Raman spectroscopy is a proven tool for applications in various areas in the petrochemical industry from the refinery onward. The HTVS™ or High Throughput Virtual Slit of the Tornado Raman spectroscopy based analyzer has been shown to be of benefit in the refinery itself by being able to make accurate and reliable measurements of various fuel properties. These include direct measurements such as olefin content, aromatics content, and benzene. Inferential measurements have also proven to be viable including octane number (RON and MON) and Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP). Measurement of multiple critical process attributes makes Raman a cost-effective and reliable tool in the refinery.
See the following for more information: Proceedings Paper – Motor Fuel Property Prediction by Inferential Spectroscopy 3. Hard and Soft Realities of Measuring Olefins in Gasoline (Proceedings of the 61st Annual Analysis Division Symposium 2016, Galveston, TX USA, by M. Trygstad, B. Behr and M. Kemper).