With the conventional drilling mud box, some mud is lost over the bell nipple or onto the rotary table and floor when pulling wet strings. Mud-Saver catches and returns this fluid to the active mud system or trip tank.
Mud-Saver also prevents the loss of drilling fluids and spillage onto rig floors, greatly reducing the risk of accidental polluting when drilling in environmentally sensitive areas.
Reduction of operating costs is also quite pronounced and is another key feature of Hot-Hed's Mud-Saver. This is done by saving drilling fluids such as weighted muds, oil-based fluids, expensive drilling or completion fluids and water-based muds where water itself is at a premium.
Mud-Saver improves operations safety by preventing slick floors that can lead to crew accidents. Eliminating drill spillage onto the rig floor also reduces crew clean-up time and cuts wash-water disposal volumes. In addition, it allows more precise monitoring of hole-fill volume, thus providing superior pressure control.
Hot-Hed's Mud-Saver fits all drill pipe sizes from 3-1/2" to 6-5/8", as well as production tubing from 2-3/8" to 3-1/2". Inserts for each pipe can be installed in less than 2 minutes and change-out requires no special tools. All tool parts are inherently inert to normal drilling fluids and are fabricated from materials which guarantee durability and low maintenance.
For more information regarding Hot-Hed's oil tools Mud-Saver for 100% drilling fluid recovery, please contact us directly.