CSMFlow is a unique tool that provides a framework to model the inter-coupling of multiphase flow and hydrates. The utility of this tool is demonstrated in the modeling of hydrate formation in gas/water systems by studying the multiphase flow behavior in terms of flow regime and slugging characteristics. Results suggest that one may be able to infer hydrate formation from the changes in the flow characteristics. Furthermore, a new gas-liquid slip model is proposed and validated by comparing flow regime predictions with experimental data, which show good agreement with literature.
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