XRF analysis for the petroleum, minerals, and chemical industries.

Intertek provides X-ray fluorescence (XRF) elemental content testing in laboratories across the world, supporting the quality control and assay needs of clients in the petroleum refining, minerals exploration & production, petrochemical, and other industries. 

XRF trace elemental analysis applications:

  • Sulfur in fuels content by XRF (ASTM D2622, ASTM D6334, ASTM D4294)
  • Low-level sulfur in fuel by XRF (ASTM 7039)
  • XRF spectroscopy of pigments and extenders (ASTM 5381)
  • XRF analysis of wear metals in lubricating oils
  • XRF analysis for metals in mineral ores
  • and additional XRF analysis applications

Trace elements analysis by XRF  for petroleum and refined products include:

  • Sulfur in fuels (gasoline, diesel, kerosene, fuel oil, residual fuel oil, asphalt)
  • Lead and manganese in gasoline
  • Sulfur, chlorine, nickel, and vanadium in crude oils
  • Sulfur, nickel, and vanadium in residual fuel oils (bunker fuels)
  • Sulfur in petroleum coke
  • Magnesium, potassium, sulfur, calcium, barium, zinc, and molybdenum in lubricating oils
  • Sulfur, chloride, arsenic, lead, and cadmium in waste oils and waste fuel oils
  • and additional applications


Related Links

Sulfur Testing ASTM D2622

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