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Crude Oil measurements
- Online or Laboratory analysis of Crude Feed and Products

The ParaFuel provides fast and easy measurement of all types of crude oil, petroleum, and crude oil fractions.   Real time On-line monitoring offers users fast results to optimize the process for best plant productivity

Measure Crude at any point in the process

Measure key properties of Crude Oil on the platform, in the pipe, or at the refinery.  The ParaFuel is used for analysis of Oil Sands, Raw Crude, Blended Crude, and Crude Fractions.  If you process Crude Oil and you have a measurement requirement, the ParaFuel Analyzer can provide the measurements you need. Analysis is fast, accurate and nondestructive - and can be incorportated into your online control system. LT Industries can address your crude oil analysis needs with its high quality laboratory and process analyzers.

Popular Measurements:
  • Determination of Asphaltene Precipitation Point
  • Oil Sands properties
  • Monitor % Methanol in Crude
  • Measure Water & Solids content in Crude
  • Fast identification of Crude Type
  • Study crude oil chemistry under well conditions

See listing below for more measurements in Crude Oil products

LT-NIR analysis also measures several key properties of refined oil, fuels and petrochemicals. Click to learn more.

LT-NIR Analysis of Crude Oil Feed and Product properties:

API Gravity Water Content
Vapor Pressure Asphalt
Viscosity Asphaltene Content
Methanol Asphaltene precipitation point
Pour Point TBP and distillation points
Aniline Point N-Parafins
Freeze Point Hydrogen
Cloud Point C/H Ratio
Olefins Sulfur
Solids Total Aromatics
Acidity (includes TAN) SARA
Wax Density

Additional properties available.   Contact us  with your specific measurement needs. 

Online Crude Oil Analysis - Take your measurements Online:

The chemical composition of crude varies greatly depending on source or supplier leading to challenges with handling and processing. Refinery operations such as crude switching can further alter properties and complicate process control.  This effects productivity, efficiency, and overall costs. With in-process measurements you can monitor the key parameters of your crude feedstock and optimize the process.  Measure crude properties in processes such as:

  • Extraction of Oil from Sands
  • Moving Crude over long distances of pipe
  • Crude switching effects
  • Blending different Crude Oils
  • Optimizing distilation

Online analysis is made easy with a wide range of probes and flow cells cells. High Temperature and High Pressure probes and cells offer the capability to measure product right at the distillation point, or right out of the well.  With over 30 years of experience doing online analysis in harsh environments and on challenging products, LT Industries has a full line of process capable analyzers and accessories to meet your needs.

Insertion probes or flow through cells provide the option to do measurements directly in the stream flow, or on a slip stream.  And a wide range of sample conditioning and sample handling options mean we will have a solution to fit your need and your budget. 

Contact us  with your specific project requirements. 



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