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.

Petrochemical Applications



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. 

ethylene oxide

Ethylene Oxide

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. 

hydrogen production

Hydrogen Production

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 Methanol

Ammonia & Methanol

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.

Renewable Natural Gas

Renewable Natural Gas

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.  

Petrochemical & Syngas

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.

flare gas

Flare Gas

Petrochemical production must have compromising safety and to maximize efficiency.  The Extrel Flare Gas Mass Spectrometers offer fast, speciated analysis in real-time.

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