Sand Content Kit
Innova Corporate (India), is one of the leading Exporter, Manufacturer & suppliers of Sand Content Kit from Delhi, India Based,One of the primary functions of a drilling fluid is to carry drilled solids from the well bore. These solids are a contaminant, and if left in the system, can lead to numerous problems. The Sand Content Kit determines the volume percent of sand-sized particles in the drilling fluid. API defines sand-sized particles as any material larger than 74 µm (200-mesh) in size. The test can be performed on low solids fluids as well as on weighted fluids. The kit consists of a glass tube graduated to read percent (%) by volume, a funnel, and a 200-mesh sieve contained in a cylindrical shaped holder.
The sand content kit is a simple, accurate and inexpensive sieve analysis apparatus for determining the sand content of drilling muds.
Sieve analysis is the preferred method for sand content determination because of the reliability of the test and simplicity of equipment. The volume of sand, including that of void spaces between grains, is usually measured and expressed as a percentage by volume of the drilling fluid.
The sand content kit consists of a special 200-mesh sieve, fastened inside a collar upon which a small funnel is fitted on either end. This is used with a 10 ml glass measuring tube, graduated to read from 0 to 20% the percentage sand by volume. The collar and funnel are made of polyethylene and the screen is made of brass. A 500ml wash bottle and carrying case are included.
The sand content of the drilling fluid defines sand-sized particles larger than 74 µm in size. The volume of sand, including that of void spaces between grains, is usually measured and expressed as volume percent. Sieve analysis is the preferred method for sand content determination because of the reliability of the test and simplicity of equipment. Excessive sand may result in the deposition of a thick filter cake on the wall of the hole, or may settle in the hole about the tool when circulation is stopped, thus, interfering with successful operation of drilling tools or setting of casings. High sand content also may cause excessive abrasion of pump parts and pipe connections.
The Sand Content Kit consists of special developed sieve with meshsize 0,08 mm (200-mesh), a proper plastic funnel and a special modeled measuring tube. A mark at the measuring tube indicates the amount of the filled in drilling fluid. The percentage of sand may read off directly from the measuring tube graduated from 0 to 20%.