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Dust Free Mixing Unit for blending fine additives on location

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000247503D
Publication Date: 2016-Sep-12
Document File: 1 page(s) / 24K

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Abstract

A portable skidded mixing unit with a vacuum hopper and air ventilation system that protects the operator from contact with very fine particles when mixing materials into a drilling fluid system is described. Many specialized drilling fluids system require the addition of fine particulate additives which create human health and environmental concerns. To minimize any hazard, this idea consist of a dust free mixing station mounted onto a skid with its own venture hopper and centrifugal pump designed to create a vacuum at the bag dump site that mitigates the release of fine particulate matter and protects the operator. This unit will provide a second hopper at the Liquid mud plant or rig and operates independently from the Liquid mud plant or rig pumps. This hopper is to be used only for the fine particulate materials

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Title:    Dust Free Mixing Unit for blending fine additives on location

Abstract:         A portable skidded mixing unit with a vacuum hopper and air ventilation system that protects the operator from contact with very fine particles when mixing materials into a drilling fluid system is described.  Many specialized drilling fluids system require the addition of fine particulate additives which create human health and environmental concerns.  To minimize any hazard, this idea consist of a dust free mixing station mounted onto a skid with its own venture hopper and centrifugal pump designed to create a vacuum at the bag dump site that mitigates the release of fine particulate matter and protects the operator. This unit will provide a second hopper at the Liquid mud plant or rig and operates independently from the Liquid mud plant or rig pumps.   This hopper is to be used only for the fine particulate materials. 

Description:     This invention is a portable skidded mixing unit with a vacuum hopper, air ventilation system, and centrifugal pump that protects the operator from contact with very fine particles when mixing materials into a drilling fluid system. 

This unit can be sized for use at the rig site or alternatively at the Liquid mud plant.

A combination of venturi hopper and ventilation system in portable format for use in the field.