Venturi mud hopper is a special hopper for highly efficient solid-liquid and liquid-liquid mixing device. The venturi mixing hopper used for mud mixing, aggravating, adding drilling fluid additive, and leak blocking work process. We have hopper 6 Inch and 4 Inch for option, capacity from 200GPM to 1500GPM.
Mud hoppers are powered by the mud system’s centrifugal pump on the drilling rig. They flow the mud at high velocity through a venturi nozzle. Through a hopper above the nozzle, solid additives are put into the circulating mud system.
Mud hopper usage in solids control system
A venturi mud hopper is usually connected with 1 centrifugal pump, they are installed in a base with pipe valves. We call it a jet mud mixer or mud mixing hopper unit. At the same time, AIPU Solids Control can provide Twin-Jet mud mixer Unit with two pumps and hoppers according to the users’ requirements.
In a special condition, one venturi mud hopper is connected with one centrifugal pump sometimes two centrifugal pumps for mud chemical supplement. It located behind the mud tank. Characteristics of this product are better mixing results, higher feeding rate, and smaller frequency of feeding jam.