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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

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...

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Phosphorous, sulfur and chlorine are commonly analyzed elements in liquids such as petroleum products and organic solvents. For example, phosphorous is added to lubricating oils to prevent wear of gears under high pressure. Sulfur content in automotive fuel oils are regulated by the US environmental protection agency (EPA) and directives such as EURO VI to minimize air pollution due to automotive vehicles. Chlorine, contained for example in crude oil, is an unwanted element known for corrodin...

View 09:00:00 22 May 2019

Being a founding member of the Allotrope Foundation - granted the 2017 Bio-IT World Best Practice Award in Knowledge Management - Bayer is implementing strategically the Allotrope Framework to escort scientific data throughout its complete lifecycle from method development over acquisition, processing, reporting, archiving to submission, using a common set of standard tools. Allotrope aims to make the intelligent analytical laboratory a reality – an automated laboratory where data, methods...

View 09:00:00 22 May 2019

Oil industry started long before 1900 and is older than gas chromatography, so test distillation was used for sample analysis and not GC. Fast GC analysis of Diesel and Jetfuel already is a standard but Gasoline is not. Detailed hydrocarbon analysis (DHA) with pattern recognition uses GC analysis input to separate and identify gasoline and blendfeed compounds in 6 minutes. The composite report of DHA is input for the fugacity filmmodel of ASTM method D86 distillation. GC post-run software all...

View 09:00:00 22 May 2019

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...

View 09:00:00 22 May 2019

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...

View 09:00:00 22 May 2019

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...

View 09:00:00 22 May 2019

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...

View 09:00:00 22 May 2019

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...

View 09:00:00 22 May 2019

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...

View 09:00:00 22 May 2019

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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Digital Edition

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

ASTM - D02 Meeting - CANCELLED

Jun 20 2021 Kansas City, MO, USA

European LPG Congress - POSTPONED

Jun 30 2021 Barcelona, Spain

Safety & Security Asia 2021

Jun 30 2021 Digital event

Nigeria Oil & Gas (NOG)

Jul 05 2021 Abuja, Nigeria

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