1. n. [Drilling Fluids]
A test to measure static filtration behavior of water mud or oil mud at elevated temperature, up to about 380°F [193°C] maximum (450°F [227°C] maximum if a special cell is used), usually according to the specifications of API. Although the test can simulate downhole temperature conditions, it does not simulate downhole pressure. Total pressure in a cell should not exceed 700 psi [4900 kPa], and the differential pressure across the filter medium is specified as 500 psi [3500 kPa]. Because these cells are half the size of the ambient filtration area, HPHT filtrate volumes after 30 minutes are doubled.
Synonyms: static filter press
Alternate Form: high-pressure, high-temperature filtration test