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Comprehensive Fuel and Crude Oil Analysis through NIR Spectroscopy

The ParaFuel™ NIR Process analyzer from LT Industries provides comprehensive inline analysis of Diesel, Gasoline, Jet Fuel, Kerosene, Crude Oil, Blending components and Blended Fuels for a wide range of critical properties including Octane, Distillation Points or RVP. The analyzer is also available in a benchtop version designed to improve efficiency when testing in laboratories.

Validate Fuel and Crude Oil Quality
With the ParaFuel™ analyzer, accurate measurement of the properties of petrochemical products and crude oil is easy. Whatever the analytical need – inspection of crude oil or finished products, inline property measurements, or validating shipments – the ParaFuel™ can do the job. The optical analysis technique allows for easy integration and rapid inline measurement. ParaFuel™ Process Systems measures key chemical and physical properties quickly and accurately in order to monitor changing process conditions in real time and to adjust as necessary. The simple test procedure allows for greater experimental repeatability — and it does not require advanced operator skills.

Inline Testing of up to 20 measuring points
With the capability to measure 20 points with a single analyzer, you can validate quality and performance at all stages — from crude samples at the well to downstream refining. Improve your process knowledge and control.

Measure in process or in the laboratory
The ParaFuel™ Process Analyzer comes complete with probes and flow cells built to suit your measurement needs. They are available in a variety of lengths, configurations and materials depending on your measurement requirements. High pressure and temperature sampling probes can withstand the conditions associated with oil production and refining. Instruments are designed for direct integration into existing control systems via the LTBus automation & communication software. The ParaFuel™ Analyzer can communicate directly via standard protocols such as Modbus and 4-20mA. The ParaFuel™ Benchtop System provides the same high quality measurements as the process system.

Key Features

  • Designed for 24/7 operation
  • Measure up to 20 process points with one analyzer
  • Probes and flow cells for continuous processes
  • Easy integration into existing DCS
  • Fully automated user interface
  • Remote diagnostic capability
  • Remote update capability
  • Enclosures for protection against dust, water and environment
Automated, nondestructive inline analysis, completed within seconds. Results sent to your DCS, PLC, or LIMS.

  • Control the use of high-value crudes and chemicals — Measure concentrations and use only what you need
  • Validate quality throughout the process — Determine where and when product falls out of specification
  • Make process adjustments in real time — Reduce waste by adjusting processes rather than discarding batches
  • Reduce energy consumption and increase process efficiency — Accurately determine concentrations and reaction progress
  • Design quality into your process — Achieve higher standards than are possible with batch testing alone

  • ParaFuel™ analyzers are utilizing LT Industries´ knowledge of over 30 years experience in developing NIR analyzers
  • Fast inline or laboratory measurement
  • Real time monitoring of multiple process streams
  • Automated results on a simple interface
  • Validation of incoming product
  • Improved product quality
  • Improved repeatability
  • Reduced expenses
  • Minimal operator training
  • Rapid return on investment
  • Specifications +

    Comprehensive Fuel and Crude Oil Analysis through NIR Spectroscopy

    Models available:

    • ParaFuel™ NIR Process Analyzer Single System
      Includes one (1) High Energy Bubble Shedding Probe
    • ParaFuel™ NIR Process Analyzer Multi-System
      Includes Multiplexer and Up to twenty (20) Probes
    • ParaFuel™ NIR Benchtop Analyzer
      Includes one (1) Dip Probe


    ParaFuel™ Petrochemical Analyzer

    Fuel Properties (Gas, Diesel, Jet)

    RVP (kPa)
    Density / API
    Flash Point
    Cloud Point
    Smoke Point
    Specific Gravity
    Aromatics, v%
    Olefins, v%
    MTBE, v%
    Saturates, v%
    Benzene, v%
    Pump Quality

    Petrochemical Properties

    Acids in Alkylation
    High/Low RON

    ParaFuel™ Crude Oil Analyzer

    Common Measurements
    Vapor Pressure
    Pour Point
    Wax Content
    Aniline Point
    Freeze Point
    Cloud Point
    Distillation Points
    C/H Ratio
    Water Content
    Total Aromatics
    API Gravity / Density
    Emulsion Stability
    Acidity / TAN
    Asphaltene Content
    Asphaltene Deposition
    Asphaltene Precipitation

    Technical Data ALL Analyzers
    Power Supply
    100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
    Scan time
    30 seconds (user adjustable)
    Computer Interface
    Standard Windows PC with LT Software Package
    A-C Communication
    Standard TCP/IP Ethernet

    Technical Data PROCESS Analyzer
    C1D2 Standard, C1D1 Optional
    Control System Communication
    Modus RTU Standard (Option: Modbus TCP, 4-20 mA)
    Number of measurement points
    Up to 20
    Up to 150 C and up to 7000 kPa (1000 psi)
    Fiber Optic Cable Length
    3 m standard, up to 200 m
    Sample Temperature
    Automatic, built-in measurement

    Technical Data BENCHTOP Analyzer
    12" x 15" x 13" (30.5 cm x 39.7 cm x 34.9 cm)
    Data Storage
    Data automatically logged and stored Standard TCP/IP connection for integration into Lab Network and existing LIMS

    Continuous product development may make it necessary to change product specifications without notice.

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  • Standards +

    ASTM D86
    Standard Test Method for Distillation of Petroleum Products at Atmospheric Pressure

    ASTM D323
    Standard Test Method for Vapor Pressure of Petroleum Products (Reid Method)

    ASTM D445
    Standard Test Method for Kinematic Viscosity of Transparent and Opaque Liquids (and Calculation of Dynamic Viscosity)

    ASTM D613
    Standard Test Method for Cetane Number of Diesel Fuel Oil

    ASTM D2699
    Standard Test Method for Research Octane Number of Spark-Ignition Engine Fuel

    ASTM D2699
    Standard Test Method for Research Octane Number of Spark-Ignition Engine Fuel

    ASTM D2700
    Standard Test Method for Motor Octane Number of Spark-Ignition Engine Fuel

    ASTM D5191
    Standard Test Method for Vapor Pressure of Petroleum Products (Mini Method)

    ASTM D6378
    Standard Test Method for Determination of Vapor Pressure (VPx) of Petroleum Products, Hydrocarbons, and Hydrocarbon-Oxygenate Mixtures (Triple Expansion Method)