Gas Analysis for Hydrocarbon Process Control
Finding alternative ways to improve production processes such as ammonia, ethylene and ethylene oxide is of key concern for chemical manufacturers. Leaders in hydrocarbon processing use Extrel Mass Spectrometers for fast, accurate gas analysis.
The production of Ethylene involves the steam cracking of hydrocarbons at extremely high temperatures. It is imperative to run an ethylene furnace as close as possible to the optimum set point.
To maximize the production of Ethylene Oxide (EO), producers use the MAX300-RTG Industrial Process Mass Spectrometer to calculate and control several key operating parameters.
Efficient hydrogen production requires the full composition analysis of the natural gas feed stream in less than 10 seconds and requires fast, accurate heating-value analysis for product quality control.
Ammonia and Methanol are produced from natural gas, utilizing very similar techniques. Gas analysis is required at several stages of the manufacturing process to ensure efficient production control.
Extrel Process Mass Spectrometers are widely used to calculate the BTU value of feed streams in Hydrocarbon and Petrochemical applications to optimize real-time gas mixing, burner control, and process efficiency.
Hydrocarbon production applications and Synthesis Gas (Syngas) compositions must be tightly controlled during processing in order to achieve high quality final products.
Polymer manufacturers continue to seek methods to increase production without compromising safety and to maximize efficiency.