X-ray fluorescence analysis (XRF) is used in the hydrocarbon processing industry and related branches for elemental analysis and trace element determination in all kinds of petrochemical materials: Through all stages of the refinery process impurities from crude oil, metals, and catalysts need to be analyzed.
Final products need to be specified according to specific norms. Through the whole lifetime of petrochemical products (oil, polymers, chemicals, ...) from production to disposal, thermal treatment or use as secondary fuel, X-ray fluorescence analysis (XRF) is the most suited analytical method to support all those different applications. Bruker AXS has developed the specific XRF solution to support all petrochemical applications based on XRF: PETRO-QUANT.
Quick and easy quantitative elemental analysis
PETRO-QUANT is the powerful analytical solution developed specifically for the petrochemical industry. It provides quick and easy quantitative elemental analysis for process and quality control laboratories with the world class wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometer (WDXRF) S8 TIGER Series 2.
PETRO-QUANT produces accurate and precise analytical results straight out of the box as the wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometers (WDXRF) are calibrated for a wide range of applications. It frees the operator from time consuming calibration work, saving weeks of commissioning, to ensure the pay back begins from the very beginning.
OilQuant – Standardless analysis for all required elements
For general analysis of hydrocarbon matrices, such as fuels and lubricants, the universal calibration OilQuant is used. OilQuant enables standardless analysis for all required elements from Sodium (Na) to Lead (Pb) covering concentrations from trace elements (ppm) to major levels (%) (e.g. for S and Cl).
For compliance with international norms such as ASTM, DIN, IP or EN ISO, samples must be analyzed against norm specific calibrations. PETRO-QUANT supports pre-defined norms with detailed instructions. Bruker AXS also provides fully calibrated wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometers (WDXRF) matching the needs of petrochemical laboratories.