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Fuel Analysis

Fuel Analysis

Fuel Analysis

SPECTRO’s Unique Solutions for Fuel Analysis Exceed the most Demanding Specification and Testing Requirements

Application Briefs and White Paper

Analysis of fuels for today’s diverse markets must cover a wide range of materials from gasoline or diesel fuels, liquid fuels derived from biological materials (biofuels), synthesized liquid fuels and oxygenates as fuels to residual or bunker fuel oil. Such fuels are used for aviation, automotive, burner, diesel, gas turbine, and marine services.

Worldwide, there are many specifications that require very precise fuel analysis, especially for sulfur content. Elements like nickel, vanadium and iron in residual fuel oil (bunker fuel) and catalyst fines like aluminum and silicon in fuel oil are additional parameters of interest.

SPECTRO’s technology for fuel analysis allows the industry to measure from below 10 ppm up to percentage levels of sulfur in fuels to guarantee compliance with federal government agency requirements, predict SOx emissions or the value of crude oil. The highly developed technology at SPECTRO also enables trace metal analysis, the measurement of low levels of metal elements, such as lead, potassium, manganese, aluminum, silicon, nickel, vanadium and iron, to ensure that the fuels from “today and the future” continue to be optimized for engine emission as well as to provide trouble-free motoring.

With a complete range of Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (ED-XRF) and Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission (ICP-OES) Spectrometers, SPECTRO’s unique solutions for at-line and laboratory fuel testing are capable of meeting the most demanding product specification testing requirements.