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.
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)
50lb (22.7 Kg).
100lb (45.4 Kg).
Generally it is supplied in 1 MT bulk bags.