Gas hydrates, or clathrate hydrates materials have become the focus of great interest in the development of energy and environment-related technologies. All of these applications require the ability to solve problems related to the rates of formation and decomposition of the hydrates, their gas storage capacities and stabilities. PCTPro-2000 is the most advanced fully automated instrument for measuring gas sorption properties of materials. It is specifically designed for high precision measurements over a wide range of sample sizes, pressures and temperatures appropriate for Hydrate investigations.
Thermal analysis techniques can be used to study materials used for energy storage. The energy changes associated with these materials can be measured by calorimetry under varying test conditions.
Thermal Analysis is an important technique for the study of batteries and energy storage devices. Heat flow can be used to study energy dissipation during storage and use, self discharge characteristics, heat flow during cycling and abuse testing.