Overview

Epsilon 1 is pre-calibrated in the factory for analyzing ultra-low sulfur in automotive fuels in compliance with the latest ISO 13032 test method. Optionally, the instrument comes also pre-calibrated for trace analysis of chlorine in crude oils.  

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Epsilon 1 is a star-performing benchtop XRF instrument for the analysis of sulfur in compliance with ISO 13032. The results of the repeatability test for sulfur are well within the limits set by this method. 

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Features and Benefits

Maximum sensitivity for sulfur and chlorine

The new thin window vanadium anode X-ray tube, specifically designed and manufactured by Malvern Panalytical, ensures high quality and sensitivity. The selection of vanadium as anode material is ideal for the accurate quantification of sulfur and chlorine without interference of possible line overlaps in the XRF spectrum, leading to more reliable and accurate results.

Maximum sensitivity for sulfur and chlorine

No need for helium gas

Epsilon 1 gives you precise and accurate data with minimal sample preparation and running costs. With the high sensitivity of the excitation and detection components, you don’t need helium gas to achieve compliant ISO 13032 results. The air pressure and temperature sensors in the instrument, combined with advanced software algorithms, make every measurement result stable and independent of the environmental conditions. This innovation keeps the total running cost to a minimum.

No need for helium gas

Self-contained system

A built-in computer running Microsoft Windows 10 with a powerful CPU and 120 GB hard drive ensures flexibility to store and handle thousands of results. The high-resolution, 10.4” LCD touch screen is ideal for easy walk-up operation.

Self-contained system

Easy communication

USB and network connections for use of standard computer peripherals for extended use, application development and seated operator.
Easy communication

Spillage protection

In order to shield the delicate heart of the system from spillage, a protection foil is in place. In case of spillage, the foil can be replaced easily by the operator.
Spillage protection

Key Applications

This instrument configuration is designed and manufactured for petrochemical applications, specifically for the refineries where sulfur and chlorine are critical elements.

Epsilon 1 is in compliance with many sulfur related international test methods for ED-XRF instruments, like:

ISO 13032
ASTM D4294
ISO 8754
ISO 20847
IP 336
IP 496
JIS K2541-4

Specification

Sample handlingX-ray tubeDetectorSoftware features
Highly repeatable sample positioningHigh-stability ceramic side windowHigh-resolution, typical 135 eVOperator mode with big buttons for easy operation
Typical 5 ml liquid50 micrometer thin window (Be)8 micrometer thin window (Be)Advanced mode with many features
Spillage protection against liquidsVanadium anode, ideal for sulfur and chlorine analysishigh count-rate capacity
Sulfur analysis in compliance with ISO 13032Software-controlled, max voltage 30 kV
Chlorine analysis in crude oils

Guided Self-Install

When correctly installed your new Epsilon 1 will give you reliable analysis results. Installing an Epsilon 1 is straightforward: unpack the system, plug it in and follow the instructions, which we will guide you through. Finally, a simple radiation test completes the installation and confirms that your system is working safely. Yes, it is that easy to start using your Epsilon 1. And, more importantly, you can rest assured that your system is supplied with the necessary safety certification.
 
Self-install ensures you can get new instruments up and running even when unexpected circumstances or remote locations prevent an engineer from accessing your facility. For the Epsilon 1, we offer a guided self-installation, enabling you to install the system yourself and maintain the integrity of the instrument and its safety certification.

The advantages of guided self-install:

  • Get up and running fast
  • Save on installation costs
  • Install the system when it suits you
  • Extended 15-month warranty period

Find out more about self-install.

Support

Services

Solutions to maximize the return on your investment

To assure that your instrument remains in top condition and performs on the highest level, Malvern Panalytical offers a wide range of services. Our expertise and support services assure an optimal functioning of your instrument.

Support

Service for a lifetime

  • Phone and remote support
  • Preventive maintenance and checkups
  • Flexible Customer Care Agreements
  • Performance certificates
  • Hardware and software upgrades
  • Local and global support

Expertise

Adding value to your processes 

  • Sample preparation development/optimization
  • Analytical methodologies 
  • Turnkey solutions for XRD 
  • Operations via IQ/OQ/PQ, quality assurance (GLP, ISO17025) or round robins/inter laboratory studies
  • Automation of lab processes
  • Consultancy services

Training and education

  • Training on-site or at our competence centers
  • Broad range of basic and advanced courses on products, applications and software

Analytical services and calibration materials

  • Expert (XRF) analyses services
  • Oxides and trace analysis
  • Customized calibration materials