API Barite

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API Barite

  • Grade:

It has a high specific gravity of 4.50 g/cm3.(BaSO4)

  • Description:

Its main properties are its high specific gravity of 4.2, 4.5, and very low solubility; it is non-toxic, and also chemically and physically non-reactive, with low abrasiveness and opaqueness to x-rays. It is available in lumps and powder form.

  • Application: 

Barite is used as a weighing agent in oil well-drilling fluids to counteract certain pressures that result from well-drilling operations.