Process NMR

Full GC-PIONA Carbon Number Analysis Performed by On-Line Process NMR Spectroscopy


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A 60 MHz process FT-NMR spectrometer has been installed on the feedstream to a naphtha cracker in several locations to provide detailed PIONA analysis, every two minutes, for input into APC/optimization packages. The NMR technique utilizes high-resolution FT-NMR proton spectra in conjunction with partial least squares modeling techniques to obtain highly linear and robust predictive models. Modeling requirements are limited and on-line models contain only around 300-500 data points with minimum model maintenance required. Single predictive models are used to predict across the entire variability range of each property. Table A shows the performance of the NMR models compared to the laboratory GC over a four month period where the NMR was available for >99.5%.

Table A - Correlation and Standard Deviation Summary of NMR-Lab GC Reproducibility.
Correlation and Standard Deviation Summary of NMR
The following figures show the spectral variability observed in various naphtha streams as well as the lab-NMR agreement plots for several of the detailed PIONA parameters.

the spectral variability observed in various naphtha streams as well as the lab-NMR agreement plots for several of the detailed PIONA parameters.
the spectral variability observed in various naphtha streams as well as the lab-NMR agreement plots for several of the detailed PIONA parameters.
the spectral variability observed in various naphtha streams as well as the lab-NMR agreement plots for several of the detailed PIONA parameters.
the spectral variability observed in various naphtha streams as well as the lab-NMR agreement plots for several of the detailed PIONA parameters.
the spectral variability observed in various naphtha streams as well as the lab-NMR agreement plots for several of the detailed PIONA parameters.
the spectral variability observed in various naphtha streams as well as the lab-NMR agreement plots for several of the detailed PIONA parameters.
the spectral variability observed in various naphtha streams as well as the lab-NMR agreement plots for several of the detailed PIONA parameters.
the spectral variability observed in various naphtha streams as well as the lab-NMR agreement plots for several of the detailed PIONA parameters.
the spectral variability observed in various naphtha streams as well as the lab-NMR agreement plots for several of the detailed PIONA parameters.
the spectral variability observed in various naphtha streams as well as the lab-NMR agreement plots for several of the detailed PIONA parameters.
the spectral variability observed in various naphtha streams as well as the lab-NMR agreement plots for several of the detailed PIONA parameters.
the spectral variability observed in various naphtha streams as well as the lab-NMR agreement plots for several of the detailed PIONA parameters.
the spectral variability observed in various naphtha streams as well as the lab-NMR agreement plots for several of the detailed PIONA parameters.
the spectral variability observed in various naphtha streams as well as the lab-NMR agreement plots for several of the detailed PIONA parameters.
the spectral variability observed in various naphtha streams as well as the lab-NMR agreement plots for several of the detailed PIONA parameters.
the spectral variability observed in various naphtha streams as well as the lab-NMR agreement plots for several of the detailed PIONA parameters.
the spectral variability observed in various naphtha streams as well as the lab-NMR agreement plots for several of the detailed PIONA parameters.

 
 
 
 

 
For more information on this topic please contact:
John Edwards
Manager, Process and Analytical NMR Services
Process NMR Associates LLC,
87A Sand Pit Rd
Danbury, CT 06810, USA
Tel: (203) 744-5905
 
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