Webinar day: for the petroleum industry. latest testing methods and technologies
Wednesday 3rd March 2021 – Online
SciMed are once again holding their popular one-day seminar on techniques for the petroleum industries from refineries to fuels and lubricating products.
This free to attend event includes a number of technical talks with technical experts your current and future analytical and process requirements.
The program will include the following talks:
- 09:30 – Determining the energy content of your fuel (ASTM D240 to modern day)
- 10:00 – Latest Petroleum International Standards for XRF.
- 11:00 – The importance of both robust and versatile sample handling combined with intelligent detector design to ensures accurate and reliable C, N, S and Cl results in petroleum analysis.
- 12:00 – Flash Point: what you need to know.
- 14:00 – New technologies in lubricant oil analysis including pour point, cloud point and air release.
- 15:00 Chemical Analysis by ICPOES – coping with high levels of organic solvents and dirty matrices; how sample introduction and optical design can help the analyst obtain the most accurate results
- 16:00 Enhancing the Lubricating Oil Blenders’ customer care strategy with on-site oil analysis tools.
Abstracts for the talks:
- Determining the total calorific content (CV / Energy) of a fuel source ASTM D240 to modern day by Dr Dan Clarke: The determination of the total energy content of fuel sources has been a key piece of information when considering any potential fuel source. Whether you’re business is new green fuels sources such as pyrolysis of plastics, refining fossil fuel or simply blending products to specification, a Parr oxygen Bomb calorimeter can offer this critical information in a matter of a few minutes.
- Latest Petroleum International Standards for XRF by Phil Russel. XRF remains a main stay of elemental analysis in the petroleum industry for process control and regulatory compliance. With an ever-increasing list of international standards being developed for XRF instruments offering improved performance, lower detection limits and additional elements for new methods and matrices it becomes necessary for Instrument manufactures to update their offerings. This presentation will take proponents of the XRF instruments through the latest array of methods and highlighting the range of instruments that can be offered from the Rigaku to meet the ever demanding petroleum industry. This will cover both EDXRF, WDXRF and online technologies. The new Primus IVi WDXRF instrument will be featured showing the enhanced performance that can now be met using newly developed light element crystals.
- The importance of both robust and versatile sample handling combined with intelligent detector design to ensures accurate and reliable C, N, S and Cl results in petroleum analysis. C, N, S and Cl are vitally important elements the petroleum industry, are found in a huge variety of products, and their levels need to be rigours monitored and measured. Handling the range of different matrices that need to analysed brings a range of both sample handling and detection problems that need to be overcome. In this talk we will discuss the importance of measuring these elements, new legislation that is driving the market and how the EA 5100 can help customers looking to perform these analyses. We will also have a live session with the instrument.
- Flash Point: what you need to know by John Hall: Open or closed cup? Manual or automatic? Pensky Marten, Cleveland, Abel and more? With so many variants of flash point methodology this talk looks at how to choose the most appropriate technique for your samples.
- New Technologies in Lubricants analysis, by Vincent Colantuoni. Testing lubricants for physical properties is an essential way to assess performance and monitor the manufacturing process. Historically, methods have been laborious and time consuming. Koehler instrument company present a suite of their latest products to automate tests such as cloud point, pour point and air release values.
- ICPOES – coping with high levels of organic solvents and dirty matrices; how sample introduction and optical design can help the analyst obtain the most accurate results. The elemental analysis of petroleum products is vital as their presence in excess amounts can lead to issues with shelf life and component wear, as well as environmental pollution. The high carbon content of the organic matrix leads to inherent problems in ICP-OES spectrometers traditionally being able to cope with the sample matrix and yet still provide reliable accurate data. In this presentation we will discuss the importance of the analyses being performed, how the market is changing and how the design of the PQ 9100 Elite ICP-OES allows easy and simple petroleum analysis
- Enhancing the Lubricating Oil Blenders’ customer care strategy with on-site oil analysis tools by Malcolm Haigh: Regularly monitoring oil condition is an important part of an asset management program. For example, water could enter the oil as a result of environmental conditions, condensation from cooler areas of the equipment and/or compromised seal integrity, or base number depletion can occur rapidly in certain types of turbines (e.g. landfill gas fuelled generator sets). Usually, this is carried out by the on-site technician drawing oil samples from the asset(s) and sending them to the lab. However, being able to determine these and other parameters within five minutes of drawing the sample with a hand held unit, (without the need for solvents and chemicals) gives the asset management team a distinct advantage. Maintenance can be taken rapidly therefore avoiding costly delays. This presentation, showing the Spectro Fluidscan will show its simplicity of use, and the comprehensive results generated, including interpretation of the results, from literally two drops of oil.
Interested and thinking of attending?
The seminar will be held online. Each talk will be run a an individual webinar with a separate invitation.
To attend please fill out the registration form below, choose the topics you want to attend and an online invitation will be sent for each one. There will be a short break between each talk to allow a quick refill of your mug!
If you would like some specific information on any of the above or some more details on the talks please email Nina Rose direct on firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us via the office on 0161 442 9963.