oil analyser Articles

  • Matching oil in water analyses with regulatory methods

    While the amount of oil in water is highly regulated, it can also be a challenging measurement. It is complicated by the fact that oil conies in many forms and the measurement is defined by the particular regulatory method. When EPA 1664 is the regulatory method, the "oil" is anything that is extracted into hexane and remains after the hcxanc has been evaporated and appears as weight. In regions ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Analysing four of the most contaminated foodstuffs

    Food adulteration has been around since the Victorian times when cheese was often coloured with lead salts, beer and milk were watered down and flour was bulked out with chalk dust or ground bones [1]. Governments apply stringent legislation and quality standards to food products but the practice of adulteration, driven by greed and profit, is still seen. ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Analysers and next generation SRU control

    The history of on-line process analytics is a relatively short one. Development was driven by the need for process control of high value hydrocarbonbased products. The first on-line analyser applications came during the second war. Rapid development came in the 1970s with the advent of the microprocessor and resultant chemometric techniques. Led by Phillips Petroleum, Union Carbide and Dupont ...

  • Analysing coloured smoke | Pearl or Quest?

    Coloured smoke consists of an aerosol of tiny particles which is combusted or vaporized. The particular pigment or dye of each colour affects the colour of the smoke. The mixture usually includes a cool-burning formula based on potassium chlorate oxidiser, dextrin or lactose as fuel. Then one or more dyes are introduced to account for around half of the mixture. A small amount of sodium ...


    By Specac Limited

  • A meta analytic review of life cycle assessment and flow analyses studies of palm oil biodiesel

    This work reviews and performs a meta‐analysis of the recent Life Cycle Assessment and flow analyses studies palm oil biodiesel. The best available data and information are extracted, summarized and discussed. Most studies found palm oil biodiesel would produce positive energy balance with a range of energy ratio between 2.27 and 4.81 with net energy production of 112 GJ ha−1yr−1. With the ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Performance and energy analyses of a diesel engine fuelled with Koroch seed oil methyl ester and its diesel fuel blends

    Performance of a single cylinder four–stroke diesel engine is analysed in the light of first law of thermodynamics in this study considering 10% (B10) to 40% (B40) (by volume) blending of Koroch seed oil methyl ester (KSOME) with diesel as fuels. An energy balance study is carried out to quantify the various losses associated with diesel engine processes on the basis of experimental data. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Analysing the dynamics of transitions in residential water consumption in the Netherlands

    Water infrastructure is inherently a socio-technical system. Rapidly changing urban trends and long-term uncertainties make water infrastructure management complex. This paper analyses the dynamics of residential water consumption in the Netherlands since 1900. During this period, different drivers for change had an influence on residential water use. Results show that different (f)actors and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Gas analysers support management of Swindon fire

    The capability to convene a multi-agency Air Quality Cell (AQC) was established in England in 2009 following the Buncefield Oil Storage Depot incident. A review of this event identified the need to rapidly co-ordinate the acquisition, analysis and interpretation of air quality data in major incidents. Arrangements have been made in England to bring together experts from the Environment Agency ...


    By Quantitech Ltd

  • Air crash investigation using Oxford Instruments handheld analysers - case study

    It was late April 1945 during the last days of World War II for Italy. Just one week before the liberation of Italy from the fascists rule, a group of five Messerschmitt BF 109 planes took off from the Vicenza airbase heading to Ghedi, near Brescia. This was not a combat mission but a transfer flight. Soon after take-off the planes were intercepted by US fighters and attacked. All five planes ...


    By Oxford Instruments plc

  • Key Questions for Analysts of Energy Balances and Other Policy Analyses

    Untitled Document The United States imports approximately one third of its energy sources, mostly in the form of petroleum. 1 Heightened interest in finding alternative fuels, ...

  • Methods of oil/fuel analysis

    PC GlobeCore can propose you to make a reclaiming test of yours example of fuel (oil) to verify the possibility of clean it. If the oil is contaminated and not suitable for use, filtration can be recommended. Or, you can also make this test by yourself using our laboratory/test-bench transformer oil vacuum regeneration system UVR. The regenerated samples exceeded yours expectations. Average ...


    By GlobeCore GmbH

  • The role of speculation in crude oil prices

    The primary objective of the paper is to investigate if the 2007–2008 crude oil price shock was caused by speculation or changes in fundamentals. First, the history of crude oil prices and energy trends are presented. By evaluating empirical findings and introducing a representative agent model with perfect foresight, the second part of the paper discusses how the 2007–2008 price shock could have ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Using Spectroscopy for Used Oil Analysis

    Evaluating the wear condition of equipment is a primary requirement of condition monitoring programs. Oil wetted equipment will generate wear particles throughout its lifetime, the nature and rate of the wear varies from initial ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Colour Measurement as a Tool for Monitoring Oil Quality

    This paper takes a look at the many factors known to have a direct or indirect impact on the quality of oil and the diverse range of different measurement devices have been developed for this purpose, such as relative humidity and absolute water content indicators, particle calculators, dielectric sensors, oxidisation indicators (TAN value), viscosity meters and colour analysers. It explains ...


    By Kytola Instruments Oy

  • Case study - Geotech’s first GA5000 landfill gas analyser takes 100,000 readings for SUEZ environnement

    Geotech’s first GA5000 analyser, manufactured three years ago, was recently spotted in the company’s calibration rig.  This portable landfill gas monitor was the first production unit of the newly launched GA5000 gas analyser range and has prompted Geotech to look into the analyser’s life since then. The analyser was on its sixth service since manufacture, under ...


    By Geotech

  • Baseline groundwater quality in unconventional oil and gas fields

    In recent years, expansion of unconventional oil and gas production has prompted significant interest in potential impacts on drinking water resources. In many cases, water quality investigations rely on access to landowner water wells to develop baseline data prior to drilling; respond to spills, complaints, or incidents; or evaluate potential impacts due to drilling, completion, hydraulic ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Saudi Arabia examines photovoltaic and oil integration models

    With a huge opportunity now open for PV in Saudi Arabia, efforts are underway to analyse the potential for integration between the technology and oil. It was noted in PV Insider’s recent PV Guide to the MENA Region that the Government of Saudi Arabia has set an ambitious target of 41GW (16GW of which allocated to PV) by 2032.  This translates to 10% of domestic use ...

  • On the thermal oxidation stability of pyrolysis biomass oil

    The rice husk-based biomass-oil is composed of complex organic compounds and water, and its oxidation stability has a direct influence on its physico-chemical property and application. The advanced oxidation experiments were carried out through the flowing of air and oxygen respectively. The influences of four factors, including gas flux, oxidation time, temperature and copper foil, on the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Competences for environmental performance in a Brazilian oil company

    The objective of this research is to identify organisational competences that impact the environmental performance of organisations. The case analysed is the oil refining in Brazil. A case study is adopted as a research strategy, with a qualitative and a quantitative approach, using bibliographical and field research, including the use of a questionnaire followed by a descriptive statistics ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Anaerobic degradation of palm oil mill effluent (POME)

    The biodegradation characteristics of palm oil mill effluent (POME) and the related microbial community were studied in both actual sequential anaerobic ponds in Malaysia and enrichment cultures. The significant degradation of the POME was observed in the second pond, in which the temperature was 35–37 °C. In this pond, biodegradation of major long chain fatty acids (LCFA), such as palmitic acid ...


    By IWA Publishing

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