Petroleum Solutions for the Laboratory

OI Analytical - Petro Solutions

Petroleum Analysis

At OI Analytical, we understand the ability to detect and measure sulfur, chlorinated and fluorinated contaminants in liquid and gas phase petroleum products is critical for efficient operation and product quality control. That’s why we’ve been working with industry experts since the beginning to provide practical laboratory solutions for petroleum analysis. The result: instrumentation built specifically for superior selectivity and sensitivity of sulfur, chlorinated and fluorinated compounds in an array of petroleum products. 

We also offer dual detectors for the measurement of aromatic and aliphatic hydrocarbons. And for the analysis of volatile organic compounds (VOC) we offer sample concentrators and autosamplers. 


OI Analytical | Petroleum Solutions - Sulfur Analysis

Accurate identification and measurement of sulfur is critical in the petroleum industry. Petroleum liquids, natural gas and other gaseous fuels, and feedstocks naturally contain sulfur compounds which can be odorous, corrosive to equipment, and inhibit or destroy catalysts used in processing. Even trace amounts of Sulfur in petroleum products can damage equipment and affect product quality and yield. The analysis of sulfur can be challenging due to the compound’s reactivity during sampling and analysis. Our Pulsed Flame Photometric Detector (PFPD) systems provide fast, reliable methods for analyzing sulfur compounds in a variety of matrices.

OI Analytical - Petroluem Solutions - Organic Fluorides

Accurate identification and measurement of organic fluorides are critical in the petroleum industry. Residual fluorinated by-products can be produced during the HF alkylation process where C3-C5 olefins are catalytically combined with isobutane to produce products such as propane, butane, and motor fuel alkylates. Because elevated levels of residual fluorinated compounds can cause problems such as corrosion, catalyst poisoning, and quality control issues with the final product, we offer products to help! Our Electrolytic Conductivity Detector (ELCD) is designed for the selective detection of these compounds at very low levels and our Fluorinated By-Products Analyzer (FBA) is great for the measurement of total fluorinated contaminants in propane and butane.

Gas Chromatography Detectors

Our selective GC detectors provide solutions to challenging analytical applications. Detecting sulfur, chlorinated and fluorinated species in petrochemicals, and aromatic and aliphatic hydrocarbons are important to the industry. Fortunately, our GC detectors have superior selectivity for simple or complex matrices making petrochemical analysis more efficient and accurate.

Sample Introduction

Our Purge and Trap Concentrators and Autosamplers can be used for trace level analysis of various Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in water, soil, and solids based on USEPA methods. Use our expertise to customize an instrument that will meet your laboratory needs. Our Purge and Trap Systems can be coupled with our selective detectors and GC/MS.