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Bentonite API Grade

A premium‐grade bentonite (sodium montmorillonite clay) that will yield 91 to 100 barrels of 15‐cP mud per ton (1.7 m3/100 kg). 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. This is high‐quality product which meets the ISO 13500 Clause 9 (formerly known as API Spec 13A, Section 9) specifications for Bentonite Api Grade.

Characteristic and Property

Physical Appearance
The material shall be in the form of powder, free from visible impurities.
Moisture Content at 105 ± 2 °C percent by mass………………………………………12.0 (Maximum)
Sand Content:
Fraction Retained on 200 Mesh
BSS or Equivalent Sieve by Wet
Method, percent by mass………………………………………………………………………….2.0 (Maximum)
Dry Screen Analysis:
Fraction Passing through 100
Mesh BSS or Equivalent Sieve,
percent by mass………………………………………………………………………………………..98.0 (Minimum) 

Note: Detailed specifications are available on request.

Applications 

Bentonite API Grade 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 muds. Typical concentrations for bentonite range from   to 35 lb/bbl (14.3 to 100 kg/m3.  
As with all bentonite products, the yield decreases as water salinity increases. In muds containing  more than 10,000 mg/L chlorides, the performance of bentonite is significantly reduced 
unless prehydrated in freshwater before adding to the mud system.

Advantages

Hydrates more than other types of clays and is best for generating viscosity, developing gels for  suspension and controlling filtration  
Small particle size, unique flat shape and high surface area of hydrated Bentonite viscosifier  provides superior filtration characteristics 
 Promotes the deposition of thin, compressible filter cakes in the wellbore  

Toxicity and Handling 

Handle as an industrial chemical, wearing protective equipment and observing the precautions as described in the Material  Safety Data Sheet (MSDS).  

Packaging and Storage 

Bentonite viscosifier is packaged in 100‐lb (45.4‐kg) multi‐wall paper sacks, 40‐kg sacks, big bags and  is available in bulk.  Store in a dry, well‐ventilated area. Keep container closed. Store away from incompatibles.  Follow safe warehousing practices regarding palletizing, banding, shrink‐wrapping and/or stacking.

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