PCT-Proppant crush tester


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.

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Standard: ISO 13503-2, API56 &58 & 60
Maximum crush stress : 20,000 psi
Maximum working temperature :ambient
Cell inside diameter : 2.0 inches (50.8 mm)
Cell outside diameter : 3.5 inches (89mm)
Piston height :3.5 inches (89mm)
Material:  stainless steel
Power supply : 220VAC, 50 or 60Hz 


* Fully automated apparatus
* Rapid, accurate and reproducible data
* Precision control 
* Improved test consistency and accuracy