RFP-Reservoir fluid particle analyser


The RFP analyzer permits a variety of asphaltene and wax deposition experiments including isothermal depressurization and isobaric temperature decrease experiments, titration experiments, bulk filtration tests, particle size distributions and solids onset determination. The apparatus accurately visualizes wax and asphaltene precipitation onset at pressures and temperatures up to 20,000 psi and 200°C, respectively. The system enables the identification of solid particles and continuous monitoring of particle size and morphology as a function of temperature, pressure, time and various chemicals. Solid detection is achieved by virtue of a solid detection system with a laser source. An organic solid filtration system is used to determine the amount of solid deposits as a function of pressure, temperature or fluid composition.


Pressure: Up to 20,000 psi
Temperature range: -30 to 200°C (400°F) 
Mixer accumulator: 100 ml
Stirring mechanism: magnetic mixer 
Electrical: 220 VAC 50/60 Hz 1 phase

HPM system:
Particle size detection: 0.2 µm
Microscope zoom: x500

SDS system:
Wavelength: Near infrared
Laser power: 250 mWatts
Detector sensitivity: 1 pWatt
Dynamic range: 100 dB


* Versatile system that can be used for organic solid detection, solid particle visualization, and bulk solid filtration studies
* Highly efficient magnetically driven stirrer