Sodium Chloride, NaCl 95% min. Molecular
weight 58.45, Cl 60.66%, Na 39.34%.
Sodium Chloride is used for:
Saturated salt muds (for
drilling salt zones)
In completion fluids it is used
for formilate brines with densifies up to 1.2 specific gravity. In combination
with calcium chloride, brines up to 1.36 can be formulated.
Sodium Chloride is added to a fluid as
required. It could dissolve repidly in water. To saturate fresh water, add 316
kg/m3 (110.5 lb/bbl).
In a mixed salt system, the solubility is
depressed by the presence of other salts’ characteristics. Add sodium slight
exess, usually 20 – 57 kg/m3 (7 – 20 lb/bbl).
TYPICAL PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Specific gravity 2.16
pH (saturated solution) 6.8
Bulk density 1120 kg/m3 (70 lb/ft3)
SAFE HANDLING RECOMMENDATIONS
Utilize normal precaution for employee
protection when handling chemical products.
Use of appropriate respirator gloves,
goggles and apron is recommended for employee comfort and protection.
Sodium Chloride does not have a restricted
classification for transportation by the international or domestic regulatory
Sodium Chloride is packaged in 50 kg PE+PP