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GLO CLAY 1000

Global Drilling Fluids and Chemicals Limited at its manufacturing Facility in Gujarat, India manufactures one of the most Popular Weighing Materials for the Oilfield Industry chemically Known as Attapulgite Clay.

We manufacture the same in a wide variety of Grades. Please also see:

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GLO CLAY 1000

Attapulgite Clay manufactured by Global Drilling Fluids and Chemical Limited for drilling is also known as Salt Water Clay. It coats the sides of the holes, which prevents leaks and cave-ins. It helps in continuous drilling without having to bail out the cuttings from the bottom of the well. It cleans the bits and carries cuttings (pieces of soil and rock back to the surface). It meets API 13A specifications.

Application:
Attapulgite Clay manufactured by Global Drilling Fluids and Chemical Limited can be used to build viscosity in drilling fluids having a high salt concentration. It is used to increase the viscosity and suspension properties.

COMMON NAME – ATTAPULGITE CLAY/ SALT WATER CLAY Advantages:

  • It provides high yield and rheological stability.
  • It does not flocculate.
  • It is unaffected by common contaminants.

Physical Properties:

Properties Value
Appearance Powder free from visible impurities
Apparent bulk density (g/cc) 800-950 kg/m3
Moisture content 12 % Max
Wet screen analysis residue on U.S. sieve no.200 8% Max
Ph value (10% suspension, filtered) 7.0-9.0
Suspension properties viscometer dial reading at 600ppm >30


Toxicity and Handling:
Treat as a Industrial Chemical and wear required protective gear and observe the precautions as described in the MSDS

Packaging:
Attapulgite Clay manufactured by Global Drilling Fluids and Chemical Limited can be packed in Multilayer Paper bags/HDPE bags of 25Kgs, 50 Lbs (22.68   Kgs).Private labeling is provided on request.
For Further Information On GLO CLAY 1000 and Information on Performance and Case Studies Please contact us at sales@globaldrilling.in

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