Facility with 25 experimental rigs used to study gas hydrates (hydrate inhibitors, hydrate stability, hydrate monitoring, application in hydrocarbon fluids including CO2, their role in subsurface storage)
Autoclave Reactors: 11 rigs for measuring hydrate phase equilibria, kinetics of hydrate formation/dissociation, and evaluation of kinetic hydrate inhibitors/anti-agglomerants
Rocking cells: 2 rigs for investigating hydrate phase equilibria and kinetics for various fluid systems
Glass micromodel set-ups: 2 rigs with pressure ratings of 1200 and 6000 psia, for visual observation of gas hydrate formation, dissociation and distribution at the microscale.
Porous media rig: investigate effect of pore size, saturation and wettability on gas hydrate phase boundary and the kinetics of gas hydrate formation in sediments
Ultrasonic rigs: 3 rigs for investigating hydrate formation in various natural and synthetic sediments
Wax-hydrate cell: 4 rigs pressure rated to a maximum of 7500 psia for investigating wax and hydrate phase boundaries as well as effect of wax on hydrates and vice versa.
Multiple (10) cell rocking set-up for investigating the performance of kinetic hydrate inhibitors