WEBINAR SHOWCASES FASTER AND MORE ACCURATE PROPPANT MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUE
Proppants, a key material used in “fracking” to keep shale fissures from collapsing, as well as, facilitating gas flow to the surface must have a uniform appearance to ensure optimal drilling efficiency. Whether the proppants are sand, ceramic, or resin coated, they must have a narrow size distribution, spherical shape, and smooth convex surface. Any deviation from these ideal properties will decrease their strength, reduce packing density, and lower conductivity, which will have an adverse effect on the output of the drilling operation.
Current methods for measuring these properties include sieve analysis and visual inspections. Although widely accepted, these methods are prone to operator errors and data inconsistencies. Sieves also only measure a small amount of material over a long period of time, resulting in lengthy delays before poor quality materials are identified.
By detecting poor quality materials faster and more accurately, both proppant manufacturers and their customers can experience significant financial benefits, as well as improved productivity.
Microtrac, the global pioneer of particle characterization solutions will be presenting a free technical webinar on Thursday, November 5 at 11am EST that demonstrates how to ensure optimal material properties of proppants by using 3D Dynamic Image Analysis.
This webinar will demonstrate how to accurately measure sphericity and roundness of multiple size fractions in one analysis, providing a significant time savings compared to conventional methods. By automating your analysis, users can enable immediate corrective action when product deviations occur, ensuring tight size distributions for optimal product quality over a larger sample set. A throughout explanation will be given on how 3D Image Analysis will improve data consistency by eliminating operator error and visual estimations. Most importantly, the presentation will discuss how to increase your bottom line by reducing wasted material and write-offs.
For parties who are interest in attending the webinar, please click the link below. Ample time will be available after the presentation for Q&A with technical experts from Microtrac.
To learn more about the benefits of 3D Dynamic Image Analysis, click the link below to download the brochure.