XPLORER-NS & XPLORER-TX/TS

 

Overview

The XPLORER-NS was developed as a total nitrogen/total sulfur combustion analyzer, and the XPLORER-TX/TS a total halogen and sulfur microcoulometric combusiton analyzer.  Both instruments offer fast, precise analysis of all phases; liquids, solids, and gases (including LPG's). These instruments were designed to offer standardized and customized solutions to match both current and future analytical needs, ranging from low ppb’s to high ppm’s.

Manufactured by TE Instruments.

Features

  • Ultra-low detection limits, high stability and reliability due to the temperature controlled detectors and feedback control loop.
  • Compact design, with the smallest footprint in the market.
  • Short start-up time. (Less than 15 minutes from standby mode).
  • Fast and precise measurement of liquids, solids, and gases (including LPGs).
  • Automation available for each type of measurement.
  • Intuitive user interface and operational software.
  • Simultaneous analysis of halogens and sulfur.
  • Fast and easy switching between modules, resulting in high productivity.
  • Complies with international standards like: ASTM, ISO, EN and IP.
  • Fully automated creation of calibration curves from a single stock solution with the optional ARCHIE autosampler.
  • Fast generation of sample lists and application methods.
  • Low maintenance due to optimized combustion and the proper conditioning of the resulting gases produces near zero downtime.

Specification

XPLORER-TX/TS System Specifications

Dimensions 

(w x h x d) 36 x 27.2 x 69 cm (14.2 x 10.7 x 27.2 in.)

Weight 

27 kg (59.5 lbs) without furnace tube and introduction module

Voltage 

100-240 V, 50-60 hz

Power requirement (maximum)

 1.15KW

Gas Connectors 

⅛” Swagelok

Gases required 

Oxygen 99.6% (2.6), Argon 99.998% (4.8) or Helium 99.99%

Input gas pressure 

3-10 bar (45-145 PSI)

Internal gas pressure 

1.8 bar, adjustable

Furnace voltage 

Dual zone, low voltage

Furnace temperature (maximum) 

1150 °C (2102 °F)

Furnace cooling 

Pulling fan with auto control

Sample introduction 

Quartz boat

Solids 

5-1000 mg

Boat driver 

Software controlled, adjustable

Slider/shutter driver 

Software controlled, adjustable

Detector: 

SMD, Digital coulometer

Detector accuracy: 

Better than 2% CV

Titration cell conditioning: 

Temperature controlled, adjustable

Software 

dot.NET-based

Ambient temperature 

5-35 °C (41-95 °F) non-condensing

 

XPLORER-NS System Specifications

Dimensions 

(w x h x d) 36 x 27.2 x 69 cm (14.2 x 10.7 x 27.2 in.)

Weight 

32 kg (70.5 lbs) without furnace tube and introduction module

Voltage 

100-240 V, 50-60 hz

Power requirement (maximum)

 1.15KW

Gas Connectors 

⅛” Swagelok

Gases required 

Oxygen 99.6% (2.6), Argon 99.998% (4.8) or Helium 99.99%

Input gas pressure 

3-10 bar (45-145 PSI)

Internal gas pressure 

1.8 bar, adjustable

Furnace voltage 

Dual zone, low voltage

Furnace temperature (maximum) 

1150 °C (2102 °F)

Furnace cooling 

Pulling fan with auto control

Sample introduction 

Solid or liquid by boat, Liquid by direct injection, Gases and LPGs by GLS

Sample size

Solids:5-1000 mg; Liquids: 100 μL; Gas; 10 ml; LPG; 100 μL

Semi-automatic boat/syringe driver

Software controlled, programmable method fi le

Slider/shutter driver 

Software controlled, adjustable

Detector Nitrogen

Chemiluminescence

Detector Sulfur

Xenon pulsed UV-fl uorescence AFC Technology

Detector accuracy

Temperature controlled, adjustable

Software 

Better than 2% CV

Detector conditioning

Temperature controlled, adjustable

Vacuum pump

Internal 24 volt DC

Software

dot.NET-based, TEIS software

Ambient temperature

5-35 °C (41-95 °F) non condensing

Download Datasheet XPLORER-NS

Download Datasheet XPLORER-TX_TS

SLFA-6000 X-ray Fluorescence Sulfur-in-Oil Analyzer

 

Overview

HORIBA Scientific, a market leader in sulfur-in-oil analysis, announces the launch of the new SLFA-6100/6800 Energy Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence Analyzer, which measures sulfur in oil ranging from 5ppm to 9.9999%.  This new, compact, and accurate analyzer meets the needs of anyone wishing to conform to ASTM D4294, ISO 8754 or JIS K2541/B7995.

Features

The SLFA-6X00 series has an optimized user interface, which includes full-color monitor, USB output, data printout mode option and smaller footprint with a sophisticated look.  A shutter shield has once again been adopted to prevent X-Ray leakage, along with a new key switch function and a newly designed turntable.

Speed:

The measurement is set between 10 to 600 seconds.

Automation:

Up to 8 samples on SLFA-6800 turntable are analyzed with the pre-set condition.

Simple operation:

After selecting the calibration curves and measurement conditions (or select the correct calibration curve using the “A” mode), simply press the “MEAS” button to start the measurement.

Accuracy:

The software allows up to 5 sets of 3 calibration curves, to increase the accuracy and usability.

Specification

Measurement Specifications

Measurement principle

X-ray Fluorescence Analysis Method

Measurement sample

Sulfur in petroleum products such as heavy oil, naphtha, crude oil and light oil

Measurement range

5ppm - 9.9999 %

Repeatability

5 ppm or less with a 1% sulfur sample,

1.6 ppm or less with a 0% sulfur sample

C/H error correction

± 50 ppm or less per C/H (with a 1 % sulfur sample)

Lower detection limit

5 ppm or less *

* 3 times the standard deviation with a 0% sample

Number of calibration curves

Up to 15 calibration curves

Calibration curve order

Linear or Quadratic (both automatic selection and manual settings are available)

Amount and number of samples

4 - 10 mL, 1 sample(SLFA-6100)

4 - 10 mL, 8 samples(SLFA-6800)

Measurement time

10 - 600 sec

Data output

Printout, USB memory stick, USB cable connected to PC

Spectrum measurement

Energy Range: 0 - 10 keV, spectrum analysisto verify instrument performances

Operating temperature

+ 5 ˚C to + 40 ˚C (+ 41 ˚F to 104 ˚F)

Operating humidity

80% max relative humidity in temperature range 
+ 5 ˚C to + 30 ˚C (+ 41 ˚F to 86 ˚F)
Linear decrease to 50% relative humidity in temperature range 
+ 31 ˚C to + 40 ˚C (+ 88 ˚F to 104 ˚F)

Power supply

AC 100 - 240 V +/- 10%, 50/60 Hz

Power consumption

150 VA

Dimentions 
[W x D x H]

403 x 468 x 210 mm

Weight

Approx. 21 kg (SLFA-6100)
Approx. 23 kg (SLFA-6800)

Download Datasheet

SLFA-60 X-ray Fluorescence Sulfur-in-Oil Analyzer

 

Overview

HORIBA introduces the new standard of transportable sulfur-in-oil analyzers, the SLFA-60.  This instrument introduces new software and hardware features to meet the growing changes in the petroleum industry. The instrument has expanded storage of calibration curves and data can be exported using USB output. The measurement range has increased to 0-9.9999 wt% to cover high sulfur crudes and shale oil markets.

  • Simple operation
  • Easy maintenance
  • Lightweight
  • Compact
  • Robust construction

Features

  • Measurement Procedure
    • Pour the sample into the sample cell
    • Place the sample cell on the sample holder
    • Set to the measurement condition
    • Press the "MEAS" button to start the measurement
    • Instrument displays the results and data output
  • Calibration
    New Software features allow up to 15 separate calibration curves. There are three sets and each set represents 5 separate calibration curves. The Software also allows the users to choose between linear or quadratic curves. Calibration curves are restored manually without having to recalibrate as long as coefficients value/calibration data are on hand.
  • Original Sample Cell
    To ensure accuracy and reliability of the analysis, HORIBA has maintained its original sample cell. By using the sample jig tool provided, you can easily seal the sample so that it is leak free.
  • Expanded Measurement Range (0~9.9999wt%)
    This new model can measure a wider range of sulfur content. It has an expanded range to measure from 0-9.9999 wt% sulfur, due to the higher sulfur concentrations of crude and shale oil markets.
  • Large printouts
    Printouts show important information, including sample ID, X-ray spectrum, date and time, measurement average value, standard deviation and calibration curve graph.
  • Data output
    The printout is available in an 80 mm wide format for easy comprehension.
  • Safety mechanism
    The SLFA-60 has a protective membrane covering the cell window to prevent the detector and X-ray tube from accidental sample leakage. This protective membrane unit is simple to assemble and replace.
  • Large screen display for easy viewing
    The screen will display real-time data to check the measurement conditions.
  • USB memory
    Your measurements can be recorded three different ways; by printout, exported to a USB memory device, or exported to an external PC through a USB interface, making it possible track and analyze the information throughout the lifetime of the unit.

Specification

Measurement Specifications

Measurement principle

Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence Analysis Method (EDXRF)

Measurement sample

Sulfur in Petroleum products such as heavy oil, naphtha, and crude oil, light oil

Measurement range

0 - 9.9999 %

Repeatability

15 ppm or less (with a 1 % sulfur sample)

C/H error correction

± 50 ppm or less per C/H (with a 1 % sulfur sample)

Lower detection limit

20 ppm or less (three times the standard deviation with a 0 % sample)

Number of calibration curves

5 lines × 3 sets (Total 15 lines)

Calibration curve order

Linear or quadratic (both automatic selection and manual settings available)

Calibration

Calibration made using calibration points: (5 - 20 points)

Sample requirement

4 - 10 ml

Measurement time

10 - 600 sec

Spectrum measurement

Energy Axis: 0 - 10 keV, spectrum analysis to verify instrument preformances.

External output

USB connect with PC, USB memory

Ambient Conditions

Temperature

+ 5°C ~ + 40°C (+ 41°F ~ + 104°F)

Humidity

80% max relative humidity in temperature range + 5°C ~ + 30°C (+ 41°F ~ + 86°F).
Linear decrease to 50% relative humidity in temperature range + 31°C ~ + 40°C (+ 88°F ~ + 104°F).

Power and Housing

Power supply

AC 100 - 240 V ± 10 %, 50/60 Hz

Power consumption

80 VA

Dimentions [W x D x H]

230 x 400 x 140 mm (9 x 15.75 x 5.5 in.)

Weight

9 kg (20 lbs.)

Conformity Standards

ASTM D4294(USA)·ISO 8754·JIS K2541/B7995

Schematics

Cross Section of Sample Cell and Detector
Dimentional Outlines

 

X-5000 XRF Analyzer

 

Overview

HORIBA continues it's innovation in the petroleum market by proudly teaming with Olympus Innov-X to promote the X-5000 Mobile XRF Analyzer.  The X-5000 is a rugged, fully integrated closed beam portable EDXRF system that offers the power and performance of a traditional benchtop XRF, but is designed for transportable operation.  Using a Silicone Drift Detector, low PPM detection limits can be achieved for many elements in a variety of sample types and matrices.  Applications include fuels, additives, and wear metal oils to crude oils, water, coke, and coal allow this easy to use analyzer to be a fast, flexible solution to traditional testing methods.

Detectable elements to concentrations of 100% are:  Aluminum, Antimony, Barium, Cadmium, Calcium, Chlorine, Chromium, Copper, Iron, Manganese, Molybdenum, Nickel, Phosphorous, Potassium, Silicon, Silver, Sulfur, Tin, Titanium, Vanadium, and Zinc.

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Specification

X-Ray Tube

Air-cooled, Ag anode x-ray tube; 0-12.5 kV; 0-2 mA

Monochromator

A closely coupled, doubly curved HOPG crystal is used to reflect the Ag Ka excitation radiation for optimal excitation of S and Cl resulting in significantly improved analytical performance. The sample chamber is under vacuum to further enhance sensitivity.

Si drift Detector

Stable peak positions and spectral resolution (<150 eV) up to an input count rate of 200 kcps.

Limit of Detection

0.7 ppm wt/wt

Dynamic Range

0.7 ppm - 10% wt/wt

Vacuum Chamber Window

User replaceable 7.5 µm Kapton, protected by an expendable safety window between it and the sample cup window

Sample volume

5 mL

Computer

Powerful Pentium processor, embedded WindowsTM XP OS and sealed, field-hardened color touch screen (8.4”, 800x600 pixels) capable of clearly displaying calibration curves
Two UI levels.

  • Simple, touch screen interface for supervisor setup.
  • Password protected, keyboard driven interface for supervisor setup
  • 480 GB hard drive and 500 MB of RAM
  • Two USB ports: one on the back and one on the side, a PS2 Connection and a USB port for a mouse or keyboard and a direct Ethernet connection to the web for customer support located on the rear panel.

Software

  • Allows users to create calibrations using their own standards methodology for system monitoring and preventive maintenance including onscreen diagnostics for all operating parameters.
  • An intuitive touch screen based, user interface.
  • Ability to add new functionality

Included Accessories and Options

  • Printer
  • Optional Keyboard and Mouse for convenient programming

Dimensions and Operating Requirements

  • Nominal input voltage: 120-240 V +/- 10%AC, 50/60 Hz, 125 W
  • Dimensions: W x D x H: 330 x  508 x 41 mm     (13 x 20 x 16 inches)
  • Weight: 21 kg (45 lbs)
  • Ambient operation temperature: -25°C to 40 °C
  • Relative humidity at 25 °C (77°F): 0 to 95%

MESA-7220, X-ray Fluorescence Sulfur and Chlorine

 

Overview

All of the compact bench top models utilize a new approach to EDXRF, Monochromatic Excitation-EDXRF or ME-EDXRF.  Closely coupled monochromatic excitation combined with a high resolution detector provide excellent signal to background ratios to achieve low detection limits even in various matrices. High count rate processing capability results in greater accuracy and precision with short measurement times. 

Quick & Accurate

  • Typical test times are 3 min per sample for less than 50 ppm concentration.
  • Less than 2 min per sample for concentrations above 50 ppm.
  • Detection limits for S and Cl are in low ppm with the upper range in the % level.
  • Simultaneous determination capability.
  • New technology eliminates oxygen interference that can vary results significantly. 

Easy

  • A touchscreen graphical user interface displays all the important functions for routine operation at a glance.
  • USB ports allow a supervisor to easily plug in a keyboard and mouse to handle more complicated tasks. 

Clean

  • Unlike some methods for S and Cl, the MESA 7220 models are low maintenance and do not require furnaces, conversions gases or micro syringes.

Specification

X-Ray Tube

Air-cooled, Ag anode x-ray tube; 0-12.5 kV; 0-2 mA

Monochromator

A closely coupled, doubly curved HOPG crystal is used to reflect the Ag Ka excitation radiation for optimal excitation of S and Cl resulting in significantly improved analytical performance. The sample chamber is under vacuum to further enhance sensitivity.

Si drift Detector

Stable peak positions and spectral resolution (<150 eV) up to an input count rate of 200 kcps.

Limit of Detection

0.7 ppm wt/wt

Dynamic Range

0.7 ppm - 10% wt/wt

Vacuum Chamber Window

User replaceable 7.5 µm Kapton, protected by an expendable safety window between it and the sample cup window

Sample volume

5 mL

Computer

Powerful Pentium processor, embedded WindowsTM XP OS and sealed, field-hardened color touch screen (8.4”, 800x600 pixels) capable of clearly displaying calibration curves
Two UI levels.

  • Simple, touch screen interface for supervisor setup.
  • Password protected, keyboard driven interface for supervisor setup
  • 480 GB hard drive and 500 MB of RAM
  • Two USB ports: one on the back and one on the side, a PS2 Connection and a USB port for a mouse or keyboard and a direct Ethernet connection to the web for customer support located on the rear panel.

Software

  • Allows users to create calibrations using their own standards methodology for system monitoring and preventive maintenance including onscreen diagnostics for all operating parameters.
  • An intuitive touch screen based, user interface.
  • Ability to add new functionality

Included Accessories and Options

  • Printer
  • Optional Keyboard and Mouse for convenient programming

Dimensions and Operating Requirements

  • Nominal input voltage: 120-240 V +/- 10%AC, 50/60 Hz, 125 W
  • Dimensions: W x D x H: 330 x  508 x 41 mm     (13 x 20 x 16 inches)
  • Weight: 21 kg (45 lbs)
  • Ambient operation temperature: -25°C to 40 °C
  • Relative humidity at 25 °C (77°F): 0 to 95%