GREAT Cell Sample Preparation
200mm diameter and length GREAT cell samples require unique sample preparation technologies to ensure the samples are prepared to the tolerances of ISRM 1972 with regards to square, straight, parallel ends.
These technologies have been developed at Edinburgh University and include:
- 200mm Hilte diamond tipped core trimmer, which is capable of being deployed in the field to take direct outcrop samples.
- Large diameter Clipper saw
- Rock turning rig to ensure the sample diameter is exactly 193.75.
- End facing grinder rig to create a completely flat end surface with a tolerance of approximately 0.06-0.1 mm across the 196 mm diameter.
The team within the GREAT Cell Laboratory welcomes scientific collaboration and are always happy to discuss new projects and experimental designs. Please contact:
And for technical support please contact: