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  • Leading XRF technology to be showcased at Gulf Coast Conference

Leading XRF technology to be showcased at Gulf Coast Conference

Oct 04 2019 Read 254 Times

XOS will showcase Petra MAX at Gulf Coast Conference - a fast and easy solution to measure nickel and vanadium in compliance with the new test method: ASTM D8252 for XRF (X-ray Fluorescence) analysis of nickel and vanadium. With the ever increasing need to measure incoming crudes as quickly and efficiently as possible, the industry has responded with this new method to enable petroleum professionals to certify products faster and easier than the historical alternate method using Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectroscopy (ICP): ASTM D5708B.

ICP analysis requires rigorous sample preparation involving acid digestion, can take anywhere from 6 to 12 hours to complete a measurement, and is typically performed by a chemist. XRF analysis, with Petra MAX, takes as little as 5 minutes from sample prep to results, and does not require a technical user to operate. 

Petra MAX is powered by HDXRF - XOS' branded technology which allows for increased precision and superior performance over traditional EDXRF. Petra MAX can measure up to 13 elements and complies with ASTM D4294, D8252, and ISO 8754. With minimal sample preparation and rapid results, Petra MAX is a viable solution for petroluem laboratories.

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