Total Chlorine Analysis In Crude Oil Using Oxidative Micro Coulometric Technique

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The presence of chlorine in crude oil can hydrolyze during the refinery process to form hydrochloric acid which causes corrosion. Corrosion at petroleum refineries is a critical problem which exists at many places around the globe and has a huge cost impact in terms of maintenance.

Therefore an effective chloride monitoring solution should be implemented and many refineries have implemented periodic testing of inorganic chlorides. A well-known, reliable and sensitive test method for the chlorine analysis in crude and fuel oil products is oxidative micro coulometric technique which has been applicable at the TSHR Total Chlorine analyzer, model TX 6000.

This Application note which shows the performance data on these type of samples using the TX 6000 with boat introduction method.

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