Excessive heat can stall the performance of components such as drilling motors and rotary steerable systems, dramatically shortening their life spans. Heat-damaged electronic components can silence data collection and communication in the downhole environment, increasing rig non-productive time and equipment repair costs.
TUNDRA™ MAX land mud chillers are closed-loop refrigeration systems designed to cool drilling fluids even under extreme conditions. A portable, computer-controlled, dual-stage mud chilling system cools high-temperature mud in a two-stage process.
Within normal temperature ranges, drilling fluid protects downhole equipment and maintains optimal performance. Extreme temperatures degrade mud properties, creating issues such as increased mud loss, thermal instability, and inconsistent rheology measurements. Mud performs best at lower temperatures, saving the cost of additives or replacement.