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Crystal Polymers

EZEEMIX - (Inhibitor/Viscosifier)
Description: EZEEMIX, partially hydrolysed polyacrylamide/polyacrylate copolymer (PHPA) emulsion, is used to stabilise reactive clay and shale formations. EZEEMIX may be used to prepare a solid's free drilling fluid with exceptional hole-stabilising properties, or to improve the properties of air/foam injection fluids. EZEEMIX is readily soluble in fresh, brackish or salt water.
Application/
Functions :
  • Stabilise water sensitive formations
  • Reduces bit balling
  • Reduces drill-pipe torque and pumping pressures
  • Eliminate rod chatter in diamond drilling
  • Flocculate drilled cuttings when used in low concentrations
  • Improves air/foam injection properties
Advantages:
  • Yields rapidly with minimum shear
  • Is non-fermenting, does not require the use of biocides
  • Effective in salt (NaCl, KCl, etc.) environments
  • Reduces drill-pipe torque and circulating pressure
  • Can be broken down with sodium hypo chlorite when desired
Typical
Appearance :
  • Appearance; Milky white
  • Flash point; 93 °C
  • Specific gravity; 1.05 g/cm3
Recommended
Treatment :
  • To stop rod vibrations and reduce torque; 2 Lt to 4 Lt/1000 Lt
  • Injection fluid for foam drilling; 1 Lt to 2 Lt/1000 Lt of make up injection fluid
  • Agitate the drum vigorously to ensure the product is well mixed

Packaging:

  • EZEEMIX is packed in 25 Kg plastic heavy duty containers


Super Gel - (Filtrate control/Viscosifier)
Description: SUPERGEL is a very high yielding bentonite with a polymer extender to give extra yield and viscosity with a reduced filtrate rate. SUPERGEL is specifically developed for HDD due to its high performance characteristics.
Application/
Functions :
  • Controls filtration rates by forming a tough filter cake.
  • Promotes hole stability in poorly consolidated and caving formations.
  • Aids in overcoming seepage and some loss of circulation in porous formations.
  • Makes an economical, single sack, low solids drilling mud.
  • Gives a high gel strength, which facilitates cuttings removal
Advantages:
  • Mixes easily to yield a high viscosity high gel strength mud.
  • Effective in moderate to high pH systems.
  • Non-toxic.
  • Does not require a bactericide.
  • Environmentally acceptable
Typical Appearance :
  • Appearance ; Beige to tan powder.
  • Specific gravity ; 2.5 g/cm3 to 2.6 g/cm3
Recommended
Treatment :
  • Normal drilling conditions and for HDD,15 Kg to 25 Kg/1000 Lt water.
  • In gravel or poorly consolidated formations, 25 Kg to 35 Kg/1000 Lt water.
  • To help over come lost circulation, 35 Kg to 45 Kg/1000 Lt water.
  • Mix by adding slowly through a venturi mixer or high-speed mixer.
  • Allow sufficient time for the SUPERGEL to fully yield for best results.

Packaging:

  • SUPERGEL is packed in 25 Kg bags.


POLYFLIP - (Inhibitor/filtrate control/viscosifier)
Description: POLYFLIP is a natural gum derived from the guar bean. POLYFLIP is an off-white free flowing powder, is non-toxic and biodegradable.
Application/
Functions :
  • Effective and relatively inexpensive viscosifier.
  • Widely used in water well drilling and shallow hole core drilling, due to its biodegradability.
  • In the presence of drilled solids or low levels of bentonite, POLYFLIP exhibits excellent filtrate loss control.
  • POLYFLIP may be added to foam solutions to produce tougher foam for drilling in problem areas.
  • Flocculate drilled cuttings when used in low concentrations.
  • Improves air/foam injection properties.
  • The viscosity of POLYFLIP solutions may be increased drastically by introducing a cross linking agent such as borax.
Advantages:
  • Yields rapidly with minimum shear.
  • Biodegradable and no special handling precautions.
  • Reduces drill-pipe torque and circulating pressure.
  • Can be broken down with hypochlorite when desired.
Typical Appearance :
  • Appearance; Off-white free flowing powder.
Recommended
Treatment :
  • Generally 2 Kg to 6 Kg/1000 liters will produce a high viscosity solution.
  • The rate at which solutions of POLYFLIP will degrade is dependent on the makeup water. Generally, POLYFLIP solutions will degrade within 12 to 72 hours.

Packaging:

  • POLYFLIP is packed in 25-Kg heavy-duty polyprop bags.


DRILLVISDRILLFLOC - (Inhibitor/viscosifier)
Description: DRILLVIS/DRILLFLOC, a partially hydrolysed polyacrylamide/polyacrylate copolymer (PHPA) powder, is used to stabilise reactive clay and shale formations. DRILLVIS/DRILLFLOC may be used to prepare a solid's free drilling fluid with exceptional hole stabilising properties, or to improve the properties of air/foam injection fluids. DRILLVIS/DRILLFLOC is readily soluble in fresh, brackish or salt water.
Application/
Functions :
  • Stabilise water sensitive formations
  • Reduces bit balling
  • Reduces drill-pipe torque and pumping pressures
  • Eliminate rod chatter in diamond drilling
  • Flocculate drilled cuttings when used in low concentrations
  • Improves air/foam injection properties
Advantages:
  • Yields rapidly with minimum shear
  • Is non-fermenting, does not require the use of biocides
  • Effective in salt (NaCl, KCl, etc.) environments
  • Reduces drill-pipe torque and circulating pressure
  • Can be broken down with sodium hypo chlorite when desired
Typical Appearance :
  • Appearance; White powder
Recommended
Treatment :
  • To stop rod vibrations and reduce torque; 1.5 Kg to 3 Kg/1000 Lt
  • Injection fluid for foam drilling; 0.7 Kg to 1 Kg/1000 Lt of make up injection fluid

Packaging:

  • DRILLVIS/DRILLFLOC is packed in 25 Kg bags


LUBTAC/MAFUTA GREASE - (Lubricating grease )
Description: LUBTAC/MAFUTA GREASE is a rod grease formulated from synthetic hydrocarbons and vegetable oils. This unique formulation has made SAMCHEM one of the world leaders in the manufacture of biodegradable, non-toxic environmental friendly greases.
Application/
Functions :
  • Reduces torque and frictional drag on the drill rods
  • Minimises wear on drill string
  • Protects the rods
  • Minimises stuck rods
  • Used in underground mining, due to high temperature stability
Advantages:
  • Economical and efficient
  • Environmentally acceptable
  • Biodegradable
  • Improved production
  • Stable at high pressures and temperatures
  • Lowers shearing on rods
  • Improves coring ability and the quality of the core
Typical Appearance :
  • Appearance; Light brown colored grease
Recommended
Treatment :
  • Apply a generous amount smeared on the outside of the drill rods

Packaging:

  • Available in 2 Kg plastic sausages and in 20 Kg tins and 200 Kg metal drums


ECO-LUBE - (High pressure lubricant )
Description: ECO-LUBE is a specially formulated extreme pressure lubricant designed to reduce rotary torque by providing a low friction environment for diamond drill rods. ECO-LUBE was developed for use in hard or saline water. Even under extreme conditions, ECO-LUBE's unique characteristics provide maximum reduction of torque in a wide variety of water types. ECO-LUBE is biodegradable, environmentally friendly and non-hazardous when used as directed.
Application/
Functions :
  • Reduces torque and frictional drag on the drill rods
  • Minimises wear on drill string
  • Extends bit life
  • Facilitates faster and more efficient drilling
  • Improves bit penetration
Advantages:
  • Economical and efficient
  • Environmentally acceptable
  • Biodegradable
  • Suitable in a wide range of water types
  • Easy to mix and use
  • The reduction in torque allows an increase in RPM's which could improve the ROP
  • Reduces rod vibration
Typical Appearance :
  • Appearance; Amber colored liquid
Recommended
Treatment :
  • Add 2.0 Lt. to 7.5 Lt per 1000 Lt water
  • Add directly at the pump suction
  • Use an injection pump or set up a suction hose from the rig pump

Packaging:

  • Available in 25 Kg, 50 Kg and 100 Kg
    plastic drums


SUPERHIB - (Inhibitor/viscosifier )
Description: SUPERHIB is a specially prepared blend of polymers and inhibitors to provide adequate fluid properties for shallow boreholes, as well as inhibiting the shale formations.
Application/
Functions :
  • Effective viscosifier.
  • Built in inhibitor for shale formations.
  • Solutions are lubrous, which improves core yield and core quality.
  • SUPERHIB is a complete flocculates and will flocculate all solids.
Advantages:
  • Complete 2 in 1 mix that is easy to apply.
  • Very low order of toxicity.
  • Reduces drill-pipe torque and circulating pressure.
  • No special handling precautions
Typical Appearance :
  • Appearance; Off-white free flowing powder
Recommended
Treatment :
  • Generally 4 Kg to 6 Kg/1000 liters

Packaging:

  • SUPERHIB is packed in 25 Kg polypropylene bags


T-LUBE - (Tricone bit lubricant )
Description: T-LUBE is a specially formulated extreme pressure lubricant designed to reduce rotary torque (thus lower power consumption), increase drill bit life and increase penetration rate for tricone drilling by creating a low friction environment during drilling. T-LUBE is especially effective in lubricating and cleaning bearings of blast hole bits and has proven to extend the life of bearings extensively. T-LUBE is biodegradable, environmentally friendly and non-hazardous when used as directed
Application/
Functions :
  • Substantially increases bearing life
  • Reduces torque and frictional drag on the drill rods
  • Minimises wear on drill string
  • Extends bit life
  • Facilitates faster and more efficient drilling
  • Improves bit penetration
  • Reduces wear and tear on the drill rig and drill rods
Advantages:
  • Economical and efficient
  • Economical and efficient
  • Environmentally acceptable
  • Biodegradable
  • Suitable in a wide range of water types
  • Easy to mix and use
  • The reduction in torque translates to savings in power consumption
  • Reduces vibrations on drilling rig and drill rods
  • Decreases power consumption, increases ROP, increases drill bit life and decreases wear and tear on the drill rig
Typical Appearance :
  • Appearance; Amber colored liquid
Recommended
Treatment :
  • Apply at a rate of about 3 Lt/hr. passing the tricone bit
  • Add directly into water tank or use an injection pump

Packaging:

  • Available in 25 Kg, 50 Kg and 100 Kg plastic drums or 1000 Lt bulk bins


GuarGum/Drilling Polymer - (Inhibitor/Filtrate control/Viscosifier)
Description: GUARGUM is a natural gum derived from the guar bean. GUARGUM is an off-white free flowing powder, is non-toxic and biodegradable.
Application/
Functions :
  • Effective and relatively inexpensive viscosifier.
  • Widely used in water well drilling and shallow hole core drilling, due to its biodegradability.
  • In the presence of drilled solids or low levels of bentonite, GUARGUM exhibits excellent filtrate loss control.
  • GUARGUM may be added to foam solutions to produce a tougher foam for drilling in problem areas.
  • Flocculate drilled cuttings when used in low concentrations.
  • Improves air/foam injection properties.
  • The viscosity of GUARGUM solutions may be increased drastically by introducing a crosslinking agent such as borax.
Advantages:
  • Yields rapidly with minimum shear.
  • Biodegradable and no special handling precautions.
  • Reduces drill-pipe torque and circulating pressure.
  • Can be broken down with hypo chlorite when desired.
Typical Appearance :
  • Appearance; Off-white free flowing powder.
Recommended
Treatment :
  • Generally 2 Kg to 6 Kg/1000 liters will produce a high viscosity solution.
  • The rate at which solutions of GUARGUM will degrade is dependent on the makeup water. Generally, GUARGUM solutions will degrade within 12 to 72 hours

Packaging:

  • GUARGUM is packed in 25 Kg heavy-duty polyprop bags.

Kenya Office
Water Africa Services Ltd,
off Mombasa Road, Near City Cabanas
P. O. Box 3730 - 00100, Nairobi, Kenya
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