The Friction Flow Loop System is designed to evaluate the friction reduction of fracturing fluids and its effect on proppant. Fluids and proppant can be mixed in a 160 gallon capacity blender then pumped through the triplex pump and manifold before reaching the flow loop. A Differential Pressure Transducer monitors the pressure drop across a 18 foot section of seamless stainless steel pipe. Pipe diameter can be customized. The setup is capable of 55 gallons per minute and the equipment can be designed as an open or closed loop system. The data is monitored through proprietary software to constantly record the pressure drop, flow rate, and velocity throughout the test. Percent friction reduction can be calculated from the pressure drop and velocity of the fluid and proppant within the system.
Because PROP is a genetic condition , you may want to talk with a genetics specialist . A genetic counselor or geneticist can help you understand the causes of the condition, discuss genetic testing for propionic acidemia, and understand what this diagnosis means for other family members and future pregnancies. Speak with your baby’s doctor about getting a referral. The Clinic Services Search Engine offered by the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) and the Find a Genetic Counselor tool on the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) website are two good resources for you or your baby's health care provider to use to identify local specialists.