HydraCHEK®

Novel production optimisation technologies

WHAT IS HYDRACHEK?

HydraCHEK is an indispensable advanced and user-friendly solution for precise and efficient measurement of hydrate inhibitor and salt concentrations in produced water samples. With its unprecedented features it has been widely deployed in various fields, ensuring safety of operations by monitoring the hydrate phase boundary and generating substantial cost savings through optimizing inhibitor usage and extending field life for clients globally. Backed by rigorous field testing, it offers robust calibrations for detecting different hydrate inhibitors and salt compositions, making it a trusted choice for major operators globally. 

The technology which was key to Heriot-Watt Institute of GeoEnergy Engineering winning the Queen’s Anniversary Prize (2015), takes advantage of state-of-the-art hardware and software, seamlessly integrating them into a user-friendly design. With precise measurements and quick analysis taking less than 30 seconds, HydraCHEK enables informed decision-making and operational optimization. Its ready-to-use calibrations cover a range of hydrate inhibitors and salts, and no sample preparation or consumables are required

 

This compact and intuitive tool offers more than just measurement capabilities. It serves as an indispensable tool in monitoring LDHI concentration, detecting formation water breakthrough, assessing chemical quality, improving MEG regeneration, integrating with Multi-Phase Flow Meters (MPFM), detecting hydrate formation, and controlling chemical disposal. HydraCHEK Premium provides unparalleled accuracy, speed, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness.

Join the ranks of satisfied clients today and experience the power of HydraCHEK — an essential solution for accurate and efficient measurement of hydrate inhibitor and salt concentration.

Why use HydraCHEK?

HydraCHEK has been extensively tested in the field and has been proven to develop robust calibrations for detecting different hydrate inhibitors and salt.

Ultimately, HydraCHEK is an economically ideal solution to the excessive hydrate inhibition issue and that is why it is in everyday use by major operators around the globe.

Watch Professor Bahman Tohidi Explain HydraCHEK's Capabilities:

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Advantages

The HydraCHEK system offers a wide range of benefits to our clients

Benefit from hydrate safety margin monitoring

The actual hydrate phase boundary can be determined for a system during operation when using thermodynamic hydrate inhibitors. HydraCHEK is used to measure the hydrate inhibitor and salt concentration in the produced water, which along with the hydrocarbon fluid composition can be input into a thermodynamic model to give the hydrate phase boundary (see our hydrate prediction software HydraFLASH). The operating conditions can then be used to determine the hydrate safety margin indicating how well protected a system is from the risk of hydrate formation.

Lower inhibitor Capital Expenditure and Operating Expenditure costs

Hydrate remediation strategies often involve excessive dosing of hydrate inhibitor, which results in unnecessarily high CAPEX and OPEX costs. HydraCHEK can be used to optimise inhibitor injection rates by providing both a quick and easy way of measuring the degree of inhibition of a system and a means to monitor the effect of lowering the dosage over time.

Proven Technology

HydraCHEK measures the acoustic velocity and electrical conductivity of a produced water sample and an artificial neural network (ANN) is used to develop robust calibrations for detecting different hydrate inhibitors and salt. The technology has been extensively tested in the field and is in everyday use by major operators around the world.

Ready-to-use calibrations

HydraCHEK has been calibrated with a number of different hydrate inhibitors including thermodynamic inhibitors (MEG, Methanol, Ethanol), Kinetic Hydrate Inhibitors (KHI's) and Anti-Agglomerants (AA's).

Quick and User-friendly

A typical analysis takes less than 30 seconds and no sample preparation is usually required. HydraCHEK also doesn't need any chemicals or consumables to run a test, making it very straightforward to use.

Relevant measurement range

All the results are in the mass% range for both hydrate inhibitors and salt, with an effective measurement range of between 0-100 mass% for hydrate inhibitors depending upon the calibration.

The Method

How can HydraCHEK measure both salt and hydrate inhibitor concentrations simultaneously?

HydraCHEK measures two independent physical parameters; the speed of sound and the electrical conductivity to determine two unknown parameters; hydrate inhibitor and salt concentration. The measured speed of sound and electrical conductivity of a sample are input into an artificial neural network correlation that allows both the salt and inhibitor concentration to be determined.

Technology Applications

Delivering an array of benefits through monitoring and detection

How Do we Use HydraCHEK?

With HydraCHEK measuring hydrate inhibitor and salt concentration is as easy as 1-2-3:

1 – Fill the measuring cell with sample fluid

2 – Open HydraCHEK app

3 – Click Run and get results displayed within 5 second

The data generated by HydraCHEK can be fed into the HydraFLASH model engine, yielding the actual phase boundary of the system relative to operation conditions at a given point in time, facilitating  continuous inhibitor dosage optimisation.

 

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HydraCHEK Equipment Demo & Sample Test

In this demonstration, Operations Manager Dr. Mohsen Hoopanah shows us the latest version of HydraCHEK’s equipment, and runs a sample test to demonstrate the process in conjunction with our HydraFLASH software

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Contact us at info@hydrafact.com for a quote and for more information!

HydraCHEK: An Easy Process

Ever wondered if it would truly be worth getting HydraCHEK for your operations?

This video explains just how quick and easy it is to measure the concentration of hydrate inhibitor and salt in produced water samples taken from a pipeline… all from your own lab, or even your desk!

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HydraCHEK Premium is an indispensable advanced and user-friendly solution for precise and efficient measurement of hydrate inhibitor and salt concentrations in produced water samples. With its unprecedented features it has been widely deployed in various fields, ensuring safety of operations by monitoring the hydrate phase boundary and generating substantial cost savings through optimizing inhibitor usage and extending field life for clients globally. Backed by rigorous field testing, it offers robust calibrations for detecting different hydrate inhibitors and salt compositions, making it a trusted choice for major operators globally. 

The technology which was key to Heriot-Watt Institute of GeoEnergy Engineering winning the Queen’s Anniversary Prize (2015), takes advantage of state-of-the-art hardware and software, seamlessly integrating them into a user-friendly design. With precise measurements and quick analysis taking less than 30 seconds, HydraCHEK Premium enables informed decision-making and operational optimization. Its ready-to-use calibrations cover a range of hydrate inhibitors and salts, and no sample preparation or consumables are required.

This compact and intuitive tool offers more than just measurement capabilities. It serves as an indispensable tool in monitoring LDHI concentration, detecting formation water breakthrough, assessing chemical quality, improving MEG regeneration, integrating with Multi-Phase Flow Meters (MPFM), detecting hydrate formation, and controlling chemical disposal. HydraCHEK Premium provides unparalleled accuracy, speed, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness.

Join the ranks of satisfied clients today and experience the power of HydraCHEK Premium—an essential solution for accurate and efficient measurement of hydrate inhibitor and salt concentration.