How Does Antifoam Help?

Antifoam Saves Money

Foam wastes money and productivity! It reduces the capabilities of treating equipment and often makes achieving oil more difficult.  Foam can eventually lead to extra spending and loss of revenue due to halting operations and then a need for clean up. Antifoam aids in maintaining control over foam. This allows a more efficient function of dehydration. In turn, antifoam reduces production losses and increases the volume of transported products. 

StrataChem antifoam increases the control over foam and leads to better results for our clients. By increasing production efficiency and lowering expenditures for clean-up and loss of revenue, StrataChem’s antifoam will save you money.

StrataChem Antifoam

What is Foam?

Foam definition: A coarse dispersion of gas in a liquid

It is created either by condensation or dispersion of a gas in a liquid medium. A pure liquid does not foam. Therefore, foam occurs when surface-active contaminants, foaming agents, or foam stabilizers are present.

StrataChem is dedicated to providing products and processes to solve problems throughout the oilfield. Antifoam is one of the many StrataChem processes offered to aid in the efficiency and growth of our client’s company. Because foam wastes money and time, StrataChem’s antifoam gives control back in the hands of our client. Antifoam chemicals will orient at the surface and break the film that stabilizes the foam. Therefore, maintaining control over foam, productivity, and costs. 


1. The gas is in the form of separate particles with no continuity, so it is called the “discontinuous phase.” The liquid, which surrounds the bubbles, is called the “continuous phase.”

2. The gas dispersed in the liquid may be referred to as the “disperse” or: internal” phase. The liquid is then referred to as the “external” phase.



1. Liquid (oil, water, or organic chemicals)

2. A gas (air)

3. A contaminant (iron sulfide, sand, silt, asphaltenes, etc.)