M1741 Aging Cell

  • Capacity: 500 ml, 260 ml
  • Max Temp: 500°F (260°C)
  • Max Pressure: 2,500 psi (17.23 MPa)
  • Material Options: 303 Stainless Steel, 316 Stainless Steel, C-276 Hastelloy

Determine static/dynamic temperature of drilling fluids using aging cells
Grace Instrument aging cells were designed to be used with the Grace Instrument M1740/M1750 Roller Ovens, in the aging and testing of drilling fluids or muds. It allows samples to be maintained in a liquid state while subjected to a temperature higher than the boiling point of water due to pressure.

Most drilling fluid properties are formulated through a base liquid and additives that must be dissolved or mechanically distributed within the base liquid to form a uniform, homogeneous fluid. As a result, properties of the drilling fluid may contain one or more of the following:

  • Water-soluble(dispersible) polymers or resins
  • Clays or other insoluble but dispersible fine solids
  • Soluble Salts
The fluids are mixed or sheared for an appropriate amount of time to achieve a homogeneous composition and afterwards set aside to age. The process of aging depends on conditions that may vary from static to dynamic and from ambient to highly elevated temperatures.

260 ml, 500 ml
Max Temperature:
500°F (260°C)
Max Pressure:
2,500 psi (17.23 MPa)
Material Options:
303 Stainless Steel
316 Stainless Steel
C-276 Hastelloy
  • Available in 3 premium metals:
    1. stainless steel (grade 303)
    2. stainless steel (grade 316)
    3. or hastelloy construction
  • Enclosure and rollers are stainless steel
  • High temperature testing, even through prolonged salinity
  • Designed for pressurizing fluid samples
  • Meets API Recommended Practice 13 B-1/ 13B-2
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