Ditch Magnets are tools designed to remove metal debris and particles from drilling mud that the shale shaker misses. The ditch magnets will capture all debris having magnetic attraction and hold it until they are removed from the mud stream.
They are particularly valuable during milling operations, wash overs and fishing jobs. Removal of mill cuttings and debris reduces the wear and tear of mud pumps and other equipment, as well as eliminating problems caused by the return down hole of harmful debris.
As a subsidiary of K&JM which has been constructing oil field equipment and tools since 1972, we are the go to source for many oil field companies when it comes to high quality, precision manufacturing and prompt delivery of oil field related tools and products.
Simplicity is kept in mind while high quality stainless steel is used to encapsulate a series of extra strength magnet elements assuring ruggedness and maximum pick-up capacities. All of our magnets will hold in suspension approximately half of their weight in mill cuttings and other metal debris, and have integral handles at each end for easy lifting.
- DM-36 Approx 36″ Long
- DM-30 Approx 30″ Long
- DM-24 Approx 24″ Long
- DM-18 Approx 18″ Long
- DM-12 Approx 12″ Long
These are our standard sizes that we keep in stock at all times for prompt delivery. If a different size is required, simply Contact Us and give us the dimensions required.
Suspended by soft line, position the Ditch Magnets in the mud return line and/or in the shaker discharge. Metal particles passing by the magnet will then be caught and retained. The magnet should be used any time metal particles may accumulate in the mud. The unit should be cleaned several times per day, depending on milling rate by removing the magnet and cleaning it with a fresh or salt water hose. Wipe all cuttings from the unit and return it to duty.