PORAC 023 Formic acid is commonly used in the Oil & Gas Industry as a corrosion inhibitor in the hydraulic fracturing process. Formic acid is an efficient organic acid that is environmentally friendly and used in many different applications.

An organic acid [HCOOH] used in oil- and gas- well stimulation treatments. Formic acid has an advantage over HCl in that formic acid is easier to inhibit against pipe corrosion at temperatures as high as 400°F [204°C]. Formic acid is intermediate in strength between hydrochloric acid [HCl] and acetic acid.

Formic acid is the efficient and environmentally compatible alternative.



  • One of the strongest organic acids
  • Highest acid density (acid weight equivalent per unit)
  • Lowest chemical oxygen demand (COD)
  • No release of phosphorous or nitrogen that can cause eutrophication.
  • Less corrosive than most inorganic acids
  • Readily biodegradable



Apperance : Colorless fuming liquid
Odor : Pungent, penetrating
Density : 1.220 g/mL
Boiling Point : 100.8 °C
Solubility in Water : Miscible