2 PHASE VSE 700-HPHT Two Phase video separator


The apparatus separates the two expelled fluids from the core at reservoir conditions. Upon entering the separator, the mixture flows into a vertical bore, deemed the “separation bore”. The latter communicates at the top and bottom, with the “visualization bore” via two horizontal bore sections. By virtue of gravity, the lighter fluid comes to rest above the heavier fluid; in the separation bore, an emulsion of both fluids prevents an accurate volume determination, whereas in the other bore, a neat interface can be observed. The fluid interface in the separator is constantly monitored by video camera with integrated zoom. Placing a light behind the tube further facilitates discernment of the liquid/ liquid or gas/ liquid interface. A proprietary software continuously displays the streaming images, interprets them and calculates the produced fluid volumes and core saturation levels.


Max pressure:    10,000 psi
Max temperature:    150 °C
Max volume change:  100 ml, option: 300 ml
Volume accuracy:   0.01 ml
Material:   Sapphire, Stainless steel, option: Titanium
Measurement resolution:  0.01 mm
Field of view:   100 mm
CDD colour camera: 2592 x 1944 pixels ( 5 Megapixels) 
Lighting : 25 watts
Power:  110-220 VAC, 50 60 Hz


* Self calibrated
* Dual bore design which improves the accuracy by reducing effects of emulsions
* Possibility to retrieve the experiments versus to eliminate uncertainties of the measurements in certain circumstances