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Drilling Detergent

Description 
Aquadet is a drilling detergent designed for water base drilling fluids. It works both in fresh and brine water without altering the rheology of mud adversely. It is a viscous liquid compounded of surfactants, detergents and emulsifiers. It is non-corrosive and non-damaging to drilling equipment.

Aquadet reduces the surface tension by increasing the wet ability and emulsion power of drilling fluids. It effectively cleans the bottom hole by reducing bit balling and floundering, consequently higher rates of penetration are achieved. Since Aquadet lubricates the drilling fluid, it reduces the torque encountered by drill string to some extent.

Physical Properties

Appearance

Viscous liquid

Specific Gravity

1 Approx.

Solubility

Fresh/brine water

Freezing point.

< -1oC

Flash point.

> 175oC

pH

Neutral

Dosage.

5 - 35 gallons per 100 barrels of mud


MATERIAL SAFETY DATA 

Hazard Identification
  • Non-hazardous to living organism and environment.

  • Does not irritate human skin.

  • Non-toxic.

  • Non flammable

  • Biodegradable

  • Not for human use

Handling 
Aquadet does not have a restricted classification for transportation by regulatory agencies. It is a non-combustible product.
Spilled material may cause slipping. It can be washed with a stream of water or can be absorbed with absorbing agent like saw dust or sand.  

First Aid 
On Skin contact: Wash with plenty of water and soap.

On contact with eyes: immediately wash affected eyes under running water and consult an eye specialist.

Storage 
Aquadet should be stored in a clean and dry environment.

Packing 
5 gallon (18.9 L) & 55 gallon (208 L) drums.