The new Gilson PR-10 Proppant Crush Test System, manufactured in cooperation with Karol-Warner, determines resistance to crushing and degradation of materials used in hydraulic fracturing operations in oil and gas recovery.
This sophisticated and efficient unit is compact and has a total rated capacity of 25,000lbf (111kN). A unique hybrid motor system drives pressures up to 7,000psi (48.3mPa), using the included Crush Cell. This equipment meets the newest API requirements as well as proposed ISO standards. Front panel controls allow settings for crush cell diameter, load rate, maximum load and hold time through the menu-driven four-line, backlit LCD display. Tare and Peak hold buttons are provided, and status is displayed during testing. A jog switch provides rapid positioning of the loading platform, and a large emergency stop button improves operator safety while protecting the system from damage.
LED indicators indicate maximum travel limit and home position of the platform. Travel distance is 1.5in (38mm), and tracked by the LVDT flow sensor. Solid steel crosshead adjusts easily for a total daylight opening of up to 4.5x8.5in (114x216mm) WxH. Additional Proppant Crush Cell assemblies are available separately for sample preparation. Adjustable centering cams on the loading platform allow precise and repeatable positioning of Crush Cells with outside diameters up to 3.5in (89mm). Default loading rate is set at 2000psi (13.8mPa) per minute, and is adjustable up to 4000psi (27.6mPa) per minute. Load hold time is pre-set at two minutes, but is adjustable for up to five minutes. There is an automatic rapid release of the load at completion of the hold time. Load, rate, and time values are displayed in real time and documented through the custom software installed on the included laptop computer. The Crush Test Frame is mounted on a sturdy rolling cart for optimum positioning in the lab.
- Compliant with latest API and ISO standards
- Complete user control over crush cell diameter, load rate, max load and hold time
- Real time display of load, rate and time values
- Emergency stop button safeguards workers and equipment
- PR-10 Proppant Crush Test Load Frame
- Sturdy Rolling Cart
- 3in (76mm) diameter Proppant Crush Cell with piston
- Laptop computer
- Serial port connection