At the 8th World Conference on Sampling and Blending (WCSB8), in Perth, Western Australia, PANalytical, a supplier of analytical X-ray instrumentation and software, announces the new Epsilon Xflow system. This new online solution is made for the continuous analysis of the elemental composition of any liquid, providing real-time feedback from a production process.
Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIR) is an easy mineral identification technique that allows for onsite, real time mineral identification. Energy operators may be most familiar with this technique as a remote sensing tool, where aerial spectral surveys are conducted to identify seeps, hydrocarbon altered soils or identify regional mineralogy. However, NIR can also be used as a portable contact field tool able to quickly identify minerals in the field or during drilling.
Oil-Trace is a new package that enables complete XRF analysis of all types of fuels, oils and oil derivatives. Running under PANalytical’s SuperQ analysis software, Oil-Trace has been specifically designed to overcome the traditional challenges associated with XRF analysis of oils. By automatically correcting for dark-matrix composition as well as variations in sample density and volume, it dramatically reduces the number of calibrations normally needed for different sample types. Analysis is accurate and reliable over a wide concentration range (zero to 100 percent).