Gas Hydrate Resonant Column Case Study with University of Southampton

A gas hydrate system was commissioned for use at Southampton University. The system is capable of pressures up to 25MPa (air cell pressure, methane and water back pressures, and argon for flushing), with the ability to control temperature down to -25 degrees C.

A resonant column was included within these conditions capable of determining the physical properties of the gas hydrate bearing soils. This apparatus has since been used extensively to research the influence of synthetic gas hydrate morphology on soil characteristics, and over 20 papers have been produced as a direct result of testing on the apparatus (please e-mail GDS directly for a list).


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