Mud pumps offer advantages that make mud pumps for drilling rigs the most suitable. The pumps are free of pulsations or suspension mixing due to the low speeds achieved in the flow of liquid in combination with the high levels of pressure that are produced. On a weight to suction capability ration, the mud pumps score high, with the capability for high suction power despite the lesser weight. This makes the mud pumps suitable for operations at remote locations. At Shalepumps we have always developed products that offered value to oil and gas exploration. We take you through the finer details of the role of mud pump fluid end modules in mud pumps.
Circulating drilling fluid – Tasked with circulating the drilling fluid downhole under high pressure, the fluid end modules are vital assemblies in mud pumps for drilling rigs. Our experiences in fluid end mechanics design concepts have helped us at Shalepumps to manufacture the most efficient components and equipment. The fluid end of the mud pump comprises pistons which intake or discharge fluid. Fluid is actually a term for the mud in drilling operations. The pistons alternatively suck in mud through the suction valves and force the mud out through the discharge valves.
Double acting pumps help to move more mud on a single stroke – Unlike a single stroke pump, double acting pumps offer greater mud moving capability on every stroke. The action of sucking in and forcing mud out alternately on a single stroke have actually lent the name double acting pumps. The pumps are generally powered by motors that drive the operations of the pump. The older versions relied on chain drives to drive the pump, while other models used belts or power bands to convert movement.
Mud pump fluid end modules work in absolute unison with the power end to create the reciprocating effect for movement of the drilling fluid as per needs. The size of the borehole and the depth are variables that determine the adjustments in the power end which need to function in seamless efficiency for better output.