Shraddha Associates (GUJ) Pvt. Ltd.

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Gelling Agent




We are widely recognized as a Manufacturer, Supplier and Exporter who provides nothing short of flawless quality. We make use of only the high quality raw material to ensure the excellence. We offer longer shelf life, safe usage and impurity free quality in our Gelling Agent. We make sure to match the highest standards of quality. It is available at reasonable prices for our valued customers.

 

Details : The primary gelling agent used in fracturing fluids is guar. Derivatives of guar such as hydroxypropyl guar (HPG) and carboxymethyl hydroxypropyl guar (CMHPG) are also used as gelling agents. Non guar-based gelling agents are hydroxyethyl cellulose (HEC), carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC), and xanthan. All of these gelling agents are water soluble polymers that increase the viscosity of water. Increasing viscosity of water lowers friction pressure, increases proppant transport, lowers fluid loss, and increases frac width. Water containing hydrated gelling agent is called a linear gel or base gel. Typical linear gel viscosity is 10 to 30 cP. Gelling agents are typically used as dry powders or hydrocarbon based slurries.