CETCO HYDRAUL-EZ is a high-yield, 200 mesh sodium bentonite with a special dry polymer additive. It is designed to maintain borehole integrity in horizontally drilled boreholes. HYDRAUL-EZ is certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 60, Drinking Water Treatment Chemicals – Health Effects.
CETCO HYDRAUL-EZ is specially designed for conditions encountered in angle and horizontal drilling. It can be used for all types of freshwater mud rotary drilling and as a jacking lubricant.
• Concentrated for high yield
• Eliminates clay and shale swelling, bit balling, and sticking problems
• Forms a tight, thin filter cake in unstable formations
• Maintains borehole integrity in horizontal and vertically drilled holes
• Mixes quickly
• Requires less material due to low fluid loss properties
MIXING AND APPLICATION
Mixing ratios are based on the use of freshwater. Water purity will affect bentonite performance. For best results, make-up water should be pre-treated with SODA ASH to a pH of 8.5-9.5. HYDRAUL-EZ should be added slowly through a jet/hopper mixer.
54 lbs/ft3 (0.86 kg/L)
50 lbs (22.7 kg) bags, 48 per pallet. All pallets are plastic-wrapped.
|Condition||Lbs of HYDRAUL-EZ||% Solids|
|Normal Conditions||20-30 lbs (22.5-36 kg)||2.3-3.5%|
|Sand and Gravel||30-40 lbs (36-47 kg)||3.5-4.6%|
|Fluid loss Control||40-60 lbs (47-72 kg)||4.6-6.7%|
Minerals Technologies Inc. is a resource and technology based company that develops, produces and markets worldwide a broad range of specialty mineral, mineral-based and synthetic mineral products and related systems and services. The Company has four reportable segments: Performance Materials, Specialty Minerals, Refractories and Energy Services.
Originally founded to serve the environmental drilling service industry, CETCO developed a complete line of bentonite and bio-degradable additives to aid in remedial construction and protection of groundwater. The practice of installing monitor wells for regular periodic sampling has long been the standard practice, but like many industries has evolved over time. With the environmental drilling industry now including various vertical and horizontal drilling methods and a variety of barrier wall installation methods, CETCO has continued to create innovative products that are environmentally safe and on the forefront of technology.