Analytical Testing and Analysis

CSI Technologies provides analytical testing services for chemical characterization to support stimulation and completions operations. In addition, contract QC for additives and chemicals is available to ensure that chemical performance meets required product specifications.

Test Description
Water quality testing Water testing includes chlorides, sulfates, pH, calcium, nitrates and TDS for Cementing Mix Water and for stimulation fluids.
Particle size analysis Physical characterization of powdered materials. Analysis includes PSD curve, specific surface area, surface and volume weighted mean diameter, and uniformity.
Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FT-IR) The position, intensity, and shape of absorption peaks are collected to identify characteristic functional groups and determine the composition of organic, inorganic, and polymer samples.
Ultraviolet-Visible spectroscopy (UV-Vis) Measures the absorption of liquid samples or dry blends extracts in the ultraviolet-visible region for chemical characterization.
Optical microscopy Qualitative analysis by direct observation of samples.
Surface contact angle testing Conducted with a goniometer to measure the surface wettability.
Pycnometer analysis Gives volume and density information of powdered samples.