The petrochemical industry produces far more than fuels and oils for the transportation sector. Chemicals such as ethylene and propylene are important sources for many chemicals and polymer products.
With polymers replacing more and more conventional materials, the development of new compositions and further production control give rise to more elemental analysis applications. These can include monitoring of modifiers and additives to give the new materials the desired properties. Other typical applications are the analysis of (toxic) heavy metals and polymer coatings.
However, the largest part of crude oil is used for liquid fuels such as gasoline, diesel and kerosene. Many times, these products include additives to enhance certain characteristics or mitigate unwanted ones. Antiknock, abrasion-reducing, and pitting protection additives are just a few examples. The additive concentrations (Mg, Ca, Zn, Mo,…) need to be monitored precisely to achieve the desired performance, while minimizing production costs. Other applications include the analysis of wear metals in used lubrication oils and the analysis of sulfur in fuels.
The S2 PUMA Series 2 with its wide range of sample handling options suits any laboratory size. Routine analyses on the S2 PUMA Series 2 can be run without external PC by using the intuitive TouchControl™ interface, which makes room in your lab and ensures flawless operation.
The unique SampleCare™ technology protects vital instrument components from contamination and ensure easy cleaning and short maintenance times. With the small-spot collimators and the HD camera, an area of interest on a bulk sample as small as 1 mm can be analyzed.