Accelerating the Analysis of Refined Fuel Properties
Accelerating the analysis of refined fuel properties helps refinery laboratories analyze many hundreds of samples per day. In a medium size refinery, the number of samples can be 250 per day – in a large refinery this can be 500 per day.
The current analytical tools conventionally used are gas chromatographs, simulated distillation, flash & freeze point apparatus, densitometers, vapor pressure testers, test engines for RON & MON and many others. Solid state Raman spectroscopy can measure multiple properties of gasoline, jet and diesel fuels accurately, precisely and rapidly – in a matter of seconds.
In this paper, we will describe the methodology for collecting high quality Raman spectra and the strategy for turning the spectral data into information to inform the decision making process.
What you’ll learn:
- Why Raman is the ideal candidate for refined fuel analysis, having the key attributes of specificity, sensitivity, speed, and stability
- Why refineries looking to increase throughput, reduce overhead, and improve the safety environment of the lab should consider Raman
- How Raman can quickly and accurately analyze multiple fuel types, including gasoline, jet, and diesel, as well as component streams