Applications
Chemical Analysis

Measurements in the Polymer and Chemical Industries

In-Line, Online, or in the Laboratory

Online analyzers provide real time determination of critical components to optimize any chemical process.  Directly in the pipe, reactor, or extruder, Verum’s Apex NIR Analyzers can provide you critical online monitoring of your polymer or chemical processes.

Laboratory analyzers offer instant measurements of many properties.   Analysis of a sample takes only seconds and is as easy as putting the sensor in the sample and pressing scan.  Use one analyzer to measure all phases of your production process.

Applications can include finished product qualification, In-Process reaction monitoring, or incoming product inspection. Let us know your specific application and we can provide you the configuration that fits your requirements.

Optimize Your Production Processes

Verum’s Line of In-Process and Laboratory analyzers offer a dramatic increase in speed and simplicity compared to more complicated and time consuming laboratory assays.  The Apex NIR measurement results are integrated directly into your DCS and one analyzer can sample up to 20 process points.  

Online real-time testing allows for controlling the usage of high-value reactants, optimizing reaction times, and even increasing plant capacity.  Chemical monitoring with in-line sensors and in real time offers unprecedented process control opportunities. 

A wide variety of measurements are possible

The list below is a sampling of the Apex NIR measurements of chemicals, manufacturing precursors, and intermediates. The Near Infrared analysis of Chemical products has helped our customers save money, improve quality control, and meet regulatory requirements. Please contact us for information on these or other measurements you may have.

Properties Measured

  • % Concentrations of key chemical
  • Reaction Progress
  • Additives and impurities
  • Boiling Points (IBP, 10%, 50%, 90%, other cuts, EBP)
  • Moisture
  • % Solids
  • Molecular weight
  • Degree of Cure
  • Functional Groups
  • Pour Points
  • Viscosity

Partial List of Chemical Applications

  • Acetates
  • Acids
  • Adhesives (Tape)
  • Aldehydes
  • Ammonia/Ammonium
  • Anhydrides
  • Anhydride Reaction
  • Aromatics
  • Asphalt
  • Cellulose
  • DBSA
  • Detergents
  • Distillation Processes
  • Epoxy
  • Glycols
  • Fragrances
  • Fertilizers
  • Inks
  • Methyl Cellulose
  • Mica Sheets
  • Muguol
  • Naptha
  • Optical Fibers
  • Paper
  • Phosphates
  • Plasticizers
  • Polymers
  • Potash
  • Robe Fibers
  • Silicon
  • Silicone
  • Solvents
  • Strong Acids (Hydrofloric, Sulfuric, Hydrochloric, Phosporic, etc)
  • Sulfates
  • Slurries
  • Weed Killer
  • White Oils
  • Wood Products
  • Slurries
  • Weed Killer
  • White Oils
  • Wood Products

Watch our short introductory video and see how we can help you with your measurement requirements.

Have a question about a measurement? Contact our applications department with your details.