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Alkalinity Controllers - Oil & Gas

Caustic Potash

Potassium Hydroxide (KOH) or Caustic Potash is a basic alkali used in a variety of industrial processes. Its advantage over caustic soda (NaOH) in the oil well drilling industry is that it also provides a source of K+ ions while providing pH control. Economical resource of hydroxyl ions…

Caustic Soda Beads

Caustic Soda Beads (Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH)) are a strong alkali used to increase the pH and alkalinity of the liquid phase.  To obtain a given pH, the amount needed may be affected by a variety of drilling fluid products and related activities. The following chart is an approximation only.…

Caustic Soda Beads

Citric Acid

Citric Acid is often incorporated into acid formulations. Its function is to prevent the precipitation of gelatinous ferric hydroxide as the acid spends. As a sequestering agent, citric acid can hold as much as 3000 mg/L of ferric iron in spent acid solutions for more than 4 hours at temperatures…

Citric Acid

Hydrated Lime

Hydrated Lime or calcium hydroxide is a source of Ca and OH and is used to raise the pH. In clear water drilling, Hydrated Lime is added to the sump water to increase the pH and to provide calcium ions. In a Gyp-based mud system, Hydrated Lime is added at a concentration of 1.0 kg/m³,…

Hydrated Lime

Magnesium Oxide

Magnesium Oxide can be used as a substitute for lime as a coagulant in clear water drilling and for alkalinity control in polymer systems where a high pH (above 11.0) is undesirable.  Any undissolved excess Magnesium Oxide will continue to dissolve at a slow rate to maintain a constant pH level…

Magnesium Oxide

Processed Lime

Processed Lime is Calcium Oxide (CaO) sometimes referred to as quicklime or hotlime. The presence of calcium in cement is a well-known cement accelerator. The combination of the calcium present in Processed Lime and its reactivity characteristics when mixed with water produces a very…

Processed Lime

Sodium Bicarbonate

Sodium Bicarbonate (NaHC03) is commonly known as Bi-Carb, Baking Soda or Bicarbonate of Soda. Sodium Bicarbonate is most commonly used for treating cement contamination by precipitating the calcium as calcium carbonate and reducing the pH. The available H+ ion can reduce the pH in any drilling fluid…

Sodium Bicarbonate

Sulphamic Acid

Sulphamic Acid is a dry, non-volatile, non-hygroscopic, stable solid. It is soluble in water and forms a strongly acidic aqueous solution that is comparable in acidity to the common strong mineral acids, but it can be safely handled and stored in the dry form. Sulphamic Acid is used to reduce the…

Sulphamic Acid