Load into drill pipe or tubing connections with the advantage of the sponge ball having the ability to contract enough to pass through internal restrictions.
Foam wiper balls are utilized in the same manor across a wide range of other disciplines such as concrete hose pump clean out in the construction industry.
The foam wiper ball is designed to wipe drillpipe or tubing string clean of cement, fluids, or debris, and can be used to separate fluids. These wiper balls are made of natural rubber and can be used in a temperature range of 40°F (4°C) to 302°F (150°C). The ball has a parting stretch of 380 to 440%, which means it can pass through small restrictions without being damaged.
The wiper ball can be loaded into drillpipe or tubing connections. It easily passes through internal upset restrictions such as mechanical setting tools, diverters, and liner running tools, and multiple balls can be pumped if necessary. Foam wiper balls have been used with all types of drilling and displacement fluids.
We have supplied sponge balls from as small as 1" and the largest so far being 18" however, the most common sizes requested are as follows:
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