Pit Suction Strainer Assemblies

Cellar Tech’s Pit Suction Assemblies can be used as a safe and efficient way to unload earthen pits of fluids for proper disposal.  Much like other parts of the drilling process, earthen mud pits are constantly receiving more attention from government regulatory agencies and other outside groups.  Traditional methods of vacuuming earthen pits can lead to leaks due to hoses or other apparatuses being thrown in to the pit and then dragged back out.  Hose fittings and other material with sharp edges can catch on the pit liner causing leaks that can not be seen until the pit has been drained.  Additionally, traditional methods require workers to stand in close proximity to the edge of the earthen pits and the risk of falling in is high.  Vacuum trucks must also be parked in close proximity to the edge of the earthen pit sometimes resulting in collisions that have led to very large spills.

An earthen pit that ultimately leaked and contaminated a near by municipal water source.

An earthen pit that ultimately leaked and contaminated a near by municipal water source.

Cellar Tech’s Pit Suction Strainer Assemblies can remove all of the aforementioned risks and are more efficient that traditional methods.  The Pit Suction Strainer Assembly welds to the earthen pit’s liner and then channels fluids to a remote collection point.  Workers do not need to approach the earthen pit or even enter the fenced area.  Vacuum trucks safely connect to the discharge point which can be piped to any spot on the pad.  This keeps both workers, vehicles, and equipment away from the earthen pits and safe.  Proper fencing can then be installed with controlled access that keeps workers and wildlife out.

Pit suction assembly being installed in the field

A Pit Suction Assembly being installed in the field

 

Pit suction assembly in the fabrication shop assembled for disply purposes

A Pit Suction Assembly in the fabrication shop assembled for display purposes

Features of Cellar Tech’s Pit Suction Assemblies include:

  • 100 BPM capacity
  • Processes can be put in place to make removal of fluids 100% spill free
  • Very low vortex tendency
  • Reusable
  • Allows nearly 100% of the fluids to be removed
  • Zero electrical conductivity
  • Depth gauge for easy monitoring of earthen pit fluid levels

For more information on Cellar Tech’s Pit Suction Assemblies, or any of our other products, please contact us today.