AirFoam AP50 All-Purpose Drilling & Production Foamer


AirFoam AP50 is an all-purpose drilling & production foamer with a very high active ingredient. AirFoam AP50 tolerates salt concentrations up to 12%. It is safe to handle, has a high flash point and does not require any hazardous shipping labels.


Foamers are often referred to as soap; however, the more appropriate name is surfactant, which is a shortened term meaning surface active agent. Surfactants work at the interfaces between air and water to lower the surface tension. By lowering the surface tension, the surfactant holds air bubbles in a ring of water, therefore lightening the waters weight, and enabling the pressures to effectively move the column of water. It takes a special type of surfactant to provide a stable foam, and an extended half-life. These characteristics are combined in AirFoam AP50 to produce superior drilling performance. While most foamers can generally be described as an alcohol ether-sulfate, AirFoam AP50 is a blend of different, complex, alcohol-ether-sulfates, and as such is highly biodegradable.


AirFoam AP50 should be added to the water in the Liquid injector tank downstream of the compressors and booster. Dosage Rates are best determined from field tests. An optimum concentration for a specific field or water influx rate should be the goal.


Color : Golden
Pour Point : -20F
Flash Point : >140 F
Specific Gravity : 1 .048
Density : 8.6/LBS PER GAL
pH : 7.0-8.0
Charge in Solution : Slightly Anionic


Avoid contact with eyes. Avoid prolonged or repeated contact with skin. Do not take internally. Keep container closed when stored.


Skin & Eyes – in case of contact flush with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes If irritation develops, call a physician.

Internal – if swallowed, induce vomiting by administering ipecac syrup or by sticking finger down throat. Repeat until vomit is clear. Call a physician. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.


Available in 5 gallon pails, 55 gallon lined steel drums or in bulk.