X-ray fluorescence analysis (XRF) is employed in the hydrocarbon processing industry and associated fields for elemental analysis and trace element determination in all types of petrochemical materials: Through all phases of the refinery process, impurities from catalysts, metals, and crude oil have to be analyzed.
End products should be specified as per the particular standards. Throughout the entire lifetime of petrochemical products (chemicals, oil, polymers, and so on) from thermal treatment, production to disposal, or use as secondary fuel, X-ray fluorescence analysis (XRF) is the most appropriate analytical technique that supports all those different applications. Bruker AXS has designed the exclusive XRF solution to support all XRF-based petrochemical applications: PETRO-QUANT.
Quick and Easy Quantitative Elemental Analysis
PETRO-QUANT is a robust analytical solution designed particularly for the petrochemical industry. It offers rapid and simplified quantitative elemental analysis for process and quality control laboratories with the next-generation wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometer (WDXRF) S8 TIGER Series 2.
PETRO-QUANT yields precise and accurate analytical results directly from the box as the wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometers (WDXRF) are calibrated for many different applications. This relieves the operator from time-consuming calibration tasks, saving weeks of commissioning to make sure that the pay back starts from the very beginning.
OilQuant—Standardless Analysis for all Required Elements
The universal calibration OilQuant is used for common analysis of hydrocarbon matrices like lubricants and fuels. OilQuant allows the analysis of all essential elements from Sodium (Na) to Lead (Pb) encompassing concentrations from trace elements (ppm) to significant levels (%) (for example, for S and Cl), without the use of standards.
In order to conform to international standards such as DIN, ASTM, IP, or EN ISO, samples should be analyzed against norm-specific calibrations. PETRO-QUANT supports pre-defined standards with in-depth instructions. In addition, Bruker AXS offers completely calibrated wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometers (WDXRF) that match the requirements of petrochemical laboratories.