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Xanthan gum BIO-XAN

Xanthan gum is a water-soluble polysaccharide, commercially produced by a distinct fermentation process of Xanthomonas campestris, and does not contain any other polysaccharide, such as starch, guar gum or other naturally occurring polymers or their derivatives. Xanthan gum is an off-white, free flowing granular powder.

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Description

Product Description
Xanthan gum is a water-soluble polysaccharide, commercially produced by a distinct fermentation process of Xanthomonas campestris, and does not contain   any other polysaccharide, such as starch, guar gum or other naturally occurring polymers or their derivatives. Xanthan gum is an off-white, free flowing granular   powder.
Oceanview Bio-Xan is a premium quality biopolymer powder designed to provide maximum solids suspension and hole cleaning in vertical and highly deviated wells as well as horizontal directional drilling applications. Bio-Xan is a distinctive product and able to produce a thixotropic shear thinning fluid. Bio-Xan also acts as a very effective mud filtrate viscosifier.

Specification

Starch, guar, or their derivatives:

Absent

Moisture content :

13% max

Sreen analysis

Less than 425 μm:

95% min

Less than 75 μm:

50% max

Viscosity

Rotational viscometer, 300 r/min

Minimum 11 cP 
  (minimum 55 dial reading)

Rotational viscometer, 6 r/min

Minimum 180 cP
  (minimum 18 dial reading)

Rotational viscometer, 3 r/min

Minimum 320 cP
  (minimum 16 dial reading)

Brookfield LV, 1,5 r/min

Minimum 1 950 cP

 

Application & Advantages

Application/Function
Viscosify fresh water and brine-based fluids used for drilling, milling, underreaming, and gravel packing operations.
Suspend bridging agents and weighting materials in fresh water and brine systems.

Advantages
Helps disperses easily in fresh water mud, and brines
Provides thixotropic properties and non-Newtonian flow characteristics over a wide salinity range at low concentrations
Provides excellent suspension without the need for clays
Minimizes the potential for formation damage



Package

Dissolution
The dissolution of the product depends on the medium and the process: it is improved by heat-treatment (time, temperature), shear-stress (propeller, exchanger, homogenizer).  A complete dissolution can be obtained in cold conditions.

Packaging & Storage
BioXan 80 D is packaged in 50lb or 55lb plastic lined 4-layer paper bags and shipped via an approved common carrier. DOT classification – Non Hazardous.

Shelf Life
BioXan 80 D Dispersible xanthan gum has a shelf life of 24 months from date of manufacture when stored in a clean dry area.



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