• KING COBRA™ Mud Conditioner

    The BRANDT™ KING COBRA Mud Conditioner utilizes a combination of hydrocyclones and a KING COBRA shale shaker to separate solids from liquid.
    Description

    COMBINING HYDROCYCLONE SIMPLICITY WITH RUGGED, DEPENDABLE SHAKER PERFORMANCE

    The BRANDT KING COBRA Mud Conditioner utilizes a combination of hydrocyclones and a KING COBRA shale shaker to separate solids from liquid. The combination of hydrocyclone cones utilized is dependent upon the specific application. Cone combinations typically consist of desander cones (10-inch or 12-inch) and desilter cones (4-inch) which are properly sized to handle over 125% of the flow rate.

    These cones are mounted above the screen deck of the shale shaker. The drilling fluid (mud) is fed first through the hydrocyclones, where the discharge cascades down over the shale shaker screens. This helps to reduce the amount of mud attached to the discharged cuttings. To further increase separation efficiency, and optional VFD G-Force Controller is available for the KING COBRA shaker, which allows the operator to tune the G-forces exerted on the shaker bed to one of three settings: 6.1 (NORM), 6.7 (HIGH), and 7.3 (MAX).

    The screens used on the shale shaker determine the cut point for the mud conditioner unit. When weighted muds are used, screens are selected in a manner that ensures that the majority of the weight material is returned to the mud system. Typically, API 170 screens (>82.5 to 98.0 microns) are utilized to reduce the amount of weight material discarded by the screens.

    Features/Benefits

    FEATURESBENEFITS
    Cones constructed of lightweight, durable, polymeric material

    Provides high temperature tolerance, chemical and erosion resistance and low-cost replacement
    Cones are connected to feed tube via preferred flange connections

    Offer tight, leak-proof operation
    Cones utilize involute feed entrySeparates solids more efficiently than conventional tangential entry, thus conserving fluid and reducing wear at the feed inlet

    Wear-resistant ceramic insert molded into the underflow of 4 inch desilter cones

    Resists abrasion to a degree many times higher than the standard polymeric material, thus ensuring long-lasting life
    Customized cone configurations specific to customer needs

    Ensures that customers receive the proper configuration for their application
    Unique, rugged shaker basket design

    Provides optimal mud coverage of screen surface
    Few replacement parts for shakerProvides a small parts inventory, thus enabling cost savings to be realized

    Linear shaker motion

    Separates and rapidly discharges solids
    Patented drying deck of shaker

    Reduces mud losses via a dry solids discharge
    Exclusive shaker deck angles (0º, +5º, +5º, +5º)

    Keeps the mud pool volume small, which helps to increase screen life
    Utilization of four (4) repairable, pretension screens on shakers

    Offers 33.4 ft² (3.1 m²)  of screening area which is repairable, thus offering cost savings
    Individual seals on every screen

    Eliminate screen leakage
    Patented pin-and-hole screen securing systemSecures screens to shaker basket snugly so they will not slip or slide once in place

    Specifications

    HYDROCYCLONES

    12-inch

    10-inch

    4-inch

    Nominal Inner Diameter

    12 in (305 mm)

    10 in (254 mm)

    4 in (102 mm)

    Material

    Cast Urethane

    Cast Urethane

    Cast Urethane

    Capacity

    500 gal/min (1893 lit/min) to 600 gal/min (2271 lit/min)

    400 gal/min (1514 lit/min) to 500 gal/min (1893 lit/min)

    50 gal/min (189 lit/min) to 65 gal/min (246 lit/min)

    D50 Cut Point in Water

    60-80µm

    50-70µm

    15-20µm

    D50 Cut Point in Drilling Fluid

    ≥200µm

    90-120µm

    35-70µm

    Weight Each

    105 lb (48 kg)

    85 lb (39 kg)

    13 lb (6 kg)

    All hydrocyclones require 75 feet of head; D50 is dependent on the feed particle size. 2-inch cones are also available upon request.

    SHALE SHAKERS

    COBRA™

    KING COBRA

    Dimensions (L x W x H)

    94in x 66in x 61 in (2404 mm x 1680 mm x 1549 mm)

    120¼ in x 66in x 66 in (3054 mm x 1686 mm x 1676 mm)

    Weir Height

    41 in (1041 mm)

    41 in (1041 mm)

    Weir Height Opt

    37 in (940 mm)

    37 in (940 mm)

    Weight

    3800 lb (1725 kg)

    4800 lb (2179 kg)

    Screen Quantity

    3

    4

    Deck Angle

    0°, +5°, +5°

    0°, +5°, +5°, +5°

    Basket Angle

    Adjustable -7° to +3°

    Adjustable -5° to +3°

    Screen Type

    Pretension, repairable

    Pretension, repairable

    G-Force

    5.4 Nominal G’s

    Up to 7.3 G’s*

    Deck Area

    25.4 ft2 (2.4 m2)

    33.4 ft2 (3.1 m2)

    Motor Type

    (2) Vibra-Motors

    (2) Vibra-Motors

    Motor Power (each)

    2.0 hp (1.5 kw)

    2.5 hp (1.9 kw)

    Vibration Motion

    Linear

    Linear

    *G-Force dependent upon starter options

    TYPICAL MUD CONDITIONER CONFIGURATIONS

    Quantity Desilter Cones (4-inch)

    Quantity Desander Cones (12-inch)

    Hydrocyclone Capacity

    COBRA 16/2 Mud Conditioner

    16

    2

    1000 gal/min (3785 lit/min)

    KING COBRA 16/2 Mud Conditioner

    16

    2

    1000 gal/min (3785 lit/min)

    KING COBRA 24/3 Mud Conditioner

    24

    3

    1500 gal/min (5678 lit/min)

    Dimensions and Weights

    L x W x H

    Weight

    COBRA 16/2 Mud Conditioner

    106 in x 80 in x 101 in (2692 mm x 2032 mm x 2565 mm)

    6200 lb (2815 kg)

    KING COBRA 16/2 Mud Conditioner

    120 in x 87 in x 106 in (3048 mm x 2210 mm x 2692 mm)

    7900 lb (3587 kg)

    KING COBRA 24/3 Mud Conditioner

    138 in x 90 in x 118 in (3505 mm x 2286 mm x 2997 mm)

    9100 lb (4131 kg)