Drilling Fluids

pH Analysis

Field measurements of drilling fluid and filtrate pH are fundamental to drilling fluid control. Clay interactions, solubility of components and contaminants, and overall effectiveness of additives are all dependent upon pH. Acidic and sulfide corrosion control is also closely monitored by keeping a close watch on pH values. Solutions with a pH value less than 7 are termed "acidic" and those with pH values greater than 7 are termed "basic" or "alkaline," while pH7 is considered "neutral."

OFITE offers a wide variety of equipment for testing the pH of drilling fluids. From color matching pH paper and sticks, to portable hand-held pH meters, to sophisticated laboratory-model pH meters, we can provide whatever you need for your specific application.