ASTM Publishes D7807-12 Standard Method

PAC’s AC CNS SIMDIS for Crude Oil in Compliance with New Method

Houston, TX., USA – April 30, 2013 – ASTM recently published ASTM D7807 – 12, “Standard Test Method for Determination of Boiling Range Distribution of Hydrocarbon and Sulfur Components of Petroleum Distillates by Gas Chromatography and Chemiluminescence Detection”, which extends the scope of the already-existing ASTM D2887 boiling range determination by gas chromatography to include sulfur boiling range distribution in the petroleum distillate fractions. PAC’s AC® Analytical Controls CNS SIMDIS for Crude Oil is an innovative analyzer that simultaneously determines the boiling range distribution of Carbon, Nitrogen, and Sulfur in crudes and final products. It is in full compliance with this latest method from ASTM.

Refineries routinely run crude assays to optimize crude cut points and product value. Traditionally, performing crude assays is a time consuming and difficult process. The CNS SIMDIS for Crude Oil completes crude assays analysis at a fraction of the time and cost of the traditional methods. In addition, its integrated software automates calibration, validation, sample analysis, and data reporting with dedicated correlations & calculations.

“By quickly determining crude oil characteristics, the CNS SIMDIS helps our customers make timely adjustments to their process to optimize end products, meet stringent product specifications and improve profitability,” says David Tran, PAC Vice President of Marketing & Product Management. “In addition, it can detect sulfur concentration which is essential since sulfur compounds can corrode metals and poison catalysts.”

About PAC

PAC is a leading global provider of advanced analytical instruments for laboratories and online process applications in industries such as refinery, petrochemical, biofuels, environmental, food & beverage, and pharmaceutical. To provide its customers with cutting edge technology, PAC leverages significant R&D resources to support its core technologies, including chromatography, elemental analysis, physical properties, and fuels composition. PAC’s product portfolio includes leading product lines with long histories of developing innovative instrumentation: AC Analytical Controls, Antek, Alcor, Cambridge Viscosity, PetroSpec, PSPI, ISL and Walter Herzog. For more information, visit, or contact the company’s headquarters at 8824 Fallbrook Dr., Houston, Texas 77064, Tel. (U.S.) 800.444.TEST, or +281.940.1803.

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