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FOAMER ES

 

Non-Alcohol Based High Performance Foam

 

Description:

 

FOAMER ES is a non-alcohol based foam used for diamond and rotary drilling.

 

FOAMER ES provides an environmentally acceptable foaming agent to be used in mineral exploration, oil and gas exploration, and water well drilling operations.

 

FOAMER ES has excellent half-life comparable to the leading foams on the market.

 

FOAMER ES gives an immediate tight foam with good lifting characteristics.

 

FOAMER ES can be enhanced by the addition of Matex, Mapac, or DD 1200 to create a significantly stiffer foam if required.

 

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Below is a biodegradability chart comparing this to a common foaming agent. Please note the biodegradability of the Foamer ES is 99.9% after 2 or 3 days. The second point to consider is that the other component, besides the one on the MSDS, is water.

 

As to previous locations the Foamer ES has been used as a drilling aid for monitoring wells, the following are a few examples: China Lake Base, California, and Lawrence Livermore Labs, California, by PC Exploration and Hickman Air Force Base, Hawaii, by Soil Sampling and Harding Lawson & Associates.

 

Table 1

 

SD4 (Shake Flask Evaluation of the Biodegradability) AOS

 

Sample
Percent Biodegradation
AOS 2-S
99.99
AOS 4-S
100.0
AOS 6-S
99.8
AOS 8-S
99.9
SDA C, LAS (Standard)
94.0

 

a) Procedure described in SDA Scientific and Technical Report No. 3 January 1996
b) Bacterial inoculum obtained from Houston West District Plant, March 15, 1975

 

Biodegradation

 

The biodegradability of AOS is extremely rapid and complete. Studies using The Soap and Detergent Association's screening test (Shake Flask Test) are contained in Table 1.

 

Application:

 

Foamer ES can be mixed in water tanks and introduced into the airstream. A foam injection pump may also be used.

 

Dosage:

 

Normal Drilling Conditions: 0.5%-1.0% by volume

 

Excessive Water Flux: 2.0%-3.0% by volume

 

Shipping and Storage:

 

Available in 5 gallon (20 liter) pails, 55 gallon (205 liter) drums, or 2 x 2.5 gallon (10 liter) jugs.

 

Also available as a highly concentrated powder.


Drilling with Foamer ES

 

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