Mud Pumps and Parts
A mud pump is a reciprocating piston or plunger device designed to pump drilling fluid under high pressures and volumes down the drill string of a drilling rig. The main functions of drilling fluid are to provide hydrostatic pressure to prevent formation fluids from entering and to stabilize the bore, to keep the drill bit cool and clean, to carry drill cuttings back out to the surface, and to suspend the drill cuttings while drilling is paused or during the pullback process.
Mud pumps consist of two main sub-assemblies- the fluid end and the power end. The fluid end performs the pumping process with valves, pistons, and liners, or plungers and stuffing boxes- depending upon the type used. These components are considered expendables, and are designed to be easily replaced in the field. The power end contains the eccentric or crankshaft, along with the connecting rods, and cross heads/slides.
Tulsa Triplex is a Tulsa Rig Iron company. We manufacture pumps from 100 to 600 horsepower that are designed to be easily maintained and are capable of being completely rebuilt. Our pumps feature a smaller footprint and lighter weight than competing models, making them completely legal load size and weight in most instances. They are available as a bare pump, with chainbox, or a complete skidded package.
Please click on the following links to learn more about mud pumps in industry publications:
Trenchless Technology March 2015 click here