Petrochem's oil and gas antifoam and defoamer agents prevent or reduce the foaming tendencies of cement when it is mixed. This is necessary because the properties of cement slurries and the set cement depend on the water/cement ratio. Most field mixers determine the ratio by measuring the density of the slurry, so entrained air causes the slurry to be mixed at improper ratios. Some materials can be used as antifoam agents, but not as defoamers. Other materials act as either defoamers or foam preventers. Petrochem's antifoam oil additives & cement defoamers can prevent foaming from occurring or can be applied to stop foaming if this is a recurring issue for your business.
What is Antifoam used for?
Antifoam oil additives & cement defoamers is a chemical accompaniment that prevents or decreases foam from foaming in industrial process liquids. Defoamers are usually a preventive measure added to the cement blend before mixing. The antifoam will keep the cement from foaming any more than it already has. Antifoam is a chemical that’s highly attractive to oil and gas cementing companies because they provide long-term stability and offers easy handling under cold climates and low temperatures.
What is the difference between Antifoam and Defoamers?
There is the main difference between antifoam and defoamers. Antifoam can prevent foam from foaming and is usually a preventive measure against foaming in cement slurries. Defoamers can be used to lessen foam that already exists. Cement defoamers are typically introduced within the blender when the foaming is already apparent. Both chemicals can help manage the formation of foam within cement slurries, but one is a preventable agent and another is an active problem of removal of foam in cement slurries with issues present.
Contact a Professional Cement Additives Supplier
At Petrochem, we understand that concrete slurries can cause foaming issues when field mixers are measuring the density and balancing the water/cement ratio. Please contact a concrete additive supplier specialist today to find solutions to prevent foaming in cold climate conditions or resolve a cement slurry mix that has high levels of foaming due to poor water/cement ratios. Antifoams and defoamers by Petrochem will resolve your problems and fix possible new ones. Submit your information within our contact form to get assisted today about our cement additives.