Crude Oil Analysis

Determination of Crude Oil Quality

Online In Process or Laboratory analysis of Crude Oil for Refining, Transportation, and Blending

Verum Analytic’s line of analyzers provide fast and easy measurement of all types of crude oil, petroleum, and crude oil fractions. Real time On-line monitoring offers users fast results to optimize the refinery process for distillation optimization and improved plant productivity.

In Process Crude Quality Sensors measure key properties of Crude Oil on the platform, in the pipeline, or at the refinery. The Apex FG-1000 and ApexPro are used for analysis of Oil Sands, Raw Crude, Crude Blending and Crude Compatibility, and Crude Fractions.  Measurements are fast, accurate and nondestructive - and can be incorporated into your online process control scheme.

Popular Measurements and Applications

  • Determination of Asphaltene Precipitation Point
  • Optimize Crude Distillation Units (CDU’s)
  • Measure API Gravity, TAN, SARA, Pour Point and other Crude Oil Parameters (list below)
  • Validate Crude Quality - both on the producer and refiner side
  • Measure Oil Sands properties (Bitumen, Water and Solids)
  • Monitor % Methanol and other additives, flow enablers, and contaminants in Crude
  • Quantify Water & Solids content in Crude Feeds
  • Analyze crude oil chemistry under well conditions

Measure Crude Oil Blending and Product Properties

API Gravity
Water Content
Vapor Pressure
Asphaltene Content
Asphaltene precipitation point
Pour Point
TBP and distillation points
Aniline Point
Freeze Point
Cloud Point
C/H Ratio
Total Aromatics
Acidity (includes TAN)

Additional properties available.

Online Advantages

The chemical composition of crude varies greatly depending on source or supplier leading to challenges with handling and processing. Refinery operations such as crude switching can further alter properties and complicate process control. This effects productivity, efficiency, and overall costs. With in-process measurements using Verum Crude Sensors you can monitor the key parameters of your crude feed-stock and optimize the process. Measure crude properties in processes such as:

  • Extraction of Bitumen from Oil Sands
  • Moving Crude over long distances of pipe
  • Crude switching effects
  • Blending different Crude Oils
  • Optimizing Crude Distillation Units

Online analysis is made easy with a wide range of crude sensors, probes and flow cells cells. High Temperature and High Pressure sensors offer the capability to measure product right at the distillation point, or right out of the well. With over 30 years of experience doing online analysis in harsh environments and on challenging products, Verum Analytics has a full line of process capable analyzers and accessories to meet your needs.

Insertion probes/sensors,  transmission probes, or flow through cells provide the option to do measurements directly in the stream flow, or on a slip stream. And a wide range of sample conditioning and sample handling options mean we will have a solution to fit your need and your budget.

See more details about Process NIR Systems here

Upgrading Technology

Verum Analytics is now offering its newest analyzer design, the Apex NIR platform, in place of the ParaFuel.  The Apex offers many advantages without any drawbacks.  We provide trade-in offers to help our customers benefit from the latest and best analyzers.  Contact us if you are ready to upgrade.

Related Pages:

Apex FG-1000 Analyzer
Petrochemical Refining and Fuels
Asphaltene Precipitation
Oil Sands Analysis
Verum Analytics Process Systems
Control System Integration
Other Components
Probes, Sensors, and Accessories
Service and Support

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