The High-Resolution Fiber Dissociation cell is constructed from grade 316 stainless steel with dimensions of length 1.0 m and diameter 48.3 mm and is used to study hydrate plug formation and dissociation. The HRFD cell is capable of operating at pressures of up to 689 bar (10000 psi). State-of-the-art optical fiber technology is implemented for monitoring local temperatures within the hydrate plug with high spatial resolution. The aim of these studies is to improve the development of dynamic hydrate dissociation models.

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