A Ditch Magnet is an oilfield tool designed to remove ferrous metal particles from drilling mud. Instead of using ceramic magnets like products provided by other vendors, our design uses powerful neodymium rare earth magnets (NdFeB) to maximize metal capture. They are also much lighter in weight compared to most units available on the market, which makes them safer to handle.
The Ditch Magnet should be used any time metal particles accumulate in the drilling mud. Position the magnet in the mud return line before the shale shaker, in the opossum belly of the shale shaker, or at the discharge of the shale shaker. Ferromagnetic particles passing by the magnet will be captured and retained, extending the shale shaker’s screen life while protecting mud pumps and other costly components of the mud system.