• TUNDRA MAX Land Mud Chiller

    Capitalizing on our highly effective offshore mud chillers, BRANDT™ has developed a fully automated land mud chiller in response to operators' requests for a cooling mechanism that would meet the distinct requirements of land-based high pressure, high temperature (HPHT) drilling.

     

    Description

    WHEN THE HEAT’S ON, OUR MOBILE SOLUTION KEEPS YOUR MUD COOL

    Elevated and fluctuating down hole temperatures and pressures can negatively impact mud properties, hole cleaning, critical down hole measurements and tool life, as well as increase overall mud costs and non-productive time. These problems are especially pronounced on land rigs or land drilling operations where water is not readily available as a cooling medium and mud chillers must be designed to effectively dissipate drilling fluid heat within a closed-loop cooling circuit. 

    Capitalizing on our highly effective offshore mud chillers, BRANDT has developed a fully automated land mud chiller in response to operators’ requests for a cooling mechanism that would meet the distinct requirements of land-based high-pressure, high-temperature (HPHT) drilling. 

    Our mobile, fully automated land mud chiller relies on specially designed twin-plate pack heat exchangers and proven air-blast as well as chiller technologies to continuously cool drilling fluid in a single pass. Due to its innovative design, efficient cooling is achieved even with elevated ambient temperatures and without the need for an external water source. 

    As down-hole temperatures rise, the TUNDRA™ MAX land mud chiller effectively reduces and stabilizes synthetic, diesel, and water-based drilling fluid temperatures, which leads to:

    • Reduced NPT by eliminating trip time required to change out or protect subsurface tools.
    • Improved accuracy of subsurface measuring tools.
    • Improved drilling fluid performance and reduced costs associated with chemical additives.
    • Reduced HSE risks associated with high temperature returns.
    • Extended life for both surface and subsurface equipment.

    Features/Benefits

    FEATURESBENEFITS
    Fully automatedEasy to set up and operate - reduced manpower
    Trailer mountedTransportation and operation ease. Trailer or ground mount operation.
    Environmentally sustainable closed loop operationDoes not require continuous precious water resources
    High performance coolingDropping fluid temperature up to 90°F (32°C)*
    Hybrid cooling with air blast and industrial chiller technologiesEnables efficient cooling even under severe ambient temperature conditions
    Accurate daily reports from PLC data recorderReliable daily reporting
    Power saver modeReduced kW power consumption
    *Achievable outlet temperature dependent on ambient conditions, drilling fluid inlet temperature, fluid type and fluid properties.

    Specifications

     Length* 

     32 ft (9754 mm) 

     Width* 

     8 ft (2438 mm)  

     Height* 

     9 ft 4 in (2845 mm) 

     Operating weight* 

     43,200 lb (19595 kg)   

     Applicable muds 

     Capable of cooling both OBM and WBM systems 

     Mud weight range 

     9.0 ppg to 19.00 ppg (1.08 sg – 2.2 sg) 

     Optimal process range 

     350 gpm to 500 gpm 

     Inlet temperature range**

    Up to 250°F (121°C) 

     Achievable outlet temperature range*** 

     100°F to 152°F (38°C to 67°C) 

     Ambient working temperature range                 

     32°F to 122°F (0°C to 50°C) 

     Maximum power requirement 

     Up to 300 kw 

    *Excludes trailer. For more information about the dimensions including the trailer please contact your local NOV representative. 

    **200°F-250°F intermitting load

    ***Achievable outlet temperature dependent on ambient conditions, drilling fluid inlet temperature, fluid type and fluid properties.