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In this eLearning session we’ll give you tips and tricks for your daily density measurements to ensure that your density meter is in top condition and always ready to deliver repeatable and accurate results. In addition, we’ll give you an overview on how to achieve traceable, globally comparable, and correct density measurements. In particular, we’ll focus on the practical aspect in your daily routine. After the session, you’ll understand the difference between ISO 17025 and ISO...

View 13:00:00 23 Nov 2022

Past Events

Have you got 3 mins and want to know what the future of VOC and NO2 measurement for ambient airquality monitoring will look like? David R. Worton of NPL has a few insights to share. Gas chromatography is an established technique, but we need to wait for the results. There has been a lot of movement towards direct read instruments, online gas analysers, NO2, VOCs, a lot of application potential. What have you and the NPL been doing to evaluate these techniques?Is there a clear winner for...

View 14:00:00 13 Aug 2020

Spend 5 mins with Dave Worton, science area leader in the Gas Metrology Group at the NPL and Stephen B Harrison and learn about Gas mixtures stability. The NPL make a lot of physical reference standards, gas calibration mixtures and cylinders, NO2, VOC. Stephen asked Dave from the NPL about the challenges of creating precise, accurate, traceable and stable calibration mixtures for these chemicals?   How do you prep a cylinder to ensure its dry? What complexities do you encounte...

View 13:00:00 13 Aug 2020

This interview with David R. Worton of NPL, conducted by Stephen B Harrison, covers two of the most fascinating applications of gas analysis. Measurement of isotopes to identify the sources of green house gases and finger printing of human breath for clinical diagnostics. Stephen is convinced that analytical science has a huge and positive role to play in medicine and environmental protection. In this short, 6 minute video, Stephen interviews Dave from the NPL asking the following questi...

View 16:00:00 12 Aug 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


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Petro Industry News 23.6 Buyers Guide

January 2023

In This Edition Buyers' Guide listings - A Comprehensive Bibliography of Who’s Who in the Petrochemical, Hydrocarbon and Oil related industries Fuel for Thought - First well decommiss...

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NARTC 2023

Feb 06 2023 Houston, TX, USA

EGYPS (Egypt Petroleum Show)

Feb 13 2023 Cairo, Egypt

Global Excavation Safety Conference

Feb 14 2023 Tampa, FL, USA

SAIPEC

Feb 14 2023 Lagos, Nigeria

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