PORELAB-Educational rock compressibility system


The PORELAB is an educational apparatus designed to monitor at ambient temperature, pore volume changes related to variations in confining pressures. The operating principle is based on the “squeeze out” method. While the pore pressure is kept at atmospheric conditions and the confining pressure, incrementally increased, the expelled fluid volumes are recorded. The apparatus is supplied with a hydrostatic cell and a hydraulic pump used to generate the confining pressure. A digital pressure gauge provide accurate confining pressure readings. The volumetric variations of expelled fluids from the core sample are determined by reading the graduations on the burette. The device is specifically designed to teach students the principles of rock compressibility in a clear and efficient manner. The short duration of the experiment reinforces the practicality of this apparatus in an educational setting.

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Manufacturer: Floxlab
Max  confining pressure: 700 bar (10,000 psi) 
Pore pressure: atmospheric
Working temperature: ambient 
Core Diameter: 1.5" other upon request
Core Length: twice the diameter
Material: Stainless steel, Viton 
Power supply: 110-220 VAC, 50/60 Hz


* Simple test, easy to perform
* Short test duration, well adapted for students