Liquid Calcium Chloride

Liquid Calcium Chloride, chemically known as CaCl2 is a slightly alkaline, odorless, clear and nearly colorless fluid that comes with a typical concentration of 38 percent of calcium chloride by its weight. Liquid Calcium chloride is one of the most popular agents present in the markets today which comes with a number of benefits as well as uses. The primary use of it is to retard all kinds of cold weather hazards including ice and snow control on to the roadways. Alongside, it is also taken into use as an accelerator for ready mix concrete curing as well as an anti-freeze for the purpose of transportation and coal storage.

 

Composition of Liquid Calcium Chloride:

Generally, liquid calcium chloride possesses the following composition:

  • 38 percent of calcium chloride
  • 4-5 percent of magnesium chloride
  • 1-2 percent of potassium chloride
  • 2-4 percent of sodium chloride

The remaining composition of this fluid is decided upon the brand or the company which sells the liquid.

 

Benefits of Liquid Calcium Chloride:

The many properties of liquid calcium chloride make it perfect for a number of uses, at the same time liquid calcium chloride comes with a number of advantages. One of the greatest advantages of liquid calcium chloride is that it doesn’t need to be reconstituted and it can be used readily right after it arrives. It is a clear liquid which weighs around 11lbs. per gallon and can be used for a number of purposes.

If applied directly on to the surface, the brine of liquid calcium chloride directly penetrates the bore to create a barrier in between the ice/snow and the surface. Thus, this helps to prevent freezing and hence liquid calcium chloride helps to remove snow from the surfaces up to five times faster than any other anti-icing product.

 

Uses of liquid calcium chloride:

Because of a number of properties as well as advantages of liquid calcium chloride, it is taken into use in a number of applications. Following are the most common uses of liquid calcium chloride:

  1. Liquid calcium chloride is widely taken into use in the oilfield applications as workover and completion fluid to increase the density. Liquid calcium chloride is also used as a drilling mud additive to prevent clay hydration and to increase density.
  2. Liquid calcium chloride is taken into use as a roadbed stabilizer, a strong dust control agent as well as a weighing fluid for tractor tires as it helps to improve the traction into them.
  3. It is considered as a very nominal source of calcium in the treatment of wastewater and hence used in such treatment where it helps to remove excess fluoride and break water/oil emulsions.
  4. Liquid calcium chloride works really well for all sorts of winter deicing applications at it blends a low-freezing point along with a concentration which is higher than various other liquid deicers.
  5. Liquid calcium chloride is also used to pre wet all kinds of dry products such as sand and rock salt in order to improve their overall performance. It adds an extra moisture to the dry material and increases their capability of use and benefits.

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