chemicals

CHEMICALS AND ADDITIVES

LUBRICANT BASES

The American Petroleum Institute (API) has categorized base oils into five categories: The first three groups are refined from petroleum crude oil. Group IV base oils are full synthetic (polyalphaolefin) oils. Group V is for all other base oils not included in Groups I through IV. Before all the additives are added to the mixture, lubricating oils begin as one or more of these five API groups.

WE ARE ABLE TO SUPPLY TO YOUR COMPANY THE LUBE BASE STOCKS YOU NEED, AS WELL AS POLYMERS AND COLORANTS.

REFINERY

In petroleum distillation processes a great amount of chemicals that accelerate processes is used overall, these products are used as catalysts and in some cases for the determination of specific properties of petroleum or their products. That is the case of the Potassium hydroxide (KOH) and Methyl ethyl ketone (MEK). Products that our company distributes worldwide.

To continuously cool and lubricate the auger and remove the cutouts from the hole, a drilling fluid (mud) is pumped into the drill string. Upon reaching the auger, this sludge passes through the nozzles of the auger, strikes against the bottom of the hole and then rises into the annular space (the space between the drill column and well's wall), carrying the cutouts that are suspended . On the surface, the sludge is filtered with shavers and other devices that eliminate the cuts, and then pumped back into the well. Sludge can be of two different types: water based (direct injection) or gas oil based (reverse injection). The sludge is not only made up of either of these two liquids but also carries with it a series of liquid and / or solids (injection additives), inorganic compounds or organic, natural or synthetic. Some of these injection additives are minerals or inorganic compounds formed by natural processes, such as: Barite, Lignite, Bentonite, Gilsonite and Graphite fine. ATC has facilities for the reliable supply of these products in an area of ​​South America.

MINERALS FOR DRILLING

Barite
Lignite
Bentonite
Gilsonite
Graphite fine