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
CAUSTIC SODA BEADS
Caustic Soda or Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH) in a white pelletized form.
White pellets odourless
100% Soluble (water)
13.0 (1% solution)
Caustic Soda is 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.
Note: Additions made to water with a7.0 pH.
0.1 to 0.25
0.5 to 0.7
0.8 to 1.0
MIXING AND HANDLING
Caustic Soda is a strong alkali and produces a strong basic solution. The reaction with water
generates heat. Caustic Soda will cause severe burns and skin/eye contact is to be avoided at
all times. To avoid contact, wear a protective apron, full clothing, rubber gloves, goggles and
face mask. In the event of contact wash immediately with water for 15 minutes. Seek medical
attention if burning persists or if the contacted area is inflamed.
*DANGER* Always add Caustic Soda to the water and watch for bubbling and splashing.
WHMIS: Controlled (see MSDS) TDG: Regulated (see MSDS) PACKAGING: 50 lb sack