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Hydroxyl Ethyl Cellulose

Description:

Hydroxyl Ethyl Cellulose used to provide rheology Stability and filtration Control in all types of water based Drilling Fluid Systems. It is Non ionic water and acid soluble Polymer derived from cellulose.

Application:

Hydroxyl Ethyl Cellulose (HEC) is very effective filtration control additive. It can be used effectively in most mud systems. It reduces fluid Loss and increases viscosity. It is used to produce solutions having a wide range of viscosity.

COMMON NAME – Hydroxyl Ethyl Cellulose(HEC)

Advantages:

  • It provides Economical Method of filtration Control
  • Can be used in the full range of water types as KCl,NaCl,MgCl2,CaCl2
  • Stabilizes rheology
  • Provides well bore stability and filtration control
  • Non damaging to the formations

Physical Properties:

Appearance

White Free flowing Powder

PH of 2% (2% w/v in d/w)

5.0-7.0

Specific Gravity

1.20 – 1.50

Moisture Content (% by weight)

<8%

Solubility

Soluble in water and acids

Ionic Character

Non Ionic

Temperature Stability

Up to 1210 C

Usage:

The recommended normal treatment ranges from 2-6 lb/bbl (5.7-17.1 Kg/m3) depending on the makeup water chemistry or the Desired Fluid Loss .Higher concentrations are required in brine Systems.

Packaging:

Hydroxyl Ethyl Cellulose is packed in 25kg/50 Lbs (22.68 Kg) sacks. Private Labeling and customized packaging is also available on request.

Safety and Handling:

Hydroxyl Ethyl Cellulose must be handled as an Industrial chemical, wearing protective equipment and observing the precautions as mentioned in the MSDS.