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Rigaku EDXRF Analysers in the Petroleum Industry

Oct 20 2020 Read 989 Times

Rigaku makes X-ray analytical instrumentation for materials characterisation and elemental analysis at every stage of the exploration, production, and distribution process. Applied Rigaku Technologies, Inc. offers Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (EDXRF) instruments for a wide variety of measurement protocols.

Sulfur and Other Elements in Crude and Fuels

The low-cost Rigaku NEX QC benchtop EDXRF analyser provides compliance with the ASTM D4294 sulfur method (also methods: ISO 20847, ISO 8754, IP 496, IP 336, and JIS K 2541-4) with an easy-to-learn software interface in a robust package specifically designed for the petroleum industry. Optimised for routine determination of sulfur in petroleum, including crudes, heavies, and bunker fuel, and for upgrading operations, the instrument features an intuitive and modern "icon-driven" touch screen interface for easy operation and a built-in thermal printer for convenience.

Rigaku EDXRF analysers also offer ultra-low-sulfur diesel (ULSD) detection. The high-resolution Rigaku NEX QC+ instrument delivers compliance with the ISO 13032 sulfur method for ULSD, and the Rigaku NEX CG advanced Cartesian geometry benchtop EDXRF spectrometer is compliant with the ASTM D7220 method for ULSD.

Additives for Lubricating Oils

Lubricating oils are used in on-road and off-road engines, as well as in the lubrication of mechanical machinery. Each type is specifically formulated for a particular use. Various additives are formulated in base lube oil to enhance lube oil performance and create the optimum lubricity properties desired for each situation. Proper and safe operation of engines and machinery depends to a large degree on the formulation of metallic additives. The Rigaku NEX CG benchtop EDXRF spectrometer provides a fast, simple method of analysing lube oils for metallic composition. The EDXRF analytical technique is simple enough for non-technical operators, yet powerful enough for expert use in the research & development of new lube oil formulations.

Please Join Rigaku for a New Webinar Covering the Use of EDXRF Analyzers in the Petroleum Industry

In the new webinar, EDXRF analysers used upstream, midstream and downstream in the petroleum industry for the measurement of sulfur, chlorine and metals in crude and fuel oils, including automotive, aviation and marine fuels will be discussed. Analysis of lubricating oils will be covered, followed by a summary of the ASTM and other international standard test methods covered by the Rigaku EDXRF product line.


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