The next level of fluid cleaning

The next level of fluid cleaning
M-300D HDD fluid-cleaning system from American Augers

The right fluid-cleaning system can be a huge part of a drilling operation. These portable systems are designed to clean and recycle drilling mud by removing rocks and sand, thus reducing wear and tear on pumps, tooling and other parts. In addition, fluid-cleaning systems eliminate the need for settling pits and mud pans and reduce the amount of water needed to drill, thus helping to maintain clean and safe job sites.

The M-300D horizontal directional drilling fluid-cleaning system from American Augers provides those benefits and more. Based on American Augers’ successful, highly portable M-200 platform, the M-300 system’s small trailer size lowers registration and excise tax requirements while supporting any make of 60- to 100-ton drill unit with a true 300 gpm fluid-cleaning capability. Its small size makes it ideal for today’s low-space job sites.

The system’s 300 gpm flow rate is achieved through “next level” cleaning system technology, according to Richard Levings, American Augers director of product management.

“The technology other systems have utilized for years just can’t manage this rate of flow,” Levings says. “The M-300 is based on a state-of-the-art, single Derrick FLC-504 Linear Motion Shaker design and four screens using patented Pyramid Plus screen technology.”

The small footprint and ultraquiet operation make the M-300 fluid-cleaning system ideal for use in urban and suburban locations, yet its robust design ensures long-life reliability in daily off-road use towed behind heavy equipment. It comes standard with a 90 kW generator, with the option of upgrading to a larger, 135 kW generator for offboard drill cabins. It offers a total tank capacity of 3,100 gallons, broken into a 1,800-gallon capacity for screenings and a 1,300-gallon capacity for cleaning and mixing fluid. It comes in at a compact length of 27 feet 3 inches when mounted on a trailer, with a weight of 28,600 pounds.

Other unique M-300 features include a tank agitation system that keeps all solids suspended in the tank and three function-dedicated pumps that ensure consistent high-level fluid-cleaning performance throughout drilling operations.

“The result is that the M-300 not only provides a true, first-cut 300 gpm capacity, but maintains one-half percent sand or less in fluid returned to the hole — that’s exceptionally clean,” Levings says. 419-869-7107;


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