the world’s leading supplier of instrumentation and software for X-ray
fluorescence (XRF) spectrometry and X-ray diffraction (XRD), will contribute
to the 104th Gulf Coast Conference, Galveston, Texas on 20-21 January 2009.
The company will exhibit the latest additions to its range of systems designed
for the analysis of petroleum-based products.
X-ray analysis provides many advantages over alternative physical and chemical
analysis techniques and has become established throughout the value chain in
the petrochemical industry. In Galveston, visitors to booth 607/609 will be
able to talk to PANalytical experts about the MiniPal 4 Sulfur, a compact EDXRF
spectrometer that delivers best in class performance with detection limits down
to 1 ppm. Ideal for quality control and ensuring compliance with the increasing
demands of international regulations, MiniPal 4 Sulfur supports all relevant
ASTM, ISO, DIN and EPA analysis protocols.
PANalytical’s Axios-Petro WDXRF spectrometer is the fastest and most
sensitive instrument available today. Configured specifically to meet the needs
of the petrochemical industry, Axios-Petro handles a wide range of analyses,
including: determination of sulfur in all kinds of petroleum products; monitoring
Fe, Na, Sb and K as process efficiency indicators; monitoring of additives and
stabilizers in lubricating oils; wear metal analysis in lubricants; determination
of S, Ni, Cl and V levels in waste oil; and the analysis of petroleum coke.
Oil-Trace, an analytical software package will also be presented. It offers
highly accurate analysis of elements important in bio-fuel production and blending
(B15, B10, E85) from a wide range of matrices, and with a single calibration.
The Oil-Trace/Axios-Petro combination provides the most complete analytical
solution for the analysis of petroleum products.
PANalytical’s petrochemical standard sets make reliable and accurate
XRF calibration a simple, convenient and cost-effective procedure. These NIST
traceable standard sets are available for: wear metals, lubrication oils, sulfur
in diesel fuel, biodiesel, isooctane and oil. Each includes standards, application
templates, drift monitors and a unique calibration verification sample. The
use of these sets can be extended with PANalytical’s new performance testing
program, an on-line service that offers independent, third party inter-laboratory
assessment of performance and proficiency.
Completing the XRF range on show will be PANalytical’s trace element
analyzer Epsilon 5. A fully integrated system, Epsilon 5 is characterized by
highly precise, sub-ppm analysis of medium to heavy metals, targeting a wide
range of elements of environmental significance.
Until now, XRD has been considered an accurate analytical technique, but too
slow for industrial applications. This has changed with the introduction of
PANalytical’s CubiX FAST. This system brings speed, reliability and reproducible
results to the analysis of key compounds for quality control in high-throughput
industrial applications such as catalyst screening.