Ditch Magnets | Eclipse Magnetics

Ditch Magnets

Using neodymium magnetic technology to remove ferrous based particles from drilling mud

  • High strength magnetic cores – extracts even the smallest particles
  • Higher strength, lighter weight than traditional magnet materials
  • Highly durable stainless cartridges which protect the magnets from corrosion
  • Easy clean design which minimises cleaning time and manual handling
  • Can be customised to fit bespoke flow ditches – flat or round profile ditches
  • Modular design for easy installation
  • Automated cleaning version available – no manual intervention required
  • ATEX certification available

Overview - Ditch Magnets

Protecting Essential Drilling Machinery From Failure

Our range of bespoke Ditch Magnets use powerful neodymium magnetic technology to remove ferrous milled iron particles from drilling mud. The high performance magnet assemblies removes fine particles which are not extracted by the shale shaker or downhole filtration thereby protecting essential components such as mud pumps, drill pipes and shale shaker screens.

Ideal for installation in the mud return line or shale shaker discharge, these high performance magnet assemblies extract fine particles which are generated by drill or drill casing wear. They should be fitted across the entire span of the ditch to ensure all of the mud is exposed to the magnetic field to ensure maximum collection. 

Benefits of installing ditch magnets include: 

  • Protects mud pumps from abrasive damage
  • Reduces pump repair and replacement cost
  • Ensures clean fluid returns down-hole
  • Protects shale shaker screen from damage by ferrous particles
  • Separating out ferrous waste simplifies waste disposal
  • Reduces drill casing erosion
  • Easy to identify levels of ferrous contamination

"We were delighted with the service provided by Eclipse Magnetics; from the initial site survey through to delivery."

Adrian Seeley, Production Supervisor at AB MAURI UK & Ireland

"I cannot begin to tell you how much it has helped our operation, the magnetic filtration unit has been a real problem solver it has surpassed all our expectations. Its cured a 30 year plague!"

Maintenance Manager at EXL Tube (Steel Ventures)

"This technology is economical, reliable and efficient. I believe that magnetic filtration technology is the future."

John Smith, MMTCI

"Magnetic filtration has dramatically cleaned up our fluids and improved the surface finish we can offer. It extracts around 50Kg per day of ferrous waste."

Facilities Manager, Milacron Machines (Sub-Contract Machining)

"We chose Eclipse Magnetics to supply our housed grid because they are a respected and well-established brand. They offered us a very competitive price, and the process of ordering and installation was straightforward and reliable."

Pat Richards, Chief Engineer at Simpsons Malt

“We are delighted with the Automag installation; it’s solved all the problems we were having previously with downtime and maintenance costs. The filter means that we are able to use recycled water, which is saving us £1000 per week!”

Kenneth McRae, Principle Engineer at Vallourec

"Here at Qualflow, we base our business on a philosophy of make the product simple to use, reliable and cost-effective. Eclipse Magnetics’ neodymium magnets offer the strongest magnetic performance, and are nickel plated, making them a cost effective.."

Justin Lawler Ph.D. MBA, Chief Technology Officer at Qualflow Systems Ltd

"The Ultralift Plus magnetic lifter from Eclipse Magnetics is the perfect solution for the pick-up and transportation of the ultrasonic calibration blocks in our facility"

John Crossley, NDT Technology Lead at the Nuclear AMRC

"The result is an aesthetically pleasing system, which is effective in trapping metal contaminants and is easy to clean..."

Ian Aunger at Roquette