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Conditions for hydrate formation
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Examination of Gas Hydrate Formation with the Gas Hydrate Autoclaves GHA 200 & GHA 350
The Gas Hydrate Autoclaves GHA 200 and GHA 350 by PSL Systemtechnik are hydrate test cells for research the effectivity and efficiency of kinetic and thermodynamic gas hydrate inhibitors, as well as anti-agglomerates.
Pressure-resistant sapphire-glass windows in the Gas Hydrate Autoclaves allows the use of one or multiple boroscope-camera which enables observing the processes inside the autoclave. Thereby gas hydrate formation can be recorded as photo or video during an experiment. Up to six autoclaves can be operated simultaneously via one PC.
The Gas Hydrate Autoclave GHA 200 is equipped with one borescope camera, it is mounted in the autoclaves' head and observes the sample surface from top view.
The new developed Gas Hydrate Autoclave GHA 350 has two additional cameras on the sides. With these cameras the hydrates behaviour can be observed in the liquid phase (bottom side camera) as well as at the phase boundary (upper side camera).
The autoclaves are all equipped with an integrated magnetic stirrer to simulate turbulent mixing conditions by the use of stirrer bars. Much higher turbulences and shear forces are accessible with the overhead stirrer in combination with different types of rotors.
The overhead stirrer is connected to a torque sensor. By this you can perform torque measurements and get conclusions of the samples viscosity changes. The GHA 200 can be used with either camera or overhead stirrer, changing from camera to overhead stirrer (and vice versa) can be done between experiments. With the GHA 350 you can use three cameras and overhead stirrer simultaneously.