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Maximize Profitability with Cost-effective Elemental Analysis of Petrochemicals

Pricing volatility in the oil market means that more than ever, there is pressure to control all production costs. This webinar will focus on an effective approach to minimizing costs associated with elemental analysis in petrochemical labs. Attendees will see firsthand how elemental analysis of hydrocarbon products can be streamlined through emphasis on simplified method development, high throughput instrumentation and maximizing instrument longevity through easy routine maintenance.

Date: March 26, 2015
Time: 11 AM EDT (8 AM PDT / 4:00 PM CET)
Duration: 1 hour
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In hydrocarbon and petrochemical production, the concentration of elemental impurities needs to be understood as it provides information regarding possible pollution from use of the product as well as potential impact on the performance of the product.

Minimizing elemental analysis costs is a contributor to reduction in petrochemical and hydrocarbon production costs. Overheads associated with elemental analysis using atomic spectroscopy come from many sources. The largest contribution is associated with the gas supply to the instrument. Other contributions to analysis cost include labor, reagents, electricity, exhaust, consumables, and routine maintenance.

While minimizing the cost of analysis is vital, it is important that the instrumentation is also easy to use and that there is no compromise of analytical performance.

With a lubricant oil analysis as an example, attendees will learn how the new 5100 ICP-OES enables simple method development and highest throughput to effect lowest cost analysis on even the toughest samples.

Key Takeaways

  • Turn around your process samples faster and with greater control.
  • Minimize method development time and instrument down time.
  • Produce accurate results every time, when certifying product quality.


Ross Ashdown, ICP-OES and MP-AES Product Manager, Agilent Technologies

Ross Ashdown is the product manager of ICP-OES and MP-AES for Agilent Technologies, based in Australia. He has over 24 years of experience in atomic spectroscopy attained during various industrial roles including application support, technical support, and over the last three years, product management. He joined Varian Inc. in 2000, which was acquired by Agilent Technologies in 2010. Ross has a Masters of Applied Science in Analytical Chemistry from R.M.I.T, Melbourne, Australia.