Barite API 13-A
Barite Material Safety Data Sheet
1. Product Identification
Product name : Barite
Use of the substance : Oil well drilling fluid additive, weighting agent
2. Composition/Information on Ingredient
Synonyms : Barium Sulfate
CAS No. : 7727-43-7, M : 233.40 g/mol
3. Hazards Identification
Caution may cause eye, skin andrespiratory tract irritation. Avoid contact with eyes, skin and clothing. Avoid breathing airborne product. Keep container closed. Use with adequate ventilation. Wash thoroughly after handling.
This product is a/an transparent tan to powder. Slippery when wet. A nuisance dust.
4. First Aid Measures
After inhalation : fresh air
After skin contact : wash off with plenty of water.
After eye contact : rinse out with plenty of water with the eyelid wide open
After swallowing : make victim drink plenty of water
Consult doctor if feeling unwell
5. Fire Fighting Measures
Suitable extinguishing media: this material is not combustible. Use extinguising media appropriate for surrounding fire
Special risks : NA
unusual fire & explosion hazards : NA
6. Accidental Release Measures
Wear appropriate personal protective equip-ment Spills : Pick up and place in a suitable container for reclamation or disposal, using a method that does not generate dust.
7. Handling and Storage
Handling Precautions : Avoid generating dust by excessive or unnecessary movement.
Provide good ventilation. Mechanical ventilation or local excaust ventilation is required
Storage Precautions : Store at moderate temperature in dry, well ventilated area
8. Exposure Controls / Personal Protection
Airborne Exposure Limits.
OSHA Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL) : mineral dusts containing crystaline silica are 10 mg/m3 for quarts and ½ the calculated quartz value for cristobalite and tridyamine
Ventilation : good general ventilation should be provided
Respiratory protection : required when dusts are generated, respirator with dust filter
Skin Protection : Wear protective clothing, boots, rubber gloves, lab coat.
Eye Protection : Chemical splash goggles
9. Physical and Chemical Properties
Appearance : Powder, dust
Odour : Odourless or no characteristic odor
Color : Tan to grey
Solubility description : insoluble in water
Melt / frez point (° F, interval) : 2876
Density/Specific Gravity (gr/mL) : 4.2 – 4.3 temperature (°F) : 68
Bulk density : 107 – 135 lb/cu ft : 1714 – 2163 kg.m3
Vapor Density (air =1) : NA
Vapor pressure : NA
10. Stability and Reactivity
Stability : Normally stable
Conditions to be avoided : NA
Substances to be avoided : NA
Hazardous polymerization : will not polymer
Materials to be avoid : NA
Hazardous decomposition products : No specific hazardous decomposition products noted
11. Toxicological Information
No toxicological data is available for this product
12. Ecological Information
Offshore discharge of drilling fluids, when tested in a standard drilling fluid
13. Disposal Considerations
Whatever cannot be saved for recovery or recycling should be managed in an appropriate and approved waste disposal facility. Processing, use or contamining of this product may change the waste management options.
14. Transport Information
15. Regulatory Information
Labelling according to EC Directives
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16. Other Information
Revision Information: General update
The information contained in this Health and Safety Data Sheet should be used only as guide to the safe handling of the product, and is not intended as a technical specification