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BARITE


GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Barite (BaSO4) is used as a weighting agent in both water and oil base drilling fluids.
FEATURES AND BENEFITS
Barite is supplied to meet API specifications.
Specific Gravity
Minimum 4.2 3% residue (max.) on US Sieve #200 (74 microns)
5% residue (min.) on US Sieve #325 (44 microns) 
Due to its relatively low cost and high density, Barite is the most commonly used weight material in drilling fluids.
Barite weighted fluids can achieve a maximum density of +/- 2400 kg/m3.
RECOMMENDED TREATMENT
The quantity of Barite required will depend upon encountered formation pressures and Operator’s specifications. The formula for calculating the required amount of Barite to achieve a desired density is: 

Barite kg/m3 required = 4200 (W2 – W1)


4200 – W2

where: 
W1 = initial mud weight (kg/m3) 
W2 = desired mud weight (kg/m3) 
For every 100 sacks of barite mixed, the volume will increase by 1 cubic meter. Add through the hopper as rapidly as needed. When large amounts are added to a system, add water to prevent mud dehydration.


TYPICAL PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Appearance fine beige/gray powder
Specific Gravity 4.20
Bulk Density 2160 kg/m3
HANDLING
Barite is not a controlled product using the WHMIS classification.

Refer to MSDS information for specific precautions and handling.


AVAILABILITY

Barite is packaged in 50kg bags and is available from Vision Minerals & Energy.

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