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Be it turbines, heavy equipment, or any other kind of machinery - monitoring hydraulic and lube oils is critical for performance and to prevent premature wear. In this eLearning session we focus on titration, near-infrared spectroscopy and voltammetry and their potential to increase efficiency of oil condition monitoring. Utilizing these methods, critical chemical and physical parameters can be determined in large sample series completely unattended for faster analysis, higher throughput and...

View 13:00:00 03 Jun 2021

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In recent years, comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography, or GCxGC, has become widely implemented in the chemical industry. This is due in part to the fact that GCxGC affords increased peak capacity, improved peak resolution, and up to an order-of-magnitude increase in sensitivity compared to traditional one-dimensional GC. Other highly influential factors include the availability of robust commercial systems with options for flow or cryogenic modulation and the development of enhanc...

View 15:15:00 29 Nov 2017

In ethylene steam cracker facilities, ionic fouling, radical fouling and Diels-Alder fouling occur leading to the formation of solid materials depositing onto equipment. This subsequently hinders heat exchange within the plant resulting in costs in the range of millions of euros. The identification of these residues and quantification of their constituents is considerably challenging due to their very high complexity. The value of evolved gas analysis techniques (EGA) for polymer and chemi...

View 15:45:00 29 Nov 2017

Gas chromatography (GC), mass spectrometry and optical spectroscopy are standard techniques for the analysis of petrochemical matrices and within last decade also comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography (GCxGC) did become a key technology in this field. The application of GC and GCxGC in hyphenation with mass spectrometry as well as spectroscopic techniques allow unprecedented qualitative as well as quantitative investigation of these matrices. However, the analysis of high boiling m...

View 14:40:00 29 Nov 2017

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

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 hyphenated chromatographic and mass spe...

View 09:00:00 01 Jan 2016

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


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Petro Industry News May 2021

May 2021

In This Edition Fuel For Thought - Scientists discover new hydrocarbon cycle in the ocean - The energy sector’s great opportunity to become more sustainable - Collaboration to enhance res...

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Events

World LNG Series: Asia Pacific Summit - Postponed to 2022

May 18 2021 Kuala Lumpur, Malaylsia

SAIPEC - NEW DATES

May 19 2021 Lagos, Nigeria & virtual

Korea Lab 2021 - NEW DATES

May 25 2021 Kintex, South Korea & Online

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