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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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This eLearning session will discuss the basics of Karl Fischer titration chemistry and the two types of titration, volumetric and coulometric. We will also discuss why one might be preferred over another and the reagents used for both volumetric and coulometric titrations. We will also cover method development and validation strategy. Finally we will provide some tips and tricks to help you be successful with your Karl Fischer titrations.  Participants will learn: An overview of the...

View 15:00:00 16 Sep 2020

Having the support of a data management solution with intrinsic flexibility enables laboratories across all industries to increase productivity and efficiency. As the largest refiner in the U.S., Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) needed a LIMS capable of centralizing the laboratory operations of multiple locations over three North American time zones.  At the same time, they needed a system that could meet the unique configuration needs of each site without sacrificing upgradability.  In...

View 16:00:00 20 May 2020

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

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), sulfur compounds in light petroleum liquids (ASTM D5623), in na...

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


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