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Precision, accuracy and robustness are key words and essential parameters to determine the effectiveness of any analytical application. Surveyors, refinery, and QC labs must determine the Nitrogen and Sulfur content with fewer personnel while the number of samples keep increasing and the time to report is under pressure. Moreover, all these analyses must be done in compliance with a variety of test methods, such as the ASTM D5453, ASTMD4629 and ASTM D6667. All these factors are pressing on...

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Comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography (GCxGC) has been proven to be an ideal platform for the analysis of complex mixtures, but the data processing aspect has a reputation as being difficult and time-consuming. GCxGC data exploration, filtering and mining need not be complex, and can be implemented in an environment that is based on classical peak detection algorithms and chromatographic rules. Here we will demonstrate simple yet effective GCxGC data processing for a range of...

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Fugitive hydrocarbon emissions cost the energy sector $5B per year, account for 12% of greenhouse gas emissions and jeopardize safety and public health. Current gas monitoring methods lack the ability to take measurements in moderate winds, at varying heights and to provide simultaneous measurements of a diverse range of hydrocarbon species. The most advanced technique for remote emission measurements is differential absorption lidar (DIAL), in which intense IR pulses are fired into the atmos...

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Ultrahigh performance supercritical fluid chromatography (UHPSFC) coupled with mass spectrometry (MS) provides an agile and robust analytical platform to meet the challenge of analysis of complex petrochemical material. The selectivity afforded by the different SFC column technologies, mobiles phase and atmospheric pressure ionisation techniques provides approaches to reveal specific chemistries within the sample, with the added benefit of sample compatibility with the solvents used. The tech...

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Non-traditional gasoline additives (NTGAs) like ethyl acetate are being researched as beneficial octane-booster replacements for ethanol and methyl tert-butyl ether. Other octane-enhancing NTGAs, including acetone and N-methylaniline which can degrade automobile engine performance, are sometimes used illegally in gasolines outside the United States and Europe. Unfortunately, monitoring programs relying on ASTM D6730 (Detailed Hydrocarbon Analysis) and ASTM 6839 (Multidimensional Gas Chromatog...

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Today's quality control labs face high regulatory and financial pressures. International and national regulations (e.g. ASTM D6667, D5453, D5762, D7457 etc.), set high standards for the labs and especially in industry and contract labs - analysis has to be affordable in order to keep a competitive pricing for final products and offered services. Additionally, complex sample matrices make even routine S/N/Cl/C determinations difficult and the amount of samples that have to be analyzed in th...

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The Methane Number (MN) is a measure of the resistance of fuel gases to engine knock. The MN can be described on an engine by comparing the fuel to pure methane, which has an MN of one hundred and pure hydrogen which has a MN of zero. Several models and calculators have been developed to calculate an estimated me MN based on a thorough compositional analysis. Operators of large scale gas engines can improve efficiency and reduce maintenance by tuning and operating engines under optimum con...

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The petrochemical and chemical industries are facing new challenges. Extended focus, new legislation, regulations and better standards have been presented by governments and regulators for air quality management. New solutions are now required to provide high sensitivity, low detection limit, continuous and spatial monitoring as a real time control and prevention tool for fugitive emissions. In order to meet these challenges, automation of remote sensing technology based on Open-Path FTIR...

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Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) is the most widely used marine fuel at this time and only a comparable small part is used for oil-fired power plants. It is derived from the residue after crude oil distillation and is characterized by a high viscosity, and requires heating for storage, pumping and burning. A critical factor is the high amount of e.g. sulfur and other heteroatomic compounds. Because of environmental and health implications the limits for e.g. sulfur has decreased constantly from max. 1.5%...

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BTEX compounds (benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene) are a group of Volatile Organic Compound (VOCs) that are responsible for various environmental and human health problems. The key sources of VOCs are industrial processes (especially those involving solvents) vehicle emissions, leakage in underground storage tanks, pipeline leaks, surface spills, refinery facility leaks, vehicle and aircraft emissions, paints and adhesive Accurate and reliable BTEX testing is crucial not only in pr...

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Structural elucidation of hydrocarbon classes, heteronates impurities and functional biomarkers in petroleum products are always in high demand. Sheer number of compounds in petrochemicals sample quickly exceeds the available peak capacity of single-column GC techniques. Consequently the use of multidimensional separation techniques is almost invariably required. Despite the superior separation afforded by GCxGC, the identification of individual compounds in complex petrochemicals remains cha...

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January 2021

In This Issue Fuel For Thought - Signal Group announces new senior appointment - Network of organisations committed to workplace launched - Ayalytical Instruments acquires Lawler Manufactur...

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