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PCT- Proppant crush tester

ISO 13503-2 - API RP 56 / 58 /60


The PCT apparatus is designed to execute proppant crush-resistance tests, adhering to the ISO 13503-2 standard methodologies for determining the extent of proppant crushing under specific closure stresses. Equipped with a 50 mm (2 in) diameter piston, the device can generate pressures reaching up to 20,000 psi. The apparatus operates at a controlled piston displacement rate, capable of attaining speeds up to 2,000 psi per minute. The primary components of the system include a servo-controlled load frame and a cylindrical proppant cell. Continuous monitoring of the applied load is conducted, and this data is fed back into the controller. This real-time feedback adjusts the crosshead motion to sustain the targeted loading rate.




ISO 13503-2, API RP56 / 58 /60

Crush pressure

up to 20,000 psi

Cell inside diameter

2-inches (50.8 mm)

Cell outside diameter

3.5-inches (89 mm)

Piston height

3.5-inches (89 mm)

Wetted parts

Stainless steel


Fully automated apparatus for proppant crush test and sand crush test

Rapid, accurate and reproducible data for proppant crush strength and proppant crush resistance

Precision control of the proppant crush press

improved test consistency and accuracy


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