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PCM-1000 Proppant conductivity meter

ISO 13503-5, API 61 & 19D


The PCM-1000 is a specialized system engineered for assessing the performance of proppants in hydraulic fracturing enhancement projects. Specifically, the device measures short-term proppant pack conductivity under a range of closure pressures and temperature conditions. The experimental procedure involves the controlled displacement of a thermally regulated reservoir fluid through a compressed proppant pack. This pack is sandwiched between two parallel, flat, and identical sandstone slabs. Both differential pressure and fluid flow rate across the proppant pack are meticulously recorded during this process. Utilizing the collected data in conjunction with Darcy's law allows for the precise calculation of proppant conductivity. The sandstone slabs, which are actuated by a hydraulic press, apply a closure stress to simulate the compressive stress conditions experienced within the reservoir rock.



ISO 13503-5, API 61 & 19D


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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