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FCM-1000 Fracture conductivity system

The FCM-1000 is adept at accurately determining both short-term and long-term fracture conductivities under realistic down-hole conditions, including stress, temperature, and fluid flow. This enables a comprehensive understanding of how variables such as temperature, fracture closure stress, proppant type and concentration, proppant embedment, and fracturing fluid composition interact to influence fracture conductivity. Conductivity assessments can be conducted using either brine or nitrogen as the testing fluid. The standard configuration of the system includes an injection pump, dual brine accumulators, an inline heater, a heated fracture conductivity cell, a hydraulic press, pressure and differential pressure transducers, a nitrogen gas flow line, a pair of back-pressure regulators, dual electronic balances, an array of valves and plumbing fixtures, as well as a dedicated 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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