Attapulgite Clay –API Grade Supplier and Manufacturer

Attapulgite Clay –API Grade


Attapulgite clay that exceeds API Specification 13A Section 12 viscosity requirements. It is used to provide viscosity and hole cleaning capabilities in drilling fluids with high concentrations of salts. It is very effective in fluids containing high concentrations of divalent ions such as calcium or magnesium.


Characteristic and Property

Physical Appearance The material shall be a free flowing powder, free from lumps and visible impurities.
Moisture Content at 105 ± 2 °C percent by mass…..………………………….10.0 (Maximum) 
Sieve Analysis
(a) By Dry Method:
I. Passing through 100 Mesh
BSS or Equivalent Sieve, percent by mass……………………………………………80.0 (Minimum)
ii. Passing through 200 Mesh
BSS or Equivalent Sieve, percent by mass……………………………………60.0 (Minimum)
(b) By Wet Method:
Retained on 200 Mesh BSS or
Equivalent Sieve, percent by mass…………………………………………….3.0 (Maximum)
Yield of Mud having an Apparent
Viscosity of 15 cP [Mud is to be
prepared in 3.5% (w/v) Solution of
Sodium Chloride in Distilled Water……………………………………………………14.0 m 3/ MT (Minimum) 

Note: Detailed specifications are available on request.


Application

Attapulgite Clay viscosifier can be used to build viscosity in drilling fluids having a high salt concentration.
Advantages


Unaffected by common contaminants
Does not flocculate


Packing & Storage

Attapulgite Clay viscosifier is packaged in 50-lb (22.7-kg) sacks or as per buyer requirement.
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