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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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Continuous level - Non-contacting measurement

    Non-contacting measurement technology by Berthold. The level measurement technology by Berthold is used in a variety of industrial sectors – ranging from the chemical to the waste water industry. It is suitable for measuring ranges of just a few millimetres up to several metres. Applications are particularly successful when facing extreme measurement conditions: - Extreme temperatures - High pressure - Excessive foam formation - Dust Acid or abrasive media Our level ...

  • 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.

  • Density, concentration and solids content

    Non-contacting measurement technology made by Berthold. Berthold density measurement systems are used for the continuous process control on pipelines and in vessels. Density, concentration and solids content are determined in a non-contacting manner, without affecting the flow properties of the measured material. Successful applications can be found in a wide range of industries and in particular when facing extreme measurement conditions: - Extreme temperatures - High pressure - ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • FracSENS LB 6770 Density Meter

    The FracSENS LB 6770 nuclear density meter can connect directly to the control system. Without the transmitter unit, the outputted count rate can be used in the control system to calculate PPA, PPG, or SGU in both low and high pressure applications. The new scintillation technology ensures high sensitivity and allows drastic reduction of source activity compared to conventional ion chamber detectors. A maximum of 20 mCi has proven sufficinet for traditional fracturing applications. With ...

  • Fracturing System - Nuclear density meter for fracturing and cementing applications

    Berthold offers radiometric density systems that are specifically designed for use in hydraulic fracturing and cementing applications. The systems are installed on blender trucks, high pressure lines, and cementing lines; providing an online measurement of PPA, PPG, density, specific gravity, or percent solids. In addition to their high repeatability, our fracturing systems stand out with their ruggedness in the face of mechanical shock and vibration, and for the low source activities ...

  • 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 ...

  • InlineSENS - Density Measuring Cell

    Density and concentration measurement with low energy gamma radiation. The InlineSENS combines both a radiation source and scintillation detector in one device. Its use of low-energy gamma radiation from an Am-241 or Cm-244 source provides for strong responses to even the slightest change in product composition , with extremely low dose rates. Features for high demands The isotope Am-241 or Cm-244 is used as the radiation source. The advantage: Am-241 and Cm-244 have very ...

  • Interface and Multiphase Level Measurement

    Radiometric measurements from Berthold. The radiometric measurement systems from Berthold are used to localize the interface layer between two phases. These systems are even used in more complex processes to measure the density profile and thereby picturing the heights of the different product layers inside the vessel. In this way the characteristic of the emulsion layer can be monitored as well. The measurements are primarily applied in chemical plants and in the oil & ...

  • 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 ...

  • LB 350 - Online Moisture Analyzer

    Radiometric moisture analyser for representative and robust measurements. On Bulk material. The LB 350 is a moisture measurement system for real-time determination of the moisture content of a wide variety of different bulk materials such as: ■ Coke ■ Sinter mixture ■ Ore ■ Sand ■ Building material and is used on many different types of vessels. Neutron moisture measurement is very robust and a proven technology with a long track record of success for moisture ...

  • Level control in coking units

    You want to improve the utilization of the drum capacity? Due to the conditions in the coke drum, a level measurement is a very challenging task. Where other measuring technologies tend to fail or end up being extremely unreliable, Berthold‘s radiometric level technology is ideal for monitoring the coke level due to its non-intrusive nature. With Berthold’s solution for delayed coker units operators have a high repeatable and long-term stable measurement to increase the throughput ...

  • Level Switch - Mini-Switch LB 471

    Application. The BERTHOLD level switch is used in all branches of industry, including the food industry. This measurement system is applicable where one or more alarm levels of liquids or bulk solids have to be monitored. In fact, the BERTHOLD level switch is suitable for installation on all types of vessels or bunkers like storage tanks, hot-storage bunkers, vessels with agitators, high-pressure reactors, cyclones or feeder chutes. The Function. The operation of the measuring ...

  • 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, ...

  • Measurement solutions for the refining industry

    You want to optimize your production throughput with increased safety and reliability? Berthold’s radiometric instruments for non-contacting level and density measurement are widely used in the global oil refining industry. With our measuring solutions based on gamma absorption we help our customers to reliably control their refinery processes and thus ensuring a safe operation and maximizing efficiency and profit. Berthold offers perfect measurement solutions for your refinery ...

  • 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 ✓ ...

  • Optimal monitoring of separation processes

    Monitoring interfaces or multiple layers in process vessels poses some challenges for the measurement technologies. Where other measuring methods fail and cannot withstand extreme process conditions, radiometric measuring systems can provide reliable results. Berthold’s radiometric measurement systems are used to monitor interfaces or multiple layers in process vessels. Thereby, not only the interfaces between two phases can be localized, but also the measurement of density ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

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