Why our tanks are better
When you are drilling with slurry, the speed and efficiency of your operation is contingent upon your ability to handle, clean, and move your slurry. When dry drilling, your speed is limited by the speed of your drilling rig.When slurry drilling, the fastest rig in the world can only drill as fast as you can move and clean the slurry. Our mineral slurry systems are designed specifically for foundation drilling and incorporate all the features needed for an efficient slurry drilling operation. This system will speed your mineral slurry drilling operation and allow you to be more competitive and profitable.
What is included in our tank package
The following components are included in our standard mineral slurry system:
- (1) 480 Barrel (20,160gal.) single axle storage tank.
- (1) Self-contained pump skid including: 200 Kw Gen. Set, Two 50 Hp 5×6 Mud Pumps, one 30 HP 3×4 Mud Pump and all hoses necessary for operation.
- (1) Mixing hopper
- (1) 10″ Desanding hydro cyclone separators.
- (10) 5″ Desilting hydro cyclone separators.
- (1) Vibratory screen mud cleaners with 150 mesh screens
- (1) Single standard shaker with 20-mesh screen.
- (2) 5hp mud agitators
This size system will handle all but the very largest jobs and is still a little less than two truckloads.
Set up – The pump skid is placed adjacent to the storage tank. The mud cleaner and single standard shaker are placed on top of the tank. System setup and disassembly are straightforward using quick connect mud hoses. The pump skid is self contained.
Drilling and cleaning – When drilling is started, the service pump pumps slurry to the shaft. When the shaft is completed and concrete placement begins, the slurry is pumped back to the system for cleaning. The system has a high cleaning rate. The sand content in mineral slurry being pumped from a drilled shaft can and does normally vary greatly even through the same drilled shaft. The grain size of the mud solids also typically varies within the shaft and from shaft to shaft. The system can remove solids at a rate exceeding 20,000 gal/Hr. This is equivalent to returning slurry to the tank at a concrete placement rate of 100 cyds/Hr. The high cleaning rate is especially important when you need to circulate and clean slurry in the hole which the system is configured to do. Slurry is pumped from the shaft to the dirty slurry return port on the tank. The slurry is then passed over the single standard shaker and all debris and large solids are removed. ! Next the slurry is pumped by the desanding pump through the dual 10″ desanding cones, which removes solids 40 microns (.0016″) and larger. From the desanding cones the slurry is pumped by the desilting pump through 5″ desilting cones, which removes solids 10 microns (.0004″) and larger. The clean slurry is then returned to the tank. The wet discharge from the desanding and desilting cones is passed over the vibratory screen mud cleaner to remove the fluids. The fluids are passed back into the tank and the sand is discharged off to the side of the tank. You now have clean slurry ready for reuse. With four large cleanout doors, the tank is easy to clean when the job is complete.
We also manufacture a polymer slurry system. The polymer slurry system also uses 480 bbl. tank. It includes a diesel engine driven centrifugal pump, mixing hopper and all necessary hoses. The tank and engine have auxiliary suction and discharge fittings for slurry transfer.