Proppants must have smooth surfaces and must be much more spherical than oblong in shape. Characteristics of proppants are known as roundness and sphericity in particle image analysis nomenclature. Roundness and sphericity have been determined visually comparing a small number of proppant particles with 2-dimensional images on a chart displaying different values of those parameters since the 1960s.
There is now a commercially available automated analytical instrument which measures size distribution, and many shape parameters, including roundness and sphericity, of very large samples, hundreds of thousands or more, in a matter of minutes.
In this webinar we will discuss fracking, proppants and their properties, and the only 3D particle size and shape analyzer on the planet- Microtrac’s PartAn3D.
This free webinar, Optimizing Your Shale Fracking Extraction Rates aired on Thursday, May 18, 2017.
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