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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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Recent advances in Machine Learning (ML), especially deep learning, have demonstrated superior to human performance for a variety of decision and recognition tasks. Together with advances in computational hardware and hyperspectral optics, affordable real-time ML based hazard event detection has become a reality. By providing the state-of-the art Artificial intelligence(AI) and ML based solutions for event detection, Rebellion Photonics embarks on a journey to revolutionize hazard and safety...

View 09:00:00 22 May 2019

Developing robust and accurate analytical methods relies on collecting the best data and extracting maximum insight. The volume, diversity and complexity of data in analytical chemistry is increasing all the time. This means that analytical chemists often need the skills and tools of a data scientist to efficiently and effectively deal with these challenges. There is much promise around Machine Learning methods, in particular. However, many of the methods and their results can be appear to be...

View 09:00:00 22 May 2019

Despite the steady progress in analytical instrumentation and methodologies, the chemical description of petroleum heavy ends remains challenging, in particular, due to the structural and compositional diversity. In recent years, Fourier transform mass spectrometry, with its unbeaten resolving power and mass accuracy have shown to be a suitable tool for the molecular level characterization of petroleum, commonly referred to be as Petroleomics. Most often direct infusion approaches, such as el...

View 09:00:00 22 May 2019

New ultra-high pressure supercritical chromatography - mass spectrometry (UHPSFC-MS) methods have been developed to separate and detect gasoline gum components that were undetected by GC-MS. The different techniques reveal distinct compounds within the gasoline gum samples, e.g. using UHPSFC-MS carrier oils and detergents are observed. The gum samples were prepared following the IP 131; ASTM D381 standard method and then analysed by UHPSFC using different ionisation processes. UHPSFC uses sup...

View 11:45:00 21 May 2019

Olefin content in refined gasolines needs to be kept low in order to prevent deposits from forming in fuel systems.  These deposits will decrease the efficiency of engines or even prevent them from starting. Olefins as a class are reactive species – conjugated diolefins especially so – and will polymerize in high enough concentrations. Traditional methods to measure olefins, such as ASTM D1159 (bromine number by titration) and UOP-326 (maleic anhydride) are archaic, inefficient, and wide...

View 16:00:00 10 Apr 2019

Detecting and monitoring the formation of H2S is critical to ensure the measurement of acidic corrosion, odour problems and most importantly, the health risks caused by H2S.  This presentation will show you how H2S can be measured according to the new DIN 38405-27 procedure. Based on a simple gas extraction and electrochemical detection, ECH H2S Analysers are capable of measuring H2S from  0.01 to 10,000 ppm, can analyse up to 40 samples per hour and eliminates all interferences from th...

View 14:00:00 28 Mar 2019

ASTM D8071 uses gas chromatography – vacuum ultraviolet spectroscopy (GC-VUV) to determine paraffins, isoparaffins, olefins, naphthenes, and aromatics (PIONA), as well as select hydrocarbons and methanol and ethanol, in gasoline.  Run times are less than 35 min followed by automated data processing.  Benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, xylenes, isooctane, naphthalene, and methylnaphthalenes are accurately quantified as individual categories due to their unique VUV absorbance spectra, even if...

View 16:00:00 11 Oct 2018

Sediment material from corrosion (containing magnetic iron, oxide based) has been found accumulating in pumps, valves, on pigs and in line inspection tools. In more viscous streams, the solids may be suspended in the stream and not result in the same operational issues, however they may cause issues in tankage with settling. Condensates are low viscosity and have limited ability for solids retention so the issue may appear more readily in these lines. Some of the key contributors to corrosi...

View 16:00:00 21 Jun 2018

New energy and environment regulations demand higher engine efficiency and lower emissions, which can be obtained with higher cetane number fuels. In order to achieve higher cetane number fuels, cetane improvers are added to diesels and biodiesels which consequently increases the need to accurately measure the Cetane Number. PAC’s Herzog CID 510 helps reduce the costs of producing cetane improved diesel fuels by delivering a more precise Cetane Number measurement. The analyzer’s fully...

View 16:00:00 19 Jun 2018

The determination of water content in alcoholic beverages, solvents and various consumer products such as foods, fuels, pharmaceuticals, and petroleum products is one of the most common types of chemical testing. Many techniques such as gravimetric analysis, gas chromatography (GC), Karl Fischer Titration, near infra-red spectroscopy, and others have been used for water quantification with good results. [1] However, the limitations of these approaches can include high limits of detection, lar...

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Petro Industry News Buyers Guide 2021

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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