TUNDRA Offshore Mud Cooler

Effective control of drilling fluid temperatures

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Description

Safe, efficient control with reduced cost 

The TUNDRA Offshore Mud Cooler provides effective control of drilling fluid temperatures, considerably reducing the risks involved in such operations. It lowers operating costs by helping to extend elastomer service life and improves drilling mud conditions while making it possible to decrease additives by stabilizing the rheological properties of the drilling fluid. Drilling efficiency is also increased using mud coolers, resulting in greater endurance and accuracy for in-hole measuring devices and enabling such tools to operate at greater depths. Lower drilling fluid temperatures result in fewer health and injury risks to rig personnel.

TUNDRA Offshore Mud Cooler Design

The TUNDRA Offshore Mud Cooler incorporates single or dual high-quality plate heat exchangers designed to ASME pressure vessel standards. These heat exchangers can be operated independently with a single parallel system or in series with a dual-pack modular system with communal flow manifold.

Plate heat exchanger technology (predominantly used in offshore applications) is used by running seawater and mud through adjacent plates that are connected and sealed to contain individually. Both fluids are controlled through a self-contained mud/water manifold.

Features/Benefits

  • Compact design
    • Minimized deck space required for shorter rig-up time
  • Duplex filter system
    • Prevents undesirable debris from entering system
  • Skid mounted
    • Portability with fast, easy installation
  • Modular design
    • Converts easily from single to double unit for greater flows
  • Built-in independent backflush facility
    • Prevents plate fouling
  • Improved safety and minimized environmental impact
    • Reduction of surface vapor and maintenance of mud below flash points
  • Meets highest industry standards
    • Certified to DNV 2.7.1. and designed to PED in accordance with ASME VIII Div 1
  • Simplified piping and valve design
    • Allows plate and frame heat exchanger to be opened without disturbing valve and piping configuration
  • Self-contained mud/water manifold
    • Effective fluid control
  • Manual butterfly valves
    • Easy to operate and maintain
  • Advanced plate heat exchanger technology
    • More efficient with heat transfer
  • Pressure vessel code
    • Designed to PED in accordance with ASME VIII Div 1
Specifications

TUNDRA Offshore Mud Cooler Specifications

MODEL

Dimensions (L × W × H)

Weight (empty)

Single mud cooler

136 × 45 × 84 in. (3460 × 1130 × 2130 mm)

3,815 lbs (1730 kg)

Single conversion to double mud cooler

234 × 45 × 84 in. (5932 × 1130 × 2130 mm)

6,865 lbs (3114 kg)

Filter skid 

60 × 41 × 44 in. (1530 × 1050 × 1105 mm)

1,980 lbs (900 kg)

Operating Data – Single Unit

  Drilling Mud Seawater
  Inlet Outlet Inlet Outlet
Liquid flow (gal/min) 900.17 900.00 900.00 900.00
Operating temp. (°F) 185.00 150.80 46.00 71.90
Pressure drop (allowed/calc. psi) 16.00/15.94   16.00/2.34  

Fluid Properties

  Drilling Mud Seawater
  Inlet Outlet Inlet Outlet
Density (lb/ft³) 120.50 120.50 63.77 63.54
Specific heat capacity (Btu/lb × °F) 0.38 0.38 0.96 0.96
Thermal conductivity (Btu/hr × ft × °F) 0.11 0.11 0.33 0.34
Viscosity average (cP) 277.00 277.00 1.43 0.99
Resources
  • Brandt Tundra Offshore Mud Cooler Flyer (English)
  • Brandt Tundra Offshore Mud Cooler Flyer (Spanish)
  • Brandt Tundra Offshore Mud Cooler Flyer (Portuguese)
  • Brandt Tundra Offshore Mud Cooler Flyer (Russian)
  • Brandt Tundra Offshore Mud Cooler Flyer (Arabic)
  • Brandt Tundra Offshore Mud Cooler Flyer (French)
  • TUNDRA Mud Cooler FluidControl Case Study (English)
  • TUNDRA Mud Cooler FluidControl Case Study (Spanish)
  • TUNDRA Mud Cooler FluidControl Case Study (Portuguese)

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