OIL & GAS
Extraction of natural gas from shale rock has been a boon for providing clean, affordable energy. A critical step in that process is ensuring the stability of the proppant sand that holds fissures open so gas can be extracted. Our proppant crush test presses are vital for assessing the strength of the sand used in hydraulic fracturing wells. Carver customers test proppant sand by pressing it, then putting it through a sieve to determine how much it breaks down.