Product Sheet THINSMART Water-Based Drilling Fluid Thinner
Used to control the rheological and fluid-loss properties of water-base drilling fluids.
Organic, temperature-stable THINSMART water-based drilling fluid thinner controls the rheological and fluid-loss properties of water-based drilling fluids.
|Typical Physical Properties|
|Physical appearance||Reddish-brown powder|
|pH (1% solution)||4–5|
THINSMART thinner deflocculates drill solids and provides fluid-loss control. It reacts with calcium to lessen the contaminating effects on the drilling fluid.
Typical treatment levels are from 1.0 to 6.0 lbm/bbl [2.9 to 17.1 kg/m3]. Initial treatments can be as low as 0.25 lbm/bbl [0.7 kg/m3] depending on the mud weight, bentonite, and drill solids content of the fluid.
Degraded performance in high-salinity fluids. Presolubilize in fresh water treated with caustic soda before adding to the drilling fluid. Maintain a minimum pH of 9.0.
Bioassay information is available upon request. Handle as an industrial chemical, wearing protective equipment and observing the precautions as described in the safety data sheet.
THINSMART thinner is packaged in 25-lbm [11.4-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.