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Applications - Chemical Analysis

Measurements in the Polymer and Chemical Industries

Online analyzers provide real time determination of critical components to optimize any chemical process.  Directly in the pipe, reactor, or extruder, our NIR Analyzers can provide you critical online monitoring of your polymer or chemical processes.

Laboratory analyzers offer instant measurements of many properties. Analysis of a sample takes only seconds and is as easy as putting the probe in the sample and pressing scan.  Use one analyzer to measure all phases of your production process.

Applications can include finished product qualification, In-Process reaction monitoring, or incoming product inspection. Let us know your specific application and we can provide you the configuration that fits your requirements.

Optimize Your Production Processes

Our NIR Line of In-Process and Laboratory analyzers offer a dramatic increase in speed and simplicity compared to more complicated and time consuming laboratory assays.  The IsoChem’s measurement results are integrated directly into your DCS and one analyzer can sample up to 20 process points.

Online real-time testing allows for control the usage of high-value reactants, optimize reaction times, and even increase plant capacity.  Chemical monitoring in-line and in real time offers unprecedented process control opportunities.

A wide variety of measurements are possible

The list below is a sampling of the IsoChem’s measurements of chemicals, manufacturing precursors, and intermediates. The Near Infrared analysis of Chemical products has helped our customers save money, improve quality control, and meet regulatory requirements. Please contact us for information on these or other measurements you may have.

Properties Measured

  • % Concentrations of key chemical
  • Reaction Progress
  • Additives and impurities
  • Boiling Points (IBP, 10%, 50%, 90%, other cuts, EBP)
  • Moisture
  • % Solids
  • Molecular weight
  • Degree of Cure
  • Functional Groups
  • Pour Points
  • Viscosity

Partial List of Chemical Applications

  • Acetates
  • Acids
  • Adhesives (Tape)
  • Aldehydes
  • Anhydrides
  • Anhydride Reaction
  • Aromatics
  • Asphalt
  • Cellulose
  • DBSA
  • Detergents
  • Distillation Processes
  • Epoxy
  • Glycols
  • Fragrances
  • Fertilizers
  • Inks
  • Methyl Cellulose
  • Mica Sheets
  • Muguol
  • Naptha
  • Optical Fibers
  • Paper
  • Phosphates
  • Plasticizers
  • Polymers
  • Potash
  • Robe Fibers
  • Silicon
  • Silicone
  • Solvents
  • Strong Acids (Hydrofloric, Sulfuric, Hydrochloric, Phosporic, etc)
  • Sulfates
  • Slurries
  • Weed Killer
  • White Oils
  • Wood Products
  • Slurries
  • Weed Killer
  • White Oils
  • Wood Products

Applications - Polymer

Applications in Polymer Synthesis and Processing

Measure key Chemical and Physical Properties

Online polymer analyzers The IsoChem provides determination of  key properties across all stages of polymer, monomer, and precursor production. Applications include polymer and monomer production, processing, finished product quality and even recycling.

The list below is only a sampling of the IsoChem measurement solutions in the Polymer industry. The many applications of Near Infrared analysis of polymers have helped manufactures large and small save time and money. Contact us to learn how we can help with your analysis needs.

Key Measurement Advantages

Powerful, Flexible Analysis – The IsoChem Analyzer comes in several different configurations for laboratory and process measurements of a variety of products. Rugged options such as our Hot Melt Probes allow for direct measurements at the extruder or in the melt flow.

Any State Measure properties of a variety of liquids and solids including melts, pellets, film, sheets and other extruded plastics. Melt properties are easily measured directly in solids for a quick QC check. And process-ready probes stand up to extruder and hot melt temperatures and pressures.

Online Measurement – Take key measurements online to improve process control. Take measurements directly at reactors, extruders, and other process units. See our Process Pages for more information about our complete process measurement solution.

Multi-point Management – The Multiplexer allows for measuring up to 20 process points with one analyzer.  Integrate real time monitoring of various streams for improved process

Process Ready – IsoChem Online Analyzers are suitable for all process environments and can incorporate inline probes, sample cells, or sample conditioning systems as needed.  Product properties are analyzed and fed directly into the DCS or process control unit for real time feedback and control of final product.

Products Measured (Partial List)

  • Adhesives
  • Carbon Fiber
  • PET
  • PMMA
  • Polyamides/Nylon (PA6 or PA66)
  • Polyethylene (PE)
  • Polyols (PEG)
  • Polypropylene (PP)
  • Polystyrene (PS)
  • Recyclables
  • Rubber
  • Silicones
  • Textiles
  • Vinyl

Properties

  • Determination of Acid Number
  • Hydroxyl Number
  • Catalyst Content Analysis
  • Quantifying Copolymer Ratio
  • Quantifying Amine End Groups
  • Crosslinking
  • Curing
  • Degree of Polymerization
  • Density
  • Extent of Reaction
  • Glass Transition Temperature (Tg)
  • Intrinsic Viscosity
  • Melting Point (Tm)
  • Detection of Moisture
  • Determination of Molecular Weight
  • Monomers
  • Recyclable Sorting
  • STAT
  • Thickness
  • UV Stabilizer
  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s)

Applications - Textile

Textile Applications

Measure Key Chemical and Physical Properties

Textile, fiber, carpet and related analysis with LT-NIR measures several key properties in all stages of production. Our diverse analysis applications have included textile production, processing, finished product quality and even recycling. LT-NIR can measure several key properties outlined below.

Selected List of Substances Measured and Properties

  • Textiles
  • Measured (Partial List)
  • Acetate Fiber
  • Adhesives / Glues
  • Carbon Fiber
  • Carpets
  • Cotton
  • Fibers
  • Inks
  • Polyamides/Nylon (PA6 or PA66)
  • Polyesters
  • Recyclables
  • Rubber
  • Silicones
  • Textiles
  • Vinyls
  • Yarns

Properties

  • % Composition
  • Copolymer Ratio
  • Curing
  • Degree of Polymerization
  • Dye Levels
  • End Groups (-NH2 and COOH)
  • Extent of Reaction
  • Finish Oil
  • Fiber Maturity
  • Heat Set
  • Intrinsic Viscosity
  • Melting Point (Tm)
  • Mercerization
  • Moisture
  • Molecular Weight
  • Monomers
  • Recyclable Identification, Classification and Sorting
  • Thickness
  • Volatile Organic Comounds (VOC’s)

Applications - Fuel & Biofuel

Applications in Fuel Refining and Biofuels

Petrochemical Refining, Fuels, and Crude Oil

ParaFuel analyzers helps refineries, fuel and crude transporters, and down stream chemical plants save money though improved process controls and reduced laboratory costs. Our NIR analyzers have provided solutions throughout the refining process, from Crude Oil to Refined fuels. Please see the appropriate applications page:

  • Crude Oil Applications
  • Refined Fuel and Petrochemical Applications

Biofuels

Improve process control with online real-time analysis of incoming feedstock, monitoring the conversion process for optimal performance, and determination of key properties in the finished biofuels. Fast in-process or laboratory analysis of biodiesel, ethanol, cellulosic ethanol, and synthetic diesel can help any size plant optimize its efficiency. Please see our applications pages for:

  • Biodiesel Applications
  • Ethanol Applications
  • Cellulosic Ethanol Applications
  • Ethanol Applications
  • Refined Fuel and Petrochemical Applications

Algae Production

Online monitoring of the algae production process for biofuels and co-products provides maximum control of finished oil quality and optimization of process production capacity.  The ParaFuel Algae Analyzer offer online testing of quality parameters of Algae co-products in feed and nutraceutical markets.

Applications - Fuel

Applications in Fuels and Refining

Robust Online Monitoring of Product Composition and Physical Properties

The ParaFuel analyzer provides laboratory and online analysis of Diesel, Gasoline, Jet Fuel, Kerosene and other petroleum fractions for a wide range of critical properties.  It also provides measurement of Crude Oil Properties, blending components, and blended fuels.

The ParaFuel Laboratory analyzer, used by many state labs for octane screening, pump quality testing and other fuel measurements such as biodiesel content, saves time and money by providing as many as 35 properties in a single 30 second analysis.  Ideal for fuel or crude screening.

In-Process analyzers provide real-time determination of key properties in Crude Oil, Fuels, and many supporting process streams, offering optimization of any refinery process.  Our NIR solution has online systems, probes, and accessories for monitoring any refinery product stream.

Gasoline Blending Control and Optimization

Gasoline and Diesel Blending Control NIR’s ParaFuel online analyzers minimize Octane ‘Give-A-Way’ and allow for determination of key fuel quality parameters in real time.  Improve any fuel refining and blending process with automated in-process monitoring.

Fuel Property Measurement – Provides online measurement of Octane, RVP, Distillation Profile, Aromatics, Benzene, Additives and more.

Multi-stream Management – The ParaFuel’s Multiplexer allows for measuring up to 20 process points with one analyzer.  Integrate real time property analysis of component streams for improved process control.

Process Ready – The ParaFuel Online system is suitable for all process environments and can incorporate inline probes, sample cells, or sample conditioning systems as needed.  Product properties are analyzed and fed directly into the DCS or process control unit for real time feedback and control of final product.

Additional NIR Applications at Petroleum Refineries

Naptha Cracking Measure and optimize Catalytic and Steam Crackers by measuring properties such as PIONA, Benzene, and Density.

Crude Oil – Measure incoming crude oil RVP, Acidity, Viscosity, Water, Density, and much more. Optimize Crude Oil refing processes such as Crude Distillation Units (CDU’s)  See our crude oil applications page for more information.

Aromatics – Measure Xylene (o-, p- and m-) concentrations to optimize the Isomerization Process. Measure Benzene and Toluene concentrations.

Alkylation – Measure Acid Levels (HF or H2SO4) and monitor the Alkylation Process

Catalytic Reformer – Measure RON, MON, PON, Naphtha and other key properties online

Other Applications – Solvent Extraction, Hydrotreating, Additives, Amine streams, Sweetening Processes and Dewaxing.

Online Advantages
  • Field mounted NIR Analyzers can be located outdoors or in analyzer houses. Our NIR equipment provides housing and analyzer enclosures for virtually any classification of environment.
  • The ParaFuel is connected to the probe or cell at the measurement point by fiber optic cable. Both the probes, cells, and fiber cables are passive and suitable for easy implementation into any classified production environment.
  • One ParaFuel Analyzer is capable of measuring up to 20 different process measurement points. Integrated results reporting supplies all measurements instantly and in real time to the Process Control Unit.
Selected List of Fuel Properties
Petrochemicals Measured
  • Gasoline
  • Kerosene / Jet Fuel
  • Diesel
  • Aromatics
  • Naphtha and Naphthalene
  • Lubes
  • Fuel Oil / Heating Oil
  • Motor Oil
  • Gasoil
  • Paraffins
  • Alkylates
  • Reformates
  • Isomerates
Fuel Properties
  • Octane Number (RON, MON, PON)
  • RVP measurement
  • Distillation IBP and FBP determinations
  • Distillation Cuts: 10%, 30%, 50%, 70%, 90%
  • Distillation E70, E100, E150, E200, and E300
  • Aromatics Content
  • Benzene Content
  • MTBE Content
  • Olefins Content
  • Cetane Number / Index
  • Flash Point
  • Cloud Point
  • Color
  • Cold Filter Plug Point
  • Density / API Gravity
  • Smoke Point
  • Soap
  • Saturates
  • Ethanol
  • Biodiesel
Petrochemical Properties
  • p- , o- and m- Xylenes
  • CNnumber
  • Paraffins
  • Isoparaffins
  • Olefins
  • Napthenes
  • Aromatics
  • Acids in Alkylation
  • Oxygenates
  • High and Low RON
  • BTX

Applications - Crude Oil Analysis

Crude Oil Measurements with NIR

Online or Laboratory analysis of Crude Oil for Refining, Transportation, and Blending

The ParaFuel provides fast and easy measurement of all types of crude oil, petroleum, and crude oil fractions. Real time On-line monitoring offers users fast results to optimize the refinery process for distillation optimization and improved plant productivity.

Measure key properties of Crude Oil on the platform, in the pipeline, or at the refinery. The ParaFuel is used for analysis of Oil Sands, Raw Crude, Crude Blending and Crude Compatibility, and Crude Fractions.  Measurements are fast, accurate and nondestructive – and can be incorporated into your online process control scheme.

Popular Measurements and Applications
  • Determination of Asphaltene Precipitation Point
  • Optimize Crude Distillation Units (CDU’s)
  • Measure API Gravity, TAN, SARA, Pour Point and other Crude Oil Parameters (list below)
  • Validate Crude Quality – both on the producer and refiner side
  • Measure Oil Sands properties (Bitumen, Water and Solids)
  • Monitor % Methanol and other additives, flow enablers, and contaminants in Crude
  • Quantify Water & Solids content in Crude Feeds
  • Analyze crude oil chemistry under well conditions
API Gravity
Water Content
Vapor Pressure
Asphalt
Viscosity
Asphaltene Content
Methanol
Asphaltene precipitation point
Pour Point
TBP and distillation points
Aniline Point
N-Parafins
Freeze Point
Hydrogen
Cloud Point
C/H Ratio
Olefins
Sulfur
Solids
Total Aromatics
Acidity (includes TAN)
SARA
Wax
Density
Additional properties available.
Online Advantages

The chemical composition of crude varies greatly depending on source or supplier leading to challenges with handling and processing. Refinery operations such as crude switching can further alter properties and complicate process control. This effects productivity, efficiency, and overall costs. With in-process measurements you can monitor the key parameters of your crude feed-stock and optimize the process. Measure crude properties in processes such as:

  • Extraction of Bitumen from Oil Sands
  • Moving Crude over long distances of pipe
  • Crude switching effects
  • Blending different Crude Oils
  • Optimizing Crude Distillation Units

Online analysis is made easy with a wide range of probes and flow cells cells. High Temperature and High Pressure probes and cells offer the capability to measure product right at the distillation point, or right out of the well. With over 30 years of experience doing online analysis in harsh environments and on challenging products, we offer a full line of process capable analyzers and accessories to meet your needs.

Insertion probes or flow through cells provide the option to do measurements directly in the stream flow, or on a slip stream. And a wide range of sample conditioning and sample handling options mean we will have a solution to fit your need and your budget.

Applications - Asphaltene Precipitation

Asphaltene Precipitation and Crude Oil Stability Analysis

Measure the Crude Oil Compatibility

With the knowledge the Asphaltene Analyzer provides, the determination of compatibility of crude oil blends can be calculated. The Parafuel Asphaltene Analyzer can help you determine if Asphaltene Precipitation will when two crude oil stocks are blended together.  With this information, the blend ratios can be controlled to ensure optimum processing conditions and to control the usage of more expensive crudes.

Asphaltene precipitation can lead to downtime and expensive cleaning. They can restrict flow, clog wells and foul heat exchangers. Their deposition can mean expensive cleaning or replacement, not to mention the associated stoppage in production. The Parafuel Analyzer can provide information on the conditions where asphaltene precipitates, which can lead to a more successful operation. The best treatment is to prevent precipitation from occurring in the first place. Since oil properties can vary from formation to formation, there is no substitute for direct knowledge of asphaltene precipitation behavior. We can provide the tools to determine the stability of oils quickly and easily.

The onset of solvent induced flocculation is easily predicted with the Parafuel Asphaltene Analyzer. Determine crude oil compatibility parameters, such as peptizing power, flocculation ratios with the help of the Parafuel.

Traditional methods are time consuming and complex. ParaFuel Asphaltene Analyzers make the analysis quick and easy, providing results in minutes in the laboratory or the field .

Find the Onset of Solvent Induced Flocculation and the Precipitation Envelope

The ParaFuel Crude Oil Analyzer will monitor the aggregation of asphaltenes as a solvent is added to a crude oil sample. Simply place the probe into the sample and hit “Enter.” The analysis is automated and the test provides a fast and easy determination of the solvent-induced precipitation point. Use this information to calculate key oil stability parameters.

Asphaltene precipitation can change depending on crude temperature and pressure, as well as solvent addition or blending operations. The versatility of the Asphaltene Analyzer allows for all of these parameters to be measured, and can provide a more complete picture of Asphaltene and Crude Oil chemistry.

Gaining an accurate understanding of the asphaltene precipitation envelope is key to avoiding asphaltene precipitation and deposition. Measurements are not only accurate, but fast and simple. Each test gives a clear visual display of the testing process, test results, and the measured point of precipitation. All results are logged for archival purposes and easy retrieval.

Real-Time Online Monitoring

Real Time monitoring of Crude Oil Properties on-line allows for instant knowledge of the processing conditions. Our NIR analyzers can be easily integrated into your existing control system, allowing operators to monitor and/or control the process conditions for optimized efficiency, reduced of down time, and a host of other cost and control advantages. LTBus software  allows the Parafuel Analyzer to be integrated into your DCS, PLC or other computer system via Modbus, 4-20mA or other protocols.

Online analysis is made easy with a wide range of probes and cells, including units designed for high pressures and temperatures. With over 30 years of experience doing on-line analysis in harsh environments and on challenging products, we offer a full line of process capable analyzers and accessories to meet your needs.

Contact us for more details on what our Asphaltene Analyzers can do for you.

Applications - Oil Sands

Parafuel Analyzers Measure Oil Sands Composition

Fast, accurate analysis in the field, online or in the laboratory

The rising cost of crude prices has led an increase in extracting “non-traditional” plays such as oil sands mining. The Bitumen found in Oil Sands can be either blended into crudes or upgraded through extensive processing. Compositional analysis of Oil Sands is a critical part in a financially successful bitumen mining operation.

The Parafuel Oil Sands Analyzer was developed to meet these analysis needs. This new addition to the Parafuel Family is configured to measure composition and other key properties from grab samples, cores or in-process at an upgrading facility.

Knowing the ratio of Bitumen to water and solids helps to determine which formations are profitable. It also helps optimize the upgrading process. The Parafuel Analyzer can quickly measure composition of oil sands samples. Analysis takes seconds, a huge savings compared to laboratory assays. Furthermore, the analysis can be implemented online to adjust process conditions in real time.

Measure properties in core samples, ground samples, oil/sand mixture, or extracted oils.  The ParaFuel Analyzer makes the analysis in any form quick and easy, providing results in seconds.

Measure Oil Sands Composition and Properties

The ParaFuel Crude Oil Analyzer will provide a wide range of sample constituents and properties of interest to the Oil Sands Processing Industry.

  • Bitumen in Oil Sand
  • Moisture in Oil Sand
  • Kinematic Viscosity in oil
  • Flashpoint in oil
  • % Solids in Oil
See our page under Crude Oil for an extended listing of properties in Crude Oil.
Online Measurements of Oil Sands

Real Time online monitoring allows for instant knowledge of the sample conditions. In bitumen extraction and upgrading, knowledge of composition translates into more effficient separations and processing. Monitor and/or control the process conditions for optimized efficiency, reduced of down time, and a host of other cost and control advantages. Large scale operations can benefit tremendously from the energy savings alone. Online measurements can be either in core samples or at processing facilities.

Online analysis is made easy with a wide range of probes and cells. Probes can be self-cleaning or non-contact, allowing for a completely automated solution. With over 30 years of experience doing online analysis in harsh environments and on challenging products, we offer a full line of process capable analyzers and accessories to meet your needs.

Applications - Biodiesel Analysis

Solutions for Biodiesel Quality Testing and More

Online or Laboratory Analysis from Feedstock to Final Product

The Parafuel Biodiesel analyzer provides a very low cost per measurement for ASTM D6751 and EN14214 listed properties as well as many other Biodiesel quality parameters. The analyzers are easy to use and provides results in seconds. Contact us and let us show you the benefits our Biodiesel measurement solutions can bring.

Below are some of the properties ParaFuel analyzers can measure for you in the lab and on-line. Contact us for more information regarding your specific requirements. We do many EN 14214 listed Biodiesel property measurements as well.

Property
ASTM Method
Flash point
D93
Kinematic Viscosity
D445
Cetane number
D613
Acid number
D664
Cloud point
D2500
Total glycerin
D6484
Distillation temperature
D1160
Moisture
D6304
Additional properties available.
Popular Measurements and Applications
  • Biodiesel (FAME) in Diesel Blends
  • Free Fatty Acids (FFA’s)
  • Cold Filter Plug Point
  • Ester and Methanol Content
  • Measure Oil Sands properties (Bitumen, Water and Solids)
  • Monitor % Methanol and other contaminants in Crude
  • Measure Water & Solids content in Crude Feeds
  • Study crude oil chemistry under well conditions
Online Advantages

Parafuel Analyzers can also measure the same Biodiesel properties directly in process. Results can be fed to control systems which can help optimize processes. An investment in an LT-NIR system can provide process knowledge that is critical in maximizing process efficiency which in turn reduces the cost of production. Gain an advantage over other producers with total process analysis.

  • Optimize Transesterification Unit to Maximize Conversion and Methanol Recovery
  • Online Measurement of Incoming Oil Quality
  • Monitor Biodiesel Blending and B20 blending
  • Validation of 100% of Biodiesel product for ASTM or EN properties
See more details about Process NIR Systems here

Applications - Ethanol BioFuel

LT-NIR Analysis of Ethanol

A Complete Measurement Solution – Raw Materials to Final Product

Get quick and easy measurements of your ASTM D 4806 Fuel Ethanol Properties. LT-NIR analysis of Ethanol takes only seconds. Whether you need an online ethanol analyzer or a benchtop analyzer, we have the solution.

ParaFuel Ethanol analyzers can also do measurements on raw materials for ethanol production, as well as analysis of ethanol process parameters for greater process control, higher efficiency, throughput, and profitability. LT-NIR can also measure critical properties of Cellulosic Ethanol feedstock and production. If you are supplying or purchasing ethanol fuel blends the Parafuel can provide rapid validation of Ethanol content and many other fuel properties. .

The ParaFuel Ethanol Analyzer provides a very low cost per measurement for ASTM 4806 listed properties as well as many other raw material and in process analysis. The analyzers are easy to use and provides results in seconds.Below are just some of the properties Parafuel systems can measure for you in the lab and in-process. Contact us for more information regarding your specific requirements.

Analysis of Fuel Ethanol ASTM D4806 Properties

Property
ASTM Method
Ethanol volume %
D5501
Methanol, volume %

Solvent-washed gum, mg/100 ml
D381
Water content, volume %
E203
Denaturant content, volume %
pHe
D6423
Additional properties available.
Raw Materials Analysis
  • Moisture
  • Starch
  • Protein
  • Oil
  • Fiber
  • Ash
  • and more
Ethanol Process Measurements

Monitor all phases of ethanol production in real time. Take measurements directly of mash, grind, fermentation, distillation and final product. Our NIR solutions help plants control and optimize production through better understanding of their processes. Measurements include:

  • Ethanol
  • Glucose
  • Maltose
  • Lactic acid
  • Acetic acid
  • Glycerol
  • Brix
  • Dextrins
  • % Solids
  • Fermentation Progress

Applications - Cellulosic Ethanol

NIR Analysis of Cellulosic Ethanol

From Feedstock to Final Product

The chemical composition of biomass feedstocks is a critical process parameter for cellulosic bioethanol producers. Analyze feedstocks, pretreatment, hydrolysis, fermentation and product quality with a single instrument. Determine lignin, cellulose and soluble fractions without time-consuming chemical assays. Measure the same properties online.

LT-NIR can save numerous hours of laboratory time by quickly determining the composition of biomass to be converted into ethanol or other value chemicals. Traditional methods typically involve chemical extraction, take hours and require extensive sample preparation.

Suitable for R&D Scale, Pilot Plant, or full scale production, the ParaFuel Laboratory or Process Analyzers provide measurements that are easy to take, accurate, and have no operator dependency. Ease of use allows for at-line analyzers to be used by any level of operator.

Measure Properties Such As:

Moisture
Arabinose
Cellulose
Ethanol Purity
Lignin
Glucose
Holocellulose
Xylose
Pentosans
Acetic Acid
Xylan
Galactose
Hemicellulose
Lignocellulose Separation
Glucan
Undissolved Solids

All these properties and more can be measured within seconds either online or in the lab with the ParaFuel Ethanol Analyzer. Whether you are producing biofuels, other co-products, or developing new cellulosic technologies, the NTS ParaFuel Ethanol Analyzer can provide quick analysis at all stages of the development and production cycle. The Analyzer can also measure properties of ethanol from other “traditional” sources.

Cellulosic Ethanol Process Measurements

Biofeedstocks can be analyzed in real-time, online using our NIR equipment. Determine the composition of feed stock entering the production process. Determine the extent of pretreatment on feed-stock chemical composition. Designing a more efficient process is possible with the information NIR provides.

Our Process Ethanol Analyzer is capable of being located in the production area, indoors or outdoor, and probes are placed directly into the process reaction or stream. Results are in real time and are provided directly to your DCS or process controller for continuous process control.

Utilizing sequential multiplexer, one analyzer can measure up to 20 process measurement points, allowing you to measure feedstocks, hydrolysis, fermentation, and finished product all with one analyzer and one single tie-in to your control system

Total Biofuel Analysis Solutions

We can provide comprehensive measurement solutions for biodiesel, bioethanol, algae biodiesel, biofuel blends and raw materials including vegetable oils, soybeans, corn and cellulosic feedstocks. Whether your measurement needs are for Research and Development or Process Analytics and Control, NIR provides fast and simple measurement solution. Contact our team today to learn more about our biofuel measurement capabilities.

Applications - Algae Production

NIR Analysis of Algae and Algae Products

Save hours of laboratory time by quick determination of Algae properties in a fast simple analysis.  Quantify the composition of biomass to be converted into ethanol or other value chemicals or measure algae growth properties online and in-process. Traditional methods typically involve chemical extraction, take hours and require extensive sample preparation.

Suitable for R&D Scale, Pilot Plant, or full scale production of algae, IsoChem Laboratory or Process Analyzers provide measurements that are easy to take, accurate, and have no operator dependency. Ease of use allows for at-line algae analyzers to be used by any level of operator.

Algae Measurements at all Phases of Production
  • Quantify Nutrient Levels: such as Nitrogen and Phosphorus
  • Photo-bioreactor growth stage: lipid production, cell mass, pigment, chlorophyll concentration, and algae classification
  • Evaluate finished algae harvest stage: lipid concentration, hydrocarbon, carbohydrate, and protein
  • Algae Oil: predict values of moisture, glyceride, and fatty acid content
  • Biodiesel Measurements: ASTM standards and more
  • Strain Determination

Measure these algae properties and more within seconds either online or in the lab with the IsoChem Algae Analyzer. Contact us for more information regarding your specific requirements.

NIR Analysis of Algae for Biofuels and Co-Products

We provide a complete algae analysis solution from feedstock to final product. Whether you are producing biofuels, algae ethanol, feed products, nutraceuticals, or other co-products, the NTS IsoChem Algae Analyzer can provide quick analysis at all stages of the algae production cycle.

R&D and Lab Scale Analysis of Algae constituents

The in situ analyzer allows for real-time measurements of materials in process, requires no sample extraction or consumption, and the probes are CIP/SIP/Autoclavable. Using a standard laboratory unit equipped with a multiplexer the IsoChem can monitor up to 20 vessels at one time. Results are sent directly to your DCS or Process Controller for real-time monitoring of the product.

The laboratory IsoChem system can be upgraded to a production scale in-process system as your operation grows.

See more details about Process NIR Systems here

Applications - Pharmaceutical

IsoPharm Analyzer - Throughout the Pharmaceutical and Biopharma Manufacturing Process

Whether in the laboratory, in-process/in-situ, or on the receiving- shipping docks, NIR analysis offers solutions to your PAT, Biopharmaceutical, or Pharmaceutical measurement needs that can save you time and money.

Our NIR IsoParm pharmaceutical analyzers provide measurement solutions throughout your entire process from inspection of Raw Material in receiving to final product testing. With a full line of online/insitu analyzers, process enclosures for any GMP environment, lab analyzers for testing of pharmaceuticals in the lab, and mixing/blending monitoring systems,

Our NIR solutions have the capability to provide your measurement solution at any stage of the Pharmaceutical, Nutraceutical, and Bio-manufacturing process

The IsoPharm series of Pharmaceutical Analyzers provide for a wide range of analysis such as:
  • Raw Material ID
  • Incoming Material Analysis
  • In-process Process Analytical Techniques (PAT)
  • Finished product quality testing
  • Pharmaceutical mixing determination
  • For R&D, product development, and large scale manufacturing

If you don’t see your application on any of the following pages, please contact us with your specific needs and we will be glad to discuss your application with you.

Raw Material ID and Quality Analysis

Our NIR Line of In-Process and Laboratory analyzers offer a dramatic increase in speed and simplicity compared to more complicated and time consuming laboratory assays.  The IsoChem’s measurement results are integrated directly into your DCS and one analyzer can sample up to 20 process points.

Online real-time testing allows for control the usage of high-value reactants, optimize reaction times, and even increase plant capacity.  Chemical monitoring in-line and in real time offers unprecedented process control opportunities.

Biopharmaceutical and Biomanufacturing

The IsoPharm can be used for cell culture and bacterial fermentation processes for monitoring of start-up media quality, nutrient levels, and many other process condition parameters such as viable cell density, titer, glucose, and more. Optical probes can be mounted directly in the bioreactor for rapid, insitu process monitoring.

PAT (process analytical technology) analyzers for improved manufacturing performance

Inline, In process, and In-situ analysis allows for tighter manufacturing controls resulting in better product, increased yields, and using PAT practices, faster release of product to the next stage of production.

See more details about Process NIR Systems here

Applications - Fermentation and Cell Culture

In Situ Microbial Fermentation Analysis and Mamamilian Cell Culture Analysis - for R&D and Mass Production

IsoPharm Bioprocess analyzers are used in analyzing both R&D and mass production characteristics of microbial fermentation or mammilian cell culture based biopharmaceutical products. On-line monitoring of biopharmaceutical processes provides fast results and can be incorporated into the process control system.

Our IsoPharm pharmaceutical analyzers provide measurement solutions throughout your entire process from inspection of Raw Material in receiving to final product testing. With a full line of online/insitu analyzers, process enclosures for any GMP environment, lab analyzers for testing of pharmaceuticals in the lab, and mixing/blending monitoring systems, NTS has the capability to provide your measurement solution at any stage of the Pharmaceutical, Nutraceutical, and Bio-manufacturing process

The IsoPharm Bioprocess Analyzer provide for a wide range of analysis, directly in the bioreactor, including:

Glucose
Acetate
Glutamate
NH4+ / Ammonia
Lactate
Glutamine
PO4-3 / Phosphates
Titer
K+
Ca+2
Mg+2
Na+
OD600
HydrogenEthanol
Methanol
Viable Cell Density
L-Aspartic acid
L-Threonine
L-Asparagine
L-Serine
L-Glutamic acid
L-Glycine
L-Alanine
L-Isoleucine
L-Leucine
L-GlycL-Phenylalanine
ine
L-Arginine
…and more

If you don’t see your application on any of the following pages, please contact us with your specific needs and we will be glad to discuss your application with you.

The LT-NIR Advantage in the Biopharmaceutical Industry

Biopharmaceutical production processes, including microbial fermentation and mammilian cell culture vary greatly with organisms behaving differently and metabolizing at varying rates. With in-process measurements you can monitor the key parameters and optimize the fermentation or cell culture processes.

Using the IsoPharm Bioprocess Analyzer allows for rapid analysis of many different properties with one quick measurement. With so many different media in use for various bioprocesses, your needs might be different than those shown. Contact us with your specific needs and we would be glad to discuss an online or laboratory measurement solution with you.

Both Fermentation and Cell Culture processes in a closed vessel can benefit greatly from in-process or in situ chemical analysis. Whether you are working with small laboratory scale reactors or large scale production equipment, LT-NIR can help make your processes more efficient and optimized. The IsoPharm provides useful analysis for R&D, Scale-up, Process Development and full-scale production. Large-scale fermenters and bioreactors can hold as many as 250,000 gallons of raw material, which may be in process for hours or several weeks. The IsoPharm Analyzer can monitor both the start up media and emerging product on-line, despite the thick, soupy nature of the material.

Get online measurements of Glucose, Glutamate, Acetate, Lactate, Ammonia, Cell Density, Product Titer/Protein, and much more with the IsoPharm Analyzer. These properties and more can be measured In-Situ or in the lab. Do you have many fermentors/reaction vessels? Using our Optical Multiplexer, one analyzer can monitor up to 20 measurement points, sending all the valuable data to your process control system automatically.

In mass production the electrical power savings alone can provide payback for an LT-NIR analyzer within a few months. Added product yield from improved process control can generate enormous payback, as well as reducing the occurrences of lost batches.

Paying too much for your laboratory analysis of your desired properties? The IsoPharm Analyzer provides a very low cost per measurement for many properties as well as analysis of other products. The analyzers are easy to use and provides results in seconds. Contact us and let us show you the benefits our Bioprocess measurement solutions can bring.

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Applications - Pharmaceutical PAT

Process Analytical Technology (PAT) and LT-NIR

The Process Analytical Technology (PAT) initiated by the FDA and EMA seek to improve the efficiency and quality of pharmaceutical production through in-process analysis and control. This involves the design, analysis and control of manufacturing processes through measurement of key process parameters that affect key quality attributes. The goal is to have quality built-in to the manufacturing process, not just tested after (Quality by Design [QbD]). NIR process systems have been widely regarded as a leading technology for the PAT initiative due to their capabilities for rapid, non-destructive analysis of a wide range of chemicals and materials in liquid, solid and slurry forms. LT-NIR has the tools necessary to meet your PAT project goals.

Get real-time analysis of:
Mixing and Blending
End Product Identification
Fermentation Bioreactors
API drying and coating
Raw Material Analysis
Cell culture
Granulation
Polymorphic Forms
and more…

LT-NIR Process systems are designed to be user-friendly, easy to integrate, and extremely cost effective. With up to 20 measurement points per analyzer, sterilizable CIP/SIP probes, and communication software for Modbus, 4-20mA and other protocols, designing a PAT solution with a high rate of return is within reach. We also provide commissioning, model development, and training onsite. Continuing product support is always available following installation–the systems can be accessed and troubleshooted remotely by LT’s team of experts.

Additional Pharmaceutical Measurements

LT-NIR can also handle final product quality tests and incoming material validation. Measure dosage in tablets, uniformity, actives and excipients. Identify grades, sources, and counterfeits in seconds for raw materials and final products. IsoPharm Benchtop instruments can be used by operators of any skill level. Analysis is done with the push of a button and qualitative or quantitative results are displayed on screen in accordance with your measurement requirements.

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Applications - Raw Material ID

Raw Material Analysis in Seconds

Identify Out-of-Spec, Mislabeled or Counterfeit Products

The IsoPharm Raw Material ID series of analyzers combines analytical power and intelligence with ease of use in an integrated systems package. With Sampling cups, non-contact probes, liquid probes, and more, we have the accessories to make your measurement easy. Analyzing incoming materials will quickly identify mislabeled and out of specification raw materials before contaminating storage tanks or making out of spec products.

The LT-NIR system reduces and eliminates complex laboratory methods, meaning less lab hours are required. The rugged NIR technology is suitable for rolling around the receiving dock or the production area, as well as sitting in the laboratory. Fiber optic technology allows for use of probes for solids and liquid raw material identification.

Raw Material ID software makes analysis simple. The software is compatible with Barcode scanners, data entry can be customized, results are logged automatically, and the presentation is clear and easy to read.z

Features:
  • Easy-to-Use Sampling System
  • Non-destructive measurements
  • Low noise fiber and probe or sample station
  • Cart Mountable for easy transport
  • Operator friendly software interface
  • Full array of support hardware
  • Supports bar code input and output
  • Standard remote diagnosis feature
  • Low acquisition cost and low usage cost
System Components:
  • Rapid-scanning NIR Spectrometer with built-in dynamic wavelength referencing system and intersystem calibration-match hardware
  • Fiber and probe or sampling station for analysis of both liquids and solids
  • Computer Interface Software
  • Installation and on-site training
  • Cart option for mobile usage
  • One Year Warranty
  • Complete Documentation
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Applications - Soy Peptones

Quality Testing of Soy Peptone Nutrients

IsoPharm pharmaceutical nutrient analyzers allows for incoming qualification of nutrients to determine efficiency properties prior to use. On-line and in situ monitoring of nutrients and/or biopharmaceutical processes can also be incorporated into the process control system.

  • Identify type, grade, and supplier of peptones
  • Know nutrients have desired efficiency
  • Catch product variation before usage
  • Measure properties of both vegetable based and animal based peptones
  • Measure mineral blends and other pre-made media starters
  • Monitor nutrient media prior to running reactions or cultures

Our NIR IsoPharm pharmaceutical analyzers provide measurement solutions throughout your entire process from inspection of Raw Material in receiving to final product testing. Libraries are easy to create and the IsoPharm can manage an unlimited number of products.

The IsoPharm Advantage in the Biopharmaceutical Industry

Biopharmaceutical production processes that rely on nutrients often utilize peptones made from vegetable or animal sources. Soy peptone is a common nutrient, but the IsoChem analyzer can analyze quality parameters of all types of nutrients. The target reactions, such as fermentation or cell cultures, rely greatly on a stable process. A stable process starts with a stable nutrient media. The IsoPharm Peptone Analyzer provides you the tools to achieve a stable nutrient supply and a reliable reaction profile.

Benchtop analyzers can be used in the laboratory or deployed in the receiving area for measurement of incoming materials. Measurements take only seconds and are non-destructive. The analyzer can be operated by non-technical staff and requires no consumables.

Get online measurements of Glucose, Glutamate, Acetate, Lactate, Ammonia, Cell Density, Product Titer/Protein, and much more with the IsoPharm Analyzer. These properties and more can be measured In-Situ or in the lab. Do you have many fermenters/reaction vessels? Using our NIR Optical Multiplexer, one analyzer can monitor up to 20 measurement points, sending all the valuable data to your process control system automatically.

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Applications - Pulp & Paper

A Total Process Measurement Solution for Pulp and Paper Mills

Online NIR monitoring provides real time process knowledge and enables control schemes which save energy, chemicals and money. The IsoChem Process Analyzer provides high value in-process measurements throughout the pulping and paper process.

Whether you are building, expanding or in process improvement an LT-NIR Analyzer can help meet your needs. Measure properties in tall oils, black, green and white liquor, pulp, bleach and paper products.

The IsoChem is ideally suited to monitor Kraft and other processes with measurements at the Digester, Recovery Boiler, Recausticizing Units, Lime Burner, Bleaching, Papermaking, Drying and Coating. Better control of these important process units can improve yield, reduce energy consumption, and increase profitability and quality.

High Value Pulp and Paper Process Measurements

NIR technology has numerous potential uses. In the pulp and paper industry some of the most sought include:

  • Monitor the Alkali profile at the Digester and control White Liquor effective alkali (EA)
  • Measure Kappa Number in pulp for feedback digester control and feed forward bleaching control
  • Control the addition of bleaching chemicals
  • Make the lime reburner more energy efficient by monitoring inlet and outlet moisture
  • Moisture
  • Improve Causticizing Efficiency (CE) through monitoring the recaust process and controlling process variables
  • Measure moisture in paper and coating weight with non contact online probes

The customizability of our NIR analyzers ensures that it is ready to meet unique process measurement requirements in challenging applications. Contact us for more information regarding your specific project requirements.

Monitor Kraft Recovery, Pulp Bleaching, Papermaking and More

The IsoChem Process Analyzer offers a robust system for online monitoring of many critical process parameters. Monitor every step in Kraft Digestion and Recovery cycle with a single instrument. Whether you are looking for online monitoring or offline/laboratory analysis, the IsoChem will provide a full range of product properties with a simple, fast, and accurate measurement. Nearly all phases of the Kraft Process can be improved with NIR technology. Kappa Number in pulp can be controlled via measurements at the digester. As black liquor is recycled, the analyzer provides measurements of critical process parameters which are used to optimize the recovery boiler, improve Causticizing Efficiency (CE) and lime burning.

Elsewhere in the process, the IsoChem can perform measurements on pulp bleaching, paper making slurry additives, paper moisture and coatings. These ensure that chemical usage is controlled and help improve final product quality. Contact us with your specific requirements. The IsoChem is capable of measuring critical properties of other manufacturing processes as well.

Sampling System – The Key to Accurate Measurements

Our NIR analyzers offer designed Flow Cells, Probes and Non-Contact Probes that can stand up to strong acids and alkali’s and provide measurements in slurries, viscous solutions and paper surfaces. The NIR process measurement solution places probes and flow cells directly at the process measurement point, with the analyzer located either centrally or remotely. High purity fiber optic cables can stretch over 500 meters and still provide highly accurate measurements.

Similar systems involve bringing samples to and from process units to a sampling skid. By measuring directly at the process unit, the IsoChem provides truly real-time measurements. Installation is greatly simplified and fouling/clogging problems are reduced. Cells can be easily integrated with a purge system. LT-NIR solutions are application and process specific, ensuring the easiest and most accurate measurement possible.

Advantages of NIR Online Pulp Process Monitoring

Our NIR IsoChem Process Analyzer solutions offer many benefits:

  • Elimination of operator bias/influence
  • Reduced laboratory test load
  • Real time, accurate, automated measurements
  • Process control providing improved yield, lower energy usage, and increased profits
  • High resolution, remote measurement
  • 30 years of online process NIR experience

Properties Measured

  • TTA (Total Titrateable Alkali)
  • Kappa NumberEA (Effective Alkali)
  • AA (Active Alkali)
  • TDS and TDD (Total Dissolved Solids and Deadload)
  • REA (Residual Effective Alkali)
  • TOM (Total Organic Matter)
  • Lignin
  • Reduction Efficiencies
  • Sodium Carbonate
  • Sulfidity
  • Chlorides, chlorates
  • Sulfuric and other strong acids
  • Lime Content
  • Causticizing Efficiency (CE)
  • Coating Weight

Applications - Food & Beverage

Near Infrared (NIR) analyzers measure key quality parameters in food and beverage manufacturing applications. In supplier validation, process optimization and final product testing NIR provides the tools to monitor your whole process, resulting in higher profits and better quality.

Validate Quality at All Process Points

Raw Materials and Ingredients

Ensure the raw materials you receive conform to your specifications. IsoChem analyzers can be cart-mounted and require no special background to use. Receiving personnel can validate supplier quality as shipments come in. Identify mix-ups, measure moisture, particle size, and additives.

Product Quality Control

Ensure compliance with government regulations and build brand reputation by providing a consistent quality of product.

Increase Process Efficiency

NIR technology can increase profits by helping you optimize your process. Control the usage of your most valuable ingredients by accurately monitoring changing process conditions. NIR analysis also offers mix detection solutions, allowing you to know exactly when thorough mixing and blending is achieved. With a rapid detection time and integration into your control system, you can control these conditions in real time, assuring your batches are all to spec.

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A Wide Variety of Measurements are Possible

The list below is a sampling of NIR Measurement of Foods, Food products, and Beverages. The Near Infrared analysis of Food and Beverage products has helped our customers save money, improve quality, and meet regulatory requirements. Please contact us for information on these or other measurements you may have.

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Acetic Anhydride
% Acetic Acid & % Anhydride – request more information
Animal Foods
%Moisture & Formula Identification – request more information
Animal Foods
Phosphate in additive – request more information
Baby Formula
Protein, Fats, & Solids – request more information
Baker’s Flour
Ash, Protein, Water, Color, Starch, & Particle Size – request more information
Beer
Alcohol, Original Gravity, & Calories – request more information
Bread
Protein, Fat, & Moisture – request more information
Biscuits
Protein, Fat, & Moisture – request more information
Butter
Non-fat Solids, % moisture – request more information
Carbonated Beverages
Brix – request more information
Cereals
Protein, Fat, & Moisture – request more information
Cheese
Moisture, Salt, & pH – request more information
Coffee Beans
Moisture & Color – request more information
Corn Starch
DE and %Solids – request more information
Corn Sweetener
Dextrose, Fructose, & AO – request more information
Crackers
Fat & Oil Content – request more information
Distilled Liquors
Alcohol Content – request more information
Edible Oils
Iodine Value, Unsaturation – request more information
Flour
Ash Content – request more information
Fruit Juices
Acid Levels & Brix levels – request more information
Ketchup
% Acid & Salt – request more information
Mayonnaise
Fat, PH, & Salt – request more information
Milk
Lactose, Lactates, Ash, Skim Milk content, & Casein – request more information
Molasses
% Brix – request more information
Nutrient Premix
Additives – request more information
Orange Juice
Citric Acid, % Water – request more information
Orange Juice
Brix & Acid Levels – request more information
Pasta
Fat Content – request more information
Peanut Butter
Protein, Moisture, Fat, Salt, Sugar – request more information
Potato Chips
Internal, Surface, & Seasoning Salt Content – request more information
Salad Dressing
Fat, PH, & Salt – request more information
Soybean Meal
Protein, Moisture, & Fat content – request more information
Starch
Additive Concentration – request more information
Starch
Hydroxylethyl Substitution – request more information
Sugar
RDS, SD, & POL Sugar – request more information
Sugar
Pol, Brix, & Color – request more information
Sugar Cane Juice
Brix & Sucrose – request more information
Tea Blends
Blend Identification – request more information
Tobacco
Menthol, Tar, Polyphenols, Volatile bases, & Stem/Lamina – request more information
Tobacco
Ammonia & Water – request more information
Tobacco
Moisture, Sugars, & Nicotine – request more information
Tonic Water
Acid Levels – request more information

Applications - Beer Analysis

Complete Beer Analysis - In the Lab or Online

The IsoChem Complete Beer Analysis (CBA) system provides a wide range of measurements critical during beer production processes. Select from Laboratory, at-line, and Online/In Process systems.  Analysis is non-destructive and can be done in situ using SIP/CIP probes.

The Online CBA System continuously reports the alcohol level, determination of original gravity and calories of your beer products without extraction or preparation of samples, providing a closed loop control. Measure/calculate properties such as:

  • Alcohol Level
  • Color
  • Original Gravity
  • Calories
  • Apparent Fermentation
  • Apparent Extract
  • Real extract
  • Sugars

Determination of all these beer properties and more can be measured within seconds either online or in the lab with the CBA.  Contact us for more information regarding your specific requirements.

Laboratory Analysis – Fast, Accurate and Affordable

IsoChem Beer Analyzers can be a complete laboratory analysis solution for validation and quality control. Measure all of the above beer properties with a single instrument. The simple test procedure requires no specialized training and all properties are measured in seconds with a single scan. The simple optical measurement virtually ensures that experimental repeatability will not be a factor in measurement results. The user-friendly Operator Console software provides clear, customized result reporting to fit your specified quality parameters.

IsoChem Analyzers provide unparalleled value with their ability to be upgraded to online process analyzers that measure directly in the beer production process. When your beer operation is ready to grow, so are we. With accurate measurements, easy operation and the online upgrade potential, the IsoChem Analyzer can be an important part in growing your business.

Online Analysis Measures Properties Throughout Your Production Process

Monitor and quantify an extensive list of properties from wort through to finished beer with our NIR’s IsoChem Beer Analyzer. The CBA System saves time and prevents waste during switch-overs, since brands can be validated on-line with immediately verifiable results. The process line becomes more efficient and the quantity of out-of-spec product is reduced.

The Complete Beer Analyzer can be installed on-line, providing continuous, fast analyses of your brewing and fermentation system with no delays during the testing process. Information provided by the CBA System can be used to program the blender, should adjustments become necessary.

Using Near Infrared (NIR) technology for its analysis, the CBA System measures beer with a fiber optic probe inserted into the beer flow. The probe is retractable and employs a clean in process (CIP) operation for sanitization integrity and easy maintenance.

Utilizing our sequential multiplexer, one analyzer can measure up to 20 different measurement points, allowing you to measure at all critical stages of production with one analyzer, and one single tie-in to your DCS.

Contact us for more information regarding your specific requirements and interest.

Measure Other Spirits As Well

We can also provide NIR analyzers for measurements in Wine and Spirits. Get the same fast and accurate analysis of properties such as total extract, color, grape and grape must, alcohol, malic acid, density, sugars and more.

Applications - Wine & Spirits

Wine Analysis From Grape to Bottle

The IsoChem Analyzer for Wines and Spirits provides a full range of measurements critical during the production process. Select from Laboratory, at-line, and Online/In Process systems. Analysis is non-destructive and can be done in situ using sterilizable probes.

Designed to provide easy and accurate analysis of grape, must, fermenting must, or finished wine in seconds, the IsoChem NIR Wine Analyzer measures properties such as:

  • Alcohol
  • Color
  • Density
  • Acetic acid
  • Total acids
  • pH
  • Sugars
  • Glucose
  • Fructose
  • Malic acid
  • Volatile Acidity
  • Grey Rot and Acid Rot
  • Ripeness

All these properties and more can be measured within seconds either online or in the lab with the IsoChem Wine and Spirit Analyzer. Contact us for more information regarding your specific requirements.

Analysis of Critical Properties from Grape Delivery to Finished Product

Measure an extensive list of properties from quality of grape delivery, to must, and finished product. Properties such as grey rot, acid rot, ripeness, color, PH, ethanol, acids, sugars, fermentation activity and lactic activity and other parameters affecting quality and consistency of your production are measured in seconds with easy to use software and simple sampling techniques.

Measure Properties of Other Spirits

The IsoChem can measure properties specific to spirits as well. Measure alcohol up to 75%, total extract, color, and many other properties of brandy, whiskey, tequila, cognac, rum and many others. Using only a very small sample results are provided in seconds.

Process and Online Analysis of Wine and Spirits

Our Process Wine Analyzer is capable of being located in the production area and is suitable for temperature fluctuations and wash-down. The probes and sensors are placed directly into the process for automated measurements. Results are collected in real time and are provided directly to your DCS or process controller for continuous process control.

Utilizing our sequential multiplexer, one analyzer can measure up to 20 different measurement points, allowing you to measure at all critical stages of production with one analyzer, and one single tie-in to your DCS.

IsoChem Analyzers provide unparalleled value with their ability to be upgraded to online process analyzers that measure directly in the wine production process. When your beer operation is ready to grow, so are we. With accurate measurements, easy operation and the online upgrade potential, the IsoChem Analyzer can be an important part in growing your business.

Contact us for more information regarding your specific requirements and interest.

Applications - Dairy Analysis

IsoPharm Dairy Analyzer - Complete Dairy Analysis

The IsoPharm Dairy Analyzer was designed with versatility in mind. With the ability to measure a diverse set of dairy products, from liquid milk to powders to solid cheese, the Dairy Analyzer’s value can be realized by a wide range of dairy producers. The Analyzer provides a wide range of measurements critical to quality of dairy products. With a choice of Laboratory, At-Line, and Online/In Process analyzers, there is an Analyzer right for your needs.

The IsoPharm Dairy Analyzer is suitable for measurements of milk, butter, cheese, whey protein, and dairy powders and non-dairy alternatives. Analyzers can be configured to measure liquids, solid samples, powdered samples, and whey slurries.

The dairy analyzer is easy to use. Simply dip the probe in the sample, press scan, and in seconds you have all your properties reported, easily and accurately. Or use automated online measurements for instant real time results. Measure properties such as:

  • Fat
  • Non-fat solids (SNF)
  • Density
  • Saturated and Unsaturated fatty acid
  • Protein
  • Water
  • Lactose
  • Freezing point
  • pH

All these properties and more can be measured within seconds either online or in the lab with the IsoPharm Dairy Analyzer. Contact us for more information regarding your specific requirements.

Versatile Analysis

Laboratory Dairy Analyzers can be a complete analysis solution for validation and quality control. All of the above properties are easily measured with a single scan. Furthermore, the analyzer is versatile – it can measure all dairy products:

  • Milk
  • Powdered Milk
  • Cheese
  • Creams
  • Yogurt
  • Butter
  • Ice Cream
  • Sour Cream

Analyzers can be used to increase laboratory testing efficiency and improve product quality. Online Analyzers take these same measurements directly to the process which can result in large cost-savings from controlling blending, fermentation, raw materials and final product quality

Online or In Process Dairy Analyzer Systems

Online analyzers are suitable for food processing environments and are wash down rated. Automated integration provides real time analysis to your process control system.

Using Near Infrared (NIR) technology for its analysis, the IsoPharm samples the product with a fiber optic probe inserted into the product flow. The probe is retractable and employs a clean in process (CIP) operation for sanitization integrity and easy maintenance.

Utilizing our sequential multiplexer, one analyzer can measure up to 20 different measurement points, allowing you to measure at all critical stages of production with one analyzer, and one single tie-in to your DCS.

Applications - Spice & Flavor

NIR Analysis of Spices, Seasonings, and Flavors
Online and Laboratory Analysis of Key Properties in Seconds

In the production of Spices, Seasonings, and Flavors analysis of key properties, homogeneity of mix, and control of raw materials can provide improved product quality. This can provide stability in resulting flavor and improve productivity.

The IsoChem Near Infrared analyzer provides for both online and laboratory analysis of many properties in the Spices, Seasoning, and Flavors production process. Contact us for more details on what the IsoChem can do for you.

Raw Material Inspection

Fast and accurate determination of incoming raw materials. Achieve 100% incoming inspection on materials directly at the receiving dock, in the lab, or in the production area. Also accurately measure raw material properties such as moisture, purity, volatile and aromatic oil content, and other functional characteristics.

Analyzers can be used to increase laboratory testing efficiency and improve product quality. Online Analyzers take these same measurements directly to the process which can result in large cost-savings from controlling blending, fermentation, raw materials and final product quality

Spice Blend and Finished Product Analysis

Ensure finished product is blended correctly and within specification. Measure products for critical parameters that effect flavor and processing compatibility such as moisture and oil content.

Mixing and Blending Detection

Determine the degree of mixture and know with precision when the product is homogenous with the IsoChem MDA. Monitoring completion of mix homogeneity in your Spices, Seasonings, and Flavors can save you hours of processing time, increasing mixing through-put, and insure even and homogeneous product throughout a batch.

Laboratory Measurements Made Easy

Quick and easy NIR measurement of critical parameters in both raw materials and finished products will provide a better product shipped to your customers. Thirty second analysis can be performed in the production area or in the laboratory, saving time and increasing product quality.

Applications - Material Identification

Rapid Material ID and Property Measurements
Identify Products and Measure Critical Properties All at Once

The IsoChem Analyzer provides both quick and accurate raw material identification, as well as finished product blend/formulation verification. In one fast measurement the analyzer identifies the raw material or finished product and catches contamination and formulation issues.

The IsoChem analyzer will also provide an analysis of spice, flavor, and seasoning formulation, ingredients, and properties of your raw materials and finished products. Taking only seconds to analyze the material, the IsoChem can provide a full range of measurements, including automated report printing, and result logging for product and lot accounting purposes.

Make Sure the Right Materials Get Used and Your Finished Product is in Spec!

Key Benefits Include:

  • Rapid Return on Investment – Analyzing incoming materials will quickly identify mislabeled and out of specification raw materials before contaminating storage tanks or making bad product.
  • Verify formulation and recipe of production samples to instantly catch set up and formulation errors.
  • Reduced lab work and elimination of expensive tests, lowering Lab costs and even reducing staffing needs.
  • Rugged NIR technology is suitable for rolling around the receiving dock or the production area, as well as sitting in the laboratory.
  • Catch Raw Material or Finished Product variances as low as 0.1% to insure product quality and flavor stability.

Measure Properties such as:

  • Moisture
  • Salt
  • Sugar
  • Oxidation
  • Protein
  • Soluble and Insoluble ratio analysis
  • Color
  • Volatile oil
  • Flavor oils
  • Purity or concentration in oil blends
  • Aromatics and aromatic oils

Measuring chemical properties in flavors, spices, and seasonings, the IsoChem provides fast quality testing information to control your production process and improve quality. LT-NIR Raw Material ID Series of analyzers combines analytical power and intelligence with ease of use in an integrated systems package. With Sampling cups, non-contact probes, liquid probes, and more, we can offer the accessories to make your measurement easy.

Laboratory Measurements Made Easy

Raw Material ID software makes analysis easy. Compatible with Barcode scanners data entry can be customized, results logged automatically, and the result presentation is clear and easy to read.

The bench top system is ideal for the laboratory or get a cart for rolling around the receiving dock and production area.

Applications - Mix Detection

Mix Detection for Spice, Seasoning and Flavor Industries
Accurate, Online Determination of Blend Homogeneity

Our Process NIR Series of analyzers combines analytical power and intelligence with ease of use in an integrated systems package. The Analyzers are supported by the full line of Fiber Line NIR probes, flow-through cells, fiber optics and other sampling accessories. We will also design custom sampling accessories to answer the specific needs of your applications.

In the Blended Spices, Seasoning, and Flavor industries good product mixing is critical to the products quality and performance. Inconsistent flavor, color, or other critical properties create problems for your customers and for you. Insure product is mixed, but save time by knowing exactly when the mix is completed.

Make Sure the Right Materials Get Used and Your Finished Product is in Spec!

Key Benefits Include:

  • Real Time Analysis of the Degree of Mixture – know when the batch mix is completed, saving processing time and reducing quality issues.
  • Rapid Return on Investment – On-Line measurement offers increased production yield, reduced waste and improved quality control. In addition, lower maintenance is required by our rugged NIR technology.
  • Reduced lab work and elimination of expensive tests, lowering Lab costs and even reducing staffing needs.
  • Rugged NIR technology is suitable for rolling around the receiving dock or the production area, as well as sitting in the laboratory.
  • Fiber optic technology and optical multiplexing allows for one analyzer to measure many points in the process.
  • LT process analyzers can communicate with your Distributed Control System, PLC’s, networks, or other hardware through our customized automation software package.

Applications - Industrial Acids

InSitu Monitoring in Harsh Acidic Conditions

Many industries use harsh caustics and acids to prepare or clean equipment and processes. These acids require monitoring to insure they are still effective or suitable for use. The IsoChem Analyzer is compatible with probes suitable for such difficult measurements of acids.

Industries such as pickling, semiconductor manufacturing, cleaning, and processing equipment often requires close monitoring of acid levels. Applications such as process cleaning, and HF alkylation also require analysis of harsh chemicals. With an IsoChem System, your process can become more efficient, controlling acid concentration, bath times and optimizing throughput.

Contact us for more details on what the IsoChem can do for you.

Measure Critical Parameters in Acid and Caustic Production

Measure products in the most harsh environments using our NIR specialized hardware. Components are made out of materials designed specifically for harsh chemical processes, are intrinsically safe and rugged.Measure acids, bases, cleaning, and other solutions containing:

H2SO4 (Sulfuric Acid)
H2O2 (Hydrogen Peroxide)
HF (Hydroflouric Acid)
HNO3 (Nitric Acid)
HCl (Hydrochloric Acid)
Pickling Liquor
CH3COOH (Acetic Acid)
and more…

Online Analysis for Real Time Process Monitoring

Online monitoring of the concentrations of your critical ingredients insure optimum performance and reduces process variations. Real Time monitoring of processing fluids allows for instant knowledge of the processing conditions. Maximize the usage of your solutions, monitor and control key quality parameters–all in real time. Online monitoring of the concentrations of your critical ingredients ensures optimal performance and reduces process variations.

  • Measure up to 20 baths, reactors or process streams
  • Integrate your analyzer directly into your control system
  • Process probes made out of 316SS, Teflon, Hastelloy, Tantalum and more. Custom made to your process.
  • Fiber Optic cables that allow for remote measurements hundreds of meters away
  • Full lifecycle system service and support

Applications - Mixing Blending

Increase Capacity and Quality with Real-Time Monitoring of Mixing

Our NIR solutions can provide both Online/in process analyzers as well as bench top, laboratory, and mobile systems. The Mix/bending detection system combines analytical power and intelligence with ease of use in an integrated package. Using patented technologies, the IsoChem Mix Detection Analyzer integrates with your system for an automated and continuous monitoring of product homogeneity. Our unique approach brings the power and speed of NIR analysis to the mixing and blending process for real time controls.

In the blending and mixing applications across all industries, the goal is to achieve good product mixing and a homogeneous product. This is critical to the products quality and performance. Off line methods of insuring mixing is complete are time consuming and expensive. Use the IsoChem Mix Detection Analyzer to get instant, real time notification when the product is homogeneous.

In the blending and mixing applications across all industries, the goal is to achieve good product mixing and a homogeneous product. This is critical to the products quality and performance. Off line methods of insuring mixing is complete are time consuming and expensive. Use the IsoChem Mix Detection Analyzer to get instant, real time notification when the product is homogeneous.

In addition to determination of blending/mixing completion, the IsoChem is also able to measure a wide range of physical and chemical products. This allows you to insure the product is mixed AND measure properties such as viscosity, flash point, and many more specific parameters of your product. All online, and all automated.

Key Benefits

Save Money & Increase Production Capacity – With real time determination of the degree of mixture, know when the batch mix is completed so you can move on to the next batch and ensure a uniform product quality.

Easy Implementation of a Powerful Technology – Measure a wide range of products without the need for traditional calibrations.

Production Scale – Online multi-channel systems allow for measurement of incoming materials, feed and growth rates, finished oil properties, and finished biomass properties, all with one analyzer, in real time.

Laboratory or Online analysis – provides quick and easy measurements of raw materials, finished product, and everything in between. Thirty second analysis saves time, and the analyzer can be used by any level of operator. Automated online analysis sends algae process parameters directly back to the process controller for a real-time closed loop system. Contact Us for more information.

Applications - Energetic Materials

Online Monitoring of Energetic Materials - Propellants and Explosives

The IsoChem NIR System can provide real time in-process measurements of your process material formulation and other critical process control information. Get measurements such as % Solids, Solvent, Density, and other properties instantly.

Measure for finished product properties such as burn rate, in real time during the production process. Measure properties of Explosives, Propellants, and other energetic materials with bench top, at line, or inline/in-process analyzers.

Inline NIR Probes are suitable for use in high temperature mixing kettles, measurements in twin screw extruders, and other high temperature environments. Measurements can be done manually by pulling samples from various stages of production or can be automated for online real time material monitoring.

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Complete Energetic Material Monitoring

Measure Energetic Materials including Explosives and Propellants for properties such as:

TNT
H2O2 (Hydrogen Peroxide)
HMX
HNO3 (Nitric Acid)
Density
Pickling Liquor
Burn Rate
Solvents
Moisture
and more…

Two Critical Systems in One

The IsoChem System can be combined with a Thermal IR System for complete monitoring of all essential product properties in energetic material production. Get real-time online property analysis of products with in-situ, non-destructive and intrinsically safe measurement.

Monitoring Temperature insures safe operation at all times. Thermal monitoring results can be connected directly to the process control system for automatic shut down or response. Or the system can provide audible and visual alarms locally and remotely for appropriate response by operators.

  • Measure up to 20 baths, reactors or process streams
  • Integrate your analyzer directly into your control system
  • Process probes made out of 316SS, Teflon, Hastelloy, Tantalum and more. Custom made to your process.
  • Fiber Optic cables that allow for remote measurements hundreds of meters away
  • Full lifecycle system service and support

System Components

IsoChem Analyzer System

  • Online analysis in seconds
  • Provides real time measurement of formulation
  • Passive probe technology allows for easy integration of online probes even in dangerous environments
  • Fiber Optic cables that allow for remote measurements hundreds of meters away
  • All components can be made suitable for Class 1 Division 1environments.

IR Thermal Camera

  • The integrated thermal camera monitors temperatures of process materials.
  • Flexible setup allows for use on properties at a wide range of high temperatures.
  • Classified pan & Tilt unit with tripod allows for easy set up
  • Can also be hard mounted to process equipment
  • High speed fiber optic communication also makes integration into hazardous environments easier.

Software Interface

  • One interface controls both systems
  • Displays both temperature and property measurements
  • Includes both visual and audible alarms for temperature and process limits.
  • Many user configurable settings tied to selectable materials profiles.

Applications - Semiconductor Production

Semiconductor Applications - Acid Baths, Wet Etching and More

Our NIR analyzers monitor solution strength and moisture for acid baths, wet etching, cleaning and recycling in semiconductor, IC, PCB and solar cell manufacturing

Harsh acids, caustics and cleaning solutions are vital parts of semiconductor manufacturing, industrial cleaning and a wide variety of other applications. Their concentrations need to be monitored to ensure effective use and reuse. Accurately determine the concentration of these critical chemicals online or in the laboratory. The IsoChem Analyzer is compatible with probes suitable for such difficult measurements of acids.

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Acids and Caustics in Semiconductor Production

Measure products in the most harsh environments using our NIR specialized hardware. Components are made out of materials designed specifically for wet chemical processes, are intrinsically safe and rugged.Measurements online or in the lab will allow for optimum process performance. Measure a wide range of acids and caustics, even at high concentrations, and at high temperatures.

Measure acids, bases, cleaning, ethching and other solutions:
H2SO4 (Sulfuric Acid)
Na2CO3 (Sodium Carbonate)
HF (Hydroflouric Acid)
NH4OH (Ammonium Hydroxide)
HCl (Hydrochloric Acid)
SC-1
HNO3 (Nitric Acid)
SC-2
CH3COOH (Acetic Acid)
H2O2 (Hydrogen Peroxide)
NaOH (Sodium Hydroxide)
TMAH (Tetramethylammonium hydroxide)
  • Measure moistue in solutions and final products
  • Monitor solution recovery systems to save money and ensure performance
  • Ensure optimal product quality and reduce operational expenses

Online analysis for real time process monitoring

Online monitoring of concentrations in semiconductor manufacturing and solution recycling can lead to significant cost savings. Maximize the usage of your solutions, monitor and control key quality parameters–all in real time. Online monitoring of the concentrations of your critical ingredients ensures optimal performance and reduces process variations.

  • Measure up to 20 acid baths or process streams simultaneously
  • Integrate your analyzer directly into your control system via protocols such as Modbus, 4-20ma, etcucts
  • Real Time monitoring of processing fluids with instant knowledge of the processing conditions
  • Have your plant to run the process within the limits you set and keep it within those limits
  • Measuring probes for online measurement in harsh environments

Applications - Wood Analysis

Analysis of Wood and Other Building Products

Near Infrared (NIR) Measurement for Wood and construction materials allows for a greater degree of product quality control. With solutions for both laboratories and online measurements, NIR analysis can help your production facility reduce costs and improve quality. The table below contains measurements done on Wood, Oriented Strand Board, Press Board, and other materials used in construction. Please contact us for information on these or other measurements you may have.

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NIR Wood Measurements Include:

Adhesive
% Styrene, % Solids, and Total VOCs – request more information
Aluminum
Coating Thickness & lubricant type – request more information
Asphalt
SCWood/Water ratio – request more information-1
Asphalt
Polymer Content – request more information
Fiber Board
% Resin – request more information
Fiber Glass Mat
Degree of Cure & LOI – request more information
Glass
Coating Weight – request more information
Gypsum
Gypsum Phase – request more information
Gypsum Board
Process Properties – request more information
Metal plate
Paraffin and Petrolatum Wax – request more information
Mica Sheets
Silicone – request more information
Oriented Strand Board
% Adhesive, Moisture, and Resin – request more information
Resin, Liquid
% Resin and % Solids – request more information
Sheet Metal
Coating Thickness – request more information
Steel and Aluminum
Coating Thickness & Weights – request more information
Varnish
% Varnish in solution – request more information
Wood Fiber Mats
Ashphalt Content – request more information
Wood/Paper Processing
Calcium Carbonate in Kiln – request more information
Wood/Paper Processing
Titanium Dioxide application – request more information
Wood Products
Isopropanol & Coating Weight – request more information
Wood Pulp
Kappa Number – request more information