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New Demonstration Laboratory and Web Portal Extends X-ray Spectrometry Petrochemical Solutions
Feb 24 2009
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., (USA) have announced a series of X-ray solutions and resources targeted towards the petrochemical industry. The offerings include a comprehensive and versatile portfolio of X-ray spectrometry equipment, combined with the opening of a new state-of-the-art demonstration laboratory in the U.S. and the launch of a comprehensive Web portal. This complete offering provides support to the company’s many petrochemical industry customers.
Thermo Fisher Scientific has opened a new demonstration laboratory in Sugar Land, Texas, to serve the needs of the high concentration of petrochemical companies situated in the Gulf Coast region. Showcased at the new facility is the company’s complete range of Thermo Scientific energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence (EDXRF) and wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence (WDXRF) spectrometers, along with other laboratory instruments, consumables and software solutions. The state-of-the-art laboratory, officially opened in January 2009, is staffed with scientists and technicians available to demonstrate how to capitalize on the capabilities of each X-ray spectrometry solution for current and prospective customers.
To further support this critical industry, Thermo Fisher has launched an informative Web portal, www.thermo.com/xpetro, presenting the unique analytical capabilities of Thermo Scientific X-ray spectrometry systems for the petrochemical industry. Featured products include the ARL Advant’X Series IntelliPower™, ARL Optim’X WDXRF and ARL Quant’X EDXRF spectrometers as well as the powerful PetroilQuant™ calibration package and OXSAS software. Visitors to the micro site can access and download a selection of application notes as well as the latest issue of the Materials Analyst e-newsletter on X-ray and related techniques. The comprehensive Web portal also provides information on the Thermo Scientific training institutes located in Ecublens, Switzerland; West Palm Beach, Fla.; Madison, Wisc.; Hertfordshire, UK and Sugar Land, Texas.
Combining the Thermo Scientific EDXRF and WDXRF spectrometers with intelligent software systems enables fast, non-destructive, quantitative analysis in an extended array of petrochemical applications, from routine to highly specialized research. The ARL Adavant’X Series IntelliPower and ARL Optim’X WDXRF spectrometers can be calibrated for petrochemical applications using the PetroilQuant calibration package. PetroilQuant is designed to help analysts in the petrochemical industry meet various analytical requirements, including low concentration limits, high throughput, maximum speed of analysis and superior accuracy. The solution facilitates quantitative analysis for up to 24 elements in a variety of automotive fuels, lubricants, heavy residual oils and wear metals in oils. Offering a global calibration program that requires no standards, no analytical expertise and limited instrument time, PetroilQuant is the quickest and most cost-effective solution for petrochemical laboratories.
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