Towards inline hydrates detection by electrical impedance measuring system
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Proceedings of SMSI 2023
Methane hydrates is a critical occurrence in the oil and gas industry because it can potentially interrupt the flow of pipelines. Monitoring the formation of hydrates is critical for decision-making leading to damage control of blockages. To date large safety margins are applied in hydrates management which could be optimized by proper monitoring, thus decreasing costs. Here we show that a straightforward impedance-based measuring system can detect fluctuations in conductance and capacitance and correlate them to the formation of ice in a tube. Ice has similar properties to hydrates and was therefore selected as model substance in this study.