Thickening Time

Definition(s)


Thickening Time

Time required for a cement slurry to develop a selected Bearden consistency value. NOTE The results of a thickening-time test provide an indication of the length of time a cement slurry can remain pumpable under the test conditions.

Source: API RP 10B-2, Recommended Practice for Testing Well Cements, First Edition, July 2005 (Reaffirmed: July 2010). Global Standards

 

Thickening Time

Time after which the consistency of a cement slurry has become so high that the slurry is considered unpumpable. NOTE The results of a thickening-time test provide an indication of the length of time a cement slurry remains pumpable under the test conditions.

Source: API SPEC 10A, Specification for Cements and Materials for Well Cementing, Twenty-fourth Edition, December 2010. Global Standards