Research Institute of Petroleum Industry

Description:

Nanofluids can be designed by adding nanosized particles in low volumetric fractions to a fluid. The nanoparticles improve the fluid’s rheological, mechanical, optical, and thermal properties. Suspensions of nanosized particles may provide the following advantages: (1) Nanosized particles can have enhanced stability against sedimentation since surface forces easily balance the gravity force, and (2) Thermal, optical, mechanical, electrical, rheological, and magnetic properties of nanoparticles, which depend significantly on size and shape, can be customized during manufacture and are often superior to the base material.

 

Application:

·   Drilling Industry, Advanced Drilling Fluids

 

Achievements:

·     Access to technology of preparation of desired nano additives used in drilling fluids considering the conditions of field

·     Access to drilling fluid containing optimized and nano-sized additives considering the conditions of field

·     Access to methods for preparation of desired nanoparticles

·     Avoiding costs from friction and erosion of drilling equipments, Methods for synthesis of other nano additives required in drilling fluids.

·     Increase the static thermal conductivity

·     Non-linear relation between thermal conductivity and concentration of nano-materials in fluids.

·     Extremely dependence of thermal conductivity on temperature and a Dramatic increase in the critical heat flux.

·     Selecting the best candidate for the production of nano-fluid-based cooling fluid

 

Special product:

NANO-Enhanced Drilling Fluid

RIPI's N-EDF

 

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