Automatic Imbibiometer

Manufacturer: Vinci Technologies
Model Number: AUTOIMBIB

The imbibiometer is an automated computer controlled system capable of performing spontaneous imbibition of oil and water into up to ten rock samples. Fluid production data collected during this measurement is used to determine the volume of oil and water expelled from the rock sample during respective imbibition and drainage tests. Ten Amott cells with saturated samples inside are placed on a fixed stand and a movable video camera mounted on a linear actuator allows for the automatic reading of the produced fluids in each of the ten graduated burettes of the Amott cells. The water / oil interface height in each burette is recorded in the computer at a selectable time interval. The video software automatically determines the water/oil interface height and calculates the fluid expelled from the core sample during the test. Video retrieval facilities allow for visualizing the spontaneous imbibibition experiments in an accelerated mode. The imbibiometer can also be configured with a controlled temperature air bath when imbibition tests have to be conducted at high temperature.



Temperature: ambient (model AT)  and up to 120°C (model HT)
Number of core samples: 10
Readable burette volume: up to 20 cc (other upon request)
Fluid volume accuracy: 0.05 cc
CDD color camera: 5 Megapixels
Lighting: 20 watts
Power supply: 110-220 VAC 50/60 Hz

  •  Easy to operate
  • Improve accuracy of the reading thanks to a high accuracy camera
  • Save operator’s time which does no longer need to manually record the readings.
  • Allow for imbibition test retrieval in an accelerated mode.