Manual saturator


The manual saturator enables the end user to obtain remarkable saturation of clean, dry core samples. Initially, the samples are placed in a wire mesh basket, lowered into the saturation cell and the latter is sealed with a threaded plug. The system is then evacuated by applying high vacuum for a few hours. The vacuum pump is connected to the system via a liquid trap tank and a feed tank. This configuration enables both air evacuation and liquid dearation. The trap tank protects the vacuum pump by collecting potential vapor droplets. Once vacuum has been established, the pump is turned off and the tubing, manually disconnected. This causes the deaerated liquid in the feed tank to invade the entire system, i.e. cell, tubing and injection pump. Finally, a manual pump is used to pressurize the system up to 2,000 psi. This pressure should be sustained for at least four hours to guarantee maximum core saturation. This is confirmed by a stable reading on the manometer.


Max saturating pressure: 2,000 psi
Cell diameter: 58 mm
Cell height: 300 mm
Wetted materials: 316 Stainless steel (other on request)
Saturant: water, brine, oil or other liquids


* Rapid and efficient saturation
* Can accomodate plug size sample and full sized core sample in option
* Manual operations
* Loading carrier for easy loading
* Dead volume sets to minimize volume of saturant