Barite - API 13

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100 Metric Ton/Metric Tons (Min. Order)
Supply Ability:
5000 Metric Ton/Metric Tons per Month
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Quick Details
Place of Origin:
Barite Powder
BaSO4 Content (%):
SiO2 Content (%):
Fe2O3 Content (%):
MgO Content (%):
CaO Content (%):
Moisture Content (%):
Largest Crystal:
100 mesh
Specific Gravity:
3% residue (max.) on US Sieve #200 (74 microns)
Residue for 44 Microns:
5% residue (min.) on US Sieve #325
Packaging & Delivery
Packaging Details
BAR is packed in 50 KG/ 100 lb export quality HDPE / paper bags, Bulk Bag 1Mt/1.5Mt and Special packing can be arranged on request.
Delivery Time
15 days after order confirmation


Place of Origin: IN ; Na2O Content (%): no applicable ; Whiteness: 95%min ; Type: Barite Powder ; Largest Crystal: 100mesh

Barite (BaSO4) is used as a weighting agent in both water and oil base drilling fluids. Due to its relatively low cost and high density, Barite is the most commonly used weight material in drilling fluids.  It is an inert material and fully conforms to either API standard 13A / or OCMA specification DFCP- 3. Barite weighted fluids can achieve a maximum density of +/- 2400 kg/m3.


Appearance: fine beige/gray powder 
Specific Gravity: 4.20

Bulk Density: 2160 kg/m3 
Residue:  3% residue (max.) on US Sieve #200 (74 microns) 
                   5% residue (min.) on US Sieve #325 (44 microns)




The quantity of Barite required will depend upon encountered formation pressures and Operator’s specifications. The formula for calculating the required amount of Barite to achieve a desired density is: Barite kg/m3 required = {4200 (W2 – W1)} / (4200 – W2)


For every 100 sacks of barite mixed, the volume increases by 1 cubic meter. Add through the hopper as rapidly as needed. When large amounts are added to a system, add water to prevent mud dehydration.