What is Simulated Distillation?
Simulated distillation is used to quickly and accurately determine the true boiling point distribution of crude oil and petroleum refining fractions by gas chromatography. It is frequently used as an alternative to time consuming and labor intensive physical distillations.
How Does Simulated Distillation Work?
There are four basic steps involved:
- Injecting a sample into the GC
- The analytical column separates the sample into individual components in order of their boiling points
- Detecting the components as they elute from the column
- Using special software to convert the data produced by the GC into a report including: includes the boiling curve, initial boiling point (IBP), final boiling point (FBP)% cutoff table and other physical factors
At Separation Systems our SimDis® analyzers are based on the Agilent 7890 although other GC manufacturer’s instruments can be accommodated upon request. Our analyzers are in compliance with ASTM, EN, ISO and other international standards organizations. Unlike other GC manufacturers who only guarantee their hardware and software from defects, we guarantee our GC analyzers produce the measurements you require.
ASTM D7096, D2887, D5307, D7398, D7213, D6352, D7500, D7900, IP 480, IP 507, IP 545, IP 601, EN 15199-1, 15199-2, 15199-3, ISO 3924, DIN 51435
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