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Research Laboratories

Research Laboratories

Research laboratories stimulate academic, scientific and student development, performing analyzes or tests that improve analytical and experimental skills.

The Faculty of Engineering in Earth Sciences (FICT), has the following facilities:

 

Petroleum Lab

The laboratory has:

Core cutter
Fann viscometer
Filter press
Centrifuge
CO2 cylinder
Mud balance and reagents
Sand content kit
Vacuum pump
Precision scale

 

Common tests:

  • Weight of mud, viscosity (marsh funnel) and pH
  • Rheology test
  • Filtration, scab formation (CAKE)
  • Mud weight control
  • Drilling fluid contamination test
  • Solids content and characteristics of the emulsion
  • Characteristics of drilling fluids
  • Experiments with cements used in wells

 

Petrology Lab

The laboratory has:

GEOFORM precision cutter
FORCIPOL 300 metallographic polisher
VACUMET vacuum unit

 

Common tests:

  • Preparation of polished petrographic thin sections
  • Preparation of cuts, grinding and polishing macros
  • Preparation of polished metallographic specimens
  • Common techniques in the preparation of sheets and test tube
  • Research and implementation of new sample treatment procedures
     

Soils, Rocks and Materials Mechanics Lab

The laboratory has:

Ro-Tap sifter
Double Wall Oven
Heating plate
Mold
Compactor
Table Consolidation Equipment
Liquid Limit Device
Direct / Residual Cutting Apparatus
Combined permeameter
Core Rock Drilling Machine
Add-on Agitator
Accurate air content meter
Mortar mixer
Unit Weight Container
Buoyancy Scale
Flow Table
Cone Abrams
Compactor rod
Mold for cubes
Cylindrical molds 6 X 12 inch.
Los Angeles Abrasion Machine
Concrete Mixer
Basic Drill Set
Digital Compression Press
Triaxial for floors

 

Common tests:

  • Los Angeles Abrasion 
  • CBR 
  • Simple Compression
  • One-dimensional consolidation
  • Granulometry 
  • Specific Gravity 
  • Humidity
  • Atterberg Limits
  • Permeability 
  • Proctor Standard Test
  • Proctor Modified Test
  • Direct Cut UU (Fast)
  • Materials and Concrete
  • Compression tests in concrete 
  • Block compression test
  • Volumetric weight in aggregates
  • Specific gravity and absorption of coarse aggregate
  • Specific gravity and absorption of fine aggregate
     

Mineralogy Lab

The laboratory has:

Stereoscopes
Isodynamic Magnetic Separator
Box of hardness pencils (Mohs scale)
Hydrochloric acid
Mineral samples

 

Common tests:

  • Characterization   macroscopic of mineral samples

 

Mineralurgy Lab

The laboratory has:

Precision scale
Magnetic separator
Flotation cell
Jig
Sifter
Centrifugal classifier
Amalgamator
Agitator
Ball mill
Bar mill
Disc mill
Roll crusher
Hammer crusher
Spiral concentrator
Concentrator table
Laser diffractometer
Three-dimensional sifter
Stove
Cupellation oven

 

Common tests:

  • Percentage of material moisture
  • Magnetic concentration
  • Gravimetric concentration
  • Concentration by flotation
  • Cyanidation
  • Mineral Comminution (3 inches - 32 microns)
  • Granulometry (4mm - 0.1 microns)

 

Computer Lab

    Available software:

    Laboratory # 1

Windows 7 OS SP1
Kappa

 

    Laboratory # 3

Windows 7 OS SP1
Ubuntu OS
Petrel

 

    All Laboratories have installed:

    Apps:

WinRar
7Zip
Google Earth
CCleaner
 

    Navigation:

Internet Explorer
Google Chrome
Mozilla Firefox
 

    Components:

Java
Net Framework
Microsoft Silver Light
Klite Codec Pack

 

    Multimedia:

Power DVD
Windows media player

 

    Recording:

Nero

 

    Office:

Adobe Reader
Office 2013