Mud Coolers, Mud Cooler, and Mud Cooling Systems
Mud Cooling Systems are based on proven technology over many generations
of heat transfer for the process industry.
HPHT, Oil, Gas, Geothermal Drilling –
Cooling Drilling Fluids
Oil and Gas refineries – Gas
Petro-Chemical – Steam Condensing
Power Generation – Fluid Cooling
Steel – Waste Water Cooling
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
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
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.
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
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
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
Increased Bit Life
Increased transportation of drilling
cutting back to the surface.
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
BELT DRIVEN TRANSFER PUMP
RPM can be made to vary with changing pressure requirements
on a heavy duty galvanized pump skid
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.