Automatic imbibiometer


The imbibiometer is an automated system that performs and monitors spontaneous imbibition and drainage processes, on up to 12 rock samples simultaneously. Fluid production data collected during the experiment allows the determination of expelled fluid volumes, hence saturation. Six drainage and six imbibtion Amott cells containing saturated samples immersed in the displacing phase are placed on a carousel. The latter periodically brings each one in the camera’s field of vision to monitor the evolution of the interface level over time. The corresponding volume is automatically calculated by a Vinci proprietary software. Video retrieval facilities permit an accelerated visualization of the processes. Moreover, an isothermal air bath is integrated into the apparatus to warrant high-temperature experiments.


Temperature: ambient to 120°C
Pressure: up to 30 psi
Sample diameter: up to 2 inches
Sample length: up to 4 inches
Number of drainage Amott cells: 6
Number of imbibition cells: 6
Readable burette volume: up to 20 cc 
Fluid volume accuracy: 0.1 cc  
CDD color camera: 5 Megapixels 
Lighting: 20 watts
Power supply: 110-220 VAC 50/60 Hz


* Easy to operate
* Improve accuracy of the reading thanks to a high accuracy camera
* Save operator’s time which does no longer need to manually record the readings.
* Allows for imbibition test retrieval in an accelerated mode.