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Gilsonite in Oil based Drilling Muds

To achieve more effective drilling, in drilling rigs, a mud is applied to the driller in order to reduce the temperature of the hole while providing an efficient drill. Drilling mud is a lubricant applied in this process.

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Gilsonite in Bitumen Blending

A new application for Gilsonite has risen within the past 10 years, and that is using natural bitumen as a raw material to make petroleum bitumen. Basically petroleum bitumen is made from sludge or slurry, obtained from the bottom of distillation tank, at the oil refinery. Slurry is transferred to bitumen manufacturing facilities to get processed into Petroleum Bitumen, also called Penetration Bitumen.

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Gilsonite Technical Data Sheet – TDS

Gilsonite mineral originates from diverse locations from different mines, which results the technical data sheet be dependent on the material’s origin of exploitation. Also there are many aspects of natural bitumen which aren’t tested properly, and each origin tends to measure the characteristics which are considered their Gilsonite’s advantages.

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American Supply of Gilsonite

Gilsonite was first utilized as a supply in the United States of America, by the pioneers of this business in the late 1800s. Through the years, the knowledge of usage and applying Gilsonite has developed significantly among the US suppliers, while there’s been little research and hardly any development in other countries and even among the end-users to make a serious competition. Basically the Gilsonite that is supplied by American suppliers has a steady and reliable quality, given that US Gilsonite sellers have been top players of the market over a century, possessing high technical and practical knowledge.

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