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  • Advanced process control for Prime-G+™

    The benchmark technology for ultra low sulfur FCC gasoline. Deep HDS of cracked gasoline in one sweet little process. Deep hydrodesulfurization (HDS) of FCC gasoline (the largest sulfur contributor in the gasoline pool) is required to reduce gasoline pool sulfur content. Technologies must meet the following challenges: • Good octane retention • Excellent gasoline yield retention • No RVP increase • Minimum hydrogen consumption • Operational reliability • ...

  • 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 ...

  • Avoid unnecessary costs by understanding process problems before taking action

    When a piece of process equipment starts experiencing problems and producing off-spec product, every engineer’s reaction is to make a change to “fix” the problem and get it back on-spec. yet, many plants lack adequate instrumentation to completely diagnose the cause of the poor performance. Without a more complete understanding of the root cause of the problem, “corrective action” could have little effect or make the problem worse. Gathering supplemental ...

  • 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 ...

  • FCC stripper - distribution studies

    A Tracerco Diagnostics™ Distribution study can be performed to identify catalyst and vapor distribution in the stripper. Uniform distribution of catalyst and steam in the stripper is critical to achieve high stripping efficiency (less carry-down of the hydrocarbon products from reactor to regenerator). A failure to effectively remove the hydrocarbon from the catalyst will result in a loss of product, loss of throughput, and lowered catalyst activity due to increased regenerator ...

  • 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 ...

  • Hyperion™

    Bulk level and density measurement. Designed using innovative scintillator-based technology, Hyperion™ is a non-contact, no moving parts measurement solution that provides accurate and extremely reliable bulk level and density measurements. This enables operators in the oil, gas, petrochemical, refining, pulp and paper and mining industries to solve the most challenging process measurement and control problems. Key features • Self-diagnostics • Repeatable and accurate ...

  • ITW Online Cleaning

    Will revolutionize turnaround operations and operational excellence by optimizing: productivity, operability, safety health and environment, reliability, product quality, energy efficiency, CO2 SOX NOX VOC emissions, maintenance and repair and operational requirements. An entire Unit can be ITW Online Cleaned in as low as 24 hours on an oil-to-oil basis, including all the equipment and not only the relevant one, without the need of opening it. ITW Online Cleaning a Unit in ...

  • Making desalter vessels transparent to optimise crude processing

    Making Desalter Vessels Transparent to Optimise Crude Processing... whatever the blend. To improve margins, refiners continuously look to optimise feedstock blends. Variability can bring significant operational challenges during the refining process that must be overcome. One critical need is the efficient removal of solids, salts and water from crude feedstock. This has become increasingly difficult when processing certain opportunity crudes that can have all of these detrimental ...

  • Making the invisible visible

    In FCC Units (Fluidised Catalyst Cracking Units) the atmospheric residue from the distillation is cracked to LPG, naptha and other components. This sometimes leads to “invisible” deposits inside the Riser. This article features Tracerco’s ThruVision™ scans to illustrate how the technology helped the refinery to identify these deposits at an early stage. Bayernoil operates two FCC Units to convert heavy hydrocarbons. In the FCC Unit the feed is injected ...

  • 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. ✓ ...

  • Measurement instruments and servicing

    Our Measurement Instruments business designs and manufactures a range of bespoke, low maintenance, high reliability instruments providing operators with real time measurements and in-situ visualisation. Our experienced team technically supports an extensive range of nucleonic measurement instruments for phase, density, bulk level and interface measurement and pipe slugging characterisation. All of our nucleonic instruments are custom designed to the needs of the specific application, ...

  • 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, ...

  • Moving gamma scanning forward – quantitative analysis of tray capacity

    Improving process operating margins can include maximising production of higher value products and/or minimising production costs. Process plants depend heavily on fractionation towers to produce products meeting customer specifications. Tower gamma scanning is well established in the process industries as a qualitative tool to help troubleshoot fractionation towers. Using new measurement detector technology and innovative analysis of gamma scanning data Tracerco is now able to ...

  • 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.

  • Multi-element process analyzer for liquid stream applications

    Featuring advanced 3rd generation EDXRF technology, the NEX OL from Applied Rigaku Technologies, Inc. represents the next evolution of process elemental analysis for liquid stream applications. NEX OL is configurable for use in classified and non-classified areas and can analyze from aluminum to uranium. It is ideal for monitoring cobalt, manganese, and bromine catalysts in PIA and catalyst in liquid streams. ✓ Delivers rapid, non-destructive, multi-element analyses ✓ ...

  • Optimise crude processing with the Profiler™

    The Challenge: Refiners aim to optimise feedstock blends to improve margins, but variability can bring significant operational challenges during the process. One critical need is the efficient removal of solids, salts and water from crude feedstock. It is essential that washing of the crude is effective at removing high levels of these, and the oilcan be efficiently separated prior to crude distillation. Efficient separation needs accurate and reliable interface control to manage ...

  • Optimus™

    Bulk level and interface measurement. Optimus™ is designed for liquid level, interface and solids monitoring in upstream and downstream vessels. Optimus™ is suitable for bulk level measurement in the most challenging oil, chemical and petrochemical industry applications, including those with the potential for solids deposition and extremes of temperature and pressure. Key features • Advanced signal processing • Interchangeable components for easy on-site maintenance • ...

  • PackView™ - quantitative analysis of packing mal-distribution

    The last issue of Tracerco Insight (Vol 6 Ed 1) featured our patent pending FrothView™ technology illustrating how using Tracerco’s new measurement detector technology and analysis of gamma scan data provides quantitative information about the useful capacity of trayed towers. In this article you will learn how applying this technology to packed towers can determine the % liquid fraction providing a measure of the maximum useful capacity of the packing. Enhanced ...

  • Profiler™ GPS

    Level, interface and multiphase measurement. The Profiler™ GPS provides a ‘window’ into the vessel to enable the operator to improve production throughput, reduce the number of unscheduled shutdowns and achieve significant cost savings. The Profiler™ GPS has no moving parts and is installed in some of the most challenging and diverse applications, ranging from subsea oil and gas processing, to downstream refining. Key features • Extremely reliable with zero moving ...

  • Profiler™ TGA

    The Profiler™ TGA provides extremely reliable liquid level and interface measurements for alkylation units and other harsh service environments. The Profiler™ TGA is specifically designed to measure the vertical distribution of multiple interfaces in real time and at high resolution. Key features • Extremely reliable • Low maintenance Benefits • Reduces possibility of acid runaway • Increases production throughput • Optimises acid recirculation • Provides ...

  • 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 ...

  • SERVOFLEX Micro i.s. 5100

    Intrinsically safe analyzer measuring O2, CO or CO2. High performance oxygen designed for the measurement of toxic and flammable gas samples, the intrinsically safe Micro i.s 5100 is a unique analyzer certified to Zone 0 and Zone 1, and suitable for measuring percent levels of O2, CO or CO2.   Applications include hazard area combustion optimisation, refineries, process monitoring and inerting.

  • SERVOFLEX Mini HD

    Rugged and durable oxygen, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide portable analyzer designed for field and light industrial use. The MiniHD 5200 is an ultra-sensitive analyzer designed for O2, CO and CO2 monitoring in common gas mixtures. With a rugged and durable design, the MiniHD is optimized for use in both the field and also light industrial applications. In addition to its leading-edge analytical capability, the MiniHD delivers a feature-rich suite of added benefits including ...

  • SERVOMEX OxyDetect

    Non-depleting Paramagnetic oxygen monitor designed for hazardous area environments. The Servomex OxyDetect is a life safety monitor designed for safe area or hazardous area environments without the sensor deterioration that affects traditional electrochemical sensors.      Designed for use in life critical applications, the OxyDetect utilizes the Hummingbird Paracube® Micro Paramagnetic sensor, whose industry-leading levels of linearity, accuracy and ...

  • Servomex product guide

    Our industry-leading gas analyser range and systems, matched to your industry requirements. Developed and manufactured in our UK and Americas Technical Centers, Servomex analyzers are hand-built to precise requirements. This ensures every product we make provides performance optimized to the needs of each customer process. Built around the stable, accurate and reliable gas measurements provided by our world-leading Hummingbird sensing technologies, our analyzers incorporate ...

  • SERVOPRO 4900 Multigas

    High-specification digital continuous emissions (CEMS) analyzer, designed for multi-gas measurement of criterion pollutants, greenhouse gases and reference oxygen. The advanced SERVOPRO 4900 Multigas delivers high-performance multi-gas monitoring designed specifically for the continuous emissions monitoring of flue gas. This sensitive analyzer uses a combination of Servomex’s leading-edge, patented, digital sensing technologies, including Paramagnetic O2, and the non-dispersive ...

  • 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 H2scan

    Explosion-proof in-line hydrogen process analyzer, using a solid-state, non-consumable sensor configured to operate in process gas streams. The H2Scan hydrogen process analyzer features thin film technology that provides a direct hydrogen measurement that is not cross-sensitive to other gases. The H2Scan is ideal for applications where real-time, hydrogen specific measurements can enhance process efficiencies, diagnostics and maintenance management. ·  &nbs ...

  • SERVOTOUGH Oxy 1900

    Leading-edge, safety-enhanced oxygen analysis for hazardous or challenging applications. The award-winning Oxy 1900 sets the standard for O2 gas analysis, delivering a feature-rich solution designed to meet the monitoring needs of even the most challenging applications. At the heart of the Oxy 1900 is Servomex’s patent Paramagnetic oxygen sensor. Providing highly reliable, accurate and stable percentage measurements of oxygen. The non-depleting technology requires minimal ...

  • SERVOTOUGH OxyExact 2200

    High specification process oxygen analyzer, designed for ultimate monitoring performance. The OxyExact safe area oxygen analyzer combines high precision Paramagnetic O2 sensing technology into a flexible and robust safety-enhanced design, optimized to meet the needs of demanding process monitoring applications like feedstock purity testing and clean up, hydrogen and chlorine production, solvent recovery and sewage and sludge driers.

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ✓ ...

  • Tracerco Diagnostics™

    Providing real time measurement technologies to assist with critical decision making. Tracerco Scanning Services TRU-SCAN® Application. Do you have problems with the operation of your stripper/absorber or fractionation tower? Is this limiting production? Do you want to reduce your operating costs? Do you want to reduce your shutdown time? Tracerco’s Tru-Scan™ technology, utilizing FrothView™, is used to evaluate the mechanical integrity and hydraulic performance ...

  • Vapor pressure testing for petroleum, LPG, crude oil and Chemicals

    Vapor pressure is an important physical property of volatile liquids especially of spark-ignition engine fuels. It provides an indication of how a fuel will perform under different operating conditions. For example, vapor pressure is a factor in determining, whether a fuel will cause vapor locks at high ambient temperature or at high altitude, or will provide easy starting at low ambient temperatures. Petroleum product specifications are regulated by various governmental agencies. ...

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