Solids Content – Mud Testing

Solids Content - Mud Testing

Important test for determination of the drilled solids content of the mud and therefore for identification of requirements for dilution and / or changes to solids removal equipment set-up.

In the test, a known volume of mud is distilled from a heated chamber, by way of a condenser to be collected in a measuring cylinder.

Only the liquids are distilled, all mud solids and salt are left in the retort chamber.


A 10 ml retort is used. A 50 ml retort is preferred if available.

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