How Economic Mud Recycling System Works

economic mud recycling system

Economic mud recycling system is normally set-up on location and used to mix the Bentonite Slurry solution used to float the cuttings out of the tunnel and cool the drilling surface while cutting.


  • On the mud recycling system the fluid is processed through a DeSander cone bank first due to the shear amount of volume then is sent to a DeSilter cone bank. On the “mid-sized to small” units the DeSander cone bank is eliminated and the DeSilter cone banks are increased in capacity to compensate.
  • We normally use 10″ DeSander cones and 5″ DeSilter cones on our units. Other sizes are offered to different applications.
  • The size of the cones will dictate the “cut-point” (size) of the solid that the cone will remove along with the volume of the cone will process. The cones can be installed over a shaker to further “dry” the cuttings prior to depositing for removal.
  • The “Cleaned” fluid is collected in the final tank where it can be thickened or thinned as necessary to meet the contractors’ requirements. This is accomplished by using a venturi style mud hopper and submersible jet stirring guns to “Shear the fluid”.

The fluid is harvested at a central point from the tunnel and transferred to the mud system for processing. The mud system will process the fluid in stages.

The returned fluid is pumped over the “Scalping Shaker” removing all the large and mid-sized particles from the system.

Next (depending on the size of the recycler) the fluid is collected by a centrifugal pump and processed thru either a DeSander cone bank (large units) or a straight to a DeSilter cone bank (small to mid-size).

Finally a centrifugal pump can be used to pressure feed the cleaned and processed fluid back to the tunneling operation for reuse.

Aipu Solids Control, Inc. Is dedicated to producing the highest level of quality and durability in all of the systems we manufacture. Our engineering staff can design or modify any of our machines to meet our customer’s particular need. In as much, it is our goal to provide our customers with the ultimate in customer service. If we can help minimize or eliminate downtime, then that will allow our clients to operate at maximum efficiency which translates into big savings for them.

We manufacture a complete line of shale shakers; desilters, desanders and mud pump packages, thus allowing us the ability to keep a higher standard of excellence. Our tank and mixing systems are designed for maximum flexibility and we carry parts for all major brands of equipment.


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