ASTM WK44896

    New Test Method for Determining the Crush Resistance of Materials Used as Proppants in Hydraulic Fracturing of Subsurface Formations

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    Developed by Subcommittee: D18.26 | Committee D18 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    This test method identifies the equipment and defines the procedures used to determine the crush resistance of materials used as proppants in hydraulic fracture stimulation of subsurface geological formations.

    The proposed test method uses a sample preparation protocol (different from the existing standards, ISO13503-2 and API RP19C)that reduces the level of noise inherent in these measurements. The method appears to offer both improved precision and reproducibility from lab-to-lab. Users of this standard will be proppant testing labs, proppant manufacturers, oil field service companies, oil and gas producers and geothermal operators.


    ottawa; sand; ceramic; grains; strength; frac; fracking;

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    John Getty

    Draft Under Development