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  • New Refinery Fenceline Monitor Launched

New Refinery Fenceline Monitor Launched

Sep 25 2015

Markes International ,an innovator and manufacturer of technology for trace organic analysis, has launched a new oil refinery fenceline monitoring solution for benzene and other VOCs.  

The new package will enable oil refineries to comply with the forthcoming US EPA Method 325, which is expected to become law this summer. Adherence to the method will be required to comply with the new US federal regulation CFR 40, and will involve the monitoring of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) around the boundary of refineries using passive samplers analysed by thermal desorption–gas chromatography.

Markes’ solution for Method 325 comprises: a 325 Field Station to protect the passive sampling tubes from the elements; a 325 Container for secure transport of tubes to and from the sampling location; RFID tagging of the tubes to ensure robust chain-of-custody between the field and the laboratory; a TD-100 automated platform-neutral thermal desorber for simultaneous analysis of VOCs, SVOCs and thermally labile compounds from ppt to percent levels in a single sequence; a TC-20 multi-tube conditioning unit to improve laboratory productivity and reduce costs. See the new monitor at PEFTEC on stand 53.


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