A high throughput dedicated core plug and sidewall core X-ray CT system. Up to 100 core plugs or sidewall cores can be scanned per day with a cubic voxel resolution of c. 80 microns. PlugXcan utilises a long lifetime closed 130 kV X-ray source, a large flat panel detector, and motorised object positioning to optimise resolution between 40 um and 250 um. Multiple core plugs (up to 8 ) are securely mounted using a Geotek “QuickFix” holder for stable and automated scanning.
PlugXcan Benefits and Applications
Fast (2-3 minutes per plug) scanning to enable scanning of all core plugs/sidewall cores
Superior image resolution and sensitivity compared to medical CT data for core plugs/sidewall cores
Multi-core plug/sample compatible for high throughput and low operator input and faster scanning compared to dedicated micro-CT system
Identify heteogenities or structure to determine quality and test suitability for each sample ahead of SCAL etc
Multiple scans of the same core plug for quality assurance before and after sample preparation
Medical CT System Comparison
Compared to a standard medical CT system, PlugXcan offers more resolution, greater sensitivity, and improved contrast without the sacrifice of throughput.
Dedicated high throughput and high resolution
Produce CT Deliverables Faster with PlugXcan
Intelligent acquisition and processing workflows built into custom-designed software.
Automatic and customisable CT report and image generation
X-ray source: 65 W Thermo Kevex Microfocus
Voltage Range: 45 kV to 130 kV
X-ray Spot Size Range: 50 um to 100 um
Detector: 1920 x 1536 pixel flat panel detector
Image Resolution Range: 40 um to 250 um
Typical Resolution: c. 80 um for 1.5” core plugs
Size: 1600 mm x 700 mm x 1400 mm (L x W x H)
Weight: c. 1500 kg
Utilities: 100 v to 240 v, single phase, 50-60 hz
Cores Dimensions: Diameter – 1” to 3″ mm, Length – up to 6″ in length
Output: 16-bit Tiff stack with automated report generation