Drilling Grade Barite Testing In Accordance With API 13A – $950
Global Energy Laboratories conducts testing on drilling grade barite in accordance with American Petroleum Institute standard 13A.
Barite is used as a weighting agent in hydraulic fracturing due to barite’s high specific gravity.
The current API specifications for drilling grade barite are:
- Density: 4.20 g/cubic cm, minimum
- Water soluble alkaline earth metals as calcium: 250 mg/kg, maximum
- Residue greater than 75 microns: 3.0 % by weight, maximum
- Particles less than 6 microns in diameter: 30 % by weight, maximum
As with all the testing done at Global Energy Laboratories, the barite testing is done to exacting API specifications, with a high speed, and at an affordable cost.