Hydrates are formed when gases, such as methane, are trapped in a crystalline ice structure. These troublesome plugging deposits are found in the presence of gas, water, high pressure, and low temperature. Hydrates can become plugging agents, trapping gas and/or production and causing large pressure spikes in pipelines.
Hydrates can be mitigated with the use of increased heat, dehydration, or chemical inhibition. Once hydrates are formed, however, they must be released by using heat, alcohols (TDHI’s), or salts. If hydrates are a recurring problem, chemicals (TDHI’s/LDHI’s) may be used to stop the nucleation or growth of the crystal structure.
Our line of hydrate chemistries can be tailored to fit your operation’s needs.
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