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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Easy communicationUSB and network connections for use of standard computer peripherals for extended use, application development and seated operator.
Spillage protectionIn 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.
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:
|Sample handling||X-ray tube||Detector||Software features|
|Highly repeatable sample positioning||High-stability ceramic side window||High-resolution, typical 135 eV||Operator mode with big buttons for easy operation|
|Typical 5 ml liquid||50 micrometer thin window (Be)||8 micrometer thin window (Be)||Advanced mode with many features|
|Spillage protection against liquids||Vanadium anode, ideal for sulfur and chlorine analysis||high count-rate capacity|
|Sulfur analysis in compliance with ISO 13032||Software-controlled, max voltage 30 kV|
|Chlorine analysis in crude oils|
Standards (Reference materials)
Epsilon software is the XRF analysis software platform that is used with PANalytical’s range of Epsilon 1 and Epsilon 4 benchtop EDXRF systems.
Omnian software enables users to achieve the best possible analysis when dedicated methods or certified standards do not exist.
A FingerPrint software module combined with an Epsilon EDXRF system is ideal for material testing when analysis speed is important but the actual composition is not of interest.
Guided Smart Install
The advantages of guided smart install:
- Get up and running fast
- Save on installation costs
- Install the system when it suits you
- Extended 15-month warranty period
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.
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
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