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filtration tester

1. n. [Drilling Fluids]

Equipment used to measure filtration under dynamic conditions. Two commercial dynamic-filtration testers are available, one of which uses a thick-walled cylinder with rock-like characteristics as the filter medium to simulate radial flow into a wellbore. The other tester uses flat porous disks, such as paper or fused ceramic plates, as filter media. In a dynamic test, filter cake is continually eroded and deposited. Data from this test include a steady-state filtration rate measured during the test, and cake thickness, cake quality and return permeability of the filter medium measured at the conclusion of a test. There is no API standardized test equipment or procedure.

See: dynamic filtrationfilter mediumfilter pressfilter-cake qualityfilter-cake thicknessfiltratefluid-loss-control material