Category Archives: Mud Tank

Finished The Production Of The Decanter Centrifuge Mud Tank

A mud tank is a sizable storage container, typically with an open top. In the past, people called it a mud pit because it used to be just a pit dug out of the earth. It’s used to hold drilling mud.Mud tanks are constructed from welded-up steel plates and tubes. The bottom of the tank can either be square or cone-shaped. A tank can have several compartments.


DC Solid control finished the production of the decanter centrifuge mud tank for a China client Which is used for oil and gas industry. A mud tank is classified as either active or reserve. For safety reasons, a catwalk with guard rails may be installed at the top of the container. This allows workers to inspect the drilling fluid without the danger of falling into it.

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DC Mud Tank is divided into Square tank and Cone-shaped tank according to the shape of tank bottom. The tank body is welded by steel plate and section steel, either flat cone-shape structure or the corrugated structure. We choose steel grating or checkered steel which resistant to slip as mud tank covering, cat walk, and stairs.
On top of the tank, water pipelines are integrated for tank cleaning. The ladder includes the channel steel as the supporting and the linearity netted steel plate as the foot board. Hand rails are installed to safe suspension hook at both sides. The tank surface is coated with marine corrosion-resistant zinc rich epoxy coating and painting, generally two layers for tank inside surface and three layers for tank outside surface.

Each project is different, that is why we do NOT apply one-fit-all approach. We would analyse the project requirement and give the tailor designed proposal. From equipment configuration, tank design to electric control system, we always deliver the most satisfaction to our clients.

Detailed introduction of the drilling mud storge tank

Mud tank is petroleum drilling fluid solid control system, it is mainly including FG and ZG petroleum drilling mud tank, mud tank circulating system according bottom tank shape is divided into square tank and tapered tank. The tank use flat taper structure or corrugated structure, the steel plate and structural steel installed and welded.

Tank surface and corridor use the anti-skidding steel and anti-skidding bar halftone, tank surface railing use square steel tube manufacture, it is the barrier free and folding structure, the connection is fastness. Mud tank circulating system tank surface matched rinsing pipeline to clean tank surface and equipment, the tank surface halftone use soak zinc processing. The upper tank ladder use U-steel as the main body, using anti-skidding halftone as the footstep, the bilateral guardrail set insurance hooks. Petroleum drilling mud tank has standard sand prevention, prevent canopy, the tank set central heating pipeline.

mud tank

As the mud carrier, mud tank is the indispensable part in mud circulating system, it can complete mud aggravation, mixing, solid liquid separation and degassing process; mud tank transport the mud from well mouth to mud pump, according the relevant solid control equipment, the solid phase particles are separated step-by-step and aggravate accord mud, make it get the drilling technological requirements; The degassing equipment in mud tank can eliminate the harmful gas to ensure the environmental requirements of working condition and specific gravity of slip; mud tank use electric concentrate control. In polar region low temperature district, the tank matched heating supply system and heat insulation system.



Mud tank is designed for at home and abroad landscape, rivers, highway and traversing project. According the recovery and treatment of drilling fluid mud tank can purify drilling fluid, improve horizontal through speed, decrease the wear of mud pump, drill pipe and drill bit, waste mud material, decrease drilling cost, protection environment, mud tank take the considerable economic benefit for users.

Mud tank is a kind of drilling fluid purification device and container. Mud tank is mainly made of tank body, and agitator. The clapboard is separated two parts, the characteristics are; there are two sets centrifugal pump and desander, desilter on the tank top, they are respectively installed on the support which can glide, on the under of desander and desilter respectively installed small shale shaker. The new structure is compact, cover area is small, degassing effect is good, can decrease mud loss. Mud tank apply to petroleum drilling purify treatment and store mud.

Mud tank features and function from China supplier

DC solid control manufacture varies of mud tank, water tank, oil sludge tanks, Skip mounted tank, trailer mounted tank with galvanized grating, safe handrail, coated with Marine corrossion-resistant zinc ric-expoxy coating and paining, two layers for inside tank, three layers for outside tank.

mud tank

Mud tanks are the base of solids control equipment. Mud Tanks for solids control system is divided into Square tank and Cone-shaped tank according to the shape of tank bottom. The body of the tank is made of welding the steel plate and section, using the flat cone-shape structure or the corrugated structure.



The main function of mud tank is storage, because the worked drilling fluids must stored to the next separation or to the next recyclation, or to be reused.A tank is sectioned off into compartments.

A compartment may include a settling tank, sometimes called a sand trap, to allow sand and other solids in the drilling fluid to precipitate before it flows into the next compartment. Other compartments may have agitators, which are large fan blades stirring the fluid to prevent its contents from precipitating.

If you want to know about about mud tanks, please contact China professional manufacturer DC Solid control.

How to reduce the accumulated sludge in the bottom tank

Mud tank is used for storage, mixing the drilling mud in a drilling mud recycling system, there are various types mud tanks, the normal shape is square mud tank. After a long period drilling operation, there will be some sludge with oil and solids accumulated in the bottom of the mud tank.



Cleaning the mud tank become a big problem, the round bottom tank is better compared with the square bottom tank, but it can not avoid the problem completely. To reduce the accumulated sludge in the bottom tank as less as possible, there are 2 ways:


1. Choose suitable mud agitator and mud gun for better mixing, so it can circulate in the whole system.

2. Use mud tank cleaning equipments. It depends on the solids size in the bottom, firstly you can use a sieve or a shale shaker to separate the large particles, then use the decanter centrifuge to separate the fine particles, the separated solids is dry enough to throw away, the recycled fluids can be re-used to prepare for new drilling fluids. If you do not need to re-use it, you can get it into waste water treatment plant for cleaning.

Varies types of mud tanks designed from DC Machinery

A mud tank is an open-top container, typically made of square steel tube and steel plate, to store drilling fluid on a drilling rig. They are also called mud pits, as they were once simple pits in the earth.

DC Solid control company manufacturer varies of mud tanks, water tanks, oil sludge tanks, skid mounted tank, trailer mounted tank with galvanized grating, safe handrail, coated with marine corrosion-resistant zinc rich expoxy coating and painting, two layers for inside tank, three layers for outside tank.



Mud tanks are the base of solids control equipments. Mud Tanks for solids control system is divided into Square tank and Cone-shaped tank according to the shape of tank bottom. The body of the tank is made of welding the steel plate and section, using the flat cone-shape structure or the corrugated structure.

Oil tank

The mud tank surface and the passage are made of the slipping resistant steel plate and linearity netted steel plate.The mud tanks are made of the side steel pipe, all of the structure can be folded without barrier and pegged reliably.

If you have interest with any types of mud tanks, please feel free to contact me, there you will getting the best quality and lower price.

DC Machinery company Customized mud tank prepared to delivery

Mud tank systems are a critical component of any drilling operation for maximizing solids control efficiency and effectiveness. Recent days. DC Solid control manufactured a mud tank for a foreign clients.

mud tank

According to the user’s requirements mud tank is provided with clean out gates with butterfly valve. Walkways and tank top covered with serrated galvanized bar grating or checkered plate. Fixed ladder to be provide for accessing the top of the mud tank.

Plate material, hot rolled bars and sections material and flange bolt / nut material are all sourced for top rated manufacturers and compliant to international standards.

DC Solid control design and manufacture the complete mud tank separation systems for all types of drilling applications. Qualified Manufacturing ! Professional ! Reliable.

CCS Certificate drilling cutting box for German

DC facrory got an order of 226pcs drilling cutting box from German. DC factory supplys a complete line of CCS Certificate rated Mud Cuttings Skips for the safe containment and transfer of waste produced from offshore well drilling and completion processes.

Cutting container is used to mix the liquid by-product of drilling (“cuttings & mud”) and other medium until it is solid and ready for landfill disposal. These containers have no gate and are watertight.



DC’s mud skips have been designed, manufactured and certified in accordance with CCS Certificate and are suitable for drill cuttings, discarded mud and drilling fluids. Safety features such as lightweight lids for safe and easy lifting, opening and closing are incorporated as standard.



Our offshore closed mud skip capacities range from 2.6m3 (16.5bbl) through to 6.4m3 (40bbl) and are available for sale or rental throughout our network of global facilities. Our offshore vacuum rated cuttings skips include capacities from 2.6m3 (16.5bbl) to 3.8m3 (24bbl).

DC installs oil tanks at customers location

As a leader in the supply of high-quality solid control equipment, DC Machinery supports its customers with safe and reliable tank installations.

DC Machinery professional services ensure that your product is safe and secure, while keeping in compliance with environmental regulations in the communities we operate.



Oil tank is the major corollary equipment in oilfield drilling rig, it is mainly used to store and provide fuel to generator set. The oil tank designed and produced by our company is easy and convenient to use and maintain.

DC installs gas and diesel tanks at customer locations ranging in sizes from 500 to 10,000 gallons. Each tank maintains our highest standards for quality, durability and performance. Rates on installation and equipment are based on customer volume and contract.

Structure Details of DC Mud tank For Solid Control System

Mud tank is the supporting unit in solid control system. Mud tanks can be divided into mixing tank, shale shaker tank, centrifuge tank, degasser tank, trip tank and ect. Different function mud tank located different equipment.

Mud tanks main body are welded together with steel plate and steel pipe,rails top and walk way is made of steel grid and antiskid plate.Guard rail material is square pipe,rail are foldable type.Stairs are made of antiskid plate.Two sides rail have pins for steady and safe walk.Mud tanks in whole mud system will have special device to clean mud tank and equipments.



DC Drilling mud recycling tank adopts centralized electric control, heating and heat preservation system applied for tank body in a polar regions, the oilfield mud tanks produced by DC have the feature advantages in drilling site: ensuring no mud loss, reducing environmental pollution, lowering labor intensity and satisfying drilling requirements timely through mud mixing.

DC tanks are widely used in oil and gas drilling field,HDD,CSM exploration,slurry separation,etc. DC is capable of providing customers with series products ,such as oil & gas drilling fluid solids control equipment, decanter centrifuge, drilling waste management equipment and drilling security equipment.

Aggravating tank shipped to clients from Pakistan

Recent days we are delivering an aggravating tank to one of our clients from Pakistan.

Aggravating tank is one of the drilling mud tank. The weighted tank is installed in the suction part, it is a type of small tank with typical volume of 3-8 cubic meters. The weighted tank should be separated independently from the circulation system, which is mainly used for a small amount of special fluid. Some of the drilling fluid system may install more than one weighted tank. They should be collected with the charging hopper by manifold, which is convenient for the addition of solid phase and chemical additives, it also used to prepare a more heavy drilling fluid. In order to prevent the drilling fluid in the drill pipe to splash on the platform in the drilling process, this  drilling fluid should be joined up before drilling. These tanks also be used to mix chemical additives or water – based drilling fluid.


Weighted tank must use manifold to connect with the main suction tank through the centrifugal pump . If there are many defferent kinds of driling fluid during the drilling process needs to be mixed at the same time, we must conduct appropriate agitation to the aggravating tank, especially use one or a plurality of drilling mud guns incidentally will be more conducive to prevent the particles deposited in the bottom of the tank and the dead angle, and make the stirring more uniform.