Gas Hydrates Autoclave System

Manufacturer: Vinci Technologies
Model Number: GHA Series

The GHA series is a mercury free cell designed to (1) study gas hydrate formation and dissociations, (2) measure the induction time for formation of hydrates by monitoring the pressure drop as a function of time during hydrate formation and (3) take video pictures during the experiments. The system consists of a constant volume hydrate cell with a 250 cc volume and pressure rating up to 3,000 psi. The cell temperature is controlled by an thermostatic bath. A thermocouple measures the temperature of the cell with an accuracy of 0.1°C. The cell pressure is monitored by a pressure transducer. A magnetic stirrer with adjustable rotation speed is used to agitate the test fluids. A computer is used for data acquisition of temperature and pressure versus time. The cell is also equipped with a stethoscopic camera to take pictures.

Pressure : 3,000 psi
Volume : 250 cc
Temperature : – 10°C to 60°C
Pressure accuracy : 0,1% Full scale
Temperature accuracy : 0.1 °C
Stirring mechanism : Magnetic drive
Stirring speed: up to 1000 RPM
Power supply : 220 VAC 50 Hz

  • Cost effective
  • Accurate measurement of pressure and temperature
  • Video image capturing that allows for later retrieval
  • Mercury free operations