Crude Oil

Field-Proven Analytical Instrumentation & Gas Analysis Solutions

Applications for Crude Oil Processing

Delivering End to End Gas Monitoring Solutions for Petrochemical and Refining Applications

Refineries process crude oil into usable petroleum-based chemicals. Process analyzers such as our FGA-1000™ Flare Gas Analyzer with Excimer UV Fluorescence Technology for monitoring refinery flare gas and subsequent sulfur dioxide emissions, our NIR Spectrometer Photometers with in-situ sample interfaces, our UV-VIS wavelength spectrometers, and our visible spectrometers used are all necessary for real-time monitoring in a profitable modern petrochemical environment.  Take a look at how our analyzers can be installed in a refinery and the various ASTM methods that they satisfy.

NIR Process Spectroscopy for the Petrochemical Industry

Near-Infrared (NIR) spectroscopy is used to monitor the hydrocarbon composition of various streams in the petrochemical and refining industries. actionable information. A sample interface can be installed in each processing stage of a refinery to provide real-time data and actionable information.  At each stage of the refinery process, NIR spectroscopy is used to monitor specific traits such as the Research Octane Rating, benzene content, and butane content.  Our NIR-UV-VIS portfolio delivers measurement for:

  • Real-time monitoring of naphtha conversion, catalytic conversion, upgrading units, alkylation, and gasoline and diesel blending
  • PIONA content of Reformate, octane numbers, volatility (RVP, vapor-to-liquid ratio), aromatics content, olefins, oxygen, benzene, distillation parameters, Fuel ID, Color plus Turbidity

ClearView db® is a Dual Beam Photometer for Continuous PAT Monitoring which is available with enclosure options.  Our Lab NIR-O Benchtop NIR Spectrometer is ideal for the QC lab and Pilot Plant Operations.


Typically used as a fuel source or intermediate in hydrocarbon production applications, Synthesis Gas (Syngas) compositions must be tightly controlled during processing in order to achieve high quality final products. Our fast, Quadrupole Process Mass Spectrometers have been the preferred analysis system for producers of ammonia, methanol, ethanol and hydrogen for decades. Our field-proven MAX300-RTG 2.0 Industrial Gas Analyzer can quickly cycle between all of the process streams such as the Converter Inlet and Converter Outlet, Pressure Swing Absorber (PSA) Feed, PSA Tailgas or the recycle gas stream.  For laboratory or bench scale reactor studies of Syngas reactions, we offer the process mass spectrometer system in a laboratory package.

  • Fast analysis time of less than 7 seconds per stream
  • Dynamic range to measure % level Syngas composition and PPM level Sulfur contaminates
  • Real-time Results – Monitor the composition of Syngas for tighter control of Gasifier Conditions
  • Monitor all phases and types of gasification
  • Multi-Point Analysis – One analyzer monitors all points of analysis of Syngas production and the resulting final product processes
  • Option to use Questor®5 derived values to calculate and trend process parameters such as heating values, conversion rates and selectivities
  • Next generation design for the inlet, ionizer and filament assembly
  • Standard communication support for Ethernet, Bi-directional Modbus RTU or TCP/IP, OPC, Analog and Digital outputs and custom communications

Flare Gas Monitoring
energy power generation
Fuel Gas
Instrument Air & Dryers
Laboratory, Safety and Compliance
Steam Methane Reformer
Sulfur Analysis


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