Cement Retarders are used to lengthen the time that slurry can be pumped or remains fluid so that other operations (such as pulling pipe after spotting a cement plug) can be performed. They are required at elevated temperatures or when large volumes of slurry require a long time to pump at lower temperatures. Petrochem has several oil and gas cement retarders created to keep cement slurries pourable for extended amounts of time.
What are retarders in concrete?
Retarders in concrete are admixtures that are used to slow the rate in which the concrete sets. They slow down the chemical process of water in the mixture. Retarders can be used to counteract the quickening of the concrete setting due to hot weather. Retarders in concrete can be used to slow down the setting time in high temperature weather up to an hour.
What is the function of a retarder in cement?
Retarders in concrete help to prolong the setting of the concrete. Most retarders can help to lower the amount of water in the concrete. Retarders are commonly used for high temperature conditions. Retarders in concrete decelerate the rate in which the concrete sets.
Contact a Cement Retarder Professional
At Petrochem, our cement retarders make it easier to transport slurries without worrying about curating too early. Projects in the oilfield industry can get delayed; but your slurries don’t need to be remade just because of the climate conditions are not desirable. Keep your slurries in liquid form for longer so you can get the best results for drilling operations. Contact a concrete additive supplier specialist today to learn how retarders can keep your cement slurries in a fluid state for longer periods of time.