Linear X-ray scanner for in-situ saturation monitoring


The automated linear X-ray scanning system delivers high-quality in-situ saturation profiles of single phase and multiphase core samples. The apparatus mainly comprises a thick stainless steel, radiation-isolating enclosure, a computer controlled X-ray generator allowing the user adjust the X-ray intensity, an X-ray transparent core holder, and below it, a linear X-ray detector to measure X-ray beam absorption. The generator and detector are mounted onto parallel, robust uniaxial racks and can remotely be positioned along the core’s longitudinal axis by virtue of the proprietary Vinci X-ray scanner software. The unit can be coupled with any of our flow recirculation systems.


Maximum confining pressure: 700 bar (10,000 psi)
Maximum pore pressure: 700 bar (10,000psi)
Maximum working temperature: 150°C
Core diameter: 1”5 other upon request
Core length: 4” to 12” other upon request
X-ray source: 90 kV, 4 mA Power supply: 220VAC, 50/60 Hz
Air Pressure requirements: 7 bar (100 psi)


* Core holder can be mounted both horizontally and vertically, enabling for example the study of heterogeneity, anisotropy and gravitational effects
* Core holder provided with homogeneous temperature control system
* Single and dual energy x-ray scanning modes
* Xray-scanner can be coupled with any of our flow recirculation systems
* Thick stainless-steel, radiation-isolating enclosure protects the end-user from X-ray radiations