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Friction coefficient in water based mud

Wan, Wan Rosli (2008) Friction coefficient in water based mud. Journal of Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering, 2 (Special Edition). pp. 68-74. ISSN 1823-5255

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Abstract

This technical paper discusses the friction coefficient of different water based mud by introducing different lubricant towards the mud component. The main equipment used in this research study was LEM 4] 00 lubricity tester apparatus. The standard test according to API (American Petroleum Institute) was performed to compare the relative lubricities of different lubricant additives. The lubricants compositions were typically mixed into water based mud by varying the concentration by ]0% and 20%. Three types of lubricant were used in this experiment namely commercialized ester-based lubricant, diesel, and palm oil. The friction studies were conducted between metal to metal which simulate actual case between casing and drill string. As a result, the friction coefficient values reduce as lubricant concentration increased. This experimental study revealed that adding ester based lubricant drastically drops the friction coefficient values compared to diesel and palm oil lubricants.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Safer and Cleaner Technology
Uncontrolled Keywords:friction coefficient, lubricant, relative lubricities, water based mud
Divisions:Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering (Formerly known)
ID Code:8964
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:25 Jun 2009 01:20
Last Modified:02 Jun 2010 01:58

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