RFP-Reservoir fluid particle analyser


The RFP analyser allows for a variety of asphaltenes and wax solid deposition experiments including isothermal depressurization and isobaric temperature decrease experiments, titration experiments, bulk filtration tests, particle size distributions and solids onset determinations. It can visualise accurately the Wax and Asphaltenes precipitation at onset conditions, identify the solid particles and monitor the change in size and morphology of Wax crystals and Asphaltenes solids as function of temperature, pressure, time and effect of various chemical treatments. It can also detect when the organic deposition takes place using a solid detection system with laser source. Optionally an organic solid filtration system can be added to determine the amount of solids formed in the fluid sample when altering the pressure, temperature or composition of the fluid.


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: x5000

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


* Complete solid deposition experiments
* Full description of asphaltenes precipitation (pressure, temperature, growth, morphology,...)
* Very efficient mixing of the sample thanks to a magnetic driven stirrer inside the fluid accumulator.