ANALYTICAL EQUIPMENT AND METHODS

Accurate and precise analyses provide the cornerstone for successful research and catalyst evaluation studies. CPERI possess a modern fully equipped laboratory (run under a Laboratory Information Management System, LIMS), which employs ASTM methodologies and is capable of performing a total of 55 different analyses. (See analytical services offered below for details)

CPERI's analytical services have been certified and approved by Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance to conform to the BC EN ISO 9001 quality management system standard and ISO 17025 quality policy, with respect to the provision of laboratory inspection services related to fuel content and solid characterization.
The laboratory is regularly audited as per ISO requirements.

ANALYTICAL METHODS

Description of analysis
  Method analysis
Type of Instrument
Qualitative analysis of organic compounds by GC/MS
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Hewlett-Packard GC 5890 series II MS ENGINE 5989
Quantitative analysis of hydrocarbons (parafins, aromatics, etc.) by GC/MS.
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Hewlett-Packard GC 5890 series II MS ENGINE 5989
Determination of Benzene content of Gasoline by GC/MS
  ASTM D 5769/98
Hewlett-Packard GC 5890 series II MS ENGINE 5989
Determination of oxygenates in Gasoline by GC/MS
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Hewlett-Packard GC 5890 series II MS ENGINE 5989
Qualitative analysis of biomass compounds by GC/MS   Hewlett-Packard GC 5890 series II MS ENGINE 5989
Determination of phenols compounds by GC/MS   Hewlett-Packard GC 5890 series II MS ENGINE 5989
Determination of terpens in Essential Oils by GC/MS   Hewlett-Packard GC 5890 series II MS ENGINE 5989
Hydrocarbon Type Analysis in Naphtha (PIONA analysis) and Calculation of RON by GC
  ASTM D 5134
Hewlett-Packard GC 5880A
Determination of Hydrocarbons in Naphtha by GC
  ASTM D 5134
Hewlett-Packard GC 5880A
Hydrocarbon Type Analysis in Gasoline fractions of Petroleum (PIONA analysis) and Calculation of RON by GC
  ASTM D 5134
Hewlett-Packard GC 5880A
Determination of Hydrocarbons in Gasoline fractions of Petroleum by GC
  ASTM D 5134
Hewlett-Packard GC 5880A
Quantitative analysis of flue gases (CO2, CO, O2 ) by GC.   Hewlett-Packard GC 5890 series II
Quantitative analysis of gases (H2, N2, O2) by GC   Hewlett-Packard GC 5890 series II
Quantitative analysis of light hydrocarbons (CH4 - C6 ) by GC
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Hewlett-Packard GC 5890 series II
Boiling Range Distribution of Gasoline by GC
  ASTM D 3710
Varian 3400, Hewlett-Packard GC 5890 series II
Boiling Range Distribution of Petroleum Fractions by GC
  ASTM D 2887
Varian 3400, Hewlett-Packard GC 5890 series II
Determination of Ethanol in Aqueous Solutions by Headspace/GCMS
Hewlett-Packard Headspace Inj7694 GC 5890 series IIMS ENGINE 5989
Sulphur Compounds in Light Petroleum Liquids by GC/SCD
  ASTM D 5623
Hewlett-Packard GC 6890 plusSievers 355
Sulphur Compounds in Gasoline Range of Petroleum Liquids by GC/SCD
  ASTM D 5623
Hewlett-Packard GC 6890 plusSievers 355
Paraffin, Naphthene and Aromatic Hydrocarbon Type Analysis (PNA, PIONA, PIANO, PONA) in Petroleum Distillates through 200oC by multi-GC
  ASTM D 5443
Analytical Controls PIONA/PREF
Simulate Distillation of Petroleum Fractions by GC
  ASTM D 2887
AC SimDis
Distillation of Petroleum products at atmospheric pressure
  ASTM D 86
D86-ISL
Distillation of petroleum products at reduced pressure
  ASTM D 1160
D1160-ISL
Evaluation of crude oil by distillation
  ASTM D 2892
D2892-Petrotest
Determination of vapour pressure of petroleum products
  ASTM D 5191
CCA-VP-Grabner
Determination of density and specific gravity
  ASTM D 4052
DMA 48-PAAR
Determination of heat of combustion
  ASTM D 4809
1261PAAR
Determination of sulphur ( % w/w) in petroleum fractions
  ASTM D 4294
SLFA800 Horriba
Determination of sulphur ( % w/w) in petroleum fractions
  ASTM D 5453
ANTEK7000/9000
Determination of total nitrogen (%w/w)
  ASTM D 5762
ANTEK7000/9000
Determination of viscosity in petroleum products
  ASTM D 445
TV 2000 Petrotest
Determination of micro carbon residue in liquids and solids products
  ASTM D 4530
MCRT130-Petrotest
Determination of refractive index
  ASTM D 1218
ABBEBellingham & StanleyLTD
Determination of mercaptans
  ASTM D 3227
751 GPD TitrinoMetrohm
Determination of Bromine Index
  ASTM D1491
751 GPD TitrinoMetrohm
Determination of Bromine Number
  ASTM D1159
751 GPD TitrinoMetrohm
Quantitative determination of aromatics in Diesel
  IP 391/95
Hewlett-Packard 1100
Determination of flash point
  ASTM D 93
93 5G ISL
Determination of pour point
  ASTM D 97
CPP97-2 ISL
Determination of cloud point
  ASTM D 2500
CPP97-2 ISL
Determination of cold filter plugging point
  IP 309/83
CPP97-2 ISL
Determination of quinizarin in gasoline and diesel by UV
  State Ch. Lab.
Helios Unicam
Determination of furfural by UV
  pr EN 214
Helios Unicam
Elementary analysis by CHNS
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LECO 800/932
Colour Determination
  ASTM D 1500
Lovibond Seta Stanhope
Total Sediment
  ASTM D4870
Seta Stanhope
Oxidation Stability Of Gasoline
  ASTM D525
Seta Stanhope
Copper Corrosion
  ASTM D130
Seta Stanhope
Oxidation Stability of Diesel
  ASTM D2274
Seta Stanhope
Aniline Point
  ASTM D611
Seta Stanhope
Existent Gum
  ASTM D381
Seta Stanhope
Water & Sediment
  ASTM D1796
6K-15-Sigma
Cetane Number Calculated
  ASTM D976
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Determination of aromatics and non-Aromatics fractions of High boiling point Oil fractions with Column Chromatography
  ASTM D 2549
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