Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) is a valuable tool for both routine core analysis and SCAL. Most measurements are made at ambient temperature and pressure, but it is becoming increasingly important to carry out measurements at as close to reservoir conditions as possible. To do this, an NMR-compatible core holder is needed, but existing designs have severe limitations on either sample handling or NMR performance.
The P5 Cell makes overburden studies routine by removing these limitations and allowing users to carry out NMR measurements at reservoir conditions. Designed and built with a focus on usability and performance, the cell allows users to pressurize samples with up to 5,000 psi of confining pressure. The P5 Cell, unique to the GeoSpec range of NMR rock core analysers, uses state-of-the-art materials to allow the NMR coil to be closer to the sample while maintaining the performance of the GeoSpec.
Unique features of the P5 Cell:
Can be held at pressure outside the instrument
Allows quick loading/unloading of samples through the twist-lock lid
Low background signals for effective measurements on low volume samples such as shales
Multiple levels of safety protection
NMR coil embedded in the cell - increases SNR allowing faster and more accurate measurements
The P5 Cell allows the sample to be pressurised both inside and outside the instrument. Pressurised samples can be inserted and removed from the instrument without depressurising, eliminating pressure cycling issues. The cell is designed with pressure fittings at the top and bottom, allowing users to perform pressure flow studies.
The safety of the user is our highest priority. The P5 Cell is an industry first; its secondary containment system provides unprecedented protection in a pressurised environment. Each cell is CE certified and tested to ensure the highest quality and safety standards are met.