Methylene Blue Test Kit
Optimized drilling fluid control requires that some measurement be made
to give information about the nature and types of clays that are present
in the drilling fluid. The same information is also required about the
types of clays and shales that are being drilled, since they become a part
of the fluid system.
The OFITE Methylene Blue Test (MBT) is routinely used to analyze foundry
molding sands and many other industrial clay applications.
The MBT Kit measures the total exchange capacity of a clay system and
determines the reactive solids content of fluids. The test measures the
capacity of a clay to absorb cations from solution where exchangeable cations
on the clay surfaces are replaced by methylene blue cations. The more ions
the clay can exchange for methylene blue cations, the more reactive the
clay, and the greater the swelling potential. Only the reactive portions
of the clay are involved, and other materials present, such as sand, limestone,
barite, etc. do not absorb methylene blue. When only a single clay type
is present, an accurate estimate of the reactive clay content can be made.
When unknown clay mixtures are present, the method offers a reasonable
estimate of the predominate clay mineral and the purity of the sample.
Knowledge of the type of clays in both the fluid and formation will aid
in preventing excessive gel strengths, viscosity, density, pipe drag, stuck
pipe, chemical costs, and borehole instability. Without the MBT, drilled
solids would remain the most misdiagnosed contaminant in a drilling fluid.
A complete solids analysis using an MBT, retort, and salt content determination
is the best remedy for maintaining optimized drilling fluid control.
The OFITE Methylene Blue Test Kit comes complete with all necessary chemicals,
glassware, and equipment to perform this important and informative test
in the field. All of the equipment is stored in a convenient stainless
steel carrying case.
Size: 11.25" × 6.5" × 12" (27 × 17 × 31 cm)
Weight: 12 lb 8 oz (5.7 kg)
METHYLENE BLUE TEST KIT, OFITE, COMPLETE WITH HOT PLATE, LABWARE & REAGENTS, IN S.S. CASE; 115 VOLT
METHYLENE BLUE TEST KIT COMPLETE IN CASE; 230 VOLT
METHYLENE BLUE SOLUTION 1ML-0.01 ME; 16 OZ
HYDROGEN PEROXIDE; 3%; 8 OZ
DEIONIZED WATER; 8 OZ
*SULFURIC ACID 5 N; 8 OZ (UN2796)
SPARE PARTS FOR ONE YEARS OPERATION METHYLENE BLUE TEST KIT, 230 VOLT
SPARE PARTS FOR ONE YEARS OPERATION METHYLENE BLUE TEST KIT, 115 VOLT
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