AMOSTECH

A Manufacturer of Slurry Pumps

Oil sand drilling pumps

Oil sand drilling pumps, also known as oil sands pumps or tar sands pumps, are specialized pumps used in the extraction and processing of oil sands or tar sands. These pumps are designed to handle the challenging conditions and abrasive nature of the oil sand slurry.

Here are some key features and considerations related to oil sand drilling pumps:

  1. Robust Construction: Oil sand drilling pumps are built with heavy-duty construction to withstand the abrasive and corrosive nature of oil sand slurries. They typically have reinforced casings, wear-resistant materials, and hardened impellers to withstand the erosive effects of the sand particles.
  2. Slurry Handling Capability: Oil sand drilling pumps are designed to handle high-density and high-viscosity oil sand slurries efficiently. They are engineered to pump viscous fluids mixed with sand, clay, water, and bitumen.
  3. Abrasion Resistance: The pump’s components, such as impellers, volutes, and liners, are made from materials with excellent abrasion resistance. Common materials used include high-chrome alloys, hardened cast iron, or specialized abrasion-resistant coatings.
  4. Solids Handling: Oil sand drilling pumps are specifically designed to handle solid particles, including sand and other abrasive materials. The pump’s design incorporates features such as large passages and wide clearances to minimize clogging and ensure smooth solids handling.
  5. Centrifugal Design: Most oil sand drilling pumps utilize centrifugal pump technology, which provides the required pressure and flow rates for oil sand extraction and processing. Centrifugal pumps are efficient, reliable, and capable of handling high volumes of slurry.
  6. Variable Speed Operation: Some oil sand drilling pumps offer variable speed operation, allowing operators to adjust the pump’s speed based on the slurry characteristics, process requirements, and system conditions.
  7. Customization and System Integration: Oil sand drilling pumps may be customized and integrated into a complete pumping system tailored to the specific requirements of the oil sand extraction process. This can involve considerations such as pump size, power requirements, flow rates, and system controls.

When selecting an oil sand drilling pump, it’s crucial to consider factors such as the specific application, flow rate requirements, sand content, viscosity, desired pressure, and the expertise and reputation of the pump manufacturer. Consulting with pump experts or contacting reputable pump manufacturers can help in selecting the most suitable pump for oil sand drilling operations.

Amostech is a registered trademark and does not represent or is not in any way affiliated with Mission Magnum of NOV Group. All names,numbers, symbols and descriptions are used for reference purpose only and do not imply that any pumps or parts listed is the product of Mission Magnum Pumps.Amostech sand pumps and spares are only interchangeable with Mission Magnum pumps and spares.This document is the property of Amostech Pump and can be neither reproduced nor disclosed to a third party without a written authorization.

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