Portable Analyzers Articles

  • Applications of a Portable Gas Spectrometer

    In the realm of natural gas processing, enterprises don’t always find it economical to send products back to the lab and wait for test results. Being able to perform on-the-spot, highly accurate compositional analysis with gas chromatography equipment can reduce operational costs and help companies determine on-the-spot accurate gas levels in a natural gas stream. ...


    By Envent Engineering Ltd

  • Ferrous Wear Metal Measurement Made Easy with the FerroCheck

    Historically, one of the most cost-effective indicators of machinery health has been the analysis of ferrous debris in oil. Such analysis utilizes the ferromagnetic properties of generated debris to perform the analysis. Since nearly all wear debris contains ferrous material (in particular iron), an abnormal increase in the amount of debris can be directly correlated to abnormal machinery ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • What Does Complete Visibility of EH&S across all Operating Divisions Really Mean?

    Large modern businesses are incredibly complex. There are a huge number of constituent elements that make up the whole and often a vast number of operating divisions that must work in harmony, even if separated by walls, layers of management and – sometimes – entire counties. This all makes the prospect of managing EH&S across the estate of an ...


    By Rivo Software Ltd.

  • Free White Paper: Technologies for On-Site Positive Material Identification

    Until now there have been two established technologies for Positive Material Identification (PMI) inspection: Handheld X-ray fluorescence spectrometers (HHXRF) Mobile and portable optical emission spectrometers (OES) Oxford Instruments recently launched the mPulse, the world’s first handheld metal analyser based on laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS). ...


    By Oxford Instruments plc

  • Buy Smarter – what questions should you ask when buying a balance?

    From highly sensitive 5 decimal place analytical balances right through to industrial floor scales that can withstand tough use and hosing down, balances come in all shapes and sizes. Choosing the right one is easy when you take the time to compile a shortlist of the features you need. Take the time to think about what you really need ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • Identification and quantification of methanol in contaminated spirits

    Introduction Over the past several years, an alarming trend has become evident, highlighting serious issues related to contaminated alcohol within the European Union, particularly Eastern Europe (1). This issue came to a breaking point in September of 2012 when the Czech Republic officially banned the sale of hard liquor after 20 people died from the consumption of methanol-laced ...


    By B&W Tek

  • The use of portable and handheld Raman spectroscopy for forensic investigations

    The Raman technique is gaining widespread acceptance as an investigative tool for forensic applications. This article focuses on the use of portable and handheld Raman spectroscopy in the field of forensic science and illustrates it with real-world examples. The benefits of Raman spectroscopy are well recognized for the molecular identification of unknown molecular compounds and as a result the ...


    By B&W Tek

  • Rapid portable cross-connection detection by sensitive fluorescence spectroscopy

    Abstract The implementation of dual reticulation systems for returning recycled water to the home for nonpotable use is now common in new Australian housing developments. Managing the associated public health risk requires consideration of the potential for crossconnections between recycled and potable water pipes. While current protocols for detection exist, they are time consuming and ...


    By Safe Training Systems Ltd

  • Assessing Accuracy of a New Portable Olfactometer, Scentroid SM100 for Measuring Ambient Odours-A Comparative Analytical Study of SM100 and Traditional Olfactometry Techniques

    Abstract: This paper evaluates the accuracy of the newly introduced ultra-portable olfactometer, Scentroid SM100 developed by IDES Canada Inc, with two techniques traditionally used for assessing ambient odours: Nasal Ranger instrument and a lung technique with the dynamic olfactometry laboratory analysis of collected samples. A similar study was presented at the recent NOSE 2012 odour conference ...

  • Portable IR Analyzers Provide Petroleum & Wastewater Industries with Accurate Oil Content Measurements

    Fixed filter infrared (IR) analyzers have been used to test oil levels in produced water on off-shore and on-shore drilling platforms for well over 45 years. U.S. EPA methods 418.1 and 413.2 were used extensively on a worldwide basis until the Montreal Protocol called for Freon (the solvent used in the analysis) to be phased out. Infrared analysis using tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene) is ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Get Comparable ASTM/EN Data for Biodiesel Blend Measurements While Saving Time and Money using Portable IR Analyzers

    Both EN 14078 and ASTM D7371 methods for measuring the percent biodiesel in diesel fuel use infrared analysis as the analytical method and are based around using an FTIR spectrometer which has the capability to do a multitude of analyses besides the biodiesel in diesel measurement. This is great for a laboratory where various biofuels measurements are required. However, if the only measurement ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Comply with Highly Regulated Oil in Water Measurements Using Portable Infrared Analyzers

    The Petroleum Industry – both offshore and onshore -- has regulations that limit the amount of oil in discharged water.  Fixed filter infrared (IR) analyzers have been used to test oil levels in produced water on drilling platforms for over 45 years for a number of reasons. On oil rigs where real estate is at a premium, infrared analyzers such as the Wilks InfraCal TOG/TPH ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Hired metals analyser ensures remediation success

    Cognition Land and Water Ltd, a UK based remediation specialist, has hired a portable XRF metals analyser to improve the speed of remediation work at a project in London’s Kentish Town. The project had a major impact on local residents so timescales were extremely tight but Cognition’s Charlie Jarvis says “It would not have been possible to meet the deadline without the use of ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Latest analytical technology ensures biogas efficiency

    Anaerobic Digestion (AD) relies on the ability of specific micro-organisms to convert organic material into a gas that can be used to generate electricity. However, these bacteria require specific conditions if they are to function effectively and instrumentation specialist company HACH LANGE has developed a range of online, portable and laboratory instruments that have enabled a large number of ...


  • Hydrogen Chloride Analyzer (HCl, H2O)

    LGR's Hydrogen Chloride Analyzer (HCl, H2O) provides sensitive measurements of HCl in ambient air or in industrial process flows (e.g., coal and cement exhaust streams) with extremely high precision and sensitivity. No longer do you have to spend a lot of money or wait a long time to measure HCl with extremely high sensitivity – LGR's HCl Analyzer provides measurements every second with ...

  • Portable Infrared Analyzers Provide On-Site Measurement of Oil and Grease Levels in Hydraulic Fracturing Water

    The amount of water used in and produced by hydraulic fracturing of shale gas wells is in the millions of gallons per well.  Whether the water is going to be taken off-site for disposal or reused for re-injection, the flowback or produced water needs pretreatment to remove any residual oil from the water.  Waiting for remote laboratory results to determine the oil level can take several ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • On-Site TPH in Soil Measurements in less than 15 Minutes with Portable IR Analyzers

    On-site analysis of total petroleum hydrocarbon (TPH) concentration levels in soil are easily handled using the InfraCal TOG/TPH Analyzers manufactured by Wilks Enterprise, Inc.  The InfraCal TOG/TPH Analyzers are portable infrared (IR) analyzers that quickly determine TPH levels in less than 10-15 minutes, including the extraction.  Concentrations as low as 10 ppm to well over 10,000 - ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • The Effect of Biodiesel Feedstocks on Infrared Blend Measurements

    This White Paper addresses the common concern among biodiesel blenders and distributors as to whether or not biodiesel made from different feedstocks such as soy, waste vegetable oil or palm oil will affect the blend measurement.  The data presented, as well as the chemistry, shows that infrared measurements offer a reliable analytical technique for checking biodiesel blend. Portable ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Comply with Permit Levels for Fats, Oil and Grease in Wastewater using Portable IR Analyzers

    Wilks InfraCal TOG/TPH Analyzers provide accurate, on-site analysis to help regulators and industry reduce the discharge of fats, oil and grease in wastewater.  On-site testing with the portable mid-IR InfraCal Analyzer gives results in 10 minutes and eliminates the wait for off-site lab results.  It is simple enough for an operator with minimal training to do the analysis. Stricter ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • On-Site Ethanol in Gasoline Blend Analysis Saves Money and Eliminates Uncertainty in Fuel Blends

    The use of ethanol as a gasoline additive has increased dramatically over the past few years and will likely continue to increase.  For fuel blenders, this means an added challenge to avoid an incorrect blend that could lead to regulatory fines, loss of customer confidence and damage to equipment.  A quick on-site analysis with a portable mid-infrared based analyzer, such as the Wilks ...


    By Spectro Scientific

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