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Technical Data Sheet

Performance Additives

 

X-Air™ LE

Liquid Cement Antifoam

 

DESCRIPTION

In cementing, foam created during mixing can cause pump cavitation and decrease cement density, consequently impacting the strength of the cement.

 

Hexion’s X-Air™ LE liquid cement antifoam is designed to prevent air entrainment and control foam in cement systems, improving accuracy of slurry density readings.   The system utilizes a unique chemistry that is more efficient than the competition and applicable in a variety of cement systems.

 

KEY FEATURES AND TYPICAL BENEFITS

  • Decreases foam formation in cement systems
  • Effective in systems containing polyvinyl alcohol (PVA)
  • Liquid formulation allows for on-the-fly addition and adjustments
  • Can be used at ambient temperatures less than -40°F                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

LE Chart  

The X-Air LE liquid Cement antifoam is more than five times as effective as the competitor at 0.1%. Even at half the concentration, X-Air LE cement antifoam is still over two and a half times as effective as the competitor.

 

 

Typical Physical Properties

Property    

Unit

Value

Physical Form 

-

Liquid

Color 

-

Colorless

Specific Gravity 

-

0.96

Viscosity 

cP

21

Recommended Concentrations 

BWOC

0.1 - 0.2%
Pour Point

°F (°C)

< -40 (-40)
Typical product values determined on commercial material whose properties might vary within the specification limits. Typical data values should not be used as specifications. Assistance and specifications are available from Hexion.

 

PRODUCT SAFETY, HANDLING, AND STORAGE

Always wear proper PPE, gloves, and safety glasses.  Wash hands and face after handling.  Use only with adequate ventilation and wear an appropriate respirator if necessary.  Keep product in the original container or an approved alternative made from compatible material.  Do not reuse empty containers as they may contain hazardous residue.

 

Store in original container protected from direct sunlight in a dry, cool, and well-ventilated area away from strong oxidizers, food, and drink.  Keep container tightly closed and sealed until ready for use.  Containers that have been opened must be carefully resealed and kept upright to prevent leakage.  Do not store in unlabeled containers.  Use appropriate containment to avoid environmental contamination.

LIMITATIONS

Customers must evaluate Hexion products and make their own determination as to the fitness of use in their particular application.

 

 

Contact Information

Hexion

Oilfield Technology Group

15366 Park Row  

Houston, Texas 77084 USA

+1 281 646 2800   

www.hexion.com/oilfield

Customer Service 

+1 800 626 2116

otg.customerservice@hexion.com

 

Technical Inquiries

otg.customerservice@hexion.com

 

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DISCLAIMER

The information provided herein was believed by Hexion Inc. (“Hexion”) to be accurate at the time of preparation or prepared from sources believed to be reliable, but it is the responsibility of the user to investigate and understand other pertinent sources of information, to comply with all laws and procedures applicable to the safe handling and use of the product and to determine the suitability of the product for its intended use. All products supplied by Hexion are subject to Hexion’s terms and conditions of sale. HEXION MAKES NO WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, CONCERNING THE PRODUCT OR THE MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS THEREOF FOR ANY PURPOSE OR CONCERNING THE ACCURACY OF ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED BY HEXION, except that the product shall conform to Hexion’s specifications. Nothing contained herein constitutes an offer for the sale of any product.

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