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RAPID AND EXTENDED ANALYSIS OF REFINERY GAS USING MICRO GC FUSION

Gulf Coast Conference Tuesday, October 11, 2016 1:50:00 PM Room 371 D INFICON Rapid and Extended Analysis of Refinery Gas using Micro GC Fusion

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Rapid and Extended Analysis of Refinery Gas using Micro GC Fusion

Gulf Coast Conference Shawn Wilson INFICON, Inc. 2 Technology Place East Syracuse, NY 13057, USA

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Outline • • • • • • • •

Introduction Micro GC in the Field Micro GC Fusion Configuration Micro GC Fusion Setup Micro GC Fusion Method and Data External Hardware Micro GC Fusion Features Conclusion

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Introduction-Refinery Gas Background •

Refinery gas analysis refers to an analysis of a gas sample generated from the processing of hydrocarbon based or related materials.

These gases typically contain a wide range of compounds including fixed gases, saturated, and olefinic hydrocarbons.

Refinery gas analysis using gas chromatography is commonly used in the following industries: • Oil / Gas • Petrochemical • Alternative fuel

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Analysis of Refinery Gas using: Micro GC Fusion Simple Analysis: Fixed gases, C1-C6 alkanes from: • • • • • •

Distillation Catalytic reforming Fractionating/separating units Gas plants Liquefied petroleum gas Biogas

Complex Analysis: Fixes gases, C1-C6 alkanes, olefins from: • • • • •

Fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) Stack gas Reductive flue gas Fractionating units Biomass

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Micro GC Fusion Configuration • Four module configuration: • • • •

Module A – 10m Molesieve, Backflush Injector Module B – 8m U-Bond, Backflush injector Module C – 10m Alumina, Backflush injector Module D – 10m PDMS, VV injector

• Calibration gas: • •

Refinery Gas Standard Extended Refinery Gas (C6 – C12)

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Refinery Gas – Calibration Standard Components

Standard

Components

Standard

Hydrogen Oxygen

10.00% 0.19%

Nitrogen

balance

1-Butene i-Butylene cis-2-Butene

0.30% 0.15% 0.30%

Methane

5.00%

trans-2-Butene

0.15%

Ethane Ethylene

4.00% 2.00%

Carbon Dioxide

3.00%

1,3-Butadiene i-Pentane n-Pentane 1-Pentene cis-2-Pentene

0.30% 0.10% 0.05% 0.10% 0.05%

Carbon Monoxide

1.00%

trans-2-Pentene

0.05%

Acetylene Propane Propylene i-Butane n-Butane

1.00% 2.00% 1.00% 0.30% 0.15%

Methyl-2-Butene

0.05%

n-Hexane n-Heptane

0.05% 0.05%

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Refinery Gas – Fixed Gases Column: Rt-Molesieve 5a Temperature: 90°C Carrier Gas: Argon

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Refinery Gas - Carbon Dioxide & C2’s

Column: Rt-U-Bond Temperature: 60°C Carrier Gas: Helium

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Refinery Gas: Olefins Column: Rt-Alumina Temperature: 150°C 171°C (0.2°C/s) Carrier Gas: Helium

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Refinery Gas – Hexanes Plus

Column: Rxi-1 Temperature: 90°C 205°C (1.0°C/s) Carrier Gas: Helium

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Extended Hydrocarbon Analysis: C6 - C12 • In order to analyze C12 in the gas phase, the extended natural gas calibration standard was heated • For retention time comparison, a heated sample bag containing straight chain hydrocarbons (C6 to C12) is overlaid with the calibration standard Column: Rxi-1ms Ramp: 50°C 130°C280°C (2°C/s, 5°C/s)

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Repeatability – 8 Run Overlay Column: Rt-Alumina Temperature: 150°C 171°C (0.2°C/s) Area < 0.7 % RSD Retention Time < 0.1 % RSD

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Micro GC Fusion - 4 Module Features • Micro GC Fusion hardware features include: • Temperature programmable columns for fast temperature ramping • Easy to operate user interface • Additional heated zones to minimize ambient temperature effects • Optional integrated sample conditioner • Rack Mountable Chassis • Optional Valco Stream Selector

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Micro GC Fusion Features • Micro GC utilizes a modular architecture • Each module is its own GC: • MEMs based injector • Resistively heated fused silica capillary columns • MEMs based µTCD

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Micro GC Fusion Features • Micro GC Fusion utilizes a web-based User Interface (UI) • • • • • • •

Front panel display Direct Ethernet connection to a computer Direct Ethernet connection to a LAN hub for remote access Wi-Fi enabled License free Works with any platform (ex. Windows, Apple, Android) On board solid state drive for data storage

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External Hardware â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Valco Stream Selector

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Conclusions • Analytical results in less than 2 minutes • Micro GC Fusion demonstrations excellent repeatability • Extended RGA analysis • Select from multiple sample streams using Valco stream selector • Rack Mountable Chassis • User friendly software

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References 1. http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-refinery-gas.htm

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