Designed to circulate drilling fluid under high-pressure up to 7500 PSI towards the drill string and backup the annulus, Mud pumps are workhorses that are crucial in drilling rigs. We, at Shalepumps have consistently aided oil and gas exploration with the most rugged and reliable mud pumps. One of the two distinct ends is mud pump fluid end modules, which plays an important role in the function of the pumps. We take a good look at the overall working of the mud pumps.
Operational parameters of displacement and pressure – The displacement is calculated on the basis of the diameter of the borehole, and the pressure mainly depends on the depth of the borehole. Deeper boreholes translate into higher resistance and higher pressure. The pump or the power end incorporates adjustable mechanisms that to adjust the pump displacement. The gearbox or hydraulic motor helps in adjusting the speed to meet requirements. At Shalepumps, we take great pride in the fact that the adjustable mechanism we put into the mud pumps offer greater flexibility in quickly adjusting the displacement.
Double acting reciprocating pumps – Inside a mud pump, pistons operate in cylinders to produce pressure. This pressure is used to suck mud and the suction valve is closed and moves to the left. When the pressure in the pipeline increases, the valve is forced open, and as a consequence, mud gets released. This, in a nutshell is the reciprocating action. The mud pump fluid end modules work in perfect unison and synchronization with the power end to produce harmonious reciprocating action and result.
Mud pumps comprise hydraulics such as hydraulic inlet, cylinders, outlet valve, cooling unit, pistons, pneumatic compressor, safety etc. The pump mechanics include casing, reduction, gear, slide crank mechanism, transmission shaft, drive pulley etc. At Shalepumps, each component is tested and rated to function with great efficiency, with longer runs in the most demanding conditions. The mud pumps that we manufacture at Shalepumps make good use of the suction and pulsation dampeners to keep vibration levels low. With lesser vibrations operations are unhindered by frequent maintenance or repairs.