating and drilling helps to maintain rheological properties of the mud and a reduction in the used of additives.

  • Increased well-bore stability, reduction of corrosion of the drill pipe and down-hole tools, therefore a reduction of metal debris in the fluid.

  • Less impact on the performance of down-hole motors, MWD/LWD tools, electric instrumentation, especially important when drilling nears the reservoir in HPHT wells.

  • Increased ROP

  • Increased Bit Life

  • Increased transportation of drilling cutting back to the surface.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 24/7 Worldwide Service Support

  • Closed Loop Mud Cooling

  • Rugged Industrial Construction

  • Easily Transportable

  • Low Maintenance

  • Compact Design

  • DNV Certified

AIR CIRCULATION

  • Three fans circulate cool air across 3,666 ft of tubing

  • Each fan circulates 11,800 cubic ft/min. across the wet tube bundle

TOTALLY ENCLOSED WATER RESERVOIR

  • Totally enclosed to prevent slip hazards on deck

  • Water reservoir has internal baffles that prevent sloshing

  • Reduces cooling water loss

BUILT – IN COOLING WATER SUMP PUMP

  • Pumps 390 GPM though 54 nozzles over tubing bundle

  • Provides maximum cooling efficiency

CUSTOMIZED PACKAGES

  •  Can be supplied on specific cooling operations

TEMPERATURE MODELING

  • Modeling to suit specific application

  • Temperature reduction average 15 –30 degrees F

BELT DRIVEN TRANSFER PUMP

  •  Pump RPM can be made to vary with changing pressure requirements

  •  Mounted on a heavy duty galvanized pump skid

  •  Furnished complete with explosion proof motor and 100 ft of cable.

MUD COOLER INSTALLATION SUPPLIES

  • Each mud cooler comes standard with 200 ft of 4” galvanized pipe, fitting and adapters

  • Galvanized pipe prevents premature leaks and possible safety hazards

  • Installations are typically made in one to two days with proper planning.

 

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