Technical Familiaristion

Hydrates Awareness

In this course we look at the cause, effect and treatment of hydrates and demonstrate how to determine the conditions that produce a high risk of hydrate formation and so help mitigate or prevent occurrences.

What's included?

Course Description 

Hydrates are a crystalline, ice like substance containing gases and water that form naturally in environments where pressure, temperature and other effects combine to create a crystal growth. This ice is often referred to as ‘Fire Ice’, Methane Hydrates or Clathrate Hydrates. While other gases, such as Oxygen, Hydrogen, CO₂, H₂S and Propane can form hydrates, it is the combining of water and methane that we will focus on.

We will look at the cause, effect and treatment of hydrates and demonstrate how to determine the conditions that produce a high risk of hydrate formation and so help mitigate or prevent occurrences.

Course Objectives

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Describe what a hydrate is 

  • Identify hazards associated with hydrate formation 

  • Explain why hydrates form 

  • Illustrate remedial actions to remove or prevent hydrates