Super-Sweep® Fact Data Sheets

SUPER-SWEEP Fiber Hole Cleaning Agent

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MANUFACTURER

FORTA CORPORATION, 100 FORTA Drive, Grove City, PA, USA 16127-6399

TELEPHONE: 1-800-245-0306; (724) 458-5221; FACSIMILE: (724) 458-8331

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

FORTA SUPER-SWEEP® fiber is a specially-treated 100% virgin synthetic monofilament fiber that is used as a hole-cleaning agent. When mixed and distributed in various fluids, SUPER-SWEEP fiber enhances the carrying capacity of drilling fluids without increasing the fluid’s viscosity. SUPER-SWEEP fiber is non-corrosive, non-magnetic, chemically inert, and temperature stable in the designed applications.

APPLICATIONS

FORTA SUPER-SWEEP® fiber is added to a variety of drilling fluids to increase the flow and removal of solids within a well-bore application. SUPER-SWEEP fiber suspends easily and uniformly in fresh water, salt water, and water based drilling muds, allowing it to effectively transport solids out of the drilling environment. SUPER-SWEEP fiber does not affect the chemistry nor increase the viscosity of the drilling fluid.

INSTALLATION

FORTA SUPER-SWEEP® fiber is easily added and pre-mixed in the drilling fluid at various concentration levels, depending on the level of solids suspension desired. In water, a minimum dosage of one box (15 pounds) of SUPER-SWEEP fiber per 30 barrel sweep has shown to be an effective addition level to remove cuttings and solids. In drilling mud, a minimum dosage of one box (15 pounds) of SUPER-SWEEP fiber per 60 barrel sweep has proven effective. The fluid with the SUPER-SWEEP fiber is then introduced by pump suction to the drilling fluids system and circulated through the drilling system. The SUPER-SWEEP fiber and transported cuttings are removed by the shaker or discharged to the reserve pit.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

  • Material: Virgin Homopolymer Polypropylene
  • Color : White
  • Form: Monofilament Fiber
  • Chemical Resistance: Inert
  • Specific Gravity: 1.0 in Treated Form
  • Absorption: Nil
  • Length: 1/2 in. (13mm)
  • Softening Point: 315°F

AVAILABILITY

FORTA SUPER-SWEEP® fiber is available to the drilling industry through an authorized FORTA products distributor. Contact FORTA Corporation for product availability information (1-800-245-0306)

PACKAGING

  • Boxes/Pails: 15 pounds
  • Pallets: 24 boxes; 360 pounds

WARRANTY

FORTA SUPER-SWEEP® fiber is warranted to be free of defects and to meet all quality control standards set by the manufacturer. FORTA has no control over the placement or use of the fluids in which SUPER-SWEEP fiber is incorporated, therefore FORTA Corporation assumes no responsibility for the end product.

FORTA Super-Sweep® is covered by these and other patents:
United States # 6,016,872; Canada # 2,232,092; Norway # 315.816; Venezuela # 59.297; European # 0867495.

Specification

I. MATERIAL

SUPER-SWEEP fiber is a specially treated 100% virgin synthetic monofilament fiber added to drilling fluids as a hole cleaning agent. Fiber length is 1/2 inch (13 mm).

II. INSTALLATION

SUPER-SWEEP fiber shall be added at a rate of one box per 30 barrel sweep if circulating with water, and one box per 60 barrel sweep if circulating with drilling mud. The fibers shall be premixed to result in a uniform, suspended sweep system.

III. SAFETY

SUPER-SWEEP fiber is non-caustic, non-hazardous, and non-allergenic during handling in the form supplied.

IV. ENVIRONMENTAL

FORTA SUPER-SWEEP® fiber has no adverse effect on LC 50 values.

V. SOURCE

The approved product is FORTA SUPER-SWEEP® fiber as manufactured by FORTA Corporation, Grove City, PA, U.S.A. Telephone: 1-800-245-0306 or (724) 458-5221; Facsimile: (724) 458-8331.

FORTA Super-Sweep® is covered by these and other patents:
United States # 6,016,872; Canada # 2,232,092; Norway # 315.816; Venezuela # 59.297; European # 0867495.

Forta Corporation

  • Drilling Products Division
  • 100 FORTA Drive
  • Grove City, PA 16127-6399 USA
  • Phone: 1-724-458-5221
  • Toll-Free: 1-800-245-0306
  • Fax: 1-724-458-8331
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