PEFTEC 2019 - Abstract

Abstract Title: Fast Simulated Distillation Analysis by Modified ASTM D2887, D7169, D6352, and D7500
Abstract Type: Poster
Session Choice: Other
Presenter Name: Manny Farag
Co-authors: Tracy Dini
Timon Huybrighs
Company/Organisation: Perkinelmer
Country: United Kingdom

Abstract Information :

Simulated Distillation (SimDis) is a GC technique used to simulate the results of a distillation tower, separating crudes into component fractions by boiling points. The PKI Dragon software takes the chromatogram of the crude oil sample and correlates it with a calibration performed on known parrafins comparing RT to BP and calculating the SimDis result. To obtain this result in a short time the GC is pushed to its maximum operating temperature. The Perkin Elmer Clarus 690GC equipped with a POC Injector and Wide Range FID is built to withstand this high performance level while providing optimal sensitivity. Knowing the product fractions of crude oil ahead of time allows adjustments to be made to the refining process, resulting in higher efficiency rates of distillation for the crude oil.