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Potassium Chloride is a high purity, dry crystalline inorganic/metal halide salt composed of potassium and chlorine, KCl. It has a molar mass of 74.551 g/mol and occurs naturally as the mineral slyvite. Potassium chloride is often referred to as muriate of potash (MOP), particularly when used as a fertilizer.

Applications Primarily used as a shale inhibitor as the potassium ion exchanges with calcium and sodium ions n the interlayer space in elites and steatites, converting them to more stable mica-type structures that do not hydrate and swell.

Used to prepare brines for drill-in, completion, and workover fluids.

Advantages Widely used in the industry. Largely benign salt; solutions are neutral pH.

Does not significantly impair performance of polymers such as viscosifiers and filtration controllers.

Physical Properties

Appearance :                         White free flowing crystalline powder.

Density :                                  1.98 SG.

Bulk Density :                         71 to 78 Ib/ ft³.

Aqueous Solubility :             Up to 24%, 278.9 gL of solution at 68˚F (20˚C).

Purity :                                    98.83%-99%.

K20 :                                        62% and above.

Packaging (Multiwall Sacs)                                       

25 Kg.

50 Kg.

1000 Kg.

1250 Kg.

50lb (22.7 Kg).

100lb (45.4 Kg).

Generally it is supplied in 1 MT bulk bags.