Petra MAX™ delivers advanced D4294 sulfur analysis in addition to 12 elements from P to Zn including Ni, V, and Fe. This robust benchtop analyzer complies with ASTM D4294 and ISO 8754 for measuring sulfur in hydrocarbons. Petra MAX is powered by HDXRF, utilizing XOS patented doubly curved crystal optics coupled with a high-performance silicon drift detector and an intense monochromatic excitation beam. This industry-leading technology reduces background noise and increases signal-to-noise output, enabling low detection limits and high precision without the need for consumable helium gas, a vacuum pump, or extensive sample preperation.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reports that in 2017 alone, more than 4 billion passengers traveled by air. It is estimated that air transport will reach global growth of over 7 billion passengers by 2035. Standard jet fuel specifications are used to ensure that wherever a plane is fueled, it can continue to operate safely. Common jet fuel specifications are shown in Table 1. Jet fuel specifications require total sulfur content to be less than 0.30 wt%. In order to comply, refinery and independent laboratories rely on standard test methods such as ASTM D4294 and ISO 8754. These labs operate in fast-paced environments that require rapid, precise results and are increasingly relying on solutions that provide simple and direct integration with Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS).
Sulfur analysis using ASTM D4294 and ISO 8754 continues to be an important measurement for refinery and independent laboratories certifying jet fuel around the world. The growing demand for air travel will continue to drive the need for a rapid and precise analysis solution. That solution is Petra; delivering accurate measurement for jet fuel and other hydrocarbons without the need for complex sample preparation or consumable gasses.