X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) Webinar

Elemental Analysis for Petrochemical Applications

How to Boost Sample Throughput via XRF.

The elemental analysis of petrochemical products such as crude oils, intermediate refinery products, automotive fuels, or modern lubricating oils is quite challenging. If you work with Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS) or Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectroscopy (ICP), the organic matrix of petrochemical products requires special attention during sample preparation and instrument adjustment. Here, X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) is really different and brings a lot of benefits to your lab, including simple sample preparation and elimination of daily re-calibrations.

In this webinar, you learn more about why sample preparation in XRF is so simple and straight forward and how the comprehensive XRF portfolio from Bruker can boost your sample throughput for such demanding applications. We provide information that will help you to decide if an Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (EDXRF) or a Wavelength Dispersive XRF (WDXRF) instrument is the best choice for your specific petrochemical application.

Applications covered during this webinar include the norm-compliant analysis of Ultra-Low Sulfur (ULS) in automotive fuels with the brand new S2 POLAR (ASTM D7220, ISO 13032, and ASTM D4929 S + Cl) or, alternatively, with the new benchtop WDXRF S6 JAGUAR according to norm ASTM D2622. Analytical data are shown for the analysis of additives in lubricating oils (e.g. ASTM D7751), or including wear metals with WDXRF according to the norms ASTM D6443 and ISO 51399. Also, we talk about how high demanding central labs can benefit from the high performance of a S8 TIGER Series 2 and what are the advantages of PETRO-QUANT as unique solution for customers in the petrochemical industry.


Frank Portala

Product Manager XRF, Bruker AXS