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Accomplish More with Less with the VUV Fuels Analyser for ASTM D8071

May 15 2019 Read 511 Times

Characterisation of fuels is traditionally done by categorising the hydrocarbon group types into one of several categories - paraffins, iso-paraffins, olefins, naphthenes, and aromatics. Commonly known as a PIONA analysis, these types of analyses are time consuming and arduous, typically taking over an hour per sample, sometimes requiring multiple instruments or methods. To make matters worse, the instrumentation used in PIONA analyses are overly complex, requiring multiple moving parts, consumables, and recalibrations. The traditional approach is not sustainable for a business that wants to thrive.

Your goal is to accomplish more with less. Do you need an automated analysis with highly reproducible results? Do you need to increase your uptime and reduce maintenance costs? Do you need instrumentation capable of multiple methodologies? Achieving one of these goals often comes at a cost of the others. Fortunately, the VUV Fuels Analyser from VUV Analytics checks all these boxes, and, as a bonus, is the only system fully compliant with ASTM D8071 standards.

The VUV Fuels Analyser with VUV PIONA+ combines the power of VUV spectroscopy with the automated simplicity of VUV Analyse Software running the ASTM D8071 method to generate outstanding results day after day. The VUV Analyse Software is a post-acquisition platform designed to quickly analyse complex chromatographic and spectral data to characterise and report hydrocarbon group types. This is accomplished by providing a powerful and automated solution called Time Interval Deconvolution™ (TID). TID works by taking a chromatogram and slicing it into regularly spaced time intervals, each with a unique absorption spectrum. Each time slice then undergoes analysis to determine the contribution of each compound found. All with the push of a button. This means you will obtain results that are 2X – 5X more reproducible than the alternative methods available today.

The VUV Fuels Analyser running ASTM D8071 gives more than just an automated analysis. It also reduces your operating costs. Consisting of just a single separatory column and minimal moving parts, maintaining performance is simple and cost effective with the VUV Fuels Analyser. There are no proprietary dyes, and no expensive valves or traps. Because it meets ASTM D8071 specifications, calibration requirements are minimal. You can be assured that your uptime is optimized, and costs are under control.

Open bench-space in modern laboratories is hard to come by today, and VUV Analytics understands that. The VUV Fuels Analyser was developed with extendibility, value, and ease-of-use in mind thanks to its Multi-Method Architecture. The VUV Fuels Analyser can easily switch between finished gasoline and jet fuel, for example, with no changes in hardware. This simplifies operation, accelerates throughput, and protects your investment because you can use the same system across multiple applications.

Automation, robustness, and flexibility; it’s what makes the VUV Fuels Analyser the new industry standard for fuels analysis.

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