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fluid-loss-control material

1. n. [Drilling Fluids]

A group of mud additives specifically designed to lower the volume of filtrate that passes through a filter medium. Specific materials are available for all types of water- and oil-base mud systems and are evaluated in static filtration tests or in various dynamic filtration tests.

See: dynamic filter pressdynamic filtrationfilter mediumfiltrate volumefluid-loss controlhigh-pressure, high-temperature filtration testlow-pressure, low-temperature filtration testoil-base mudstatic filtrationwater-based drilling fluid