Fuel Analysis Articles

  • 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

  • How to analyze H2S, All Mercaptans, THT and Total Sulfur for Monitoring Natural Gas or Gaseous Fuels in Metering Stations

    Chromatotec has been pleased to participate to the last issue of Petro Industry News with an article on “How to analyze H2S, All Mercaptans, THT and Total Sulfur for Monitoring Natural Gas or Gaseous ...


    By Chromatotec Group

  • WBA Fossil Exit Strategy

    After COP 21 (Paris): Fossil Exit Strategy 2030 One year after the conference in Paris, the world is moving away from the targets of COP21. The most embarrassing fact is the ongoing increase of the CO2 concentration in the atmosphere. This concentration reached 400ppm in 2014 for the first time in the human history. A value of 420 ppm is usually regarded ...

  • Reports On Canadian Biofuels GHG Emissions Argue For And Against Biofuel Mandates Over Carbon Pricing

    On October 4, 2016, Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission (EFC) published a report, Course Correction: It’s Time to Rethink Canadian Biofuel Policies, arguing for the termination of biofuel subsidies. The report claims that Canadian biofuel policies have reduced greenhouse gas ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • New Boliden Rönnskär Zinc Furnace - Case Study

    Rönnskär plant NEW BOLIDEN is the third largest copper metals supplier in Europe and handles all process stages from mining via smelting until recycling for copper, zinc and other valuable metals. The Rönnskär plant located in Skelleftehamn in northern Sweden houses one of the largest copper smelters of its kind in the world. Beside copper zinc, clinker, lead and precious ...

  • Guide to Measuring Biofuel Blending

    As the global commitment to renewable energy sources grows, the importance of using biodiesel as a blending component with diesel fuel has increased. Biodiesel consists of fatty acid methyl esters (FAME) which are produced by the transesterification of certain feedstock oils, such as soy, rapeseed, canola, and others. The ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Techniques for Soot in Oil Analysis

    Since no engine is 100% efficient, products other than carbon dioxide and water will be formed during combustion. One such product produced from incomplete combustion is soot. Soot is a mass of mainly carbon particles that are typically spherical in shape. As soot levels rise, the soot particles begin to clump together and ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Solvent-Free Synthesis of c-Axis Oriented ZSM-5 Crystals with Enhanced Methanol to Gasoline Catalytic Activity

    ZSM-5 crystals with controllable c-axis length were successfully synthesized through a one-pot solvent-free route, with urea as an additive. X-ray diffraction patterns (XRD) show that the prepared samples exhibit high crystallinity. N2 adsorption–desorption isotherms and mercury intrusion porosimetry (MIP) analysis together with TEM observations indicate that micro-, meso-, and ...


    By SusChem

  • Guide for Measuring Fuel Dilution in Lubricating Oil

    Fuel dilution in oil can cause serious engine damage. High levels of fuel (>2%) in a lubricant can result in decreased viscosity, oil degradation, loss of dispersancy, and loss of oxidation stability. Fuel dilution is one of the most important lubricant failure modes in internal combustion engines. It usually occurs due to ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • EPA Study: 83% of diesel tanks have moderate to severe levels of corrosion

    The EPA has released the results of the largest survey to-date on corrosion levels in underground storage tanks (USTs) containing diesel fuel -- and the results are staggering. The research showed that 83 percent of the USTs studied exhibit moderate to severe corrosion. Worse, only 25 percent of the owners of those tanks with corrosion were aware of it prior to the study. ...


    By Tanknology Inc.

  • Facility Asset Cataloging Service (FACS) - Case Study

    With the 2015 release of the updated EPA fueling facility regulations going into effect in the coming months, more and more multi-facility operators are working to get a clearer picture of what they have at their various facilities and what condition everything is in. We recently undertook a project for a large operator with hundreds of sites spread across the country, and this operator wanted ...


    By Tanknology Inc.

  • Why Levelized Cost of Electricity is an important measurement in wind

    As the wind industry continues to grow, it is faced with much opposition, and a lot of misinformation is being shared. Some of the biggest myths around wind is that the costs of building and installing wind turbines are too high (compared to the costs of other energy sources) and that the industry is overly subsidized. Many anti-wind lobbyists point out that subsidies and tax benefits are the ...


    By Orenda Energy Solutions Ltd.

  • E-guide for Measuring TAN and TBN in Oil

    Monitoring TAN and TBN is an important test for measuring lubricant condition. There are several methods available ranging from expensive laboratory methods to quick field tests. In a laboratory setting, methods are chosen based on the highest accuracy and repeatability that can be achieved with a decent throughput. Out in the field, it is most important to get a trustworthy result quickly enough ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • DOE`s Oak Ridge National Laboratory Publishes Report Finding Bioenergy Crops Are Not A Risk To Food Security

    On June 14, 2016, DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), through UT-Battelle, LLC, published a report determining that bioenergy crops do not impact food security. The report, "Reconciling food security and bioenergy: priorities ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Four Methods to Measure TAN/TBN in Lubrication Oil

    TOTAL ACID NUMBER A high concentration of acidic compounds in a lubricant can lead to corrosion of machine parts and clogged oil filters due to the formation ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Warehouse Optimization: Balancing Equipment Performance and Worker Safety Through Emissions Measurements and Air Quality Monitoring

    Successful warehouse functionality is dependent on both maximizing equipment performance and providing a safe and healthy environment for workers that encourages productivity. However, these two factors are often at odds with each other as warehouse equipment such as forklifts, burnishers and delivery trucks emit toxic gases that can have the potential to create poor indoor air quality which ...

  • Wastewater Plant Relies on Thermal Flow Meter for Co-Gen Power Gas Blending Process

    The Rahway Valley Sewerage Authority (RVSA), which operates a large wastewater treatment plant in New Jersey, embarked on a green co-generation waste-to-energy project to power a portion of its operations. The plant performs primary, secondary, tertiary and sludge treatment processes in serving over 250,000 residential customers and 3000 industrial and commercial customers in a 40-plus square ...


    By Modern Pumping Today

  • Case study - EDRO in soil at petroleum tank farm site

    Environmental engineers needed quick and accurate screening analysis on a tank farm contaminated with a subsurface plume of fuel oil. Sitelab's EDRO test was performed to delineate the vertical extent of contamination. A drill rig was used to collect samples from the surface down to twenty feet at different locations throughout the property. They needed to quantify the size of the NAPL plume in ...


    By Sitelab Corporation

  • Case study - EPH in soil with diesel and home heating oils

    Sitelab’s UVF-3100 analyzer is a popular tool when excavating soils contaminated by fuel oils from underground storage tanks (USTs). These studies show the accuracy testing samples for Extractable Petroleum Hydrocarbons, EPH C11- C22 aromatic hydrocarbons. Samples are extracted in solvent using test kits and measured on the UVF analyzer’s EPH optics, calibrated to Sitelab’s PAH ...


    By Sitelab Corporation

  • Case study - NAPL forensics analysis at tank farm in Boston

    Ambient Engineering, Inc. (Concord, MA) used Sitelab to investigate and remediate a former tank farm along Boston Harbor contaminated by a large, subsurface plume of commingled diesel fuel and No. 6 fuel oil. Loading racks (above) are suspected to have contributed to most of the site’s contamination. Light Non Aqueous Phase Liquids (LNAPL) collected from 40 monitoring wells were tested ...


    By Sitelab Corporation

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