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The determination of water content in alcoholic beverages, solvents and various consumer products such as foods, fuels, pharmaceuticals, and petroleum products is one of the most common types of chemical testing. Many techniques such as gravimetric analysis, gas chromatography (GC), Karl Fischer Titration, near infra-red spectroscopy, and others have been used for water quantification with good results. [1] However, the limitations of these approaches can include high limits of detection, lar...

View 14:30:00 12 Dec 2017

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Fingerprinting techniques using stable isotopes in formation-waters have been developed that overcome many of the problems with previous source-identification methods. Over the past 20 years, isotope fingerprinting techniques have been used repeatedly by the oil industry in Western Canada and abroad in a wide variety of exploration and production operations including for: Drill-Stem-Testing; completion operations; production monitoring; waterflood monitoring; stray-fluid identification during...

View 14:00:00 08 Nov 2017

In chemical and petrochemical laboratories gas chromatography (GC) is a commonly used analysis technique. However, as matrices are challenging, the regular “out of the box” configurations of GC instrumentation may not be sufficient to overcome the application challenges caused by these matrices. Therefore often customized GC instrumentation, configured with additional detectors, valves, temperature control zones and sample introduction devices, is used. Using this customized instrumentati...

View 14:00:00 19 Oct 2017

Combustion ion chromatography (CIC) provides a powerful means of measuring halides in a variety of samples. This webinar will cover the theory and application of CIC. A classic application of CIC in refining – the determination of halide in liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) – will be highlighted. Additional applications will cover gaseous, liquid, and solid sample types. Problems CIC helps solve include corrosion, product purity, catalyst poisoning, and material composition. The webinar not o...

View 14:00:00 28 Sep 2017

ASTM D7900:  Boiling Point Distribution from C1 to C100 Boiling Point Distribution of Crude Oil with Speciation of Biomarkers to Phytane, on One Gas Chromatograph (GC) The accuracy of the boiling point distribution by method ASTM D7169 is compromised by solvent interference/quenching in the C4 to C8 boiling point range.  The new “merge” method, ASTM D7900, does a good job of providing enhanced accuracy to the boiling point distribution;  however, D7900 requires two analyses on two g...

View 16:00:00 26 Sep 2017

Measurement of bulk composition of hydrocarbon groups and individual compounds in automotive spark-ignition fuels is important for quality control as well as ensuring compliance with various governmental regulations. As such, multiple ASTM methods exist for measuring various aspects of automotive fuel samples. Most of the methods are limited in scope to a subset of hydrocarbon groups or specific compounds of interest, meaning that multiple methods are required for typical production control...

View 14:00:00 30 Mar 2017

Analytical Techniques, Methods & Laboratory Sustainability in Petroleum and Petrochemical Laboratories The demands on the analyst from the petrochemical industry continue to focus on the quest for detailed characterisation of feedstocks, intermediates and final products across the value chain in order to reduce costs and maximise productivity and ultimately profitability. In recent years there a has been a number of developments in mass spectrometry and separation science instrumentation a...

View 10:00:00 19 Nov 2015

Solving Problems with Hyphenation The petroleum and petrochemical industry is highly regulated and the vast majority on analysis is carried out using industry standard methods such as those published by ASTM, DIN or the Energy Institute. These methods are also used to check for product quality excursions when field issues are encountered but in many cases more sophisticated techniques are required. This presentation will describe approaches to problem solving field issues using flexible hy...

View 11:35:00 19 Nov 2015

Chemical fingerprinting of crude oils: Gaining an extra dimension from GCxGC -TOF MS The enhanced separation offered by comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography with time-of-flight mass spectrometry (GCxGC-TOF MS) has made the technique a popular choice for petrochemical analyses. Intelligent GC Solutions based on Capillary Flow Technology The complexity of petrochemical fractions have challenged analytical scientists to this present day. In hydrocarbon processing, dedicated...

View 14:20:00 19 Nov 2015

A novel fast response, low level gas analyzer system for detection of of SO2 and CO2, based on combined NDIR- and NDUV-technology Fast response gas detection is required for particular applications in the field of elemental analyzer (Sulfur and Carbon). In this application solid samples (e.g. steel, ores, finished metals and other inorganic materials) where typically combust by means of a RF-furnace. During the combustion the gas concentration (SO2 and CO2) is measured in the exhaust with...

View 15:50:00 19 Nov 2015

Water use and Trends in Emissions to Water from the EU Refining Sector - Mike Spence Europe's environment is probably better today than at any time since 1900, thanks to the enhanced environmental control measures taken by industry, both voluntarily and in response to the legislation developed in the EU. This is substantiated by the European Environment Agency in their 2015 report on the state of the European Environment, which states that, 'Looking back on the last 40 years, implementatio...

View 10:00:00 18 Nov 2015


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Petro Industry News October/ November 2017

October 2017

Fuel for Thought - Restek Wins Company of the Year ASTM News - New Standard Helps Meet Need for Hydrocarbon Impurity Testing PEFTEC Preview - Excitement Builds for PEFTEC 2017 - Det...

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Events

Gulf Coast Conference

Jan 17 2018 Houston, TX, USA

Saudi Plastics and Petrochem

Jan 21 2018 Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

National Biodiesel Conference + Expo

Jan 22 2018 Fort Worth, Tx, USA

Trinidad and Tobago Energy Conference

Jan 22 2018 Port of Spain, Trinidad

SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference

Jan 23 2018 Woodlands, TX, USA

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