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Crude oils contain as many as 45 elements, many of which can have adverse effects on petroleum refining and product quality. These effects can include poisoning of the catalysts used during the refining process or corrosion to the process equipment. The determination and quantification of these trace elements can be particularly challenging because of the high viscosity of many crudes and the presence of large particulates. This requires time-consuming sample preparation, such as ashing and w...

View 16:00:00 22 Sep 2021

Karl Fischer titration is an analytical technique widely used by chemists throughout the petroleum related sector.  Many chemists will agree that accurate results are most important followed by delivering results quickly, consistently and safely.  Smooth transitions between testing runs is also highly desirable. There are a number different KF methods available to cover the spectrum of samples within the hydrocarbon markets.  This webinar will give insights into which methods are best e...

View 16:00:00 15 Jul 2021

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Unconventional gas extraction has become a major component of the energy sector in the US, however the development of the industry in Europe has been limited, largely limited due to concerns over environmental impacts. One of the most frequently cited public concerns in Europe has been a potential reduction in air quality, through both direct onsite emissions of methane, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and NOx, and more distributed emissions arising from the supply chain and vehicle movemen...

View 10:50:00 29 Nov 2017

Generating trace vapour standard mixtures of SVOCs for calibration of analyses of gas phase samples of SVOCs for environmental monitoring and industrial hygiene is difficult. It is not really practical or possible using permeation tubes, which are often used for VOCs because the permeation rates are very small and many are oxygen-sensitive. We shall illustrate how straightforward it is to achieve the dynamic generation of trace vapour standard mixtures of a wide range of SVOCs using the Tr...

View 12:10:00 29 Nov 2017

The United States has recently experienced the most rapid expansion in oil and gas production in four decades, owing in large part to implementation of new extraction technologies such as horizontal drilling combined with hydraulic fracturing. The environmental impacts of this development, from its effect on water quality to the influence of increased methane leakage on climate, have been a matter of intense debate. Air quality impacts are associated with emissions of nitrogen oxides and vola...

View 12:35:00 29 Nov 2017

Characterizing emissions from large facilities such as refineries and large petrochemical plants involves several current challenges to better constraining key uncertainties. It is important to understand the path to protecting public health and the environment that starts with the identification of an air quality epidemiological impact, through development of emission factors, compilation of emissions inventories, different types of modelling, and culminating in the development of environmen...

View 14:00:00 29 Nov 2017

Process analytics is an important tool to monitor and control process plants, such as in the oil & gas and the chemical industry, efficiently. Thereby the plant yields will be increased, the energy expenses optimized and the product specifications guaranteed. One of the key technologies is gas chromatography (GC) which has established itself as one of the most important and powerful methods used in process analysis. These analyzers have been improved continuously over the last few decades...

View 14:25:00 29 Nov 2017

Proton-Transfer-Reaction - Mass Spectrometry (PTR-MS) is a versatile tool for sensitive real-time quantification of trace compounds in numerous fields of application (environmental research, process monitoring, food and flavor science, threat compound detection, etc.). In short, reagent ions can be chosen from H3O+, NO+, O2+, Xe+ and Kr+, respectively, and are introduced together with air containing the analytes into a reaction region ("drift tube"), i.e. no sample preparation is required. Re...

View 14:45:00 29 Nov 2017

Precise characterization of petrochemical samples is crucial for quality control, and also to understand the reactions that take place during refining processes.  Comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography (GCxGC) offers significant advantages over conventional chromatography for such analyses, with its vastly expanded separation space and the added benefit of highly structured groupings of compounds.  GCxGC with parallel detection by flame ionisation detection (FID) and time-of...

View 16:40:00 29 Nov 2017

Developments in the area of metallocene catalysts have significantly increased productivity for the polymerization of ethylene and propylene. However, these catalysts can also be more susceptible to impurities such as arsine (AsH3 ), phosphine (PH3 ), hydrogen sulfide (H2S), and carbonyl sulfide (COS). This sensitivity to contaminants has driven a need to monitor impurities at the lowest possible detection levels. Contaminants can degrade a polymerization catalyst sooner than desired, and can...

View 12:10:00 29 Nov 2017

Presenting at PEFTEC Prof Wolfgang Schrader from the Max Plank Institute Germany, gives an overview of Petroleomics. This free to view presentation lasting 40 mins is part of the PEFTEC eLearning series.

View 14:00:00 29 Nov 2017

Mass Spectrometry (MS) with soft photoionisation (PI for fragmentation-free ionisation of organics, including saturates) enables the direct detection of intact molecules from complex organic vapours. Soft photoionisation mass spectrometry (PIMS) is particularly well suited for Evolved Gas Analysis (EGA) in Thermal Analysis (TA, techniques such as thermo gravimetry, TG or programmed vaporisation via a direct insertion probe, DIP). In particular PIMS allows the determination of the molecular or...

View 14:40:00 29 Nov 2017

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Petro Industry News September 2021

September 2021

In This Edition Fuel For Thought - New gas detection partnership to protect endangered species - Shell appoint preferred portable gas detection supplier - Field Detection Technologies for E...

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Sep 21 2021 Dubai, UAE

Global Energy Show

Sep 21 2021 Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Analyse Industrielle - NEW DATES

Sep 22 2021 Paris La Defense, France

Valve World Asia 2021

Sep 23 2021 Shanghai, China

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