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PILVAD side entry agitators

Advantages of using PILVAD side entry agitators on drilling-mud vessels.

 

Top entry agitators
are the largest, and probably the most expensive solution.
They are equipped with very large impellers, slow speed and the tank need to be almost
full, to have a good mixing performance. Top entry agitators are difficult to fit and install
with current vessel design.

Side entry agitators
are smaller agitators, mostly due to the shorter agitator shaft. They
are mounted on the side of the tank and are always in contact with the drilling mud. It is
very important that these agitators are equipped with a mechanical seal, and with a
system for changing the seal, in case of a leak, although rarely seen. As the motor of the
device is placed outside the tank operation and maintenance is hassle free and
uncomplicated.