Slim-tube System

Manufacturer: Vinci Technologies
Model Number: sts-700

The slim tube apparatus is used to obtain, dynamic miscibility information at reservoir conditions. The gas to be tested is injected at a desired pressure through the slim tube previously cleaned and saturated in oil by means of a high pressure pump. A back pressure regulator maintains a constant pressure inside the system. The effluents flowing from the slim tube can be observed through a capillary sight glass tube. They are then expanded to atmospheric pressure and temperature through a back pressure regulator. The volume of liquid effluents is then monitored continuously using a digital volume measuring detector while the produced gas is measured by a wet gas meter. The recovery curve is then plotted using the raw data obtained during the different miscible displacement experiments. Additional components such as density meter and gas chromatograph may be added to extend the capabilities of the instrument.

Tube length : 24 m (80 feet), other length available
Tube external diameter : 1/4 ‘
Material : Stainless steel
Porous media : Calibrated 230 – 310 µm silica
Approx porosity : 35 %
Approx pore volume : 100 cc
Working pressure : 700 bar (10,000 psi)
Working temperature : Up to 150°C
Fluids : Live oil, HC gas, CO2, solvent
Power supply : 220 VAC 50 Hz

  • High level of automation (automated back pressure regulator,…)
  • Use of an embedded gas injection pump which make the operations easy for the operator