Citric Acid is a weak organic acid. It is used to remove calcium when drilling cement to reduce the potential of cross linking polymers (Xanthan and others) from iron.
Citric Acid (C6H8O7) provides a method for reducing the alkalinity (pH) of water-based drilling fluids, usually resulting from cement contamination while drilling out cement.
White powder or granules
8 (5% solution)
1.5 - 1.66g/cm3
212 - 307°F
Soluble (162g/100ml) @ water 20°C
Citric Acid is widely used in oilfield completion and stimulation operations as an iron sequestrant. It can also aid in reducing water requirements and in retarding oil well cements. Because of its ease and relative safety of handling, Citric Acid can be used in the pH adjustment of drilling fluids, completion fluids and industrial/oil-well waste fluids.
Package and Storage
25kg bags or according to customer's requirement.
Although Citric Acid is of low hazard and toxicity, excess exposure to dust should be avoided to prevent irritation to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract. Use good industrial hygiene practices, wear goggles, and a dust mask when handling the material. Ensure that the work area is sufficiently ventilated to avoid dust build-up and wear protective clothing to prevent excess skin contact. Citric Acid is non-flammable. As with all organic material, caution is advised when storing and handling near strong oxidizing agents, alkali metals, or strong bases.
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