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Hydra-Cell® Pumps in Well Fluid Processing Applications




Cleaning Mud Filters on Oil Rigs

Cleaning Mud Filters on Oil Rigs

In drilling an oil well borehole, drilling fluid (‘mud’) is injected as lubricant and coolant and carrier of a harsh mix of broken rock shales and other constituents as it rises back to the surface. Before reinjection the mud is cleaned and separated from solids, initially by shaker screens. Cleaning these screens thoroughly without damaging them is not straightforward, but it is a critically important operation.

A specialist Norwegian OEM serving the offshore industry has developed a new, efficient cleaning system, relying on the seal-less Hydra-Cell®  high-pressure pump for sustainable performance under difficult conditions.

Process Challenges

High reliability in pumping liquids laden with particles at high pressure

Hydra-Cell® Pump Advantages

No Seals. No Packing.

Seal-less design reliably handles recycled water with solid particles

Multiple Diaphragms in a Single Pump Head

  • Smooth low-pulse flow
  • High pressure capability
  • Compact design