What is asphalt powder?
Asphalt powder is a fine powder form of Asphalt, which is a viscous, black, and sticky substance that is a byproduct of crude oil refining. It is typically produced by grinding or milling solid or semi-solid asphalt into a powder form.
Asphalt powder usage
Asphalt powder is commonly used in various industries, such as the construction industry, where it is used as a binder in asphalt concrete, and in the manufacturing of roofing felt and waterproofing materials. It can also be used in the production of coatings, sealants, and adhesives.
Particularly in the oil and gas industry. In drilling, it is typically used as a drilling fluid additive or a lost circulation material.
As a drilling fluid additive, it can help improve the lubricity and viscosity of drilling mud, which can help reduce friction and wear on drilling equipment. It can also help prevent fluid loss and stabilize shale formations.
As a lost circulation material, can be used to seal off areas of permeable formations where drilling fluid is escaping, which can help prevent wellbore instability and maintain wellbore pressure.
One of the benefits of using is that it is easier to handle and transport than liquid asphalt, which can be messy and hazardous. However, the use of powder can also pose health risks if not handled properly, as inhaling the fine particles can cause respiratory problems. It is important to follow appropriate safety measures when handling and using asphalt powder.
Specification of asphalt powder
SOLUBILITY IS CS2,WT%
SPECIFIC GRAVITY @25 C
NORMAL HEPTHAN INSOLUBLES,WT%
COLOR IS MASS
COLOR IN STREAK OR POWDER