Chemical and petrochemical
How to optimize production and ensure compliance with environmental regulations and industry standards?
Driving operational excellence at the same time as ensuring compliance with industry standards challenges your team every day. XRF is a key technique in the petrochemical refinery chain, from exploration and crude oil production to petrochemicals, oils and fuels and catalysts. We can provide you with robust solutions to optimize your production and support your compliance with dedicated Calibration Standards and Performance Testing Programs.
With PANalytical’s Epsilon energy dispersive XRF benchtop spectrometers (EDXRF) we offer a wide variety of applications to optimize your production.
To support compliance with stringent international and national environmental regulations, like EURO VI, China VI, Bharat Stage VI, Tier 3 and updated MARPOL, the Epsilon benchtop instruments are well equipped for current and future regulations. The excellent precision and accuracy ensure that performance guidelines like the Performance-Based Analytical Test Method Approach (PBATMA) are easily met.
Sulfur in oils/fuels
Looking for an easy and economical method for compliant analysis of sulfur in fuels?
The Epsilon benchtop instruments are the ideal solution. They provide accurate quantitative analysis of oils, fuels and biofuel products to support compliance with international environmental regulations like Euro VI, Tier 3 or China VI. The Epsilon series enable you to fulfill the requirements set by standard test methods and such as ASTM D4294, IP: 336, 496, ISO: 8754, 20847, 13032, JIS K2541-4.
Sulfur and chlorine in crude oil
How to control chloride stress corrosion cracking (CLSCC) by chlorine determination?
As chlorine is one of the main causes of corrosion, determination of its concentration is very important, especially before and after the desalter unit and in various other parts of the refining process. CLSCC can be reduced significantly by controlling the chlorine content of your feed stock, process streams and products, thus prolonging the lifetime of your refining installation and reducing maintenance budgets. The solution is the Epsilon 3XLE benchtop spectrometer which is perfectly able to determine low levels of chlorine in high- to low-sulfur crudes. The possibility to analyze simultaneously other relevant elements like sulfur, calcium, vanadium, iron and nickel with similarly outstanding accuracy and repeatability makes the Epsilon 3XLE a valuable asset for a wide range of petrochemical applications.
Sulfur and chlorine in waste oil
How to control the quality of your waste oil?
Waste oil with high sulfur and chlorine concentrations is considered to be hazardous and must be treated differently from other waste oils. The Epsilon benchtop instruments provide a fast method for the analysis of waste oil without the need for sample preparation and use of chemicals.
Additives in unused lubricating oil
Looking for an easy and economical method for compliant analysis of additives in lubricating oils?
The Epsilon benchtop instruments are the ideal analytical solution and comply with ASTM D6481. This method describes the testing for phosphorus, sulfur, calcium and zinc in unused lubricating oil by XRF. The Epsilon benchtop instruments provide a fast method for the analysis of waste oil without the need for sample preparation and use of chemicals.
Wear metals in used lubricating oil
How to prevent engine breakdown?
In order to predict the optimal time to change oil in heavy machinery it is essential to analyze the oil quality on a regular basis. The Epsilon 3XLE in combination with Oil-Trace provides accurate elemental analysis of additives and wear metals in used lubricating oils.