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.

Capacity:
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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