API Bentonite
Viscosifier
Product Description
API Bentonite is a premium-grade bentonite (a sodium montmorillonite caly) that will yield 91 to 100 barrels of 15-cP mud per ton (1.7m3/100kg). It is used as a primary filter-cake-building, filtration-control and suspension agent in freshwater systems, and has application in all water-base mud systems. API Bentonite is a high-quality product which meets API 13A Section 9 Specification.
Application/Function
API Bentontie is used to increase viscosity and reduce fluid loss in water base drilling fluids. It is a cost-effective means of achieving viscosity, fluid-loss control and filter-cake quality in freshwater and seawater mud.
Advantages
  • Meets or exceeds API manufacturing standards
  • Stabilizes the borehole
  • Improves hole-cleaning capacity of drilling fluids
  • Reduces fluid loss into the formation
  • Is environmentally responsible
Technical Data
Appearance Tan powder
Type Sodium Bentonite
Moisture 10.0% Max
API 13 A SECTION – 9
Parameters API 13 A SECTION-9
Viscometer dial reading at 600 rpm 30 min
YP / PV Ratio 3 max
API Fluid Loss 15 ml max
Residue > 75 µm 4% max
API 13 A SECTION – 10
Parameters API 13 A SECTION-10
YP / PV Ratio 1.5 max
Dispersed PV 10 min
Dispersed Fluid Loss 12.5 ml max
Recommended Treatment
Add API Bentonite in concentrations of 0-25 lb/bbl (0-70 kg/m³) to any active system. Mix slowly through a jet mixer or sift slowly into the vortex of a high-speed stirrer.
Shipping
Transportation of commodity name is not restricted by international regulatory agencies.
Safe Handling Recommendations
Utilize normal precautions for employee protection when handling chemical products. Use of standard PPE is recommended for employee comfort and safety. See Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) prior to use.
Package and Storage
25kg bags, jumbo bags or according to customer's requirement.
Avoid high-intensity extreme pressure and prolonged exposure to strong sunlight. Keep container closed. Keep away from heat, sparks and flames.