All drilling equipment needs maintenance and service, including a mud mix and pump unit which has been used in the trenchless drilling industry. After years of intensive use, defects may arise. Some examples are obsolete pipes, porous hoses, malfunctions, or damage. It is important to discover and repair these defects as quickly as possible to prevent further damage. Especially since the repair of further damage takes more time than performing (preventive) maintenance and time is money.
The mix and pump unit of the photo on the right has also been used extensively in the trenchless drilling industry. These hdd machines are used under different weather conditions. As a result, a number of pipes were obsolete and this mixing unit needed some maintenance. Bofram has replaced the obsolete pipes with new ones and completely checked the machine. Furthermore, this mix and pump unit has been overhauled so it can accommodate many safe horizontal directional drilling in the near future.