Baroid® Bentonite Pellets

BAROID® BENTONITE PELLETS sealing and plugging material arecompressed, shaped pellets of high-swelling, untreated sodium bentonite.

BAROID BENTONITE PELLETS are available in three sizes: 1/4", 3/8", and 1/2".


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Applications/Funcitons

    The use of BAROID BENTONITE PELLETS sealing and plugging material assists and promotes the following:
  • Seal or grout plastic or steel casing
  • Isolate screen intervals, subsurface instrumentation, and sampling zones
  • Provide a protective interface between gravel pack and cement grout
  • Plug abandoned earthen boreholes and cavities
  • Create a stable, permanent, low permeability below-grade seal in:
       - monitor/observation wells
       - dewatering holes
       - caisson holes
       - soil sampling holes
       - mineral exploration holes
       - water wells

Advantages

  • High swelling capacity in the presence of fresh water
  • No heat of hydration
  • Re-hydratable
  • After hydration, forms a semi-solid, flexible seal with permeability less than 1 x 10-8 cm/sec
  • NSF/ANSI standard 60 certified