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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...

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...

View 09:00:00 22 May 2019

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%...

View 09:00:00 22 May 2019

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...

View 09:00:00 22 May 2019

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...

View 09:00:00 22 May 2019

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...

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Petro Industry News 23.2 - April/May 2022

May 2022

In This Edition Fuel for Thought - AnalytiChem acquires SCP SCIENCE - COVID-19 boosts adoption of virtual reality in the oil and gas industry - ION Science’s MiniPID Sensors win prestigio...

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ASTM - D02 Meeting

Jun 26 2022 Seattle, WA, USA

European LPG Congress 2022

Jun 29 2022 Barcelona, Spain

National Safety Show

Jun 29 2022 Auckland, New Zealand

Nigeria Oil & Gas (NOG)

Jul 04 2022 Abuja, Nigeria

Air and Water Pollution 2022

Jul 05 2022 Milan, Italy

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