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Product Bulletin

DEFOAM™-A DEFOAM-A additive is a liquid defoaming agent formulated with


higher alcohols to control foaming in all water-base drilling fluids
containing freshwater, brackish water, seawater, saltwater, and
saturated saltwater, as well as completion fluids.

Physical Appearance................Clear, colorless liquid


TYPICAL PHYSICAL Specific Gravity .......................0.94 @ 68°F (20°C)
PROPERTIES Flash Point, COC ....................232°F (111°C)
Odor .......................................Sweet alcohol
Pour Point…… ........................>-70.6°F (-57.0°C)
Boiling Point ...........................491°F (255°C)

DEFOAM -A is a wide-application lignite and tannin-based additives.


APPLICATIONS product that reduces the foaming When preparing brines, a pre-
tendencies of water-base drilling treatment of 0.25 lb/bbl (0.72 kg/m3 )
fluids. It is compatible with of defoamer is effective in
freshwater muds, brackish water preventing foaming.
muds, seawater muds, saturated salt DEFOAM -A should be added to the
muds, brine completion systems and mud pits in a location that allows
all common mud additives. the product to be incorporated into
DEFOAM -A is easy to mix, works the entire circulating mud system.
quickly, is effective in low DEFOAM -A should not be diluted, but
concentrations and is a more should be added directly to the
persistent defoamer than alternative drilling fluid system by either a drip
products. method from a 5-gal container or as
Normal treatments of DEFOAM -A a shock by broadcasting over the
range from 0.10 to 0.20 lb/bbl surface of the pit. Dilution
(0.29 to 0.58 kg/m³). The use of significantly reduces the
DEFOAM -A is recommended for effectiveness of the product.
foam prevention when making
periodic treatments with organic
materials such as lignosulfonate,
• Easy to mix. Works quickly and • Controls foaming in fluids
ADVANTAGES is effective at low concentrations viscosified with polymers.
in a wide range of systems. • Helps stabilize pump pressure by
• A persistent defoamer. removing trapped air and gas.
• Aids in the removal of dissolved • Low-toxicity product and
oxygen. environmentally acceptable at
the recommended
concentrations.

• Not effective in muds that have


LIMITATIONS excessive gel strengths.

Bioassay information is available


TOXICITY upon request.
AND HANDLING Handle as an industrial
chemical, wearing protective
equipment and observing the
precautions as described on the
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS).

DEFOAM -A is packaged in 5-gal (18.9-


PACKAGING l) cans and 55-gal (208-l) drums.
AND STORAGE

This material is supplied solely for informational purposes and


M-I L. L. C. makes no guarantees or warranties, either expressed or
implied, with respect to the accuracy or use of this data. All
product warranties and guarantees shall be governed by the
Standard Terms of Sale.

P.O. Box 721110


Houston, Texas 77272-1110
Tel: 281-561-1300
Fax: 281-561-7240
©2000 M-I L. L. C. All rights reserved.
™ DEFOAM-A is a trademark of M-I L. L. C.
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MI-10411 01/01 E-mail: mimud@midf.com