ConneCT™ Plus gel is a xanthan bio polymer viscosifier designed for use in Newpark’s proprietary ResurreCT™ coiled tubing system for temperatures up to 275°F (135°C). For temperatures above 425°F (218°C), ConneCT™ HT gel is recommended.
ConneCT Plus gel delivers sufficient viscosity to effectively provide solids suspension, as well as optimize hole cleaning and management of rheological properties in freshwater or brine-based fluids. ConneCT Plus yields more fully to enhance performance and saves mixing and yielding time. It resists salt and calcium contamination and maintains sufficient carrying capacity of solids. ConneCT Plus can be effective at reducing friction in coiled tubing applications.
ConneCT Plus gel mixes readily into all types of water-based fluids, including brine systems, creating a shear thinning fluid system with low effective viscosity at the bit.
ConneCT Plus gel can be mixed through the hopper as required. Maximum shear ensures proper hydration. High salinity, cold water temperature and low shear rates slow the development of desired rheologies. Concentrations of 1-3 quarts per 300 gallons are recommended.
ConneCT Plus viscosified fluids may be susceptible to bacterial degradation. ConneCT Plus is effective to 275°F (135°C).
Typical Physical Properties
|Appearance:||Tan to yellow colored liquid|
|Flash Point:||>201°F (94°C)|
Handling and Storage
ConneCT Plus gel is extremely slippery. Use caution if spilled. Keep container tightly closed. Use appropriate hygiene, clothing and personal protective equipment suitable for work being done. Review the SDS thoroughly before using this product.
ConneCT Plus gel is available in 5-gallon (19-liter) pails and 275-gallon (1,041-liter) totes.