oil analysis instrument Articles

  • Train derailment prompts contaminated land investigation - Case study

    On March 30th 2015 a long freight train, transporting a variety of goods including lumber and chemicals, wound its way through the state of Mississippi. At around 5pm, part of the train failed to negotiate a curved portion of the track in a rural area near Minter City, resulting in the derailment of nine railcars, one of which leaked chemicals onto agricultural farmland and woodlands. Emergency ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Understanding Oil-in-Water Instrument Specifications

    The measurement capabilities of oil-in-water analysis methods are described by several analytical figures-of-merit. Examples are: Range (Linear and Dynamic) Limit of Detection (LOD) Limit of Quantification (LOQ) Precision (Repeatability and Reproducibility) Sensitivity Accuracy Response Time Some or all of these are often specified by customers in the bid packages issued when selecting a ...

  • New Oil Analysis Handbook

    Third edition contains more How To articles and more case studies It has been more than two years since we published the first edition of the Oil Analysis Handbook. Our original goal was to compile a comprehensive reference book of common in-service oil analysis techniques to help readers understand and choose the right technique and instrumentation for their needs. Each edition brings us ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • 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

  • Solvent-free oil-in-water analysis

    Non-ionic surfactants can homogenize oily, produced water samples, creating optically clear microemulsions that are ideal for fluorescence measurements [1]. The use of surfactants to reduce fouling and improve the performance of on-line, fluorescence-based, oil-in-water monitors has been reported previously [2,3]. This paper describes the use of surfactants to prepare discrete water samples ...

  • EDXRF Analysis of Sulfur and Other Elements in Oil

    The concentrations of sulfur substances in fuel oil, which greatly contribute to air pollution and acid rain, are regulated by law in many countries, and these regulations are becoming stricter with the growing concern about their impact on the environment and the consequences for society. Here, using the easy-to-operate EDX-720 energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometer, we determined the ...

  • A quick guide to oil analysis for engine test applications

    Reliability testing is a very important component of new engine development. Engineers need to fully understand and chart the engine lifetime performance under a variety of conditions before mass production may be considered. Many important performance data parameters are collected in real time through the many different types of sensors that are connected to the engine in the test cell and oil ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Mercury Analysis

    Characteristics of Mercury What is Mercury? Mercury is a naturally occurring silver-colored metallic element noted for its occurrence as a liquid at room temperature and toxic to living organisms. This silvery, opaque liquid metal is very dense, yet has a high surface tension that causes it to form tiny perfect spheres in the pores of the rocks it is found in. It is ...


    By HORIBA Europe GmbH

  • Oil-In-Water Analysis. Verification of Particle Counter results by optical microscopy

    For my research work, which concerns separation of liquid/liquid dispersions, I selected the Spectrex PC2200. It covers the whole range of droplet sizes which are of interest, i.e. from 0.5 to 100 microns. The procedure for analysis is very simple and results are obtained in less than a minute. This makes the Spectrex instrument very handy for use in the lab as well as for field measurements (A ...


    By Spectrex Corporation

  • Spectro Scientific`s Third Edition Of The Oil Analysis Handbook

    It has been over two years since the publication of the first edition of Spectro Scientific’s In-Service Oil Analysis Handbook. Our goal was to compile a comprehensive reference book of common in-service oil analysis techniques to help readers understand and choose the right technique and instrumentation for their needs. In-service oil analysis for condition based maintenance covers a wide ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • A multi‐attribute decision analysis for decommissioning offshore oil and gas platforms

    The 27 oil and gas platforms off the coast of southern California are reaching the end of their economic lives. Because their decommissioning involves large costs and potential environmental impacts, this became an issue of public controversy. As part of a larger policy analysis conducted for the State of California, we implemented a decision analysis as a software tool (PLATFORM) to clarify ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Analysis of Pesticides in Citrus Oil Using a Shimadzu GCMS-TQ8030

    Contamination of consumer products with pesticides is a growing concern because of recognized adverse health effects, increasing world-wide usage of pesticides, and imports of raw materials from foreign sources. Citrus oils have been used for centuries for a wide range of applications: flavor/fragrance, various medicinal purposes, and others. In recent years, new uses of citrus oils as cleaners ...

  • GC Analysis of Crude Oil Samples in Compliance with ASTM D5307

    In the ASTM D5307 test method, crude oil containing components with boiling points to temperatures in excess of 538C (C44 or equivalent) are analyzed by a simulated distillation GC system by the internal standard method. A detailed boiling point distribution graph is created for the fraction with boiling points lower than 538C. The fraction with boiling points above 538C is calculated as ...

  • Oil Analysis Helps Keep the Trains Running - Case study

    Based in Tullow, Ireland, T.E. Laboratories ("the Laboratories"), provides oil, fuel and environmental analysis services for a variety of customers, including Irish Rail, Ireland's national railway system. It regularly uses equipment from Spectro, Inc., including the Spectroil Q100 spectrometer. When the analysis of oil samples from a main locomotive showed a large amount of severe wear ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Large City Fleet Saves $2M Using Oil Analysis to Extend Oil Drain Intervals - Case study

    Condition-based maintenance saves time and money and increases productivity A large municipality in the northwestern United States operates over 1.700 vehicles and over 3.000 pieces of motorized equipment ranging from riding lawn mowers to bulldozers Oil changes constitute a major expense. For example, the 500 heavy duty trucks in its fleet previously had their oil changed every 2,500 miles ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Gill Instruments case study featured in AWE International

    AWE International magazine, which is focused on the environmental analysis industry, recently featured Gill Instruments in a case study about environmental monitoring with solid-state meteorological instruments. The case study includes information about all of the products within the Gill Instruments range, with information about their advantages within the environmental analysis field. We have ...


    By Gill Instruments Limited

  • Tech update: Plant instrumentation - food engineering

    Sensors and other devices are the foot soldiers in automation architecture, but most food and beverage manufacturers still are looking for full value. You know an equipment category has arrived when it starts getting its own industry-specific center. For the food production sensors that do the heavy lifting in instrumentation technology, that day could arrive earlier rather than ...


    By Hardy Process Solutions

  • Portable oil analysis solutions empower ship maintainers to act fast in preventing failure - Case study

    Marine operators have known why oil analysis is a critical part of a good maintenance program for quite some time, and they practice it with combinations of onboard test kits and shoreside analysis laboratories commonly provided by the lubricant supplier. Slow steaming, long component lead times, constant switchovers from HFO to lowsulfur fuel, and high and low BN lubricants means having an ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Infrared Analysis Reduces Regulatory Fats, Oil and Grease (FOG) Testing Costs and Provides Fast Results

    Wastewater professionals who are enforcing industrial effluent standards for fats, oil and grease (FOG) either must perform numerous gravimetric tests or spend a considerable amount of money with a contracted testing laboratory.  Infrared analysis. using portable instruments such as the InfraCal TOG/TPH Analylzers -provides an alternative which will significantly reduce costs and ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • In-House Oil Analysis Lab Saves Gold Mine Millions in Downtime, Repair and Replacement Costs

    A low-grade surface mining operation depends upon huge and expensive equipment such as Hitachi 5500 shovels and Caterpillar 793 haul trucks. Oil analysis is essential to identify problems so they can be corrected before they cause equipment to go down for major repairs. In the past, a multinational mining firm sent samples to an outside lab for analysis but the cost of this approach limited the ...


    By Spectro Scientific

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