Jet fuel, crude oil, diesel blends: Quality control with NIR spectroscopy

NIRS XDS RapidLiquidAnalyzer spectroscopy instrument

Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) enables straightforward multiparameter analysis of critical parameters for monitoring the refining of hydrocarbons. NIRS is a nondestructive secondary analysis method, NIRS does not require any handling of chemicals whatsoever, and real-time measurements are performed at the push of a button.

NIRS is the ideal method for a wide range of applications:

  • Distillation of crude oil: API Gravity, Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP), density, PIANO
  • Lubricant oils: aromatics content, density, flame point, oil content, PAH, pourpoint, distillation analysis, viscosity
  • Diesel blends: cetan index, cloudpoint, density, FAME, color, flashpoint, etc.
Metrohm provides a comprehensive portfolio of NIRS instrumentation for laboratory and process analysis as well as a large number of documented applications (Application Notes) that are available free: