COMMPONENT R™ cement retarder enhancer is an inorganic salt that is designed to help intensify the retarding properties of certain cement retarders, particularly for higher temperature applications. It can be used to help retard all API classes of cement as well as Pozmix® cement.

COMPONENT R cement retarder enhancer can be used in combination with a primary retarder such as HR®-12 retarder or SCR-742™ High-Temperature Cement Retarder to increase the effectiveness of the primary retarder, especially for higher temperature wellbore conditions. This product, when combined with the appropriate primary cement retarder, can help extend the effectiveness of the primary retarder for higher temperature conditions up to 600°F (316°C).

COMPONENT R retarder intensifier is typically used in a ratio between 2:1 and 1:1 primary retarder to COMPONENT R co-retarder.  Normal concentration range is between 0.1 and 5.0% by weight of cement.

COMPONENT R cement retarder enhancer is available as a crystalline solid and is 100% soluble in water.

COMPONENT R cement retarder enhancer, when used in combination with an appropriate primary retarder, can help provide the following benefits:

  • Extended pumping time
  • Early cement-strength development
  • More predictable thickening times
  • Improved slurry displacement rates at steady pressure
  • Effective for ultra-high temperatures up to 600°F (316°C) when used in combination with a well-designed slurry and appropriate primary retarder
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