A mud pump or drilling mud pump is used to circulate drilling mud on a drilling rig at high pressure. The mud is circulated down through the drill string, and back through the annulus at high pressures.
Mud pumps are typically positive displacement pumps, otherwise known as reciprocating pumps. Positive displacement pumps are able to provide a constant flow rate of fluid regardless of the pump’s outlet pressure. Duplex, triplex, and quintuplex pumps are all used as drilling mud pumps.
Mud pump packages are driven either by an engine or motor. Depending on fuel and energy available on or near a drilling rig, electric motors or diesel engines are common. In some cases, natural gas or other fuel types may be used. Drilling mud pumps are packaged on skid type units which allow for easy removal and transportation from site to site. Other methods are available but are less common.
A mud pump system generally includes a charge pump
. Due to the high viscosity fluid, additional pressure is commonly needed on the inlet to the mud pump to prevent cavitation.
Mud Pump Service and Mud Pump Repair
Power Zone offers service, maintenance, repair for mud pumps, and drilling mud pumps. With a full-service shop, machine shop, and testing facility, we offer quick service and fast turn-around times. We also do on-site service or remote service calls.
Mud Pump Rebuilding
Power Zone offers rebuilding services for mud pumps and drilling mud pumps. We can rebuild all parts including the fluid end, power end, stuffing boxes, plungers, seals, bearings, diesel engines, and natural gas engines. We also have blasting and painting facilities as well as a machine shop. We have many years of experience rebuilding mud pumps and we also offer rebuilt mud drilling pumps for sale on our inventory page.
Mud Pump Packaging
Power Zone can unitize a pump, engine, motor, and gearbox into a complete turn-key packaged pumping system for handling drilling mud. Whether you’re looking for a new custom-built mud pumping system or looking to repackage, rebuild, or modify an existing drilling mud pumping system, we have the skills and expertise to handle your project. Check out our equipment packaging page.
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