A live webinar on the subject of low level chlorine measurements, a new ASTM method. Presented by Taco van der Maten - Marketing Segment Manager XRF / Executive Director ASTM International. A question and answer session will conclude the presentation.

Purchasing cheaper opportunity crude oils can increase your refining margin significantly. However, most opportunity crudes contain higher levels of compounds that are detrimental to the refining installation. Refineries who can best manage the balance between the lower feed costs and the higher maintenance costs will therefore be the most profitable. As much as 36% of maintenance costs of refineries can be linked to corrosion. Organic chlorines, naphthenic acid salts and many sulfur compounds can cause severe corrosion. Therefore control of chlorine and sulfur levels is essential for keeping maintenance costs low.

As energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence (EDXRF) is optimal for quick and easy determination of chemical elements like Cl and S, this technique will be included in the update of an existing test method for organic chlorines in crude oils. In this webinar we explain details regarding the update of ASTM D4929 now including XRF to help you to increase your margin while reducing maintenance costs. As a bonus, the simultaneous analysis of chlorine and sulfur in crude oils will be discussed.
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