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Trace metal content poses a constant challenge in the production, refining, and distribution of quality crude oil and petroleum refined products. Understanding, monitoring, and managing trace metal levels for refineries, pipelines, storage tanks and traders can have a direct impact on refinery yields, catalyst preservation and infrastructure protection.

Rapid trace metal analysis is offered for crude oils, fuels, intermediates, chemicals, feedstocks, condensates, natural gas liquids (NGL) and additional refined petroleum products.

Trace analysis includes parts-per-million (ppm), parts-per-billion (ppb), and parts-per-trillion (ppt) levels. Trace metal analytical techniques, such as ICP, ICP-MS, AA and other testing options are available.

  • Trace metals tested in hydrocarbons, include:
  • Antimony, Arsenic
  • Beryllium
  • Cadmium, Chromium, Cobalt, Copper
  • Iron Lead
  • Manganese, Mercury, Molybdenum
  • Nickel Selenium Vanadium
  • Additional trace metals, molecular species and compounds