ISO 13032

Ultra low sulfur analysis in automotive fuels by EDXRF

In the ever-evolving landscape of fuel analysis, ensuring reliable sulfur content measurement is of vital importance. This is where ISO 13032, a recently updated international standard for sulfur determination in automotive fuels is critical. Adherence to this stringent standard guarantees consistent and trustworthy data, crucial for:

  • Environmental regulations: Minimizing sulfur emissions for cleaner air and a healthier planet
  • Fuel quality control: Guaranteeing optimal engine performance and fuel efficiency
  • Consumer protection: Ensuring safe and reliable operation of vehicles

However, achieving ISO 13032 compliance can be a daunting task for fuel analysis labs. The standard demands:

  • Meticulous procedures: Precise sample preparation, instrument calibration, and data analysis protocols
  • Sophisticated instrumentation: High-performance analyzers capable of detecting sulfur down to ultra-low levels
  • Unwavering commitment to precision: Stringent quality control measures and continuous validation of results

Navigating these complexities can be time-consuming, resource-intensive, and fraught with potential pitfalls. Errors in measurement can lead to costly consequences, from non-compliance with regulations to compromised engine performance and environmental damage.

This is where Malvern Panalytical, a leading innovator in analytical instrumentation, stands as your trusted partner in conquering the challenges of ISO 13032 compliance. We offer a suite of cutting-edge solutions designed to empower your lab with the tools and expertise needed to excel in this critical area.

ISO 13032 instrumentation

Take a look at the features and options available with our ISO 13032 compliant products below.

Epsilon 1 for Ultra Low Sulfur (ULS) 

The Epsilon 1 for Ultra Low Sulfur (ULS), a flagship product from Malvern Panalytical, stands as a testament to our commitment to excellence in analytical instrumentation. Tailored for ultra low sulfur (ULS) analysis, the Epsilon 1 is a cutting-edge solution designed to meet the stringent demands of industries requiring precise sulfur measurement.


The Epsilon 1 boasts a range of features and capabilities that set it apart as a leader in ultra low sulfur analysis. Its advanced technology allows for swift and accurate determination of sulfur content, even in trace amounts. 

An additional capability of the Epsilon 1 ULS is the determination of low Chlorine levels next to high sulfur concentrations.

Key features

  • Effortless compliance: Pre-calibrated and ready for ISO 13032 testing from day one
  • Uncompromising accuracy: Detect sulfur down to 0.5 ppm with confidence
  • High Sensitivity: The Epsilon 1 Ultra Low Sulfur (ULS) is equipped with high-sensitivity detectors that can reliably detect and quantify ultra-low levels of sulfur in various samples. And low levels of chlorine next to high levels of sulfur!
  • Rapid Analysis: With its rapid analysis capabilities, the Epsilon 1 ensures efficiency without compromising accuracy, making it an invaluable tool for quality control and research applications
  • User-Friendly Interface: The intuitive user interface facilitates ease of operation, allowing users to navigate the instrument seamlessly


Accurate sulfur measurement is important in industries such as petrochemicals, environmental monitoring, and energy production. The Epsilon 1 Ultra Low Sulfur (ULS) addresses this need by delivering precise and reliable results, ensuring compliance with industry standards and latest regulations such as the ISO 13032 update. This extends to:

  • Quality Assurance: Industries relying on precise sulfur measurements for quality assurance find the Epsilon 1 Ultra Low Sulfur (ULS) indispensable in maintaining product quality and integrity.
  • Environmental Compliance: In environmental monitoring, the Epsilon 1 Ultra Low Sulfur (ULS) aids in ensuring compliance with emissions standards, contributing to sustainable and responsible industrial practices.
  • Energy Sector: For the energy sector, where sulfur content can impact fuel quality and emissions, the Epsilon 1 provides an essential tool for optimizing processes and meeting regulatory requirements.

The Petro Edition of Zetium 

The Petro Edition of Zetium is specifically tailored to meet the intricate demands of the petrochemical industry. Developed by Malvern Panalytical, this advanced edition of the Zetium series is designed to deliver unparalleled precision and reliability in elemental analysis.

Features and Capabilities

At the heart of the Petro Edition of Zetium's ISO 13032 compliance lies the innovative SumXCore technology. This advanced analytical engine is specifically engineered to optimize elemental analysis in petrochemical samples.

SumXCore technology brings several advantages:

  • Enhanced Accuracy: The Petro Edition's SumXCore technology ensures unparalleled accuracy in elemental analysis, even for complex petrochemical matrices.
  • Efficient Metadata Management: SumXCore plays a pivotal role in efficient metadata management, a critical aspect of ISO 13032 compliance. It ensures that records are not only accurate but also well-documented and traceable.
  • Increased Throughput: The technology's efficiency translates into increased throughput, allowing for faster analysis without compromising the quality and reliability of results.


The ISO 13032 compliance features embedded in the Petro Edition of Zetium go beyond mere regulatory adherence. Understanding the advantages this compliance brings to the petrochemical industry sheds light on the transformative impact of this analytical solution. These include:

  • Regulatory Assurance: The Petro Edition ensures that petrochemical organizations can confidently meet regulatory requirements both complying with EDXRF  and WDXRF  test methods in one machine, reducing the risk of non-compliance-related issues.
  • Enhanced Data Integrity: ISO 13032 compliance, facilitated by SumXCore, contributes to enhanced data integrity, providing accurate and reliable results critical for decision-making processes.
  • Efficiency and Productivity: The streamlined compliance processes enabled by SumXCore translate into increased efficiency, minimizing manual efforts and enhancing overall productivity in analytical workflows.

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