PANalytical’s MiniPal 4 Sulfur keeps you ahead of new
With regulations on acceptable levels of sulfur in diesel fuels tightening all around the world, the need for analysis systems that offer maximum sensitivity and extremely low limits of detection has never been greater. PANalytical’s compact EDXRF spectrometer - MiniPal 4 Sulfur – is designed to deliver best in class performance, keeping you ahead of these new standards.
MiniPal 4 Sulfur delivers improved sensitivity, excellent resolution and lower limits of detection, down to 1 ppm. The system’s best in class performance results from: a 15 kV silver anode tube that avoids overlap with sulfur signals, and a new silicon drift detector. Powerful system software and Automatic Program Selection (APS), which automatically selects the most appropriate calibration relative to the sulfur content of an unknown sample, makes MiniPal 4 Sulfur easy to use, even for inexperienced users.
The instrument is ideal for quality control and ensuring compliance with the increasing demands of international regulations. All relevant ASTM, ISO, DIN and EPA analysis protocols are supported.
European Union (EU) countries face the introduction of the new Euro V regulations, with its 10 ppm limit on sulfur in ultra low sulfur diesel (ULSD), in January 2009. Through a series of incentives and local initiatives, many EU countries are already in line with the standard. In the US, the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has mandated the reduction of sulfur content in ULSD to 15 ppm. All highway diesels must meet this standard by December 2010.
In Asia, many national environmental bodies, those in Taiwan and Singapore for example, have adopted the current Euro IV standard and look set to move to the tougher Euro V in due course.