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3M™ Glass Bubbles HGS18000

Glass Bubbles
Glass Bubbles
3M™ Glass Bubbles HGS18000 have a density of 0.60 g/cc and are 3M's strongest glass bubbles with an isostatic crush strength of 18,000 psi. The HGS series glass bubbles are designed for low-density drilling fluids and cements used in the oil and gas
  • Reduce rig time required compared to multiple stage cementing
  • Reduce the possibility of formation break-down
  • Reduce the possibility of lost circulation
  • Increase efficiency of mud removal by allowing pipe rotation or reciprocation
  • Increase yield per sack of cement
  • Eliminate need for remedial squeeze
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Typical Properties

CapabilitiesTemperature Resistance, Lightweighting, Chemical Resistance
Color (unaided eye)White, powdery
CompositionSoda-lime-borosilicate glass
Crush Strength (PSI)18,000
Density (g/cc)0.6
IndustriesCementing and Drilling Fluids
Particle Size (D50 Micron)30
Particle Size Range (D50 Micron)30 - 39
ShapeHollow spheres with thin walls
Sizes Available4 ft Bag (1,000 lb, 453.6 kg), Bulk Trailer, 1 Gallon Container (5 lb, 2.3 kg), Small Box (125 lb, 56.7 kg)
Strength (MPa)124.1