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  • Affordable EDXRF elemental analyzers for petroleum apps

    Reliably characterizing the sulfur content of crudes ensures proper quality for the various feedstocks at the refinery, and optimum blending ratios when combining different crudes to meet the desired sulfur concentration. Monitoring sulfur is also critical when characterizing other similar oils, like residual oils and bunker fuels. To meet the industry’s needs, Applied Rigaku Technologies, Inc. offers the NEX QC Series, simple and versatile benchtop EDXRF analyzers for the analysis ...

  • At-Line gasoline and diesel analysis to ensure product quality

    Fast and comprehensive analysis on fuel quality is important to ensure product quality in the process, as well as during transportation. In a quick at-line fuel test the MINISCAN IRXpert allows to check product contamination and adulteration. Using infrared spectroscopy in combination with an excellent resolution, the MINISCAN IRXpert delivers detailed spectral information on fuels in highest quality.   By comparing fuel spectra, the analyzer tests fuel composition and ...

  • Clora 2XP: Sub-ppm chlorine analysis

    Clora® 2XP is designed for use with liquid hydrocarbons such as aromatics, distillates, heavy fuels and crude oils, as well as aqueous solutions. The enhanced precision of Clora 2XP is ideal for testing related to catalyst poisoning in reformers or for sites with fluid catalytic crackers and hydrocrackers monitoring very low levels of chlorine.

  • Clora Online: Continuous chlorine analysis in process streams

    Chlorine contributes significantly to the corrosion of plant equipment and must be treated accordingly. With ever-changing crude quality and potential for process upsets, chlorine levels can shift quickly, making real-time analytical results invaluable. Powered by MWDXRF®, Clora® Online uses ASTM D7536 technology and delivers real-time, continuous analysis of total chlorine from 0.2 ppmw up to 3000 ppmw. By monitoring desalted crude, a plant can optimize performance and ...

  • Clora: Monitor chlorine in liquid hydrocarbons

    Clora® is a compact analyzer to measure total chlorine in liquid hydrocarbons such as aromatics, distillates, heavy fuels, crude oils, and aqueous solutions. Clora delivers unprecedented accuracy and precision for petroleum and petrochemical applications where ease-of-use, reliability and measurement speed are critical.

  • Crude oil contaminants: chlorine and the desalting process

    Crude oil contains many contaminants which present challenges to refiners. Some contaminants occur naturally in the crude oil and others are accumulated in the upstream process. The primary means to remove these contaminants is the desalting process.

  • Exchanger leak testing - chemical tracers

    Tracerco has been at the forefront of the development of online leak detection for the last 40 years. The method allows the detection of leaks as small as 0.5%. However, customer demands to measure smaller leaks affecting product quality, has prompted extensive research to develop alternative online methods. Through the development of specialist chemical tracers leaks as small as 0.0001% are readily identified. Project Field Test In the following case study, Exchangers A and ...

  • Flow-pressure of lubricating grease according to DIN51805 kesternich

    Flow-properties of lubrication grease at low temperatures are a measure of great significance for central lubrication systems of vehicles and machineries. This property can best be measured according to the method of Kesternich (DIN 5108). The original manual and time-consuming method is now fully automated in MINITEST FFK, an instrument for the determination of the flow pressure of lubricating grease at temperatures down to -60°C. Temperature control is performed with Peltier ...

  • Fuels analysis made simple

    Analyzing finished fuels and feedstocks is a complicated process traditionally involving multiple analytical techniques, expensive dyes; multiple columns, valves, and traps; messy solvents; complicated hardware; and lots of analysis time. In order to obtain meaningful results, all of these components must work in perfect harmony, and often it requires prior knowledge of the samples being analyzed with precious time wasted on reanalysis. The VUV Analyzer for Fuels—the ...

  • Haldor Topsoe refinery walk-through

    Exploring the hidden potential of your refinery. Refinery processes are complex and filled with potential sources of inefficiency. A Topsoe Refinery Walk-Through will identify the hidden opportunities and help you improve the refinery profitability, flexibility, safety, and reliability. Within the past few years, Topsoe has successfully carried out Refinery Walk-Throughs covering hydroprocessing, hydrogen- and sulfur management applications. The goal is to identify potential ...

  • Hoekstra war stories

    In the past two years, there have been many field failures in ultra-low sulfur diesel (ulsd) hydrotreaters. By field failures we mean short cycles of less than half the expected cycle life. The root cause of these failures was overestimating what a catalyst can do in a hydrogen starved unit. For example, one unit experienced a cycle life of just 1 year versus an estimated 3 year life on a very expensive catalyst. After two more short cycles of less than one year on other ...

  • How much time can you save by switching to Sindie 2622 Gen3?

    Sindie 2622 is renowned for its precision, accuracy, and ease of use. However, one drawback to the ASTM D2622method is the requirement for duplicate determinations of samples ≤100 ppm. This equates to 20 minutes of measurement time on the traditional Sindie 2622 Gen2 [(300s background + 300s sulfur) * 2determinations = 1,200s 20 minutes total time per sample]. Sindie 2622 Gen 3 now offers a time saving solution to this problem, withthe option to reduce the back ground measurement ...

  • indie 2622: 2622 & 7039 sulfur analysis as low as 0.15 ppm

    Sindie® 2622 Gen 3 complies with ASTM D2622, D7039 and ISO 20884 methods, enabling complete flexibility in sulfur analysis. With no compromises in detection, performance and reliability, Sindie 2622 is the ideal sulfur analytical solution from ultra-low sulfur diesel and gasoline to heavy fuel oil and crudes.

  • Interface measurement in desalters

    Interface measurements in desalters are often regarded as not being very critical, even though every drop of oil, to be refined, passes through the desalter. As refineries try to maximize their margins, so-called opportunity crudes are often used. These crude oils generally contain increased levels of sulphur, oil sands, bitumen, heavy oils and oils with high TAN. This can lead to problems with the proper operation of the desalter. In addition, refineries are increasingly confronted ...

  • Marine fuel analyzer for IMO MARPOL compliance

    As a premium low-cost bench top energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence (EDXRF) analyzer, the NEX QC from Applied Rigaku Technologies, Inc. delivers compliance with ASTM D4294 and ISO 8754 with an easy-to-learn software interface in a robust package designed explicitly for the marine fuel industry. Optimized for routine determination of sulfur in oil, the NEX QC features an intuitive and modern icon-driven touch screen for easy operation and a built-in thermal printer for convenience. ✓ ...


    Industry 4.0-ready flash point analyzer. MINIFLASH FP VISION is part of Grabner Instruments Vision analyzer family. The flash point tester MINIFLASH FP Vision combines the field-proven advantages of Grabner analyzers with a convenient touch-screen design. The Industry 4.0-ready instrument fully integrates with enterprise level networks and the COCKPITTM Software for Vision analyzer. KEY FEATURES • Advanced Flash Point Methods Measurements in accordance with the safest flash ...

  • MINIFLASH FPA Vision Autosampler

    A 12-position autosampler for use with Vision-series flashpoint analyzers. The MINIFLASH FPA Vision autosampler is the latest addition to the Grabner Instruments Vision-series product line, an automated accessory specifically developed for use with any MINIFLASH FP Vision analyzer. Its modular design creates scalability, giving the option to expand with an autosampler at any time. Full-compatibility with Grabner’s Vision-series of flashpoint analyzers allows a single autosampler ...

  • MINISCAN IR VISION - top performer in portable fuel analysis

    The MINISCAN IR VISION is a high speed, compact and robust FTIR fuel analyzer for the comprehensive and automatic measurement of gasoline, jet and diesel fuels. The analyzer is configured to measure more than 100 fuel parameters and components for fuel blending, for quality inspection and to check compliance with fuel specifications directly at the point of sale. • 100+ preconfigured parameters Compound analysis is performed according to the international standards ASTM ...

  • MINIVAP VP Vision - next generation vapor pressure testing

    MINIVAP VP Vision is a highly versatile portable vapor pressure tester that features best-in-class precision and a pressure range of 0-2000 kPa. It is the first analyzer that demonstrates excellence in engineering by earning certificates for robustness and durability. Based on Grabner´s cutting-edge Cockpit™ technology, the instrument offers unmatched networking capabilities and enables. Benefits • Engineered for excellence MINIVAP VP Vision measures gasoline, ...

  • Multi-application, multi-element analyzer for petroleum analysis applications

    NEX CG II is an all-in-one analyzer, users can measure sulfur and chlorine simultaneously from one sample pour. They can measure sulfur, nickel, vanadium, and iron at the same time. Measure and monitor ultra-low sulfur concentrations in diesel and other petroleum products, or quickly analyze other trace minor and major elements in crude, lube oils, waste oil, and cutting fluids.

  • Phoebe: Total phosphorus analysis as low as 0.4 ppm

    From crude oil to bio-fuels, in additives or water, Phoebe® delivers unprecedented precision and accuracy for quantification of phosphorus. Phoebe delivers a LOD of 0.4 ppm in hydrocarbon matrices in a ten-minute measurement cycle.

  • Quick at-line mini-distillation delivers true boiling point or D86 results

    The MINIDIS ADXpert is a compact, versatile true atmospheric distillation unit, used for the quick and accurate quality control of Gasoline, Jet Fuels, Diesel, Biofuels, Blends, Chemicals and Solvents in laboratories and in process. A distillation run on light products takes just 15 minutes and requires as little as 6 mL of sample. Because of its small size, the portable mini-distillation apparatus is the ultimate solution for at-line measurements and for pipeline terminals.   Using ...

  • Rapid elemental analysis for compliance & quality control

    The NEX DE Series high-performance EDXRF spectrometers are specially designed for rapid elemental analysis and deliver wide elemental coverage. Analyze sulfur, calcium, vanadium, iron, and nickel in crude, residual oil, bunker fuels, and other heavy hydrocarbon oils. The versatility of NEX DE Series analyzers also makes them ideal instruments for industrial forensics. Identify and resolve manufacturing issues or contamination XRF analysis to determine the elemental composition ...

  • RVP in process: ensure safety, comply with specifications, optimize profits

    Pipeline operators, offshore platforms, terminals, fuel depots or oil tankers detect the vapor pressure, before transporting crude oil or other petrochemical products such as Gasoline or LPG for subsequent processing. It is absolutely necessary to know the vapor pressure of the transported substance to prevent costly damage done to the transportation or storage system.   Apart from the costs a failure might cause, environmental regulations limit maximum vapor pressure ...

  • S, Ni, V, and Fe analysis of crude oil using HDXRF®

    Test methods for measuring sulfur content, like ASTM D4294 and ISO 8754, have become critical for assessing the value of crude oil. The blending of crude oils from different sources has become more commonplace within the industry to meet specifications for the classification of sweet crude oil. The introduction of new crudes brings new challenges, like higher concentrations of metals such as nickel (Ni), vanadium (V), and iron (Fe).

  • Safe flash point testing of refined products, oils and chemicals

    Flashpoint testing is required in a number of industries to ensure conformance with regulatory requirements. It is used to assess, how much care has to be taken in handling, transporting and storing chemicals or solvents, e.g. Diesel, Jet Fuels, Biofuels, Asphalt, Waste Water, Lube Oils, Used Oils, Hydraulic Oils, Flavors and Fragrances, Chemicals, Adhesives, Plastics or Paints and Varnishes.   Flashpoint measurements can also be used to indicate the degree of contamination ...

  • SERVOTOUGH FlueGasExact 2700

    High performance combustion process analysis of oxygen and combustibles, designed for use in the most hazardous and challenging location. Armed with an integral sampling system custom-designed for operation in some of the hottest and most extreme combustion environments, the FluegasExact is the analyzer of choice for measuring oxygen and combustibles in the most demanding hydrocarbon processing and power generation applications.

  • SERVOTOUGH SpectraExact 2500

    Rugged photometric multigas gas analyzer designed for demanding process applications. Designed to provide a highly flexible analytical solution adaptable to many applications, the SpectraExact (2500) range delivers a winning combination of proven performance and flexible operation in a resilient and reliable design.

  • SERVOTOUGH SpectraScan 2400

    Tunable filter infrared absorption on-line gas analysis platform ideal for the measurement of light hydrocarbons. The SERVOTOUGH SpectraScan is a real-time Tunable Filter Infrared analyzer capable 
of accurately separating light hydrocarbon components. Using a unique wavelength scanning tunable filter spectrometer, fast update rates are performed for C1 through C6 analysis. Sampling is a continuous flow-through type, suitable for on-line, unattended operation, while the analyzer ...

  • Signal: Total silicon analysis as low as 0.65 ppm

    From gasoline to ethanol and toluene, Signal® delivers total silicon analysis. Powered by MWDXRF®, Signal is a robust analysis solution for demanding petroleum and industrial environments.

  • Sindie +Cl: Measure both sulfur and chlorine with one instrument

    Sindie +Cl is a two-in-one instrument enabling trace analysis of both sulfur and chlorine with one push of a button. It is the ideal solution to certify sulfur levels in finished products, assess chlorine for corrosion mitigation, and optimize process parameters.

  • Sindie +Pb: Sulfur plus lead in petroleum products

    As aviation industry requirements become more stringent, lead detection is critical in such products as aviation gasoline and jet fuel. Sindie® +Pb delivers unprecedented precision and accuracy for sulfur and lead detection.

  • Sindie 7039: 7039 sulfur analysis as low as 0.15 ppm

    From ultra-low sulfur diesel and gasoline, to heavy fuel oil and crudes, Sindie® 7039 Gen 3 delivers improved precision and accuracy. Sindie 7039 is the ideal analytical solution for the refining industry where detection, performance and reliability are critical.

  • Sindie Online: Continuous sulfur analysis in hydrocarbon process streams

    Sindie® Online is an industrial grade process sulfur analyzer with breakthrough detection capability to monitor ultra-low sulfur in petroleum or aqueous process streams. This process analyzer presents the ultimate solution for refineries and pipeline terminals where measurement speed and reliability are essential. Powered by MWDXRF®, Sindie Online uses ASTM D7039 technology and delivers real-time, continuous analysis of total sulfur from 0.5 ppmw up to 3000 ppmw. This ...

  • Sindie OTG: Portable sulfur analysis

    Sindie® OTG is a portable sulfur analyzer, delivering reliable and precise results in hydrocarbons from ULSD and gasoline to marine fuels and crudes. Operate in-the-field, on-board marine environments, and in laboratories. Sindie OTG complies with ASTM D7039 and ISO 20884.

  • Sub-ppm chloride monitoring of hydrocarbons

    Corrosion at petroleum refineries is a critical problem all over the world. In the United States alone, NACE International, a professional association dedicated to reducing the economic impact of corrosion, has shown that $3.7 billion in direct costs are realized annually from maintenance, vessel expenditures, and fouling as a result of corrosion. This huge figure does not take into account the estimated loss of as much as $12 billion in profit due to decreased capacity, unit ...

  • Sulfur in jet fuel by ASTM D4294

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reports that in 2017 alone, more than 4 billion passengers traveled by air. It is estimated that air transport will reach global growth of over 7 billion passengers by 2035. Standard jet fuel specifications are used to ensure that wherever a plane is fueled, it can continue to operate safely. Common jet fuel specifications are shown in Table 1. Jet fuel specifications require total sulfur content to be less than 0.30 wt%. In order ...

  • Topsoe refinery Research & Development

    Providing refiners with the best catalysts on the market would be impossible without the innovative ideas from Topsoe R&D. Combined with the knowledge obtained from our pilot plant units, catalyst development is essential to providing high-performing, customized solutions. Topsoe’s research facilities in Denmark have more than 50 hydroprocessing pilot plant units with more than 100 catalytic reactors for catalyst screening and process studies, including dedicated ...

  • Total Chlorine by Modified ASTM D7536 with Accu-flow

    X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) spectrometry, while widely used for total sulfur testing, has traditionally been an ineffective tool for the direct measurement of total chlorides in crude oil due to the settling effects of inorganic chloride salts during the measurement process. This settling leads to poor precision and an industry preference for other measurement or sample extraction techniques.

  • Total sulfur gauge for crude oil, marine bunker fuel & blending

    Featuring 3rd generation X-ray transmission technology, the NEX XT from Applied Rigaku Technologies, Inc. represents the next evolution of process analyzers for sulfur measurement (0.02% to 6% S) of crude, bunker fuel, fuel oils, and other highly viscous bhydrocarbons, including residuums. ✓ Optimized for total sulfur analysis needs ✓ Marine fuel blending and monitoring to meet IMO MARPOL sulfur regulations ✓ Monitor fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) feed streams ✓ ...

  • Best Practice: Screening and QC testing of petroleum products and fuels

    Screening and quality control of petroleum products and fuels can be a tedious and expensive process when performed utilizing traditional methods. Near-Infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) as described in ASTM Guidelines E1655, D8340, and D6122 is a much faster method providing results in just 30 seconds without any solvents and reagents needed. In fact, NIRS has  become the preferred method of numerous producers to quickly quantify key parameters in petrofuels and petrochemicals ...

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