Drilling Mud density or specific gravity is the most significant measurement required and no reliable visual estimate exists. The mud density or specific gravity must be accurately measured in order to successfully drill a well hole. The most accurate measurement of mud density is made by using the Fann Mud Balance.
Viscosity is the resistance to flow offered by a fluid. The term is loosely applied as the flow properties of drilling mud. The relative viscosity, or the cuttings carrying ability of the drilling fluid, can be measured by the Marsh Funnel. This comparative measurement is performed by simply recording the number of seconds required for a given volume of drilling fluid to pass through the Marsh Funnel.
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Threaded Flush Joint PVC Monitoring Pipe and Screen for Environmental Wells.
2" & 4" Threaded Flush
Joint Monitoring Pipe
and Slotted Screen.

Kwik Klamp Pipe Holder to hold PVC and Steel Pipe without the need for a coupling to support it.
KWIK KLAMP Pipe Holder
Holds the pipe on the side.



Smart Phone Dialable
Surge blocks are used to develope the gravel pack in a monitoring well.
Surge Blocks used to develop

a monitoring well.

Stainless Steel Casing Centralizers for Monitoring Well Pipe.
Stainless Steel Monitoring Well Casing Centralizer

Limited Access manholes for protecting monitoring wells.
Morrison Bros Limited

Access Manholes

Locking J-Plug for monitoring well security.
Locking J-Plug
Well Protection Plug


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Mud Balance Scale for Drilling Mud open case.

Closed Case look at the Mud Balance from Fann.

$ 399.00
The Fann Mud Balance provides a simple method for the accurate determination of mud density. An outstanding advantage of this balance is the fact that the temperature of the drilling mud does not materially affect the accuracy of readings. The durable construction of the Fann Mud Balance makes it ideal for field use. It is very accurate and constructed with break resistant parts. Principally, the balance consists of a base, graduated arm and cup, lid, knife edge, rider, built in spirit level, and a counterweight. The constant volume cup is affixed to one end of the graduated arm and the counterweight is attached to the other end. A plastic carrying case is provided which holds the balance intact and in working position.

Fill the cup with the mud to be weighed.
Place the lid on the cup and seat it firmly. Be sure some mud runs out of the hole in the cap.
With the hole in the cap covered with a finger, wash or wipe all the mud from the outside of the cup and arm.
Set the knife edge into the fulcrum and move the sliding weight along the graduated arm until the cup and arm are balanced.
Read the density of the mud at the left-hand edge of the sliding weight.
Report the results to the nearest scale division in
lb./gal.; lb./cu. ft.; S.G. (specific gravity); or psi/1000 ft. of depth.
Wash the mud from the cup immediately after each use. It is absolutely essential that all parts of the mud balance be kept clean if accurate results are to be obtained.

Marsh Funnel and Measuring Cup for testing drilling mud density.
Marsh Funnel and Measuring Cup
for testing drilling mud density
$ 43.25

The Fann Marsh Funnel Viscometer is made of rugged, break resistant red plastic that also resists temperature change deformation. Volumetric accuracy is assured. The plastic handle provides insulation to help protect hands during testing. A metal orifice assures accurate readings. The Marsh Funnel is used for routine viscosity determinations on almost every well drilling rig.

$   20.75
The 1000cc high impact plastic measuring cup, which is graduated in cubic centimeters and fluid ounces, is designed specifically for use with the Marsh Funnel Viscometer. Lines are molded in at 350ml and at 1 quart ( 32 fl oz ) to aid in these tests.

MARSH FUNNEL PROCEDURE: (for seconds / quart)
Hold funnel in upright position with index finger over outlet.
Pour the test sample through the screen in top of the funnel until the mud level just reaches the under side of the screen.
Remove finger from outlet and measure number of seconds for a quart of sample to run out.

Sand Content Kit for Mud Testing.
Sand Content Kit
$ 309.00
The Fann Sand Content Kit is a simple, accurate and inexpensive sieve analysis apparatus for determining the sand content of drilling mud. The kit consists of a special 200 mesh sieve 2-1/2" in diameter, fastened inside a collar upon either end of which fits a small funnel. This is used with the sand content tube. The collar and funnel are made of polyethylene and the screen is made of brass.


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Prices effective May 10, 2013