Additives to certain liquefied gasses capable of reducing the temperatures at which hydrates form. Typical inhibitors would be methanol, ethanol, and isopropyl alcohol.

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HYDRATE

The compounds formed by the interaction of water and hydrocarbons at certain pressures and temperatures. They are crystalline substances.

Hydrate Inhibitor

An additive to certain liquefied gases capable of reducing the temperature at which hydrates begin to form. Typical hydrate inhibitors are methanol, ethanol and isopropyl alcohol.

HYDRATES

Compounds formed by the interaction of water and hydrocarbons at certain pressures and temperatures. These forms are crystalline substances.

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