Geothermal Drilling

HIGH TC GEOTHERMAL GROUT™ can reach the industry standards for thermal conductivity

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CETCO offers a complete line of grouting products for the geothermal heat loop installation industry. All CETCO Geothermal Grouts offer ease of mixing and pumping and have low permeabilities that exceed state guidelines. CETCO Geothermal Grouting products are designed to achieve a broad range of thermal conductivities from 0.40 to 1.21 Btu/hr/ft/F.

 

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    ACCU_VIS

    ACCU-VIS®
    ACCU-VIS is a liquid copolymer designed for fast field mixing, viscosity building, and clay/shale stabilization in aqueous drilling fluids. ACCU-VIS is certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 60, Drinking Water Treatment Chemicals - Health Effects.

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    ACCU_VIS_BELLE CRUMBLES (1)

    ACCU-VIS® & BELLE CRUMBLES
    ACCU-VIS & BELLE CRUMBLES blends a granular bentonite with a consistently controlling liquid polymer to form a slurry that provides an economical way to seal and grout boreholes, well casings, and earthen structures. Once set, the slurry forms a complete grout seal with low permeability.

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    C/S GRANULAR™ & CETCO® CRUMBLES
    C/S GRANULAR and CETCO CRUMBLES are granular bentonite products composed of polymer-free, dried bentonite in various mesh sizes. CETCO CRUMBLES are coarser in size than C/S GRANULAR. Both are certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 60, Drinking Water Treatment Chemicals - Health Effects.

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    CETCO COARSE CHIPS

    CETCO® COARSE CHIPS
    CETCO COARSE CHIPS are natural sodium bentonite screened to 3/8 inch to 3/4 inch in size. PUREGOLD MEDIUM CHIPS are natural sodium bentonite screened to 1/4 inch to 3/8 inch in size. Both are certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 60, Drinking Water Treatment Chemicals - Health Effects.

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    CETCO® COATED TABLETS
    CETCO COATED TABLETS are coated using an aqueous carrier to apply the coating. These untreated organic tablets are compressed into 1/4” (0.64 cm) and 3/8” (0.95 cm) sizes. CETCO COATED TABLETS are certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 60, Drinking Water Treatment Chemicals - Health Effects.

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    CETCO® DEFOAMER
    CETCO DEFOAMER is a non-ionic silicone solution designed to reduce surface tension and break foam bubbles over a wide variety of conditions.

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    CETCO® GRANULAR GROUT
    CETCO GRANULAR GROUT mixes into a smooth bentonite grout that has no lumps and pumps easily. CETCO GRANULAR GROUT is certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 60, Drinking Water Treatment Chemicals - Health Effects.

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    CETCO GROUT_CETCO GRANULAR GROUT

    CETCO® GROUT
    CETCO GROUT is a 20% solids, polymer-free, single-component, easy-to-use sodium bentonite grout available in powdered form. CETCO GROUT allows placement in a low viscosity state. CETCO GROUT is certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 60, Drinking Water Treatment Chemicals - Health Effects.

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    CETCO® JOINT COMPOUND
    CETCO JOINT COMPOUND is a lead-free, premium grade tool joint and drill collar lubricant for heavy duty drilling. This special mixture of the finest blend of copper flakes with a superior base gives maximum protection under extreme temperature and adverse conditions.

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    BENONITE PRODUCTS

    CETCO® MX-80
    CETCO MX-80 is a granular bentonite product composed of dried bentonite clay with a typical size range between 30 and 100 mesh.

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    1_4 CETCO TABLETS

    CETCO® TABLETS
    CETCO TABLETS are organic free, high-swelling pure sodium bentonite. CETCO TABLETS are compressed into 1/4 (0.63 cm), 3/8” (0.95 cm), and 1/2” (1.27 cm) diameters. CETCO TABLETS are certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 60, Drinking Water Treatment Chemicals - Health Effects.

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    CETCO® TC BOOSTER
    CETCO TC BOOSTER is an additive used to boost the thermal conductivity of CETCO GEOTHERMAL GROUT. The shape of the CETCO TC BOOSTER is a large flake which maximizes the thermal conductivity potential while reducing the amount of dust produced when utilizing the product in the field.

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    CLAY CUTTER™
    CLAY CUTTER is a concentrated, non-hazardous, proprietary clay inhibitor that can be used with either polymer or bentonite drilling fluid systems. CLAY CUTTER is an ideal additive for HDD bores in reactive clay soils.

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    CLAY CUTTER™ PRO
    CLAY CUTTER PRO is a dry version of the CLAY CUTTER liquid additive. This concentrated, non-hazardous, proprietary clay inhibitor can be used with either polymer or bentonite drilling fluid systems. This dry additive is cost effective and dosages are easily monitored and controlled. CLAY CUTTER PRO is an ideal additive for HDD bores in reactive clay soils.

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    de_chlor

    DE-CHLOR™
    DE-CHLOR is a white granular crystal that neutralizes chlorine in municipal water. Chlorine in water supplies can destroy polymer drilling fluids.

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    GEOTHERMAL GROUT™
    GEOTHERMAL GROUT is a specially blended high solids bentonite that can be mixed with sand in a two-part thermally conductive grouting material to improve the performance of ground source heat loop applications. GEOTHERMAL GROUT is an easy pumping grout that has been carefully developed to efficiently suspend solids (silica sand) for enhanced thermal conductivity. GEOTHERMAL GROUT can be mixed to meet a range of thermal conductivity (TC) from 0.40 to 1.00 Btu/hr/ft/F (0.68 to 1.69 W/mK). GEOTHERMAL GROUT is certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 60, Drinking Water Treatment Chemicals - Health Effects.

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    HIGH TC GEOTHERMAL GROUT™
    HIGH TC GEOTHERMAL GROUT is a specially blended high solids bentonite that can be mixed with sand in a two-part, thermally conductive grouting material to improve the performance of ground source heat loop applications. HIGH TC GEOTHERMAL GROUT is an easy pumping grout that has been carefully developed to efficiently suspend solids (silica sand) for enhanced thermal conductivity. HIGH TC GEOTHERMAL GROUT can be mixed to meet a range of thermal conductivity (TC) from 0.40 to 1.21 Btu/h/ft/F (0.68 – 2.05 W/mK). HIGH TC GEOTHERMAL GROUT is certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 60, Drinking Water Treatment Chemicals - Health Effects.

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    INSTA-VIS™ DRY
    INSTA-VIS DRY is an easy mixing, water soluble, high molecular weight anionic polymer. This granular polymer improves drilling efficiency in both horizontal and vertically drilled holes by controlling shales and clays, improving lubricity, and increasing viscosity.

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    INSTA-VIS™ PLUS
    INSTA-VIS PLUS is a multi-functional liquid polymer designed to improve drilling efficiency in both horizontal and vertical drilled holes through its rapid field mixing, viscosity development, and clay and shale inhibition. INSTA-VIS PLUS is certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 60, Drinking Water Treatment Chemicals - Health Effects.

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    magma_fiber

    MAGMA FIBER
    MAGMA FIBER is a specially formulated, extrusion spun mineral fiber. This coarse, long flexible fiber will give increased circulation by bridging and plugging off voids, fractures, and all types of permeable formations. MAGMA FIBER is compatible with all oil and water based muds and emulsion.

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    MUD BALANVE_MARSH FUNNEL_CUP_SAND CONTENT KIT

    MARSH FUNNEL & CUP
    Viscosity measurement tool

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    SLURRY TEST KIT

    MUD & SLURRY TEST KIT
    An essential kit containing everything you need.

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    MUD BALANCE
    Mud weight measurement tool

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    MULTI-SEAL
    MULTI-SEAL is a select blend of four types of materials normally used for lost circulation. A flake material (cellophane), a granular material (nut shells), fine fibrous material (ground paper), and coarse fibers (cedar fibers). MULTI-SEAL is blended in the proper ratio to produce the most effective seal. MULTI-SEAL contains no fermenting materials or materials that chemically change the rheological properties of the fluid, even polymer mud’s.

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    PUREGOLD® GROUT
    PUREGOLD GROUT is an easy mixing, organic-free, high-solids bentonite grout engineered to form a contaminant resistant seal without affecting groundwater chemistry. PUREGOLD GROUT is certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 60, Drinking Water Treatment Chemicals - Health Effects.

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    CETCO COARSE CHIPS_PUREGOLD MEDIUM CHIPS

    PUREGOLD® MEDIUM CHIPS
    CETCO COARSE CHIPS are natural sodium bentonite screened to 3/8 inch to 3/4 inch in size. PUREGOLD MEDIUM CHIPS are natural sodium bentonite screened to 1/4 inch to 3/8 inch in size. Both are certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 60, Drinking Water Treatment Chemicals - Health Effects.

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    rel_pac

    REL-PAC®
    REL-PAC is a non-fermenting granular polymer designed for building a low solids drilling fluid with increased borehole stability. REL-PAC is a highly dispersible polymer, which prevents the formation of hard lumps or fish eyes, for maximum product efficiency.

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    MUD BALANVE_MARSH FUNNEL_CUP_SAND CONTENT KIT (1)

    SAND CONTENT KIT
    Sand content measurement tool

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    slurrybond

    SLURRYBOND™
    SLURRYBOND is a powdered inorganic mineral formula used for the solidification of high solids drilling slurries. SLURRYBOND is made from non-biodegradable mineral.

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    SLURRYBOND™ 2000
    SLURRYBOND 2000 is a dry product intended to solidify drilling spoils for disposal purposes.

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    SODA ASH
    SODA ASH is the common name for sodium carbonate, which separates calcium into sodium and carbonate ions in solution.

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    SODIUM BICARBONATE
    SODIUM BICARBONATE , NaHCO3 is used to lower the pH of drilling slurry from a pH of 12-13 (alkaline) to a neutral pH range of 8-9. A white powder, SODIUM BICARBONATE is also added to a base drilling fluid as a pH neutralizing additive. A buffer, SODIUM BICARBONATE is added to acidic water to raise the pH to 8-9.

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    super_gel_x

    SUPER GEL-X®
    SUPER GEL-X is an easy mixing, high viscosity 200 bbl yield freshwater drilling fluid produced from the highest grade Wyoming sodium bentonite. SUPER GEL-X is certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 60, Drinking Water Treatment Chemicals - Health Effects.

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    super_pac

    SUPER PAC™
    SUPER PAC is an easy mixing, liquid polymer that enhances the properties of a bentonite drilling fluid by lowering water loss to the formation (filtrate). When added to HYDRAUL-EZ or SUPER GEL-X, SUPER PAC creates an ideal fluid for drilling in a variety of conditions.

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    VELOXITY-PRO®
    VELOXITY-PRO is an easy mixing, high viscosity 230 bbl yield freshwater drilling fluid produced from the highest grade Wyoming sodium bentonite. VELOXITY-PRO is blended with additives to control formation porosity and permeability for excellent borehole stability in HDD work. VELOXITY-PRO is certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 60, Drinking Water Treatment Chemicals - Health Effects.

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    venturi_mixing_hopper

    VENTURI MIXING HOPPER
    Dry powder mixing tool

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    versafoam_plus

    VERSAFOAM® PLUS
    VERSAFOAM PLUS is an ultra high-yielding, biodegradable, liquid foaming agent for use in fresh and saltwater air rotary drilling. VERSAFOAM PLUS is certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 60, Drinking Water Treatment Chemicals - Health Effects.

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    Case Studies

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    CETCO PRODUCTS USED TO SUCCESSFULLY INSTALL GEOTHERMAL HEAT LOOPS
    Burlington, Ontario

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    GEOTHERMAL SYSTEM FOR NEW CENTRAL YORK HIGH SCHOOL
    York, PA
    Morrison Inc. and CETCO collaborated to install a 230,928 square foot geothermal heat pump system.

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