Petrochemical

SOLUTIONS FOR THE PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY 

Innovative Gas Analysis and Process Solutions for the Petrochemical Industry

The petrochemical industry is considered the global powerhouse. It contributes a significant amount towards world economics.  The exploration of crude oil and the processing to fuel oil and gasoline are key for chemical products, pharmaceuticals, fertilizers, solvents, and plastics.  Petrochemical processing relies on the robust, accurate control and monitoring of moisture, oxygen, and often hydrogen. Our analyzers and instrumentation ensure safe and efficient operation.  We know your process.


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what we can do for hydrocarbon processing applications

Spectroscopy is an industry-proven tool for the real-time monitoring of reaction conditions and subsequent grading of finished petrochemical products in a refinery. Both our Near Infrared (NIR) spectroscopy, Ultraviolet and Visible (UV-VIS) wavelength spectroscopy are utilized for inline and at-line measurements.  NIRS or Near-Infrared Process Spectroscopy is the process of transmitting light through a sample, portions of the light are absorbed by various compounds in the sample, with the remaining transmitted light being sent to either a Dispersive Grating spectrometer (DG-NIR) or a Fourier transforms spectrometer for analysis. For practical purposes, the difference between FT-NIR and DG-NIR analyzers only lies in the underlying technology. Both methods produce comparable readings which a technician or area manager can use to make informed decisions. The spectrometer measures the difference between the pure spectrum of the light source and the light which passed through the sample, resulting in an absorbance spectrum. By varying the known concentration of specific chemicals between samples a calibration curve can be generated using chemometrics. 

Near-Infrared (NIR) spectroscopy is used to monitor the hydrocarbon composition of various streams in the Petrochemical and Refining Industries. As shown in the above infographic, 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, NIR spectroscopy is used to monitor specific traits such as the Research Octane Rating, Benzene content, and Butane content.  Near-Infrared Spectroscopy or NIRS has been successfully installed in oil refineries for years. NIR process spectroscopy can be used to detect multiple parameters of interest in only a matter of seconds. The real-time information provided by monitoring the fuel blending process with NIR provides refineries with enormous cost savings.

Finding alternative ways to improve production processes such as ammonia, ethylene and ethylene oxide is of key concern for chemical manufacturers. Leaders in hydrocarbon processing use our EXTREL™ Mass Spectrometers for fast, accurate gas analysis.  Our MAX300-RTG 2.0 Mass Spectrometer real-time flare gas analysis for BTU/Net Heating Value, H2S, total sulfur & full vent gas speciation for EMACT, MONMACT, RSR & Subpart Ja compliance.

  • Reports the Net Heating Value (NHV) for high-precision RSR flare control in seconds
  • 24-7 automated flare monitoring with >99% demonstrated uptime
  • Extreme resistance to high hydrogen sulfide
  • No carrier, detector or dilution gases required
  • Outdoor install and no shelter required

Our COSA XENTAUR™ESS™ dew point extractive sampling system is ideal for hydrocarbon processing with its modular design and easy configuration to accommodate almost any measurement requirement for dew point analysis.

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Process Insights_BTU WOBBE CARI Calorimeters

CALORIMETERS

COSA XENTAUR™ – Heating Value BTU, Wobbe Index, Combustion Air Requirement Index (CARI), Direct & Injection Style
Process Insights_cems analyzers

CEMS ANALYZERS

COSA XENTAUR™ – Combustibles, Multi-Gas, Handheld & Continuous Stack Oxygen Monitoring
Process Insights_chilled mirror hygrometers

Dew Point Chilled Mirror Analyzers

MBW CALIBRATION™ – For Humidity Measurement, Low Moisture Concentrations & Precise Environmental Control

Process Insights_CRDS Laser Based Analyzers

CRDS Gas Analyzers & QCL-CRDS Trace Gas Analyzers

TIGER OPTICS™ – High Purity, Specialty & Bulk Gas, Semiconductor to ppt-Level Detection
BUY NOW ONLINE - DEW POINT METERS AND TRANSMITTERS

DEW POINT METERS & TRANSMITTERS

COSA XENTAUR™ – For Trace Moisture Concentrations & Monitoring Controlled Atmospheres
Process Insights_lab & elemental analyzers

LAB & ELEMENTAL ANALYZERS

ATOM INSTRUMENT™ – Accurate & Reliable Total Sulfur – Total Nitrogen Measurement Using Excimer UV Technology
Process Insights_Mass Sectrometers

MASS SPECTROMETER GAS ANALYZERS

EXTREL™ & MGA™ – For Fast Process Control, Environmental Monitoring, & Cutting-Edge Laboratory Research Gas Analysis
Process Insights_TOC Water Analyzers

WATER QUALITY ONLINE ANALYZERS

LAR™ – TRUE TOC, COD, BOD & Toxicity Impurity Monitoring in All Types of Water & Wastewater
Process Insights_Optical Absorption Spectroscopy Process & Lab Analyzers

OPTICAL ABSORPTION SPECTROSCOPY PROCESS & LAB ANALYZERS

GUIDED WAVE™ & ANALECT® – NIR UV-VIS and FTIR FT-NIR for Process & Lab Applications

Process Insights_Oxygen Monitors (1)

OXYGEN, SAFETY, & PROCESS MONITORS

ALPHA OMEGA INSTRUMENTS™ – For O2 Safety in Confined Environments
Process Insights_HYGROCONTROL TYPE 81,82

RELATIVE HUMIDITY HYGROMETERS

HYGROCONTROL™ – For Temperature Humidity Monitoring – Environmental Monitoring

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SEE HOW WE’RE SOLVING OUR CUSTOMERS MOST COMPLEX CHALLENGES

Fencelines and Mass Spec
Flare Compliance at Oil Refineries
Quadrupole Mass Spec Technology
Practical Considerations for Quantitative Gas Analysis with Quadrupole Mass Spectrometers
Quadrupole Mass Spec Technology
Total Sulfur and Total Nitrogen in Fuels and Chemical Applications
Analysis Using Excimer UV Technology
Trace Sulfur in Butane and Other Gas or LNG Applications
Analysis Using Excimer UV Technology
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