What is Process Gas Chromatography?
Process gas chromatography is used for separating and analyzing chemical compounds in the gas phase of industrial processes. Since the mid-twentieth century, the gas chromatograph has made a name for itself as a do-all analytical instrument with analysis capabilities ranging from percent level to ppm. Traditionally, process gas chromatographs have been used in the hydrocarbon industry, but have expanded to use in a wide range of industries from chemical process to power.
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In recent years, shale gas extraction technology has made rapid progress, inducing a shale gas revolution mainly in the USA. Thus, the need for analysis of hydrocarbon gases, including natural gas, is expected to grow rapidly. Traditionally gas chromatography has been used for the analysis of hydrocarbon gases; it can accurately measure the concentration of each hydrocarbon component in a sample of natural gas.
Loek van Eijck, Yokogawa, The Netherlands, questions whether rapid analysis of gases and liquids can be better achieved through use of a gas chromatograph or near infrared analyser. Conventionally, the liquid and gas components such as those broken down by naphtha crackers have been measured by a process gas chromatograph (PGC), with the subsequent measurement values then being used for control purposes.
The EPA rule, 40 CFR 63 Subparts CC and UUU, is forcing refineries to monitor flares. Fortunately, modern analyzer technology makes it possible to meet the requirements, generate the necessary reports, and stay in compliance.
Here’s how to select the right analyzer to meet these demands.
To ensure peak performance, efficient GC maintenance is very important, especially now that many end users face a decline in supporting technical resources. In this webinar, we will show you how to optimize a GC maintenance plan.
You will learn:
- How to select the right sample system for your GC
- Installation considerations for optimal GC performance
- Best practices for maintaining a GC
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