Industrial Mixers for Fracturing Fluid and Mud Mixing

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Controlling fracturing fluids and mud mixing determines to a large degree the success of a drilling operation. Improper mud mixing is also closely related to problems of well boring. The composition and viscosity of the chemical compositions in your circulation system is the key to a cost effective, efficient drilling. 

Your mud mixer is the tool that helps to create uniformity in your chemical composition. If you are looking for industrial mixers for fracturing fluid and mud mixing, here are some of the qualifications that you should seek out.

Certifications

Safety is crucial when selecting a mixer for the oil and gas industry. Depending on the needs of your project, you may have need for a magnetic mixer or an explosion proof mixer with ancillary components that are UL 142 (for above ground steel tanks) or ASME certified (for boilers and pressure vessels).

 

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Eliminating Issues of Process Flow

Having the right mixer will help to eliminate the process flow issues that may be plaguing your business. Here are the top characteristics of quality mixers to consider:

1. Durability

Applications or processes of this nature may be located in rugged environments. Your processes themselves may require a robust set of materials just to survive the engagements you put them through. When choosing an industrial mixer for this type of application pay close attention to the  highest service factors possible. This is specifically pertaining to outlasting the environments that you put them in.

For instance, the clay and water-in-oil emulsion mixtures that are used to stabilize oil drilling wells require a highly precise process of over 50 minutes that can be heavily affected by the surrounding environment.

2. Customization

Every application has its own unique set needs, and having a proper mixing solution means that you are able to specify the nuances of your drilling fluids in real time. Customization allows mixing equipment to be designed specifically for efficiency in your process.

Mixing systems with impellers that have the ability to scale to the amount of power that is consistently used per unit volume has been proven the most effective solution. The ability to implement hydrofoil impellers has also shown itself to be a great advantage over radial flow impellers, as an example.

3. Adaptability

Adaptability for some oil and gas applications can often translate to portability. This factor is also applicable for applications that includes a need to address products of varying texture levels such as asphalt to mud to crude oil.

For example, other mixing processes within the chemical processing, farming, biotech or natural resources industries may also require you to mix liquids of a high viscosity with liquids of a high solid content.

4. Technology

Modern controls technology can make a world of difference in your oil and gas process while also providing extra measures of precaution to ensure greater levels of saftey. PLC programming, HMI, and other controls technology can give you addtional customization and automation for your specific process. 

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