The cement testing capabilities at O-Tex Pumping includes: thickening times, compressive strength, fluid loss, rheology, static gel strength and water analysis.
Much of the research and development work done in our laboratory facility is to determine the optimal primary properties need for cement that is strong, workable and resistant to chemical attack.
X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) analysis is a geological examination of any crystalline material. Analysis is mostly performed on cements and fly ash, but can include flow back well samples, hydrated cement, scales, cuttings and cores.
X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) is an analytical method to determine the chemical composition of materials such as: cements, fly ash, scales, cutting samples, etc.
XRD and XRF are non-destructive methods of analysis that can be used for both geological and elemental analysis.
Microscopic Analysis is a method used to determine crystalline and noncrystalline phases in cement. Microscopic analysis can also indicate the presence of additives in cement blends.
Spectrophotometric Analysis – quantitative analysis of cement additives