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FCM-1000 Fracture conductivity system

The FCM-1000 perfectly determines short term and long term fracture conductivities in realistic down-hole conditions of stress, temperature and fluid flow. The results help to understand the relationship between temperature, fracture closure stress, proppant concentration and type, proppant embedment, fracturing fluid composition with fracture conductivity. The conductivity tests can be performed using brine or nitrogen. The standard system encompasses an injection pump, two brine accumulators, inline heater, heated fracture conductivity cell, hydraulic press, pressure and differential pressure transducers, nitrogen gas flow line, two back-pressure regulators, two electronic balances, valves, plumbing and a data acquisition computer station.


Maximum closure stress

20,000 psi

Maximum working temperature

Ambient to 177°C (350 F)

Flow pressure

up to 1,000 psi

Sample length

7 inches

Sample width

1.5 inches

Sample height

2 x 1 inch

Wetted partsHAstelloy

Stainless steel

Power supply

220VAC, 50 or 60 Hz 

N2 Pressure requirements

2,000 psi


Fully automated apparatus
Perform both short term and long term conductivity tests
Achieved any desired closure stress
Simulates leak off, and therefore accounts for damaging effects of fracturing fluids


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