Product Sheet TANNATHIN Thinner and Fluid Loss Control Ground Lignite
Used to reduce fluid loss and deflocculate water-base muds.
TANNATHIN lignite is a naturally occurring material that reduces fluid loss and deflocculates water-based drilling fluids. A partially soluble additive, it provides thin, low-permeability filtercakes. It is an excellent emulsifier for oil-in-water emulsions and secondary deflocculant as well as is especially effective in high-temperature applications. It performs exceptionally well in dispersed systems as a synergistic additive with lignosulfonates.
|Typical Physical Properties|
|Physical appearance||Black powder|
|pH (1% solution)||4–5|
|Bulk density||52 lbm/ft3 [833 kg/m3]|
|Typical grind||90%–95% <20 mesh|
TANNATHIN lignite is especially effective at stabilizing the properties of muds exposed to high temperatures and contaminants such as CO2 and calcium. TANNATHIN lignite is especially effective when treating cement contamination. It reduces the high viscosity and pH of cement-contaminated muds and reacts with calcium to lessen the contaminating effects.
Normal treatments of TANNATHIN lignite range from 1 to 8 lbm/bbl [2.85 to 22.8 kg/m3]. Due to their low pH, TANNATHIN lignite treatments require additional caustic soda or an alternative alkaline material to maintain a consistent pH. A normal ratio is one sack of caustic soda for every four sacks of TANNATHIN lignite. In high-salinity systems, it is preferable to premix the TANNATHIN lignite in medium-pH freshwater to enhance dispersibility, then add the premix to the active system. It is most effective in mud systems with a pH in the range of 9 to 11.
Bioassay information is available upon request. Handle as an industrial chemical, wearing protective equipment and observing the precautions described in the safety data sheet.
TANNATHIN lignite is packaged in 50-lbm [22.7-kg] multiwall paper sacks. Store in a dry, well-ventilated area. Keep container closed. Store away from incompatibles. Follow safe warehousing practices regarding palletizing, banding, shrink-wrapping, and stacking.