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KING COBRA VENOM Mud Conditioner

Optimizing separation performance through new advancements

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Flexibility in situations of changing needs with optimized separation performance

The KING COBRA™ VENOM™ mud conditioner is a combination of the KING COBRA VENOM shale shaker and hydrocyclone cones used to separate solids from liquid. With 12-in. (desander) and 4-in. (desilter) sizes available, the combination of cones used is dependent on the application. The KING COBRA VENOM mud conditioner cone combinations are sized to handle 125% of the flow rate.

The new modular design and standardized platform of the KING COBRA VENOM mud conditioner enables you to customize the application options. Regardless of the original factory configuration, the modular design of the KING COBRA VENOM mud conditioner enables in-field upgrading of the unit to provide flexibility in situations of changing needs.


KING COBRA VENOM Specifications and Dimensions

Dimensions (L × W × H) 131 × 98 × 117½ in. (3327 × 2490 × 2985 mm)
Weir height 34½ in. (867 mm)
Weight 9,500 lb (4310 kg)
Screen quantity 4
Deck angle Adjustable, -2 to + 2°
Basket angle 0°, +5°, +5°, +5°
Screen type Pretension, repairable
G-force 6.7 to 7.3
Deck area 33.4 ft2 (3.1 m2)
Motor type Vibra-Motors
Motor power (each) 2.5 hp (1.9 kW)
Vibration motion Linear or Dual


Vibration motion Linear
Dual (linear and tuned elliptical

Fixed—Nominal (6.1)
Variable—NORM (6.1) HIGH (6.7) MAX (7.3)
Constant-G Control—automatically sustained setting;
patent pending worldwide

Backtank type Standard (single shaker configuration)
Flanged, Bolt On (multiple shaker configuration);
no welding required
Backtank material Stainless Steel
Carbon Steel
Fluid endpoint control
(basket elevation adjustment)
  • BRANDT KING COBRA VENOM Mud Conditioner Spec Sheet
  • BRANDT Mud Conditioner Headers Spec Sheet (English)
  • BRANDT Mud Conditioner Headers Spec Sheet (Portuguese)
  • BRANDT Mud Conditioner Headers Spec Sheet (Spanish)
  • BRANDT Mud Conditioner Headers Spec Sheet (French)
  • BRANDT Mud Conditioner Headers Spec Sheet (Arabic)

BRANDT Mud Conditioners

BRANDT mud conditioners are manufactured in Conroe, Texas, and are engineered to meet the specifications demanded by the application in most cases. Mud conditioners are just one of the many solids control and waste management offerings that BRANDT supplies to the oil and gas industry. NOV Quality Management System is ISO 9001-2000 certified.

Mud conditioners were first designed to remove fine-drilled solids from weighted muds without excessive loss of barite and fluid. Their primary purpose now is to desand weighted muds. Due to advancements in fine screening at the flowline, the mud conditioner’s use in the weighted hole section is much more limited than in previous decades. Consequently, the mud conditioner is used in this application to desand the mud until the primary shakers can maintain the sand content of the mud to a trace. The secondary use of a mud conditioner occurs when environmental conditions prohibit the use of a reserve pit. The mud conditioner is used to reclaim liquid from the hydrocyclone underflow while drilling hole sections with unweighted mud.

Typically, multiple desander cones (12- or 10-in.) and desilter cones (4-in.) are mounted above the screen deck of a shale shaker. The size of the solids (in microns) removed by these units is directly correlated to the size of the cone. The larger the cone, the larger the size of the particle removed and vice-versa. The mud is fed first through the hydrocyclones, where it subsequently cascades down over the shale shaker. The remaining solids, including barite, are returned to the mud system.