Barite Description

Barite or Barium Sulfate (BaSo4) is available in nature in marbled or layer mineral stones and in white to gray, red and brown colors.
Drilling barite is useful due to high specific gravity, easy consumption and suitable price and neutral chemical viewpoint. 
Drilling barite is a critical mine in drilling oil/gas industries. About %90 of world produced barite are used in drilling

 

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Barite is a mineral composed of barium sulfate (BaSO4). It receives its name from the Greek word "barys" which means "heavy."
Barite is easily identifiable by its heavy weight, since most similar minerals are much lighter. Barite often replaces other minerals, and may even replace organic materials such as wood, shells, and fossils. It sometimes forms tufacious mounds from deposition of hot, barium-rich springs.

Controversy exists in regards to the spelling of Barite. For the last 100 years or so, this mineral has always been spelled "Barite" in the United States. In the United Kingdom, the spelling has traditionally been "Baryte". The IMA has recently changed the official spelling from "Barite" to "Baryte", and this has been a very controversial move, with many questioning the IMA's logic behind this change. Most U.S. mineral collectors and mineralogists still prefer the spelling Barite, and we reflect that spelling here in this guide as well.

Barite specimens from certain locations are brown from sand inclusions, and may occur in beautiful rosette aggregates that strikingly resemble a flower. These are known as Barite "Desert Roses". The mineral Gypsum also contains similar Desert Roses, but the Gypsum roses are much light in weight, and are more brittle and thin.

 


APPLICATIONS
Barite is an important commercial mineral. Barite “mud” is poured into deep oil wells.
77% of barite worldwide is used as a weighting agent for drilling fluids in oil and gas exploration and operations to suppress high formation pressures and prevent blowouts and it helps cooling drilling bite.
In addition, the heavy mud helps to flush rock chips away from the drilling head and float them to the surface for inspection. The heavy mud also partially supports the enormous weight of the steel drilling tools. Barite also has economic value as a common ore for the metal barium. Barite is also used as an aggregate to make a stronger type of cement. Barite can be ground and used as a filler or extender in industrial products. Such as paper, cosmetics, paint, linoleum or a weighting agent in petroleum. Barite is also used to line the intestines when conducting X-rays and is commonly used to enhance brilliance in glass products. Even though barite contains the heavy metal barium. It is not thought to be a toxic chemical because it is very insoluble.Shipping Information / Package Information

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Barite MSDS

 

 

Material Safety Data Sheet

Barite

 

1.Identification of the substance/ preparation and of the company/ undertaking


details about product

TRADE NAME           DRILLING GRADE: BARITE

Company Identification:

Hormoz Powder Head Office:

Address: Unit 59-60, Hamriyah Free Zone, Sharjah, UAE.

Tell: (+97) 150 113 83 80

Company Phone Number:

Tell: (+97) 150 113 83 80

 

2.Composition / information on ingredients


CHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS            BARIUM SULFATE

3.Hazards identification    


 

                  NONE

 

4.First – aid –measures


IMMEDIATE MEASURE                                          

IF EXCESSIVE DUST EVOLUTION IS CREATED, MOVE TO                                                                   FRESH AIR AND WASH WITH WATER

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO THE DOCTOR            NONE

 

 

5.Fire – fighting measures


SUITABLE EXTINGUISHING MEDIA/ FOAM                       NOT FLAMMBLE, DOES NOT SUPPORT FIRE.

EXTINGUISHER

EXTINGUISHING MEDIA WHICH MUST NOT BE USED

FOR SAFETY                                                                             N.A.

REASONS

SPECIAL EXPOSURE HAZARDS ARISING FROM THE

SUBSTANCE

OR PREPARATION ITSELF COMBUSTION PRODUCTS,        NONE

RESULTING

 GASES

6.Accidental release measures


PERSONAL PRECAUTION                        IN CASE OF DUST EVOLUTION:

  • AVOID PROLONGED INHALATION
  • IF REQUIRED USE DUST RESPIRATOR AND GOGGLES

ENVIRONMENTAL PRECAUTONS            ROOM – VENTILATION

METHOD FOR CLEANING UP                   NORMAL HOUSEKEEPING, SLIPPERY WHEN WETTED

 

 

 

 

7.Handling and storage


HANDELING                                             NO HAZARDD INVOLVED WITH NORMAL HANDLING

STORAGE                                                                                        NONE

REQUIREMENT CONCERNING STOCKS AND CONTAINER      NONE

8.Exposure controls / personal protection


OTHER INSTRUCTION FOR TECHNICAL EQUIMENT                NONE

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIMENT                                         IF EXCESSIVE DUST GENERATED

 

RESPIRATORY PROTECTION                                                       NORMAL DUST – MASK

HAND PROTECTION                                                                     NORMAL GLOVES

EYE PROTECTION                                                                         NORMAL GOGGLES

SKIN PROTECTION                                                                       NORMAL CLOTHES – BOOTS  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. Physical and chemical properties


 

Appearance                                           SOLD IN GRANULAR

FROM                                                       NONE

COLOUR                                                  CREAM

ODOUR                                                     NONE

Change of state

BOILING POINT / BOILING RANG                                          N.A.

FLASH POINT                                                                            N.A.

FLAMMABILITY                                                                         NON FLAMMABLE

IGNITTION TEMPERATURE                                                      DOES NOT BURN

AUTOFLAMMABILITY                                                               NONE

Explosive properties

BELOW EXPLOSION LIMITS                                                    DOES NOT EXPLODE

UPPER EXPLOSION LIMITS                                                     DOES NOT EXPLODE

OXIDIZING PROPERTIES                                                          NONE

VAPOUR PRESSURE                                                                  N.A.

SPECIFIC DENSITY                                                                    4,22 G/CM3

BULK DENSITY                                                                          2,85 G/CM3

WATER SOLUBILITY                                                                  0,08 % w

PH – VALUE                                                                                 6,5

OTHER INFORMATION                                                               NONE

 

 

 

10. Stability and reactivity


 

CONDITIONS TO AVOID                                                             NONE

MATERIAL TO AVOID                                                                  NONE

HAZARD DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS                                   NONE

 

 

 

 

11. Toxicological information  


 

 

                                                  NONE TOXIC

                                                                                                       NO CARCINOGENECITY REPORTED

12. Ecological information    


 

 

                                        ENVIROMENTALLY FRIENDLY MATERIAL (CLAY)

 

 

 

13. Disposal considerations        


 

                                 DISPOSE IN NORMAL LANDFILLS

14. Transport information


 

CARRIAGE BY ROUTE ADR/RID AND GVS/GGVE

ADR/RID

GGVS/GGVE

CARRIAGE BY INLAND WATERWAY (AND/ADR)

 

15. Regulatory information


CLASSIFICATION. PACKAGING AND LABELING OF

DANGEROUS                                                                            N.A.

SUBSTANCES AND PREPARATIONS

SUBJECT OD SPECIFIC PROVISIONS IN RELATION TO     N.A.

PROTECTION OF

MAN OR THE ENVIRONMENTAL AT COMMUNITY LEVEL

 

Barite Analysis

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