Calcium bromide powder is a common Group 2, alkaline earth metal halide, and it is a single-salt solid. This ready-to-use oilfield dry powder is highly soluble and could realize dramatic density increase with minimum volume change, thus forming clear aqueous solutions with density of 8.4-15.3 lb/gal (1007-1833 kg/m3), and the adding rate is only limited by the mixing equipment. In addition, the solution has the same functions as calcium bromide brine.Typical Property
|Appearance||White crystalline powder|
|Assay (%)||96.0 Min.|
|Moisture (%)||3.0 Max.|
|PH of 5% DI water||6.5-8.5|
1. Calcium bromide powder is characteristically adopted to prepare high-density, solids-free completion and workover fluids when the cost of transporting calcium bromide brine is quite high.
2. As mentioned above, solid calcium bromide could be applied to generate single-salt solution. However, it may work together with other dual-valence salts as well in order to create brines of required densities.
Safety and Handling
For safety considerations, personal protective equipment is highly recommended and actually it is a must. Before work, please refer to the precautions illustrated in the MSDS.
Packaging and Storage
Calcium bromide powder is packed in 25kg PP woven bags or 1MT bulk bags.
The containers should be closed, and then placed at a dry, well-ventilated area that is away from heat, sparks, flames and incompatible materials. For palletizing, banding, shrink-wrapping and stacking operations, please follow safe warehousing practices.