Argipol Liquid

BORE HOLE STABILIZING LIQUID CLAY INHIBITOR

 

DESCRIPTION

 

ARGIPOL is a high viscous, anionic synthetic polymer containing partially hydrolyzed polyacrylamide/sodiumacrylate Copolymer (PHPA) with a high molecular weight.

 

ARGIPOL is a water soluble liquid additive, based on a water/oil emulsion, which allows rapid field mixing in fresh water and in bentonite mud.

 

APPLICATION

 

– Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD)

– Water Well Drilling

– Vertical Drilling, Coring

– Tunneling, Miningunctions:

 

FUNCTIONS

 

– Eliminates clay and shale swelling, stabilizes boreholes through a special encapsulation of swellable material

– Eliminates caving and keeps boreholes open

– Reduces bit balling and sticking

– Viscosifier for solid-free muds

– Produces low torque and high lubricity on drill string

– Reduces erosion damage of circulating mud

– Reduces continuous dispersion of cuttings

– Enhances rheological properties of suspension

– Compatible with KCl / PHPA mud systems

 

ARGIPOL can be used as a single component in solid free muds as well as an additive for Bentonite.

ARGIPOL can also be used to stabilize and to stiffen drilling foam.

ARGIPOL is also available as a fine granular under the product name Argipol P.

 

RECOMMENDED USE

 

– Added to Bentonite (clay inhibition): 0,5-1,5 kg/m³
– Solid-free polymer mud: 1-3 kg/m³

 

Higher concentration of Argipol may flocculate certain types of bentonite. In bentonite systems Argipol should therefore be added immediately after the preparation of the bentonite suspension. Check make-up water on pH value (best 8,5-9,5) and water hardness. Before adding Argipol high concentration of Ca++ and Mg++ ions (>30 °dH) should be eliminated by treatment with soda ash.

 

STORAGE

 

ARGIPOL is stored at a temperature of -10 to + 35 °C

 

PACKAGING

 

ARGIPOL is packed in 25 kg plastic jerry cans

 

PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

 

Colour: white
Appearance: light viscous liquid on O/W-Emulsion basis
Odour: white
Colour: similar to paraffin
Ionogenity: anionic
Flash point: > 100 °C
Density: 1,03 g/cm³ bei 20 °C
Viscosity: 10-12 mPas (0,2% solution, 20°C, FANN 35 @600 RPM)
dynamic: < 4000 mPas at 20 °C
> 7 mPas at 40 °C
pH-Value: 7,5 (0,5% solution)
8,0 (2,0% solution)