Analytical Instrumentation

Online Monitoring of Water in Glycol with Mid-Infrared Instrument

Oct 05 2017 Comments 0

Keit announces confirmation of real-time online analysis of water in glycol capabilities with a novel mid-infrared spectrometer. The IRmadillo FTIR spectrometer continues to expand its capabilities in the oil and gas manufacturing industries with the ability to measure water in glycols as well as improved detection limits down to 96 ppm. The solid-state IRmadillo addresses the three major challenges with standard methods of water detection in glycol dehydration process. Firstly, standard methods generally require remote sampling and therefore produce delay in results. Secondly, both near infrared (NIR) and Raman instruments can be used for real-time results, but they lack any real sensitivity for water. Thirdly, conventional FTIR spectrometers are more sensitive but highly vibration intolerant and necessitate the use of fragile fibre probes. Keit has developed a solid-state spectrometer that is inherently vibration resistant and is certified safe for use in hazardous and potentially explosive environments making this mid-infrared spectrometer an ideal in situ and real-time process monitoring instrument for the petrochemical industry.

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