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Gas chromatography with sulfur chemiluminescence detection (GC-SCD) is one of the most power analytical techniques for speciating and quantifying sulfur compounds in gases and volatile liquids. This technique is particularly useful for hydrocarbon sample matrices in which the presence of sulfur may present processing problems or needs to be known for regulatory purposes. Despite the utility of GC-SCD, the technique is known for its challenges, such as complications with sensitivity, selectivi...

View 19:00:00 05 Dec 2019

Detailed hydrocarbon analysis (DHA) has long been the go-to method of choice when it comes to robust analysis of various hydrocarbon streams. Consisting of a 100-meter column and a flame ionization detector, DHA necessitates long run times and a level of expertise to obtain results with confidence. Even with skilled analysts, results can often be misinterpreted due to the complexity of hydrocarbon streams and the only data point captured being retention time. To address the concerns and ch...

View 16:00:00 13 Nov 2019

What time is this session? Click HERE for Global Times>> This eLearning session introduces the operating principle of the SCD, as well as the innovations brought by Shimadzu to improve the productivity and minimize the instrument downtime. You will learn the various features of Shimadzu SCD which make it a reliable tool for analysing sulfur-containing compounds down to the trace level. This is demonstrated with various samples, such as trace thiophene in benzene (ASTM D7011 and D4735), sul...

View 13:00:00 10 Oct 2019

ppm water content in LPG and all gas mixtures can now be accurately determined by coulometric Karl Fischer titration.  The latest eLearning session presented by ECH Elektrochemie Halle explains in detail how this new ASTM procedure allows you to test ppm water in your laboratory and directly at the sample point.   The first question is, why is the water content of LPG and gas so important? Substances with corrosive promoting properties have to be monitored and kept to a minimum. Water is...

View 14:00:00 02 Oct 2019

Summary What time is this for me? Check HERE>> With the December 2018 revelations that the dye used to carry out referee method ASTM D1319 for Jet Fuel analysis is no longer available; refineries and test labs are forced to look at alternatives for this analysis.  Have you made an informed decision on how you will replace ASTM D1319?  Are you concerned about the costs associated with moving to an alternative approach? Recently ASTM D8267 was approved as a standard test method for j...

View 16:00:00 18 Sep 2019

In-service lubricant testing laboratories are faced with increasing demands for profitability and customer satisfaction. To help support these goals, an innovative oil analysis methodology is now available.  Regular testing for fuel and glycol in used engine oil by gas chromatography can provide guidance on oil handling. Benefits include: Prevention of unnecessary oil changes  Lowered costs associated with enhanced replaceable fluid lifetime  Advanced warning of component wear...

View 16:00:00 27 Jun 2019

PIONA has long been the preferred approach to characterize petroleum streams by hydrocarbon group type. The technique is based on the separation of individual hydrocarbon groups by utilizing a multitude of complex analytical techniques and methods. These various approaches tend to limit scope to a subset of hydrocarbon groups or specific compounds of interest which results in added complexity, higher costs, lower productivity, and less confidence in results. VUV Analytics’ innovative fue...

View 16:00:00 11 Jun 2019

Determining sulfur, nitrogen, chloride or carbon in liquefied pressurized gases (LPGs) is challenging for many quality control labs in the petro industry. There are safety and cross contamination issues in sample preparation and dosing, the risks of incomplete combustion and deflagration as well as data evaluation challenges for ultra-trace applications due to the limited availability of suitable calibration standards. In this eLearning session, Dr. Angela Gröbel, elemental analysis exper...

View 14:00:00 29 May 2019

Olefin content in refined gasolines needs to be kept low in order to prevent deposits from forming in fuel systems.  These deposits will decrease the efficiency of engines or even prevent them from starting. Olefins as a class are reactive species – conjugated diolefins especially so – and will polymerize in high enough concentrations. Traditional methods to measure olefins, such as ASTM D1159 (bromine number by titration) and UOP-326 (maleic anhydride) are archaic, inefficient, and wide...

View 16:00:00 10 Apr 2019

Detecting and monitoring the formation of H2S is critical to ensure the measurement of acidic corrosion, odour problems and most importantly, the health risks caused by H2S.  This presentation will show you how H2S can be measured according to the new DIN 38405-27 procedure. Based on a simple gas extraction and electrochemical detection, ECH H2S Analysers are capable of measuring H2S from  0.01 to 10,000 ppm, can analyse up to 40 samples per hour and eliminates all interferences from th...

View 14:00:00 28 Mar 2019


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Petro Industry News March 2020

March 2020

In This Edition Fuel For Thought - Krohne appoints new advisory board chairman and new executive board - Dinamica Generale US to acquire Zeltex Inc. - Halma expands gas detection capabiliti...

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