POTASSIUM CHLORIDE (KCI) 25kg is a soluble salt that is an extremely efficient shale stabiliser when drilling hydro sensitive clays and shales. Inhibition is produced through exchange; the potassium ion enters between the individual clay platelets in the shale so that they are held together, thus eliminating entry of water from the drilling fluid.

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE (KCI) can be added directly to a drilling fluid system to enhance its inhibitive quality. and can be used as a weighting agent ranging in densities from 1.005 S.G (8.4 ppg) to 1.162 S.G (9.7 ppg). POTASSIUM CHLORIDE (KCI) solution becomes saturated near 1.162 S.G (9.7 ppg); the closer to saturation the less soluble the salt becomes.

Normal use: 30 - 80 kg by volume per 1000 litres.

Polymers such as EZEE-TROL.AUS-TROL, EZEE-PAC R & L. PACs. CR-650 and LlQUI-POL can all be used in conjunction with POTASSIUM CHLORIDE (KCI). It is recommended the water be pre-treated and polymers mixed before adding POTASSIUM CHLORIDE (KCI).

NOTE: Environmental sensitivities may exclude the use of POTASSIUM CHLORIDE (KCI) in certain areas. Contact your local AMC representative for optimum results.