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PCM-1000 Proppant conductivity meter

ISO 13503-5, API 56 & 58


The PCM-1000 evaluates performances of proppants used in fracture enhancement projects. Using the system, short-term proppant pack conductivity can be measured at various closure pressures and temperatures conditions. The experiment consists of displacing a temperature regulated brine fluid through a proppant pack compressed by two identical, flat, parallel sandstone slabs while measuring the differential pressure and fluid flow rate across the proppant pack. By inputting this data into Darcy’s law, proppant conductivity can be deduced. The sandstone slabs, driven by a hydraulic press, impose a closure stress, mimicking the rock compressive stress in the reservoir.



ISO 13503-5, API 56 & 58


1,000 kN (100 tons)

Maximum closure stress

20,000 psi

Maximum pore pressure

1,000 psi

Maximum working temperature

up to 177°C (350°C)

Pack thickness accuracy

+/- 0.001 inches (+/- 0.025 mm)

Sample length

7 inches

Sample width

1.5 inches

Sample height

 2 x 3/8 inch

Wetted parts

Stainless steel

Power supply

220VAC, 50 or 60 Hz

N2 Pressure requirements

2,000 psi

Air Pressure requirements

100 psi


Proppant pack conductivity with brine and gas
Several API cell configuration available ( single ,multi API cell)

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