PANalytical Inc. is pleased to announce the January 1, 2011 opening of a new office with demonstration laboratory and meeting space near Houston, TX. Located just 10 minutes from George Bush Intercontinental Airport, the Kingwood, TX facility is focused on serving the needs of the many petrochemical companies situated in the Gulf Coast region.
The office will showcase PANalytical's wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence (WDXRF) spectrometers, featuring the new Axios system with cost-effective 1 KW operating power, no external cooling required, and the industry's most advanced XRF X-ray tube, the SST with CHI-BLUE coating and best X-ray tube warranty on the market - five years non-prorated. Also featured will be energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence (EDXRF) spectrometers, along with other laboratory instruments, calibration standards, software and consumables.
Dan Snyder, sales engineer for PANalytical Inc. in the Gulf Coast region, looks forward to the office opening, with space for mini seminars, company-focused user group meetings and trainings. He also states "the demo facility for XRF products will allow customers to bring samples to run and experience the analytical power and ease of use of our systems."
PANalytical's XRF spectrometers are the industry standard for R&D and process control tasks for quantitative analysis of any petrochemical: from heavy elements in crude oil to additives in lubricants, biofuels, and finished products like gasoline, coke and waxes. A very important application of XRF is the determination of sulfur in fuels and oils according to norms and regulations. In the oil and oil processing industry, XRF is used for elemental and trace element analysis of catalysts, metals and hazardous ingredients in crude oil, as well as analysis of engine performance and wear by determining metallic traces in lubricants.
This expansion of our already comprehensive customer application support facilities in the USA is an example of our leadership and commitment to the petro XRF user community.