Petrochemical & Refining

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PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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The petrochemical industry holds a prestigious position as a global powerhouse, making substantial contributions to the world economy. It plays a pivotal role in supplying the raw materials necessary for the production of a wide array of chemical products, pharmaceuticals, fertilizers, solvents, and plastics. The exploration and processing of crude oil into valuable fuel oil and gasoline form the backbone of this industry, fueling numerous sectors worldwide.

In order to ensure smooth operations and optimize the efficiency of petrochemical processing, robust and accurate control and monitoring of moisture, oxygen, and often hydrogen are of utmost importance. These parameters have a direct impact on the quality, safety, and productivity of the processes involved. It is in this crucial aspect that our analyzers and instrumentation excel, providing the necessary tools to maintain safe and efficient operation throughout the petrochemical industry.

Our analyzers are specifically designed to cater to the unique requirements of petrochemical processing, delivering precise and reliable measurements of moisture, oxygen, and hydrogen levels. By employing our state-of-the-art technology, petrochemical facilities can effectively monitor and control these critical parameters in real-time. This allows for swift detection of any deviations or abnormalities, enabling prompt corrective actions to be taken to ensure the integrity and efficiency of the processes.

The safety aspect cannot be understated when it comes to the petrochemical industry. Our analyzers and instrumentation contribute significantly to maintaining a safe working environment. By continuously monitoring moisture levels, potential risks such as corrosion and contamination can be detected early, preventing costly damages and potential hazards. Similarly, accurate control and monitoring of oxygen levels help mitigate the risk of fire and explosion. Moreover, the precise measurement of hydrogen levels ensures safe handling and prevents any unwanted reactions or incidents.

Beyond safety, our analyzers and instrumentation also enhance the overall efficiency of petrochemical operations. By providing real-time data on crucial parameters, operators can make informed decisions, optimize processes, and minimize energy consumption.

We know your process and how critical it is for you to protect precious and limited resources.

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  • HYDROCARBON PROCESSING

    Spectroscopy is an industry-proven tool for the real-time monitoring of reaction conditions and subsequent grading of finished petrochemical products in a refinery.  Our GUIDED WAVE™ Near-Infrared (NIR) spectroscopy is used to monitor the hydrocarbon composition of various streams. 

    Learn how our RUGGED PROBES & FLOW CELLS MEET REFINERY REQUIREMENTS.

  • FLARE GAS

    EXTREL™ Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer and COSA XENTAUR™ BTU Wobbe Calorimeters are two types of analytical instruments that can be used to monitor flare gas emissions and ensure compliance with regulations.  We also offer our ATOM INSTRUMENT™ FGA-1000™ Flare Gas Analyzer as an ideal online process analyzer utilizing patented Excimer UV Fluorescence (EUVF) Technology to measure Total Sulfur in refinery flare gas and subsequent sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions as mandated by the EPA Rule 40 CFR 60, Subpart Ja.  

  • SULFUR ANALYSIS

    Sulfur is a naturally occurring element that is present in crude oil and petroleum products. During the refining process, sulfur compounds can be converted into hydrogen sulfide (H2S), which is a toxic and corrosive gas that can pose significant health and safety risks to workers in oil refineries. Our ATOM INSTRUMENT™ total-sulfur analyzers are an ideal solution. Our patented Excimer UV Fluorescence (EUVF) Technology is incorporated into our online analyzers.  This technology provides high reliability and confidence of analytical results, reduces operational and maintenance costs, meets today’s emission standards, and delivers outstanding analytical performance to meet the challenges of future emission requirements.

  • CRUDE OIL PROCESSING

    Crude oil processing for naphtha conversion is a refining process that involves the conversion of heavy crude oil into lighter hydrocarbon products, such as naphtha, which is a feedstock for petrochemical production. Our ANALECT® Series of FTIR/FT-NIR Process Analyzers are widely used in crude oil processing applications.

  • INSTRUMENT AIR & DRYERS

    n hydrocarbon processing, instrument air is used as a clean and dry source of compressed air to power pneumatic instruments, valves, and other equipment. Instrument air is typically generated by compressing atmospheric air using a compressor, which can introduce moisture and contaminants into the air. To prevent these issues, instrument air is typically passed through a series of filters and dryers to remove moisture and other impurities.

    Our COSA XENTAUR™ XPDM™ dew point meter is designed for use in hydrocarbon processing applications. It is specifically designed to measure the dew point of compressed air and other gases, which is an important parameter for ensuring the safe and efficient operation of equipment in hydrocarbon processing facilities.

  • FUEL COLOR AND TURBIDITY

    Fuel color and turbidity are important characteristics of fuels because they can affect the performance and efficiency of engines that use the fuel.  Our GUIDED WAVE™ NIR Spectrometers are commonly used to monitor fuel color and turbidity. These instruments use near-infrared (NIR) light to measure the properties of a substance, including the color and turbidity of a fuel.

  • STEAM METHANE REFORMER

    Gas analyzers are an essential component in steam methane reformers (SMRs) as they provide critical information on the composition of the process gas streams, including hydrogen, carbon monoxide, and carbon dioxide. Our TIGER OPTICS™ CRDS gas analyzers are used in steam reforming processes to monitor the concentrations of hydrogen and other gases, as well as to perform hydrogen purity analysis.

  • PROCESS WATER

    Process water is an important component in hydrocarbon processing, and it is used in a variety of ways.

  • WASTEWATER

    Wastewater is used in hydrocarbon processing in several ways.  Total organic carbon (TOC) monitoring is important in wastewater management in hydrocarbon processing.

  • LAB, SAFETY & COMPLIANCE

    Gas analyzers are essential in hydrocarbon processing for safety and compliance purposes:

    • Laboratory analysis: Gas analyzers are used in laboratory settings to analyze hydrocarbon samples for purity, impurities, and contaminants. 
    • Safety monitoring: Used for safety monitoring to detect hazardous gases such as carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulfide, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). 
    • Environmental compliance: Used to measure emissions of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) and other regulated gases to ensure compliance with environmental regulations. 
    • Process control: Used for process control to monitor the concentrations of gases in various parts of the process stream. This information is essential for controlling the process conditions and for ensuring that the process is operating optimally.
    • Product quality control: Used for product quality control to ensure that hydrocarbon products meet specified purity and composition requirements.
  • Industrial Boilers

    Monitoring the Total Organic Carbon (TOC) levels in the condensate from heat exchangers is crucial in boilers. When TOC levels exceed acceptable limits, immediate action is required to divert the condensate away from the boiler to avoid potential damage. By implementing continuous TOC monitoring, operators can swiftly make necessary adjustments, effectively preventing equipment damage, production downtime, and financial losses.

    Our solutions include:

    • TOC Water Analyzer for Harsh Wastewater Applications QuickTOCultra
    • TOC Water Analyzer for Clean Water Applications QuickTOCuvll
    • TOC Water Analyzer for Municipal and Cooling Water Applications QuickTOCeco
    • COD Water Analyzer for Laboratories QuickTOClab

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