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Third-party contract measurements in our supply laboratory

for crude oil and natural gas, oilfield chemicals, inhibitors, gas hydrates, water treatment and thermal conductivity

In our service laboratory we offer extensive third-party contract measurements in the area of Flow Assurance, crude and live oil, petroleum and petroleum products like oilfield chemicals, inhibitors, gas hydrates and testing of physical properties.
The analysis of the deposition behavior of water and their scale inhibitors or preventers in pipeline systems such as industrial plants of the petroleum industry, via food industry and geothermal energy complete our offer.

For this we adapt the test parameter to your needs and provice test facilities beyond the typical standard procedures. Customer specific adaptations of our instruments and completely new test set-ups are possible.

We offer the following measurement services in our laboratory:

Asphaltene: Asphalene inhitibtors and asphalene stability testing

gemessen wird
  • Asphaltene stability
  • Effectiveness of asphalten inhibitors
  • Blending stability of crude oil
  • Pressure-dependent destabilization
Temperature: -25 .. +300 °C
Pressure: up to 700 bar (10,000 psi)
Sample volume:   ~ 10 / 30 ml
Norm / Kurzbeschreibung
  • Titration up to flocculation of asphaltenes
  • Determination of relative stability
  • Comparable ASTM D6703, D7060, D711

Drag Reducer: Efficency of drag reducer agents (DRA) and flow improver testing

gemessen wird
  • Effectiveness of Drag Reducing Agents (DRA)
  • Effectiveness of viscosity improvers
Temperature: -10 .. +80 °C
Pressure: up to 35 bar (500 psi)
Sample volume:   0.5 - 3 l (matrix, e.g. oil)
DRA: depending concentration
Norm / Kurzbeschreibung
  • Turbulent flow with fixed ot variable Reynolds numbers
  • Determination of DRA efficiency

Gas hydrate: Inhibitor testing in autoclave or rocking cell

gemessen wird
  • Thermodynamic inhibitors (TDI)
  • Kinetic inhibitors (KHI)
  • Anti-agglomerants (AA)
  • Hydrat equillibrium temperature (HET)
Temperature: -20 .. +60 °C
Pressure: up to 350 bar (5,000 psi)
Sample volume:   depending test / instrument
Norm / Kurzbeschreibung
  • Autoclave testing for realistic results
  • Rocking Cell - screening of inhibitors
  • Influence of other additives on hydrate formation

Long term stability: Thermal stress test for fluids, chemicals and umbilicals

gemessen wird
  • Stress test for chemicals, umbillical fluids
Temperature: -10 .. +200 °C
Pressure:  up to 150 bar (2,175 psi)
Sample volume:   depending setup / test
Norm / Kurzbeschreibung
  • Repeated thermal stress of the test substance
  • Determination of viscosity change over time
  • Filter blocking tendency

Pour Point: Pour point and no flow point measure acc. ASTM D5985 - rotational method

gemessen wird
  • Pour Point Depressants (PPD)
  • Viscosity improvers
  • Wax inhibitors
  • Pure chemicals and mixtures
Temperature: -45 .. +150 °C
Pressure: ambient
Sample volume:   ~ 30 ml
Norm / Kurzbeschreibung
  • ASTM D5985 - Rotational Method
  • Determination of No Flow Point
  • Calculation of Pour Point (ASTM D97)

Scale: Scale inhibitors and deposition preventing

gemessen wird
  • Scale inhibitoren / hardness stabilizers
  • Scale dissolver
Temperature: -20 / +30 .. 300 °C
Pressure up to 400 bar (5,800 psi)
Sample volume:   depending test setup
Norm / Kurzbeschreibung
  • Determination of scaling tendency
  • Determination of Minimal Inhibitor Concentration (MIC)
  • Effectiveness of scale inhibitors
  • Effectiveness of scale dissolvers

Viscosity: Determine absolute viscosity up to 1,500 bar

gemessen wird
  • Absolute dynamic viscosity
    • Shear rate depending
    • Shear stress depending
    • Temperature depending
  • Kinematic viscosity (Falling ball)
Temperature: -30 .. +200 °C
Pressure: ambient, up to 1,500 bar (21,750 psi)
Sample volume:   depending instrument / test
Norm / Kurzbeschreibung

Depending test:

  • DIN 53019 / ISO 3219
  • DIN 54453
  • Plate/Plate or Plate/Cone
  • Rotation or Oscillation
  • DIN 53015 (Falling ball)

Wax: Wax content, wax deposition behavior of crude oils and wax inhibitor testing

gemessen wird
  • Wax inhibitors
  • Viscosity improvers
  • Wax dissolvers
Temperature: -20 .. +200 °C
Pressure: up to 170 bar (2,450 psi)
Sample volume:   depending instrument / test
Norm / Kurzbeschreibung
  • Determination of wax deposition tendency
  • Effectiveness of wax inhibitors
  • Effectiveness of wax dissolvers
  • Screening of wax inhibitors

Thermal Conductivity: Fluids, gels and pastes measure acc. ASTM D2717 / ASTM D7896

gemessen wird
  • Lambda value (thermal conductivity)
  • Specific heat capacity cp
  • Thermal diffusivity α
    of fluids, gels and pastes
Temperature: -30 .. +200 °C
Pressure: ambient, up to 200 bar (2,900 psi)
Sample volume:   ~ 50 ml
Norm / Kurzbeschreibung
  • ASTM D7896
  • based on ASTM D2717

Particle size distribution: Particle size distribution determine by sieve analysis acc. DIN 18123

gemessen wird
  • Particle size distribution by sieve analysis
  • Dry sieving
Temperature: ambient
Pressure: ambient
Sample volume:   on request
Norm / Kurzbeschreibung
  • DIN 18123
  • Particle sizes >4 mm to <0.063 mm

You did not found the needed test method? Customer specific adaptations of our instruments or completely new set-ups are possible.
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