Triaxial Cells

The GCTS Triaxial Cells for Rocks were designed to easily install and test rock specimens in triaxial conditions. Many different vessels can be supplied with a variety of pressure capacities (35 MPa up to 420 MPa) and for a variety of specimen sizes (up to 38 mm, 54 mm, 63.5 mm, or 100 mm).

All GCTS triaxial cells include electrical feed-through lines that allow for in-vessel instrumentation for precise measurements of deformation modulus and Poisson’s ratio. The standard specimen platens have O-ring grooves for sealing the specimen jacket and an upper spherical seat to minimize stress concentrations due to non-parallel specimen ends. Pore fluid lines and ports for both upper and lower platens are also standard for effective stress and permeability measurements.

Cell and pore fluid connectors are provided at the cell base for easy interface with GCTS’ hydraulic or electromechanical pressure intensifiers. GCTS also offers a wide variety of load frame with various axial load capacities to provide a complete triaxial testing solution.

HTRX-010

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • 35 MPa (5,000 psi) pressure capacity
  • 500 kN (100 kip) axial load capacity
  • Quick “drop-in” specimen setup
  • Axial and radial strain measurements
  • Upper platen provided with a spherical seat to compensate for non-parallel specimen ends
  • Hardened stainless steel construction
  • Accepts specimens with a 25 mm (1 inch) or 38 mm (1.5 inch) diameter and with a length of 2 times the diameter

DIMENSIONS

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HTRX-070

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 70 MPa (10,000 psi) pressure capacity
  • 1,000 kN (225 kip) axial load capacity
  • 125 mm (5 inch) inside diameter
  • Hardened stainless steel construction
  • 24 feed-though lines for measurement devices
  • Top & bottom pore pressure plumbing for effective stress and permeability measurements
  • Upper platen provided with a spherical seat to compensate for non-parallel specimen ends
  • Interchangeable platens for specimens with a 25 mm (1 inch) to 54 mm (NX) diameter and with a length of 2 times the diameter

AVAILABLE UPGRADES

  • Temperature control system for up to 200°C (332°F)
  • On-specimen axial and radial strain measurement
  • Transducers for P-wave and S-wave measurements in high pressure, high temperature environment
  • Hydraulic balance to induce a hydrostatic stress state or to apply deviatoric stresses up to 140 MPa (20 ksi) of vertical stress

DIMENSIONS

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HTRX-070L

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 70 MPa (10,000 psi) pressure capacity
  • 1,500 kN (337 kip) axial load capacity
  • 175 mm (7 inch) inside diameter
  • Hardened stainless steel construction
  • 48 feed-though lines for measurement devices
  • Top & bottom pore pressure plumbing for effective stress and permeability measurements
  • Upper platen provided with a spherical seat to compensate for non-parallel specimen ends
  • Interchangeable platens for specimens with a 25 mm (1 inch) to 100 mm (4 inch) diameter and with a length of 2 times the diameter

AVAILABLE UPGRADES

  • Temperature control system for up to 200°C (332°F)
  • On-specimen axial and radial strain measurement
  • Transducers for P-wave and S-wave measurements in high pressure, high temperature environment
  • Hydraulic balance to induce a hydrostatic stress state or to apply deviatoric stresses up to 140 MPa (20 ksi) of vertical stress

DIMENSIONS

  • Height: 630 mm (25 in.)
  • Diameter: 330 mm (13 in.)
  • Weight: 180 kg (400 lb.)

HTRX-140

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 140 MPa (20,000 psi) pressure capacity
  • 2,500 kN (560 kip) axial load capacity
  • 150 mm (6 inch) inside diameter
  • Hardened stainless steel construction
  • 24 feed-though lines for measurement devices
  • Top & bottom pore pressure plumbing for effective stress and permeability measurements
  • Upper platen provided with a spherical seat to compensate for non-parallel specimen ends
  • Interchangeable platens for specimens with a 25 mm (1 inch) to 63.5 mm (2.5 inch) diameter and with a length of 2 times the diameter

AVAILABLE UPGRADES

  • Temperature control system for up to 200°C (332°F)
  • On-specimen axial and radial strain measurement
  • Transducers for P-wave and S-wave measurements in high pressure, high temperature environment

DIMENSIONS

  • Height: 680 mm (26.75 in.)
  • Diameter: 343 mm (13.5 in.)
  • Weight: 205 kg (450 lb.)

HTRX-140L

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 140 MPa (20,000 psi) pressure capacity
  • 3,000 kN (675 kip) axial load capacity
  • 175 mm (7 inch) inside diameter
  • Hardened stainless steel construction
  • 48 feed-though lines for measurement devices
  • Top & bottom pore pressure plumbing for effective stress and permeability measurements
  • Upper platen provided with a spherical seat to compensate for non-parallel specimen ends
  • Interchangeable platens for specimens with a 25 mm (1 inch) to 100 mm (4 inch) diameter and with a length of 2 times the diameter

AVAILABLE UPGRADES

  • Temperature control system for up to 200°C (332°F)
  • On-specimen axial and radial strain measurement
  • Transducers for P-wave and S-wave measurements in high pressure, high temperature environment

DIMENSIONS

  • Height: 743 mm (29.25 in.)
  • Diameter: 375 mm (14.75 in.)
  • Weight: 275 kg (605 lb.)

HTRX-210

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 210 MPa (30,000 psi) pressure capacity
  • 3,000 kN (675 kip) axial load capacity
  • 150 mm (6 inch) inside diameter
  • Hardened stainless steel construction
  • 24 feed-though lines for measurement devices
  • Top & bottom pore pressure plumbing for effective stress and permeability measurements
  • Upper platen provided with a spherical seat to compensate for non-parallel specimen ends
  • Interchangeable platens for specimens with a 25 mm (1 inch) to 63.5 mm (2.5 inch) diameter and with a length of 2 times the diameter

AVAILABLE UPGRADES

  • Temperature control system for up to 200°C (332°F)
  • On-specimen axial and radial strain measurement
  • Transducers for P-wave and S-wave measurements in high pressure, high temperature environment

DIMENSIONS

  • Height: 630 mm  (25 in.)
  • Diameter: 400 mm (15.5 in.)
  • Weight: 320 kg (700 lb.)

HTRX-210L

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 210 MPa (30,000 psi) pressure capacity
  • 3,000 kN (675 kip) axial load capacity
  • 175 mm (7 inch) inside diameter
  • Hardened stainless steel construction
  • 48 feed-though lines for measurement devices
  • Top & bottom pore pressure plumbing for effective stress and permeability measurements
  • Upper platen provided with a spherical seat to compensate for non-parallel specimen ends
  • Interchangeable platens for specimens with a 25 mm (1 inch) to 100 mm (4 inch) diameter and with a length of 2 times the diameter

AVAILABLE UPGRADES

  • Temperature control system for up to 200°C (332°F)
  • On-specimen axial and radial strain measurement
  • Transducers for P-wave and S-wave measurements in high pressure, high temperature environment

DIMENSIONS

  • Height: 780 mm (31 in.)
  • Diameter: 420 mm (16.5 in.)
  • Weight: 410 kg (900 lb.)

HTRX-420

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 420 MPa (60,000 psi) pressure capacity
  • 3,000 kN (675 kip) axial load capacity
  • 150 mm (6 inch) inside diameter
  • Hardened steel alloy construction
  • Top & bottom pore pressure plumbing for effective stress and permeability measurements
  • Upper platen provided with a spherical seat to compensate for non-parallel specimen ends
  • Interchangeable platens for specimens with a 25 mm (1 inch) to 63.5 mm (2.5 inch) diameter and with a length of 2 times the diameter

AVAILABLE UPGRADES

  • Temperature control system for up to 300°C (572°F)
  • On-specimen axial and radial strain measurement
  • Transducers for P-wave and S-wave measurements in high pressure, high temperature environment

DIMENSIONS

  • Height: 1,070 mm (42 in.)
  • Diameter: 635 mm (25 in.)
  • Weight:

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