Intertek laboratories provide a range of analytical testing services for the measurement and characterization of fluorine and fluoride in solids, liquids and gases.

The Intertek USA laboratories provide fluorine analysis using a COSA AQF-100 combustion furnace coupled to a Dionex ICS 2000 ion-chromatograph. This allows the ability to analyze liquids, combustible organic solids and compressed liquid gases. The fluorine analysis laboratories in the USA are located in Deer Park, Texas (Houston) and St. Rose, Louisiana (New Orleans).

The Intertek laboratory in Antwerp, Belgium provides fluorine and fluoride testing. The lab uses an Antek 9000F Fluoride analyzer. The fluoride, fluorine testing instrument uses pyro-hydrolysis with ion specific electrode (ISE) detection, and runs testing according to the standard method UOP Method 975-02  - Fluorine in Liquid Hydrocarbons and LPG by Oxidative Combustion with Ion-Selective Electrode. Detection of fluorine in solids, gases & liquids are possible using this technique as the apparatus is equipped with a gas, liquid syringe and solid boat module. Fluoride analysis sensitivity can reach 0.1 ppm depending upon sample type and sample introduction.

Materials Tested for Fluorine Content:

  • Butane, Ethylene
  • Polymers
  • Alumina
  • Toothpastes
  • Mineral oil
  • Xylene
  • Ash, coal
  • Catalysts
  • Plants
  • Slags
  • Fibers
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Paraffins
  • Water
  • Other materials

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