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M-I WATE (Barite)

From $10.75

M-I Wate (also known as Barium Sulfate) is a high-quality, drilling-grade barite used to increase fluid density in a wide variety of drilling fluids. Due to its unique high specific gravity and API specifications, M-I Wate is the most widely used weight material for fluid systems. M-I Wate is chemically inert and insoluble, therefore this product does not interfere with other additives in a fluid system.

The amount of M-I Wate material required to increase the density can be calculated with the following formulas:

M-I Wate, lb/bbl = (1,435(w2-w1))/34-w2)


W1 = Initial Mud Weight in lb/gal

W2 = Desired Mud Weight in lb/gal


  • Available by the pallet conveniently packaged in 100-lb sacks and available in bulk (ton)
  • High-quality, meeting all API specifications for barite
  • High specific gravity resulting in low concentrations for effective results
  • Chemically inert and minimally abrasive

Physical properties

  • Physical apperarance: Powder, various light colors; gray, pink, tan
  • Specific gravity: 4.1
  • Soluble hardness (as calcium): 250 mg/kg

Storage and Handling

  • Store in a dry, well-ventilated area away from sources of heat or ignition
  • Handle as an industrial chemical, wearing protective equipment, and reference SDS for further information

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Packaging of material may vary

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SKU: M-i-Wate-barite