Mud line clamps are intended to secure the
mud line to the top drive guard for additional
support. When mud lines are replaced, attention must
be given to the proper installation of the
mud line clamps. Improper installation
can lead to failure of the fasteners.
1.Visually inspect the mud line clamp installation and confirm
that mud line clamp is parallel with the mud line support.
2.To check if the mud line clamp is parallel to the mud line support, measure the distance from the bottom corners of the clamp to the bottom edge of the support mount.
3.If mud line clamps appear to be installed improperly, check the gap between the two clamps. Gaps on either side of the clamp should be equal to each other