February 2007

Bonus Report: Process and Laboratory Analyzers

Perform automated distillations with fast gas chromatography

Using this analytical technique can increase productivity

Wentzel, C. S., Arnel, Inc.

C. S. Wentzel, Arnel Inc., Parlin, New Jersey, and A. Tipler, PerkinElmer Inc., Shelton, Connecticut       Comments? Write: editorial@HydrocarbonProcessing.com Distillation has been used to determine petroleum boiling ranges from the earliest days of oil recovery and processing. Knowing material composition in terms of its carbon distribution or boiling range enables the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) to evaluate quality or establish processing schemes for further upgrade. Conventional distillation is still used to determine boiling range and it generally fits three American Society of Testing a

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