What Are the Benefits of Using Mud Pumps for Drilling Rigs
Mud pumps are very extensively used in most of the off-shore drilling projects and it is one of the very important equipment used in such types of projects. After any drilling project is over then most of these companies put up their used mud pumps for sale. Such kind of pumps obtained on sale can be purchased at considerably lower price. Another plus point of using such used mud pump is that its operation has been properly checked and proven in the previous project and therefore you can rely upon its efficiency.
Mud pumps are reciprocating type of pumps which can also be termed as plunging device. This type of pump is designed to pump out drilling fluid from the boring point and then back up the annulus. Most of these pumps are very large sized pumps that are used with drilling rigs. You can also find the application of this kind of pump in some of the construction sites also where it is used for transferring the concrete mixtures. The pumps used for drilling rigs are far more powerful as compared to the pumps used in any construction sites.
By using such mud pumps for drilling rigs, you can serve number of purposes. The first function of this pump is to push the mixture into the earth surface that is fractured. In addition to that it is also used for clearing the sludge and the mud that is extracted during the process. Usually quintuplex pumps are used which is considered to be much sophisticated and more powerful as compared to any duplex or triplex pumps.
One of the major plus points of mud pumps that its efficiency and the strength that is generated by them. Any good quality of pump will be designed in such a way that its fluid end will be significantly reduced for erosion. The life of fluid end is immediately affected due to this and it lasts much longer than in any normal case. The fluid capacity will also increase by using superior quality mud pumps at slow speed and thus the life of its component is increased.
Few other benefits of mud pumps are as follows:
- Easy to maintain due to its simple structure
- Low noise, minimal vibration and smooth operation
- Capable of delivering high viscosity and high concentration suspended slurry
- Stable flow of drilling fluid
- Discharge pressure has no relation with speed of the pump.
- Higher self-absorption capability and it can suck the liquid without using any bottom valve.