Gas analyzers are indispensable tools within chemical manufacturing applications, facilitating the precise measurement and continuous monitoring of gases participating in chemical processes. These manufacturing procedures are frequently distinguished by complex reactions that yield a diverse range of gases, encompassing reactants, intermediates, and final products. Vigilantly tracking these gases assumes paramount importance in upholding product excellence, optimizing process efficiency, and safeguarding the well-being of personnel.
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New regulations on flare emissions require oil refineries and chemical plants to analyze the vent gas and quickly make appropriate adjustments as mandated. You need a complete analysis for compliance with regulations such as EMACT, MONMACT, RSR, Subpart Ja, Ontario Reg. 530/18, Korean Facility Management Standards to Reduce Fugitive Emissions, and HRVOC rules. Chemical manufacturers need fast, reliable monitoring. Real-time gas analyzers provide the speed and reliability needed for flare compliance, control, and monitoring of H2S, Total Sulfur, Net Heating Value (NHV)/BTU, H2, and full speciated composition.
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Fuel gas monitoring is the process of measuring and analyzing the composition and quality of fuel gas used in industrial processes. Fuel gas is commonly used in a variety of applications, such as furnaces, boilers, and turbines. Fuel gas monitoring is important because it helps ensure that the fuel gas being used is of the appropriate quality and composition for the intended application. This involves the use of gas analyzers that measure the concentrations of various gases in the fuel gas, including methane, carbon monoxide, hydrogen, and other hydrocarbons.
Gasification and syngas technologies are being developed and optimized to increase efficiency and reduce emissions in chemical manufacturing. For example, the use of renewable feedstocks, such as biomass and waste, can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to a more sustainable chemical manufacturing industry. In addition, the use of advanced gasification and syngas technologies, such as fluidized bed gasifiers and plasma gasification, can improve efficiency and reduce emissions compared to traditional gasification technologies.
In today’s ever-increasing search for inexpensive alternative fuel sources, gasification is a technology that is steadily gaining popularity. Gasification takes a variety of different raw materials and by-products, such as coal, biomass, petroleum, or biofuel, and through a partial-oxidation process, converts these materials into usable Syngas. Syngas can be used in a diverse range of applications such as creating electricity, chemical manufacturing, or even powering turbines. Monitoring the different stages of these processes becomes significant to ensure proper combustion, maintain efficiency and identify unknowns and potentially unwanted by-products.
Real-time analysis of all types of gasification can be obtained using our EXTREL™ industrial process mass spectrometer. Our mass spectrometers are commonly used in gasification and syngas production to analyze the composition of syngas and other gas mixtures.
Hydrogen isotope and helium/deuterium analysis are analytical techniques used to measure the isotopic composition of hydrogen and helium gases. These techniques are commonly used in a variety of applications, including geochemistry, environmental monitoring, and nuclear power production.
Hydrogen isotopes, which include protium (1H), deuterium (2H), and tritium (3H), have different masses and chemical properties, which can be used to differentiate between different sources or processes. Helium isotope analysis is used similarly, to determine the isotopic composition of helium gas, which can also help identify sources and processes.
Our EXTREL™ VeraSpec™ HRQ total analytical system was engineered and designed for high throughput. Heavy water analysis, low mass isotopic analysis and Helium purity are some of the industries the HRQ was designed for. Along with high resolution capabilities our molecular beam axial ionizer which allows for very fine control of ionization energies allowing for appearance potential studies through low energy soft ionization of the individual molecules.
Instrument air is used in many industrial processes, and it is important that the air is dry and free of moisture to prevent damage to equipment and ensure that the process operates correctly. Moisture meters are used to measure the moisture content of the air and ensure that it meets the required specifications.
Instrument air dryers are used to remove moisture from the air, and moisture meters are used to ensure that the air is dried to the required level. If the air contains too much moisture, it can cause corrosion and damage to equipment. If the air is too dry, it can cause static electricity, which can also damage equipment.
We know that in the chemical industry that the quality of products, raw materials and processes are held to high standards. The monitoring of moisture to maintain the quality of their product is crucial. You need a moisture measurement solution provider to ensure the optimization of drying. We can deliver accurate and reliable results with intuitive, easy operation to eliminate any uncertainty.
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Chemical manufacturing involves complex and hazardous processes that require strict control to ensure safe and efficient production. Process control is essential in chemical manufacturing to achieve consistent quality, increase productivity, reduce waste, and prevent accidents.
Chemical processes involve the transformation of raw materials into finished products through various chemical reactions. These reactions are highly sensitive to variations in temperature, pressure, and other process variables. Even small deviations from the desired conditions can result in significant changes in the final product quality or yield.
Process control systems use sensors, controllers, and other monitoring devices to continuously measure and adjust process variables to maintain optimal conditions. By providing real-time feedback and control, these systems can detect and correct process variations before they affect the final product.
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Pyrolysis and combustion analysis are two analytical techniques used in chemical manufacturing to determine the composition of organic compounds. These techniques involve heating the sample to high temperatures and analyzing the resulting gases.
In pyrolysis analysis, the sample is heated in an inert atmosphere, such as nitrogen or helium, to a high temperature of around 500-1000°C. As the sample heats up, it breaks down into smaller molecules, which are released as gases. The gases are then analyzed using a gas chromatograph (GC) or mass spectrometer (MS) to determine the composition of the sample. Pyrolysis analysis is commonly used to determine the composition of polymers, plastics, and other organic materials. It can provide information on the types of monomers, additives, and other components present in the sample.
In combustion analysis, the sample is burned in a stream of oxygen gas, and the resulting gases are analyzed. The combustion reaction converts the organic compounds in the sample to carbon dioxide and water, which are then analyzed using a GC or MS. Combustion analysis is commonly used to determine the composition of organic compounds, such as fuels, oils, and fats. It can provide information on the types and amounts of carbon, hydrogen, and other elements present in the sample.
Both pyrolysis and combustion analysis are two analytical techniques used in chemical manufacturing to determine the composition of organic compounds. Pyrolysis involves heating the sample in an inert atmosphere, while combustion involves burning the sample in a stream of oxygen gas. Both techniques provide valuable information on the composition of organic materials and are important tools for quality control and product development in chemical manufacturing.
Safety and compliance are critical considerations in chemical manufacturing due to the potential risks associated with working with hazardous chemicals. There are several challenges in ensuring safety and compliance in chemical manufacturing, including:
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Sulfur is an impurity often found in petroleum products and feedstocks, typically it is removed during crude oil processing. Sulfur content is toxic and corrosive which may cause damage to refinery equipment. Monitoring sulfur as an impurity in chemical manufacturing is important for several reasons. Sulfur is a common impurity in many chemical products and can have negative impacts on product quality, worker safety, and environmental compliance. Here are a few reasons why monitoring sulfur is important:
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Steam methane reformers (SMRs) are used to produce hydrogen gas from natural gas through a process called steam reforming. Gas analyzers are used in SMRs to monitor and control the reaction process, ensuring that the process is efficient and safe.
Gas analyzers are typically used to measure the concentration of various gases throughout the SMR process, including methane, hydrogen, carbon monoxide, and carbon dioxide. The gas analyzer data is used to control the process and optimize the yield of hydrogen gas while minimizing the formation of unwanted byproducts, such as carbon monoxide.
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Process water is an important component of chemical manufacturing and is used in a variety of ways. Here are a few examples of how process water is used in chemical manufacturing:
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Wastewater is generated as a byproduct of chemical manufacturing and can be used in a variety of ways, depending on its quality and characteristics. Refineries, power stations, smelters, and chemical plants generate substantial amounts of wastewater that require treatment to eliminate harmful chemicals before being discharged back into the environment.
In the production of petrochemicals, wastewater is generated as a byproduct of the manufacturing process. This wastewater contains a variety of contaminants, including organic compounds, heavy metals, and other pollutants, which can be harmful to the environment if not properly treated and disposed of. To minimize the impact of wastewater on the environment, it is typically treated and reused within the production process or discharged into the environment in a manner that meets regulatory requirements. The treatment process typically involves a series of physical, chemical, and biological processes that are designed to remove contaminants and improve the quality of the wastewater.