04/17/2014

The new InfraCal 2 Analyzer offers many additional features including better repeatability, multiple calibrations, unlimited data storage, optional internal battery pack, touch screen display, and password protected instrument settings.

02/13/2014

As oil drilling wells age, the increased produced water challenges wastewater treatment systems. Regular IR testing helps ensure oil levels in the water are under regulatory limits. Portable IR analyzers are a field-proven and accepted test method.

02/13/2014

The NEW InfraCal 2 Analyzer, recently introduced by Wilks, for oil in water measurements offers additional features to the already established and widely-used line of InfraCal TOG/TPH Analyzers.

02/04/2014

InfraCal Analyzers are used worldwide to ensure oil levels in produced water on oil drilling platforms meet regulatory limits. Non-technical personnel can easily obtain results in 10-15 minutes, eliminating the wait for off-site results.

01/16/2014

InfraCal 2 provides enhanced performance and features for measuring oil in water- multiple calibrations, internal data logging that tags measurements with analyst/date/time, alarm functions to ensure results are acceptable and security/password settings.

01/13/2014

InfraCal Analyzers provide Industrial and food processing plants that have high levels of fats, oil and grease (FOG) in their effluent with an easy on-site method to help reduce excessive oil/grease discharges and comply with permit requirements.

12/12/2013

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.

11/12/2013

For 30+ years, portable IR analyzers, such as the InfraCal Analyzers, have been used on drilling platforms worldwide for measuring oil in produced water. Also ideal for oil content measurements in drill cuttings prior to offshore or onshore disposal.

10/25/2013

InfraCal Soot Meter provides users with a rapid, on-site ASTM Method D7686 for measuring soot concentration levels in diesel engine oils. Soot levels as high as 12% - 15% are measured in just 30 seconds. Ideal for non-technical users.

10/24/2013

The InfraCal 2 for biodiesel in diesel measurements provides many new features including better repeatability, multiple calibrations, unlimited data storage, internal battery pack, touch screen display, and password protection for instrument settings.

10/02/2013

Spectro Inc., a developer and manufacturer of analytical tools/software for industrial performance fluids, announced it has purchased Wilks Enterprise, Inc. specializing in mid-IR analyzers for biofuel, petrochemical, environmental, and QC measurements.

08/16/2013

InfraCal Analyzers provide rapid, on-site measurement of oil content in water to ensure levels are not exceeded while eliminating the wait for off-site lab results. Ideal for non-technical personnel. Models available for sub-ppm to percent measurements.

07/26/2013

InfraCal Biodiesel Blend Analyzers incorporate the most trouble-free portions of each ASTM/EN method, are less expensive, easier to use, more rugged than FTIR spectrometers and provide an extended measurement range of 0.2-100% without sample dilution.

07/09/2013

Large amounts of drill cuttings are produced in off-shore oil drilling. There are allowable limits on TPH levels for disposal on land or overboard. Portable IR analyzers are ideal for rapid on-site TPH measurements to ensure compliance.

05/10/2013

Accurately measure oil in water levels down to 0.1 ppm with the new InfraCal 2 Portable IR Analyzer. It is the newest addition to the Wilks line of rugged, easy-to-use oil in water analyzers. It provides added features and increased sensitivity.

05/07/2013

Placing expensive FTIR equipment at a loading dock to ensure blend accuracy is not a preferred choice. Thus, Wilks has championed an ASTM method to provide a fast, easy-to-use, inexpensive IR method for measuring biodiesel in diesel.

03/06/2013

A new generation of portable, easy-to-use infrared analyzers, InfraCal 2, provides fast, on-site measurements with better sensitivity for more challenging applications. A host of new features provide added versatility for a wide range of applications.

02/12/2013

InfraCal Soot Meter gives users an approved ASTM test method to measure percent level of soot in diesel lube oils -- ASTM Method D7686 “Test Method for Field-Based Condition Monitoring of Soot in In-Service Lubricants Using a Fixed-Filter IR instrument.”

02/04/2013

Several factors will affect oil in water measurement readings and it is important to understand these factors and why they cause measurements to vary.

12/12/2012

The Petroleum Industry has regulations that limit the amount of oil in discharged water. Fixed filter IR analyzers, such as InfraCal TOG/TPH Analyzers have been used to test oil in water for over 45 years.

11/29/2012

Factory-calibrated portable IR analyzers, available from Wilks Enterprise, determine percent ethanol in gasoline or biodiesel in diesel in under a minute to ensure correct fuel blends. Models available for measuring various ranges from 0.2 – 100%.

11/29/2012

Excessive soot in diesel engine lube oil causes abnormal valve and injection-train wear, increased exhaust emissions and clogged filters. ASTM D7686 gives oil/engine test facilities and fleet operators an easy analysis method to measure soot.

10/03/2012

Videos show use of InfraCal Blend Analyzers to measure percent ethanol in gasoline or biodiesel in diesel to ensure a correct blend. Rugged, compact and designed for non-technical personnel at fuel terminals, service stations and tanker spot checks.

09/13/2012

This White Paper discusses six considerations that affect the choice of solvent for doing infrared testing of oil and grease in water -- whether on-site or in the laboratory.

08/02/2012

Oil in water discharges are highly regulated and each region of the world has specific regulations. InfraCal TOG/TPH Analyzers provide onsite measurements, eliminate the wait for off-site results and provide assurance that discharges are in compliance.

07/05/2012

This paper discusses a number of factors that need to be considered when comparing oil in water methods as they could cause measurement readings to vary.

05/22/2012

These short videos show how on-site measurements with the InfraCal TOG/TPH Analyzers take just a few simple steps to obtain accurate part per million (ppm) oil in water results in under 15 minutes.

03/27/2012

Determining hydrocarbon levels to ensure compliance with regulatory permit requirements for discharging produced water is a problem facing the oil and gas industry. Portable InfraCal TOG/TPH Analyzers measure the hydrocarbon level in under 15 minutes

02/23/2012

Millions of gallons of water are used in and produced by hydraulic fracturing of shale gas wells. InfraCal TOG/TPH Analyzers easily measure the oil and grease level in the flowback or produced water to ensure pretreatment has removed the residual oil.

02/09/2012

On-site analysis of TPH levels in soil are easily handled with the InfraCal TOG/TPH Analyzers. These portable infrared analyzers quickly determine TPH levels in less than 15 minutes. Levels as low as 10 ppm to over 20,000 ppm are accurately measured.

02/06/2012

Data on different biodiesel feedstocks is presented, as well as the chemistry, and demonstrates that infrared measurements offer a reliable analytical technique for checking biodiesel blend.

01/19/2012

Calibrated portable analyzers measure oil in water or soil and eliminate need to wait for off-site results. Ideal for use by non-technical personnel on oil drilling platforms, in refineries and manufacturing facilities and at soil remediation sites.

11/30/2011

InfraCal TOG/TPH Analyzers provide accurate, on-site analysis to help regulators and industry reduce the discharge of fats, oil and grease in wastewater. They give on-site results in 10 minutes and eliminate the wait for off-site lab measurements.

11/10/2011

Wilks Enterprise is now offering factory-calibrated portable infrared analyzers to determine the percent ethanol in gasoline to ensure a correct fuel blend. Models are available for measuring 0 – 20%, 70-100% or a combination of both ranges.

08/09/2011

Stricter wastewater regulations are forcing all types of industries to measure the level of fats, oil, and grease (FOG) being discharged. InfraCal TOG/TPH Analyzers provide an accurate, easy on-site method to help reduce FOG discharge levels.

07/11/2011

A White Paper presents the advantages and cost savings for on-site analysis with a portable mid-IR analyzer, such as the InfraCal Ethanol Blend Analyzer, to help fuel blenders flag out-of-spec product and ensure the final blend meets specifications.

07/05/2011

The InfraCal Soot Meter gives users an approved ASTM testing method (D7686-2011) for measuring the percent level of soot in diesel engine lubricating oil.

06/09/2011

A new video featuring measurement of oil and grease in water/soil with easy-to-use portable infrared analyzers in under 10-15 minutes.

05/12/2011

InfraSpec VFA-IR Spectrometer with a flow-through sample system and automated syringe pump accurately measures biodiesel in diesel fuel down to 100 ppm, assuring pipeline operators and nuclear power plants that little or no biodiesel is present.

05/03/2011

InfraCal TOG/TPH Analyzers are designed for easy, on-site measurement of oil/grease levels in wastewater. They are readily used by non-technical personnel, eliminate the need to wait for off-site lab results, and help ensure discharge compliance.

05/02/2011

InfraCal Ethanol Blend Analyzer enables on-site measurements in under a minute at fuel terminals, tankers or service stations to ensure blend quality and eliminate the need to wait days for off-site test results.

02/01/2011

A White Paper published by Wilks Enterprise illustrates that lower resolution infrared (IR) spectroscopy can provide higher performance for quantitative biodiesel measurements.

01/27/2011

Verification of incoming raw materials is a key function in any manufacturing process and can easily be done on-site with the InfraSpec VFA-IR Spectrometer.

01/07/2011

InfraCal TOG/TPH Analyzers provide an accurate, easy on-site analysis method to help regulators and industry reduce the discharge and build up of fat, oil and grease in sewers and ensure compliance with permits.

12/16/2010

The presence of biodiesel in diesel fuels represents a a major problem for operators of Emergency Diesel Generators (EDG) as it can shutdown the EDG. The InfraSpec Spectrometer provides a quick, on-site method to determine the presence of biodiesel.

09/28/2010

A White Paper “Emulsion-Breaking Techniques to Ensure Accurate Oil in Water Measurements” has been published by Wilks Enterprise and gives 6 methods for breaking emulsions to obtain accurate measurements.

09/22/2010

The worldwide annual $27 billion market for flexible film packaging requires quick, on-site measurements to ensure a quality product. Wilks IR analyzers easily and quickly handle such analyses on-site – eliminating the wait for off-site lab results.

09/10/2010

Seven weeks of testing concluded the Wilks InfraSpec Spectrometer was well suited to detect biodiesel levels as low as 100 ppm and provides an easy and quick check for fuel contamination at a price significantly lower than other analytical instruments.

08/19/2010

InfraRan Specific Vapor Analyzer provides accurate, on-site, real-time measurements and is factory calibrated for measuring SF6 in the 0 - 5 ppm range with resolution to 0.01 ppm.

07/22/2010

PA Dept. of Agriculture chose the InfraCal Biodiesel Blend Analyzer to use for compliance monitoring as it could be used in the field and had the required accuracy of 0.2 percent for testing at 1200 retail motor fuel locations for 2% biodiesel .

06/24/2010

Ethanol and Biodiesel producers have been coming under closer scrutiny and fined by the EPA and other regulatory agencies if their wastewater discharges do not comply with the Clean Water Act (CWA).

06/07/2010

InfraCal TOG/TPH Analyzers provide field-proven methodology to assist with clean-up of the Gulf oil spill. They are in worldwide use by numerous oil companies on oil platforms and in refineries for easy, on-site oil/grease measurements in water and soil.

06/03/2010

InfraCal Biofuels Analyzers offer a quick method to assess the blend ratio of biodiesel (FAME) in diesel or ethanol in gasoline by distributors and terminal managers who blend the fuel and product testing by fleet operators and regulatory agencies.

05/12/2010

Comparison data to EN 14078 and ASTM 7371 methods on the InfraCal Ethanol and Biodiesel Blend Analyzers and InfraSpec VFA-IR Spectrometer is now available.

05/07/2010

Ensuring compliance with regulations and to avoid fines for exceeding oil/grease permit discharge levels requires more frequent wastewater measurements. Portable IR analyzers provide fast, accurate on-site measurements.

04/16/2010

A new application note features the InfraSpec VFA-IR Spectrometer, with a flow-through sample system, for the accurate measurement of biodiesel in diesel fuel down to 100 ppm in less than five minutes.

02/25/2010

A new website – www.WilksIR.com – focused on providing simple analytical solutions for practical on-site measurements. It features easy-to-use application specific mid-infrared analytical instruments for qualitative and quantitative measurements.

02/16/2010

InfraCal TOG/TPH Analyzers provide accurate, easy on-site analysis to assist regulators, as well as industry, to reduce the build up of fats, oils, and greases (FOG) in sewers.

01/07/2010

The InfraSpec VFA-IR Spectrometer, with a new flow-through sample system, is now capable of accurately measuring biodiesel in diesel fuel down to 100 ppm in less than five minutes.

01/07/2010

The easy-to-use InfraRan Specific Vapor Analyzer provides accurate, on-site, real-time measurements of SF6. It is factory calibrated for measuring SF6 in the 0 - 5 parts per million (ppm) concentration range with resolution to 0.01 ppm.

11/11/2009

A major petroleum terminal has begun successfully transporting blended biodiesel through a distribution pipeline using Wilks analyzers to help ensure blend quality.

08/19/2009

InfraCal TOG/TPH Analyzers are designed for easy, on-site measurement of total oil/grease, petroleum hydrocarbon, and fats, oil and grease concentration levels in produced water on off-shore platforms or wastewater at refineries or treatment facilities.

07/31/2009

InfraCal Blend Analyzers are rugged, compact, portable and easy to use by non-technical personnel. They provide a direct readout in either % biodiesel or % ethanol giving the user the capability to measure the blend ratio on-site – in less than a minute.

05/13/2009

Determining oil/grease levels to ensure compliance with regulatory permit requirements for discharging wastewater is a worldwide problem facing all segments of the oil/gas industry. The InfraCal TOG/TPH Analyzers offer the ideal measurement solution.

04/23/2009

Nuclear power plants need to maintain a large quantity of stored diesel fuel. The presence of biodiesel in the fuel is a major concern. The InfraCal Biodiesel Blend Analyzer measures the presence of biodiesel in diesel in under one minute.

03/06/2009

To successfully implement synthetic jet fuels into a fuel supply, it is essential to know the blend ratio of synthetic to standard jet fuel. The InfraSpec Spectrometer was evaluated by a major terminal storage company as a tool to analyze this ratio.

02/17/2009

The InfraCal Ethanol Blend Analyzer provides accurate percent ethanol blend measurements in under a minute. It eliminates the need to wait days for off-site test results and is ideal for tanker spot checks or use at fuel terminals and service stations.

01/16/2009

With the public image vacillating between food versus fuel issues and the environmental advantage of biofuels, it is important to keep quality blend standards high to further biofuels acceptance. Portable Mid-IR Analyzers are essential to this goal.

01/15/2009

The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) sponsored a study to evaluate performance of grease interceptors. The InfraCal HATR-T2 Analyzer was used to measure the levels of fats, oil and grease in the wastewater leaving the interceptors.

10/29/2008

Tax incentives and government regulations are based on percent biofuel, making it important to accurately determine proper blend ratios. The easy-to-use InfraCal Biodiesel Blend Analyzer provides measurements in under a minute to ensure a proper blend.

10/29/2008

To comply with government regulations and avoid costly fines for exceeding permit discharge levels, frequent wastewater measurements are necessary to determine oil/grease levels. InfraCal Analyzers provide easy, on-site oil/grease measurements.

08/06/2008

On-site measurement of soot levels in diesel engine lube oils at levels as high as 12 - 15% takes less than 30 seconds with the InfraCal Soot Meter. This compact, pushbutton analyzer provides direct readout of soot level without sample preparation.

08/06/2008

The InfraRan Analyzer provides accurate, on-site, real-time measurements of SF6. It is factory calibrated for measuring SF6 in the 0 -5 ppm concentration range with resolution to 0.01 ppm. The analyzer is ideal for ASHRAE 110 fume hood evaluations.

06/11/2008

Several biodiesel plants have been fined for illegally discharging oil and grease and polluting streams. While these plants are new to the industrial community, they must be good neighbors, properly dispose of oily waste and comply with regulations.

04/04/2008

Two portable, easy-to-use mid-IR analyzers for use by producers, distributors, fleet managers, or regulators to measure the percent ethanol in gasoline and/or water in ethanol or methanol in less than one minute are available from Wilks Enterprise, Inc.

01/16/2008

InfraCal TOG/TPH Analyzers provide an accurate, easy on-site analysis method to assist regulators, as well as numerous industries, to reduce the build up of fats, oils, and greases (FOG) in sewers.

01/14/2008

A new IR Spectrometer with a 128 pixel detector array that provides expanded capabilities and better performance, including 75x increase in signal-to-noise ratio, 1.5x improvement in spectral resolution, and updated calibration capabilities.

01/10/2008

At PITTCON ’08, in Booth No. 2908, Wilks Enterprise will feature two portable, easy-to-use mid-IR analyzers for use by producers, distributors, fleet managers, or regulators for various on-site biofuels measurements.

12/06/2007

Brochure discusses two easy-to-use mid-infrared analyzers for various biofuels analyses that are ideal for on-site analysis of biodiesel in diesel, ethanol in gasoline, water in ethanol, total gylcerides, FFA’s in feedstock and water in feedstock.

11/09/2007

Wilks Enterprise, Inc. has introduced the InfraSpec VFA-IR Spectrometer, a portable mid -infrared spectrometer that gives spectral, quantitative or qualitative information, for easy, on-site biofuel analyses.

10/05/2007

The US EPA has established limitation guidelines for discharges of oily wastes from facilities that produce, maintain or rebuild metal products and machinery. This affects virtually any company that uses oil and grease in their manufacturing process.

09/07/2007

Extended drain times, combined with stringent emission requirements, make it important to check soot levels in diesel engine oils. The InfraCal Soot Meter is a portable IR analyzer providing accurate, direct readout of the percent soot in diesel oils.

08/16/2007

The InfraCal Filtometer is portable and easy to use for non technical personnel, providing a direct readout in % biodiesel or % ethanol allowing the capability to measure the blend ratio at a manufacturing or distribution facility in under a minute.

08/16/2007

Determining total hydrocarbon levels is a problem facing industry today to ensure compliance with governmental permit requirements for discharge of wastewater. InfraCal TOG/TPH Analyzers are specifically designed for this measurement.

06/29/2007

The InfraSpec VFA-IR Spectrometer with a new 128 pixel detector array has a 1.5x improvement in resolution and a signal-to-noise ratio 75 times greater over the previous 64 pixel detector array system.

05/18/2007

A portable, mid-IR analyzer for on-site measurement of 4 anesthetic gases, is now available. The InfraRan 4-Gas Anesthetic Specific Vapor Analyzer provides real-time measurements of Nitrous Oxide, Desflurane, Isoflurane, and Sevoflurane.

04/26/2007

The portable InfraRan Specific Vapor Analyzer provides on-site, real-time measurements of Isoflurane in the 0-30 parts per million (ppm) concentration range with resolution of less than 1 ppm.

04/24/2007

New European regulations governing the measurement of oil-in-water, a 15% hydrocarbon emission reduction target and Hydrocarbon Trading have all heightened the importance of monitoring oil concentration levels.

01/24/2007

Wilks Enterprise, Inc. introduced two easy-to-use mid-infrared analyzers for biofuels analysis for production facilities and for fuel blending at distribution centers.

10/04/2006

Measuring the percent of biodiesel in diesel fuel using new portable infrared spectrometer

10/03/2006

ON-SITE VERIFICATION OF CHEMICAL AND PHARMACUETICAL MATERIALS USING NEW MID-IR SPECTROMETER

10/02/2006

TRANS-FATTY ACID MEASUREMENT USING NEW PORTABLE MID-INFRARED SPECTROMETER

09/29/2006

Wilks Enterprise delivers Portable Refrigerant Gas Monitors to the British Ministry of Defense (MOD)

09/25/2006

Rapid, On-Site Measurement of Soot Levels In Diesel Engine Lubricating Oils

09/20/2006

On-Site TPH-in-Soil Measurements in less than 10-15 Minutes Using New ASTM Method D 7066-04

09/18/2006

ASTM STANDARD TEST METHOD D 7066-04 FOR ON-SITE MEASUREMENT OF OIL AND GREASE CONCENTRATION LEVELS IN WATER

09/15/2006

On-Site, Real-Time Nitrous Oxide Measurements with New Portable Infrared Gas Analyzer

09/14/2006

New Portable Infrared Gas Analyzer For SF6 Tracer Gas Measurements

09/12/2006

Portable Infrared Analyzer Provides Safe, Easy and Accurate Method For Measuring Nylon Layer in Plastic Films in Under One Minute

09/08/2006

% ALCOHOL-IN-BEVERAGES EASILY MEASURED USING NEW PORTABLE INFRARED SPECTROMETER

09/06/2006

Determination of Unsulfonated Matter in Surfactants Using a Portable Infrared (IR) Analyzer

09/05/2006

PORTABLE INFRARED ANALYZER HELPS INDUSTRIES MEET STRICTER REGULATIONS IMPOSED BY NEW EPA WATER EFFLUENT GUIDELINES FOR “OILY WASTES”

08/25/2006

VARIABLE FILTER ARRAY SPECTROMETER – A NEW CONCEPT IN MID-INFRARED INSTRUMENTATION – FOR LABORATORY, PLANT, AND FIELD USE

08/18/2006

PORTABLE INFRARED GAS ANALYZERS FOR ON-SITE AMBIENT AIR ANALYSIS TO HELP ENSURE WORKPLACE SAFETY