Calgary Lab Capabilities 

Lab

Four fume hoods

  • Stainless steel ducting for acid work on one

  • All have water and nitrogen supply

  • Dedicated extraction unit for ICP

Store room with four flammable storage cabinets

Three additional storage cabinets at rear

Explosion proof fridge freezer

Physical Properties

Density

RVP

pH

Wax/Asphaltene Content

Melting Point

Freeze/Pour Point

BS&W

Flash Point (PMCC)

Blending & Mixing

Heidolph SilentCrusher

  • 5000-26000 rpm

  • Good for small scale mixing

Caframo Overhead

  • 20-6000 rpm

  • High Torque

  • Up to 25 L

Silverson L5M-A

  • Mixes up to 20 L

  • Up to 8000 rpm

  • Interchangeable heads

Waring Blender

Synthesis Equipment

Well equipped for organic synthesis and purification

 

Bϋchi Rotary Evaporator

 

Kugelrohr Short Path Distillation Apparatus

  • Used to distil small amounts of compounds with high boiling points

  • Operates up to 300 ºC

Viscosity Testing

Chandler 5550

    • HTHP pressure viscometer

    • Hastelloy wetted components

    • Dry carbon block heater

    • Max 2000 psi, 260 ºC

    • B1 and B5 bobs

    • Fully programmable

Fann 35

Mud Testing

Hamilton Beach Mixers

 

4-Roller Oven

  • Variable speed control
  • Holds three 500 mL ageing cells

  • Max 232 ºC

  • Programmable Timer

  • Four 500 mL cells (max pressure 2000 psi)

 

HTHP Filter Press

 

10 mL Retort

  • For determining % oil water and solids

Solvation Testing

Used for evaluation of CanSol products with supplied wax samples

SynSol H Testing

Acid Solubility

Acid Testing

Acid Compatibility

  • Checking for emulsion/sludging issues

Corrosion Testing

Chandler CP360 Dynamic Corrosion Tester

  • Cells oscillate 180 ° to mix sample
  • Pressurized up to 6000 psi

  • Four cells can be independently heated to to 200° C

  • Liquid Sample volume – 110 mL

  • All wetted components are Hastelloy

  • Typically run 4-6 hour tests

 

Coupon is placed in bottom half of cell (unsupported). A water pump (N2 powered) is used to pressurise the cell. 

 

Note – Narrow cells only take coupons narrower that 21 mm

Analytical Methods

Shimadzu GC-2014

  • Shimadzu GC-2014
  • Optimised for GC30

  • Can see up to ~C60+

  • 12 position autosampler

  • Max oven temperature – 400 ºC (350 ºC with current column)​

 

Shimadzu ICPE-9000

  • Capable of detecting in the ppb range
  • Mini torch reduces Argon consumption

  • Organic torch for oil analysis

Water Testing

pH

 

Specific Gravity 

 

Cations 

  • Sodium – Sum(anions)-sum(cations)
  • Potassium – Spectrometer

  • Calcium – Titration 

  • Magnesium –Titration 

  • Iron – Spectrometer 

  • Manganese- Spectrometer 

  • Barium – Spectrometer

  • Strontium - ICP

 

Anions 

  • Chloride – Titration
  • Bicarbonate/Carbonate/Hyrdoxide – Titration

  • Sulphate – Spectrometer​

Resistivity/Refractive Index

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