A Guide to Fluid Loss

The selection of a fluid loss additive for a particular application is based not only on the desired fluid loss control but also on:

  • The effects the fluid loss additive will have on other cement properties
  • The compatibility of the fluid loss additive with other additives selected
  • The performance efficiency (cost effectiveness) of the fluid loss additive
  • In some cases, the fluid loss additives which are physically available.
  • Therefore, only general guidelines for Fluid-Loss selection are presented in this manual section.