The August/September issue of Petro Industry News features our discussion of a new method to improve the accuracy of hydrocarbon reporting in gasoline.
Achieving Better Hydrocarbon Reporting
The VUV PIONA+ Method uses a combination of single-column gas chromatography (GC) and vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) spectroscopy for a more precise detection of hydrocarbon group types and certain hydrocarbon compounds in finished gas. VUV Analytics Inc. crafts this revolutionary method that provides bulk PIONA compound class characterization in one measurement, rather than requiring several other hydrocarbon analysis methods, as required previously.
The new method uses VGA+ 100, the first-ever VUV absorption GC detector, and VUV Analyze software that automates the process. The three-dimensional absorbance data is a step up from legacy methods, eliminating both pre-column tubing and the need for valve timing adjustments. Also, VUV PIONA+ can take on co-elution among different species and hydrocarbon classes. The result is more confidence in the automated process and reduced risk of error, including shorter runtimes. The new automated software reliably reports compound types, identifying complex hydrocarbon content in blended gasoline samples.
Seeking Sustainable Solutions
The robust VUV Analytics solution is integral for quality control and has fewer limitations and errors than alternative detection methods. The PIONA analysis does not require extra complex equipment, and it complies with government regulations.
By shortening runtime and improving accuracy, the VUV PIONA+ Method can save businesses money and time. The real-time application can improve sustainable performance. Good reporting practices are also integral to maintaining stakeholder engagement and putting your company’s values into action. We are proud to be a leader in sustainable manufacturing, with a commitment to environmental management systems.
What to Expect from Us
At Gage Products, we embrace sustainability, from our closed-loop recycling systems to toll blending.
As a customer-focused company, we supply chemical-related products and processes to various paint-related applications. This includes: high-performance solvent blends, calibration fluids, specialty product solutions, and more.
Our ultimate goal is to achieve a greener, cleaner environment.
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