8750 – 53 Ave NW, Edmonton AB, T6E 5G2
TEL: 780.468.4064 FAX: 780.469.1899
TOLL FREE: 800.661.2792
360, 800 – 6 Ave SW, Calgary AB, T2P 3G3
TEL: 403.265.4401 FAX: 403.269.5540
TOLL FREE: 800.661.1343
For MSDS see www.di-corp.com
Ground barium sulphate (BaSO4) with a minimum specific gravity of 4.2 and conforming to
the following API specifications:
Wet Screen Analysis:
3% residue (max) on US Sieve #200 (74 microns)
5% residue (min) on US Sieve #325 (44 microns)
Soluble Alkaline Earths as Calcium: 250 mg/L (max).
Inorganic Barium Salt
Insoluble (water, oil)
In its pure form barite is chemically inert in fresh water and oil-based drilling fluids and can be
used to increase mud densities to as high as 2400 kg/m3.
To calculate the amount of barite required to raise the weight use the following formula:
where W1 = present mud weight in kg/m3
where W2 = desired mud weight in kg/m3
Every l00 sacks of barite added will increase the volume of the system by one cubic metre.
MIXING AND HANDLING
Barite can be mixed through the mud hopper as rapidly as needed. When large quantities are
added to a mud system it may be necessary to add water to prevent mud dehydration.
WHMIS: Not controlled
TDG: Not regulated
PACKAGING: 40 kg sack