Fuel Blending and Quality

Online Monitoring of Fuel Blending

Real-Time Inline Control of Octane Give-Away – Octane and RVP Monitoring

Online measurement of Octane, RVP (reid vapor pressure) and other quality parameters allows for optimizing fuel blending in real time.   Using Verum’s NIR analyzers to accurate control these properties a refinery can save millions in a year.  Accurate, fast, and robust, the Apex and ApexPro are ideal solutions for determination of and control of fuel blending.

Verum’s On-line ApexPro NIR Analyzer offers direct measurement of gasoline properties on-line, without any sample preparation, while maintaining high accuracy. Additionally, the system can integrate directly into plant control systems via a choice of several communication protocols.   The analyzer also boasts up to 20 channels on a single analyzer, so you can monitor many process points with the lowest overall cost.

In addition to RVP and Octane, the Apex and ApexPro provide determination of many quality parameters in fuels.  These measurements all correlate to ASTM methods such as ASTM D2699, D2700, D4953, D5845, D7754, and many others.  Contact us with details of your measurement requirements.

Apex/ApexPro Measurements in Gasoline

RONDistillation  oC IBP
MONDistillation  oC 10%
RVP, kPaDistillation  oC 30%
Aromatics content, v%Distillation  oC 50%
Benzene content, v%Distillation  oC 70%
MTBE content, v%Distillation  oC 90%
Olefins content, v%Distillation  oC EP
Specific GravityDistillation E70, %
ColorDistillation E100, %
Butane %Distillation E150, %

Control Blending Operation of Fuel Additives – MeOH and EtOH

The Apex NIR Fuels Analyzer will simultaneously provide accurate determination of Ethanol, Methanol, and Fuel ratios. Real time inline monitoring allows for all properties to be analyzed and controlled with high degrees of accuracy.

In-Line Monitoring Capabilities Provide Critical Information to Reduce Costs and Improve Quality

Blend to specification every time, without large safety margin (Giveaway).  This allow you to blend at the lowest possible cost with the highest confidence.  Real-time monitoring means trends can be seen in advance and controlled blend ratios can be maintained constantly.   The analyzer also boasts up to 20 channels on a single analyzer, so you can monitor many process points with the lowest overall cost.

Monitor Methanol and/or Ethanol blending ratios along with other additives.  Also measure fuel quality parameters, all in a single measurement.

Contact us with details of your measurement requirements.

Download the MeOH and EtOH Blending Application Study.

Updating 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.

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.