One of the most recent applications for the Brookfield Viscometers in the oil industry is the use of Low Shear Rate Viscometers in the mud pit. Drilling fluid suppliers have been using the Brookfield LVDV II+ lab viscometer for measuring the apparent viscosities at low shear rates to quantify barite sag and carrying capacity of the fluids used in deep horizontal well bores. The ability to measure this LSRV continuously in the mud pit
or flow line will help the mud engineers and other rig personnel maintain proper viscosity levels in spite of changing drilling environments. These units are economically priced for lease or sale. Contact Steve Dale at JD Instruments
800-840-2800 for more information.
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Low shear rate viscosities in the mud pit?
These photos show a recent installation that did just that.
PV and YP measured in real time
You can take the next big step in technology today. Available from JD Instruments, Inc. is
the Brookfield model TT220 or model TT100 for flow through systems. This system is capable of measuring shear rates that
match industry standard 3, 6, 30, 60, 300, 600 rpm. It can calculate YP and PV
and has analog and RS485 outputs available. Digital display of viscosity,
current speed and PV/YP values are also available. This unit is now available for lease
or purchase from JD Instruments, Inc. Calibration of the unit and setup is included. As wells go deeper and horizontal drills extend further, the need for real time drilling fluid viscosities becomes even more critical. Don't let this opportunity pass you by. Call now 800-840-2800 and set up your installation now.