NEAR-INFRARED OFFERS BENEFITS AND CHALLENGES IN GASOLINE ANALYSIS

Rocco DiFoggio, Maya Sadhukhan, Martha L. Ranc Core Laboratories Houston Near-infrared (NIR) analysis has enormous potential to save refiners money by helping them monitor, in real time, many parameters in such process units as reformers, alkylation units, and gasoline blenders. The savings arise from realizing optimal process configurations and conditions, using fewer instruments, and cost-effectively measuring parameters specified by regulatory agencies.

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