thickening time

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The duration that a cement slurry remains in a fluid state and is capable of being pumped. Thickening time is assessed under downhole conditions using a pressurized consistometer that plots the viscosity of a slurry over time under the anticipated temperature and pressure conditions.

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A measurement of the time during which a cement slurry remains in a fluid state and is capable of being pumped. Thickening time is assessed under simulated downhole conditions using a consistometer that plots the consistency of a slurry over time at the anticipated temperature and pressure conditions. The end of the thickening time is considered to be 50 or 70 Bc for most applications.

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