Tradeshow
Oct 16, 2018 - Oct 17, 2018
Moody Gardens Convention Center | Galveston, TX

Stop by booth 902 at Gulf Coast Conference to discover our broad range of analytical technologies, software and consumables to support your testing workflows.

Also, be sure to join us for our complimentary, educational workshops where we’ll present on a number of innovative solutions including molecular spectroscopy, chromatography, software and data integration, mass spectrometry and trace elemental analysis and consumables.

Workshops

Tuesday October 16, 2018

Orchid Room

Practical Applications in FT-IR and Raman Spectroscopy and Spectral Interpretation

9:00 a.m. – FTIR /Raman Theory and Sample Handling
Cam MacIsaac, Thermo Fisher Scientific

This workshop will highlight the advantages of using Infrared and Raman microscopy techniques in the analysis of micro-scale materials. The presentation will illustrate various applications of both microscopy techniques and the advantages of each based on the type of materials being analyzed.

10:00 a.m. – Microspectroscopic Sampling – FT-IR and Raman Microscopy
Steve McQueen, Thermo Fisher Scientific

This workshop will cover the theory behind several spectroscopic techniques including Fourier transform Infrared technique. It will review what happens to molecules when they are exposed to the infrared. It will cover an overview of how spectra are recorded using the FT technique. It will also cover the theory behind several common IR sampling techniques and explore their usages.

1:00 p.m. – FT-IR Spectral Interpretation and Problem Solving
Dr. Robert Jones, Thermo Fisher Scientific

This talk will give an overview of FT-IR interpretation by focusing on several common functional groups. It will cover major hydrocarbons including aliphatic, olefinic and aromatic groups. Additionally, it will discuss carbonyl groups like esters, ketones and carboxylic acids. It is designed to give an understanding of commonly seen infrared bands and to help better understand infrared data.

2:10 p.m. – Omnic Software Tutorial for IR/Raman Spectroscopy
Cam MacIsaac / Dr. Robert Jones, Thermo Fisher Scientific

This workshop will cover Omnic software, the popular platform for running Thermo Scientific FT-IR, FT-NIR, and Raman spectrometers. A live software demonstration will be given to highlight features of Omnic, which will include collection of data from a working spectrometer. A live demonstration of TQ software will be given illustrating FTIR, FT-NIR and Raman quantitative and qualitative methods. Suggestions will be given on how to diagnose chemometric methods to ensure they accurately predict. Some pitfalls will be covered to avoid improperly modeled methods. In addition, an overview of Macros/Basic automated workflow software will be given. This software is designed to build pre-program quantitative predictions. The Macros language can also automate many other software functions, like basic kinetic routines.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Hibiscus Room

Thermo Scientific Analytical Technologies: Chromatography, Mass Spectrometry and Trace Elemental Analysis Workflows for Oil and Gas

9:00 a.m. – Breakfast will be served.

Streamline Your Laboratory Workflow with Thermo Scientific Chromeleon CDS
Greg Whitaker, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Join this special kickoff session and receive a Charlie Chromeleon plush toy!

In today's analytical laboratories the demand to increase throughput with fewer experienced analysts can be overwhelming. Learn how Thermo Scientific Chromeleon CDS offers tools to simplify the analysis of your routine samples to efficiently achieve fast results with minimal user interaction. Find out how Chromeleon's seamless integration with SampleManager LIMS can provide your laboratory with an integrated informatics solution, resulting in a fast, streamlined, automated workflow from sample to knowledge. And find out how your Chromeleon system, whether a single workstation or a complex multi-site enterprise deployment, can provide maximum up-time and availability to ensure your lab keeps producing the results to keep your plant productivity high.

10:00 a.m. – Integrated Informatics: Real-Time Evaluation of Results for Process Monitoring
Larry West, Thermo Fisher Scientific

One of the greatest ongoing challenges for the oil and gas and petrochemicals industries is the automation of laboratory data capture and analysis. While elimination or reduction of manual processes related to data management leads to considerable product quality improvements, these efforts can also improve compliance with increasingly complex industry guidelines and environmental regulations. Integration of systems such as LIMS with a CDS enables quicker evaluation of results for process monitoring to ensure that changes can be made in a timely manner before products are lost. Thermo Scientific Chromeleon XPS Open Access software provides a streamlined, walkup interface enabling users to harness the full power of Thermo Scientific Chromeleon CDS with minimal training and effort. With an out-of-the-box direct Thermo Fisher SampleManager LIMS connection, Chromeleon CDS sets the industry standard for robustness in a networked environment and delivers secure multi-vendor instrument control. Learn how Chromeleon software continues to deliver superior laboratory and instrument support through comprehensive control of Thermo Scientific IC, GC, LC, MS and over 525 instruments from 20 manufacturers. Join us for our live demonstration.

10:45 a.m. – Determination of Moisture Content In Liquefied Petroleum Gases By Gas Chromatography
James Pachlhofer, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Using GC to measure the moisture content in hydrocarbons has been a very difficult analysis. Traditional methods, such as Karl Fischer or on-line analyzers, require additional equipment and procedures, adding time and complexity to the sample measurement. Attempting to use GC suffered from poor separation from hydrocarbons, inadequate sensitivity to the water peak with tcd, and poor repeatability from sampling issues. Recent advances in GC column technology, coupled with a high sensitivity universal detector, and certified commercially available standards now allow gas chromatography to provide sensitive, specific analysis of the moisture content in lpg. This presentation will highlight the use of a Thermo Scientific TRACE 1310 Gas Chromatograph equipped with a pulse discharge detector and a liquid sample valve to separate and quantify moisture in the lpg. Separation of the moisture peak from the hydrocarbon matrix is achieved using a capillary column with a highly polar liquid crystal phase. Use of commercially prepared standards in constant pressure cylinders together with the lsv on the GC provide excellent precision and repeatability of the analysis.

11:30 a.m. – Method Optimization for the Analysis of Challenging Organic Samples by ICP-OES
Sabrina Antonio, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Elemental analysis of organic solvents, lubricating oils, fuels, petrochemicals and food oils is imperative across numerous industries. For instance, analysis of lubricating oils for wear metals and additives is a powerful diagnostic tool in determining preventative maintenance of engines and machinery before costly failures.

Analysis of organic samples presents challenges in ICP-OES due to viscosity, volatility, and high carbon content. Careful selection of sample introduction components, operating parameters and solvents must be considered. This presentation provides tools for method development and data from application notes demonstrating that simplified analysis can be achieved for challenging organic samples.

12:00 p.m. – Lunch Session – buffet lunch will be served.

New Columns and Consumables to Solve Challenges in Ion Chromatography
Kirk Chassaniol, Thermo Fisher Scientific

In this session we will present an overview of new columns, consumables and software features for Ion Chromatography (IC). Challenges in separations of contaminants in various process waters will be discussed using new 4μm HPIC columns. IC methods involving sample preparation can be improved through new automated sample preparation products and combustion IC techniques. We will present examples of Chromeleon software features of interest to IC users in the oil and gas industry.

1:00 p.m. – Using Mass Spectrometry as an Ion Chromatography Confirmation Tool for the Determination of Alkylamines and Alkanolamines in Scrubbing Solutions
Carl Fisher, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Amine scrubbing or neutralizing solutions are used routinely to prevent corrosion during transportation to the refinery or to remove sour gases during the refining. Alkylamines are contaminants originating from the alkanolamines functioning in their neutralizing role. In the complex samples characterized by processing plants during refining, molecular confirmation is often needed for compounds identified chromatographically. Ion chromatography coupled to an electrospray ionization mass spectrometer (IC-ESI-MS) is an ideal and economical way to determine and confirm amines. Here we demonstrate amine contaminant determinations in amine solutions by cation-exchange separation followed by suppressed conductivity and ESI-MS detections in a serial configuration.

1:30 p.m. – Using Combustion Ion Chromatography to Determine Halogens and Sulfur in Aromatic Hydrocarbons
Carl Fisher, Thermo Fisher Scientific

This presentation will detail work being highlighted in the poster "Determination of total fluorine, chlorine, and sulfur in aromatic hydrocarbons by oxidative pyrolytic combustion followed by Ion Chromatography (Combustion Ion Chromatography-CIC)." The total fluorine, chlorine, and sulfur contained in aromatic hydrocarbon matrices can contribute to emissions that cause pollution, be harmful to many catalytic processes, and lead to corrosion. Ion chromatography (IC) is a sensitive and versatile method for the determination of halides and sulfate. Application of combustion IC (CIC), which combines oxidative pyrolysis with IC, has been demonstrated for many applications that determine the total amounts of these elements in samples. The work presented here describes determination of fluorine, chlorine, and sulfur in aromatic hydrocarbon samples based on ASTM method D7359-14a.

2:00 p.m. – Rapid Determination of Heat Stable Salts using Ion Chromatography
Carl Fisher, Thermo Fisher Scientific

This presentation will detail work being highlighted in the poster "Fast Separation of Heat Stable Salts." Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and carbon dioxide (CO2) are often found in natural gas streams and are removed using amine-rich solutions before it can be transported/used. During this process, heat stable salts (HSS) can form as a result of an irreversible reaction of the amine with certain acidic components. Because HSS are corrosive, it is important that they be monitored. Here we present an Ion Chromatography (IC) method that uses a high-capacity, hydroxide-selective anion-exchange column with a fast gradient to analyze various refinery samples for the presence of common inorganic anions and heat stable amine salts.

Tuesday October 16, 2018

Orchid Room

Practical Applications in FT-IR and Raman Spectroscopy and Spectral Interpretation

9:00 a.m. – FTIR /Raman Theory and Sample Handling
Cam MacIsaac, Thermo Fisher Scientific

This workshop will highlight the advantages of using Infrared and Raman microscopy techniques in the analysis of micro-scale materials. The presentation will illustrate various applications of both microscopy techniques and the advantages of each based on the type of materials being analyzed.

10:00 a.m. – Microspectroscopic Sampling – FT-IR and Raman Microscopy
Steve McQueen, Thermo Fisher Scientific

This workshop will cover the theory behind several spectroscopic techniques including Fourier transform Infrared technique. It will review what happens to molecules when they are exposed to the infrared. It will cover an overview of how spectra are recorded using the FT technique. It will also cover the theory behind several common IR sampling techniques and explore their usages.

1:00 p.m. – FT-IR Spectral Interpretation and Problem Solving
Dr. Robert Jones, Thermo Fisher Scientific

This talk will give an overview of FT-IR interpretation by focusing on several common functional groups. It will cover major hydrocarbons including aliphatic, olefinic and aromatic groups. Additionally, it will discuss carbonyl groups like esters, ketones and carboxylic acids. It is designed to give an understanding of commonly seen infrared bands and to help better understand infrared data.

2:10 p.m. – Omnic Software Tutorial for IR/Raman Spectroscopy
Cam MacIsaac / Dr. Robert Jones, Thermo Fisher Scientific

This workshop will cover Omnic software, the popular platform for running Thermo Scientific FT-IR, FT-NIR, and Raman spectrometers. A live software demonstration will be given to highlight features of Omnic, which will include collection of data from a working spectrometer. A live demonstration of TQ software will be given illustrating FTIR, FT-NIR and Raman quantitative and qualitative methods. Suggestions will be given on how to diagnose chemometric methods to ensure they accurately predict. Some pitfalls will be covered to avoid improperly modeled methods. In addition, an overview of Macros/Basic automated workflow software will be given. This software is designed to build pre-program quantitative predictions. The Macros language can also automate many other software functions, like basic kinetic routines.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Hibiscus Room

Thermo Scientific Analytical Technologies: Chromatography, Mass Spectrometry and Trace Elemental Analysis Workflows for Oil and Gas

9:00 a.m. – Breakfast will be served.

Streamline Your Laboratory Workflow with Thermo Scientific Chromeleon CDS
Greg Whitaker, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Join this special kickoff session and receive a Charlie Chromeleon plush toy!

In today's analytical laboratories the demand to increase throughput with fewer experienced analysts can be overwhelming. Learn how Thermo Scientific Chromeleon CDS offers tools to simplify the analysis of your routine samples to efficiently achieve fast results with minimal user interaction. Find out how Chromeleon's seamless integration with SampleManager LIMS can provide your laboratory with an integrated informatics solution, resulting in a fast, streamlined, automated workflow from sample to knowledge. And find out how your Chromeleon system, whether a single workstation or a complex multi-site enterprise deployment, can provide maximum up-time and availability to ensure your lab keeps producing the results to keep your plant productivity high.

10:00 a.m. – Integrated Informatics: Real-Time Evaluation of Results for Process Monitoring
Larry West, Thermo Fisher Scientific

One of the greatest ongoing challenges for the oil and gas and petrochemicals industries is the automation of laboratory data capture and analysis. While elimination or reduction of manual processes related to data management leads to considerable product quality improvements, these efforts can also improve compliance with increasingly complex industry guidelines and environmental regulations. Integration of systems such as LIMS with a CDS enables quicker evaluation of results for process monitoring to ensure that changes can be made in a timely manner before products are lost. Thermo Scientific Chromeleon XPS Open Access software provides a streamlined, walkup interface enabling users to harness the full power of Thermo Scientific Chromeleon CDS with minimal training and effort. With an out-of-the-box direct Thermo Fisher SampleManager LIMS connection, Chromeleon CDS sets the industry standard for robustness in a networked environment and delivers secure multi-vendor instrument control. Learn how Chromeleon software continues to deliver superior laboratory and instrument support through comprehensive control of Thermo Scientific IC, GC, LC, MS and over 525 instruments from 20 manufacturers. Join us for our live demonstration.

10:45 a.m. – Determination of Moisture Content In Liquefied Petroleum Gases By Gas Chromatography
James Pachlhofer, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Using GC to measure the moisture content in hydrocarbons has been a very difficult analysis. Traditional methods, such as Karl Fischer or on-line analyzers, require additional equipment and procedures, adding time and complexity to the sample measurement. Attempting to use GC suffered from poor separation from hydrocarbons, inadequate sensitivity to the water peak with tcd, and poor repeatability from sampling issues. Recent advances in GC column technology, coupled with a high sensitivity universal detector, and certified commercially available standards now allow gas chromatography to provide sensitive, specific analysis of the moisture content in lpg. This presentation will highlight the use of a Thermo Scientific TRACE 1310 Gas Chromatograph equipped with a pulse discharge detector and a liquid sample valve to separate and quantify moisture in the lpg. Separation of the moisture peak from the hydrocarbon matrix is achieved using a capillary column with a highly polar liquid crystal phase. Use of commercially prepared standards in constant pressure cylinders together with the lsv on the GC provide excellent precision and repeatability of the analysis.

11:30 a.m. – Method Optimization for the Analysis of Challenging Organic Samples by ICP-OES
Sabrina Antonio, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Elemental analysis of organic solvents, lubricating oils, fuels, petrochemicals and food oils is imperative across numerous industries. For instance, analysis of lubricating oils for wear metals and additives is a powerful diagnostic tool in determining preventative maintenance of engines and machinery before costly failures.

Analysis of organic samples presents challenges in ICP-OES due to viscosity, volatility, and high carbon content. Careful selection of sample introduction components, operating parameters and solvents must be considered. This presentation provides tools for method development and data from application notes demonstrating that simplified analysis can be achieved for challenging organic samples.

12:00 p.m. – Lunch Session – buffet lunch will be served.

New Columns and Consumables to Solve Challenges in Ion Chromatography
Kirk Chassaniol, Thermo Fisher Scientific

In this session we will present an overview of new columns, consumables and software features for Ion Chromatography (IC). Challenges in separations of contaminants in various process waters will be discussed using new 4μm HPIC columns. IC methods involving sample preparation can be improved through new automated sample preparation products and combustion IC techniques. We will present examples of Chromeleon software features of interest to IC users in the oil and gas industry.

1:00 p.m. – Using Mass Spectrometry as an Ion Chromatography Confirmation Tool for the Determination of Alkylamines and Alkanolamines in Scrubbing Solutions
Carl Fisher, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Amine scrubbing or neutralizing solutions are used routinely to prevent corrosion during transportation to the refinery or to remove sour gases during the refining. Alkylamines are contaminants originating from the alkanolamines functioning in their neutralizing role. In the complex samples characterized by processing plants during refining, molecular confirmation is often needed for compounds identified chromatographically. Ion chromatography coupled to an electrospray ionization mass spectrometer (IC-ESI-MS) is an ideal and economical way to determine and confirm amines. Here we demonstrate amine contaminant determinations in amine solutions by cation-exchange separation followed by suppressed conductivity and ESI-MS detections in a serial configuration.

1:30 p.m. – Using Combustion Ion Chromatography to Determine Halogens and Sulfur in Aromatic Hydrocarbons
Carl Fisher, Thermo Fisher Scientific

This presentation will detail work being highlighted in the poster "Determination of total fluorine, chlorine, and sulfur in aromatic hydrocarbons by oxidative pyrolytic combustion followed by Ion Chromatography (Combustion Ion Chromatography-CIC)." The total fluorine, chlorine, and sulfur contained in aromatic hydrocarbon matrices can contribute to emissions that cause pollution, be harmful to many catalytic processes, and lead to corrosion. Ion chromatography (IC) is a sensitive and versatile method for the determination of halides and sulfate. Application of combustion IC (CIC), which combines oxidative pyrolysis with IC, has been demonstrated for many applications that determine the total amounts of these elements in samples. The work presented here describes determination of fluorine, chlorine, and sulfur in aromatic hydrocarbon samples based on ASTM method D7359-14a.

2:00 p.m. – Rapid Determination of Heat Stable Salts using Ion Chromatography
Carl Fisher, Thermo Fisher Scientific

This presentation will detail work being highlighted in the poster "Fast Separation of Heat Stable Salts." Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and carbon dioxide (CO2) are often found in natural gas streams and are removed using amine-rich solutions before it can be transported/used. During this process, heat stable salts (HSS) can form as a result of an irreversible reaction of the amine with certain acidic components. Because HSS are corrosive, it is important that they be monitored. Here we present an Ion Chromatography (IC) method that uses a high-capacity, hydroxide-selective anion-exchange column with a fast gradient to analyze various refinery samples for the presence of common inorganic anions and heat stable amine salts.