New England Research, Inc.

Rock Mechanics and Physical Properties Measurements
Laboratory Systems • Consulting

AutoLab Series

The AutoLab systems provide integrated measurement, analysis, and reporting of ultrasonic velocities, permeability, resistivity, pore volume compressibility, and deformation for arbitrary loading paths at reservoir conditions. The core holder is a multifunctioning pressure vessel with interchangeable transducers to support measurement options. All units are supplied with a custom software system that is capable of acquiring data. On the AutoLab 1000, 1500, 2000, and 3000,the software also controls experiments.

AutoLab Capabilities:


 

New England Research offers ASTM and ISRM standard measurements. Many of these measurements can be done simultaneously over arbitrary stress trajectories. More complex measurements we offer are not listed here. Fluid Flow Properties Permeability (steady state, transient, and low permeability) Electrical Properties Complex  resistivity Elastic Constants Ultrasonic velocity (axial, transverse, and low frequency) Linear compressibility Grain compressibility Confined compression Pore volume compaction Pore pressure depletion under uniaxial strain Uniaxial strain Fracture and Failure Strength Fracture…
AutoLab software controls the loading path and temperature profile during each test, stores the test data, and processes the results at the conclusion of the experiment.
AutoLab 3000 is a customizable servo-hydraulic operated system for triaxial measurements with software-controlled arbitrary stress paths on rock specimens up to 101.6 mm (4.0 in) in diameter at in situ stress conditions, pore pressure, and temperature. The pressure vessel and pore pressure systems are housed in an external furnace to maintain a uniform temperature in the vessel and pore fluids throughout the experiment.

Additional Info

  • Teaser Text The unique design of the AutoLab 3000 houses the entire triaxial vessel and the pore pressure intensifiers in a furnace capable of heating the system to 150C, ensuring that the pore fluids entering pressure vessel are at the same temperature as rock specimen.
AutoLab 2000 is a servo-hydraulic operated system for triaxial measurements with software-controlled arbitrary stress paths on rock specimens up to 101.6 mm (4.0 in) in diameter at in situ stress conditions, pore pressure, and temperature.

Additional Info

  • Teaser Text AutoLab 2000 is a versatile triaxial apparatus for petrophysical and mechanical rock properties measurements at in situ conditions on specimens as large as 102 mm (4.0 inches) in diameter. The apparatus is customized based on experimental requirements of the customer.
AutoLab 1500 is a servo-hydraulic operated system for triaxial measurements with software-controlled arbitrary stress paths on rock specimens up to 50.8 mm (2.0 in) in diameter at in situ stress conditions, pore pressure, and temperature.

Additional Info

  • Teaser Text AutoLab 1500 is a compact, fully functional triaxial apparatus designed to perform standard coupled process petrophysical and rock mechanics experiments on specimens up to 50 mm (2.0 in) in diameter at reservoir conditions of overburden pressure, pore pressure, and temperature.
AutoLab 1000 is a servo-hydraulic operated system for hydrostatic measurements of compressional and shear wave velocities, permeability, electrical resistivity, pore volume compressibility, acoustic emissions, and linear compressibility on rock specimens up to 50.8 mm (2.0 in) in diameter at in situ overburden pressure, pore pressure and temperature. The AutoLab 1000 optionally can have a load frame.

Additional Info

  • Teaser Text AutoLab 1000 is a hydrostatic servo-hydraulic system for measurements of compressional and shear wave velocities, permeability, electrical resistivity, pore volume compressibility, and linear compressibility on rock specimens up to 50 mm (2.0 in) in diameter at in situ overburden pressure, pore pressure, and temperature.
AutoLab 500 is a manually operated hydrostatic system for measurements of compressional and shear wave velocities, electrical resistivity, acoustic emissions, and linear compressibility on rock specimens up to 50.8 mm (2.0 in) in diameter at in situ overburden pressure, pore pressure, and temperature.

Additional Info

  • Teaser Text AutoLab 500 is a manually operated hydrostatic system for measurements of compressional and shear wave velocities, electrical resistivity and bulk compressibility on rock specimens up to 50 mm (2.0 in) in diameter at in situ overburden pressure and pore pressures.

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