Process Sulfur Gauge for Petroleum Streams

On-line sulfur measurement from 0.04% to 6% 

NEX XT is a sulfur process analyzer. It delivers total sulfur measurement from 0.04 to 6 wt% of crude, bunker fuel, fuel oils, and other highly viscous hydrocarbons, including residuums. This versatile, compact, and robust X-ray transmission/absorption (XRT/XRA) process gauge is specifically optimized for the total sulfur analysis needs of refineries, pipelines, blending operations, bunkering terminals, and other storage facilities.

NEX XT Overview

On-line analysis of sulfur for crude oil, bunker fuel, and blending operations

Whether used for crude oil blending and monitoring, assaying or blending marine bunker fuels, or custody transfer, the Rigaku NEX XT is an excellent on-line tool for sulfur analysis in petroleum streams. It is well suited to meet the industry's varying demands and help you maximize profitability. 

NEX XT delivers on-line, real-time X-ray transmission (XRT) measurement of sulfur from 400 parts-per-million (ppm) to 6 wt% for various petroleum streams. It represents the next evolution of process solutions for measuring sulfur in crude, bunker fuel, fuel oils, and other highly viscous hydrocarbons. 

Optimized for total sulfur analysis needs, NEX XT is versatile, compact, and specifically designed to address the needs of refineries, pipelines, blending operations, bunkering terminals, and other storage facilities.

  • Ideal for crude oil and refinery feedstock blending and monitoring
  • Ideal for marine fuel blending and monitoring to meet IMO MARPOL regulations
  • Quality monitoring of crude at remote collection and storage facilities
  • Monitor high-temperature vacuum gas oils

Featuring uniquely engineered hardware and novel proprietary software technologies, the NEX XT system is faster, more sensitive, and much more compact than competitive systems. NEX XT performs continuous, reliable sulfur monitoring at pressures up to 100 bar (1450 psig) and up to 200°C in custom configurations. NEX XT operates as a standalone analyzer or provides real-time closed-loop control when tied into a blending or plant-wide automation system. 

Its other key features are a simplified user interface, reduced standards requirement, automatic density compensation, password protection, and a standard platform for communicating sulfur results to a DCS. Due to its unique design and robust construction, sample conditioning and recovery systems are typically not required.

NEX XT Features

Measure sulfur (S) from 0.04 to 6 wt%
Up to 1450 psig and 200°C with custom configurations
Analysis times as short as 1 second
Intuitive user interface makes calibration and analysis easy
Compact and designed for unattended operation
No consumables or routine maintenance required
User-adjustable data update frequency
Reduced standards requirements
No sample condition or recovery system
No radioisotopes

NEX XT Specifications

Technique On-line X-ray transmission / absorption (XRT / XRA)
Benefit Real-time online measurement of total sulfur (0.04% to 6% S)
Technology X-ray tube source-based XRT/XRA gauge
Attributes Analyze sulfur (S), 0 - 35°, up to 200 L/m; Class 1 Div 1, Class 1 Div 2, ATEX zone 1 (pending), ATEX zone 2
Computer Programmable Logic Controller (PLC)
Power requirements 115 – 230 V, 2.8 – 1.4 A (47/63 Hz), dedicated supply

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