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3M™ Glass Bubbles HGS2000

Glass Bubbles
Glass Bubbles
3M™ Glass Bubbles HGS2000 have a density of 0.32 g/cc and an isostatic crush strength of 2,000 psi. The HGS series glass bubbles are designed for low-density drilling fluids and cements used in the oil and gas industry.
  • 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)2,000
Density (g/cc)0.32
IndustriesCementing and Drilling Fluids
Particle Size (D50 Micron)40
Particle Size Range (D50 Micron)40 - 49
ShapeHollow spheres with thin walls
Sizes AvailableBulk Trailer, 4 ft Bag (600 lb, 272 kg), 1 Gallon Container (2.7 lb, 1.2 kg), Supersack (595 lb, 270 kg), Small Box (100 lb, 45.4 kg)
Strength (MPa)13.7