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Attapulgite Clay

Description:

Attapulgite Clay for drilling is also known as Salt Water Clay. It coats the sides of the holes, which prevents leaks and cave-ins. It helps in continuous drilling without having to bail out the cuttings from the bottom of the well. It cleans the bits and carries cuttings (pieces of soil and rock back to the surface). It meets API 13A specifications.

Application:

It can be used to build viscosity in drilling fluids having a high salt concentration. It is used to increase the viscosity and suspension properties.

COMMON NAME – ATTAPULGITE CLAY/ SALT WATER CLAY

Advantages:

  • It provides high yield and rheological stability.
  • It does not flocculate.
  • It is unaffected by common contaminants.

Physical Properties:

Properties

Value

Appearance

Powder free from visible impurities

Moisture content

Max 16 %

Suspension properties viscometer dial reading at 600ppm

Min 30

Residue of Diameter Greater than 75 um

Max 8%

Toxicity and Handling:

Treat as an Industrial Chemical and wear required protective gear and observe the precautions as described in the MSDS

Packaging:

The material can be packed in Multilayer Paper bags/HDPE bags of 25Kgs, 50 Lbs (22.68   Kgs).Private labeling is provided on request.