Predict hydrate formation conditions for light alkanes and sweet natural gases
Bahadori, A, Mokhatab, S & Towler, BF 2008, 'Predict hydrate formation conditions for light alkanes and sweet natural gases', Hydrocarbon Processing, vol, 87, no. 1, pp. 65-68.
An inherent problem with natural gas production or transmission is the formation of gas hydrates. These can lead to safety hazards in the production/transportation systems and to substantial economic risks. Therefore, an understanding of when hydrates form is necessary in order to overcome this problem. A new hydrate correlation in which four coefficients are used to compare temperature and gas pressure. Using this simple correlation can help the bottom line and improve hazardous conditions.