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PEFTEC 2019, the third international conference and exhibition on testing and monitoring in oil, petrochemical, refining and environmental applications, will take place on 22 and 23 May at the Rotterdam Ahoy exhibition centre in the Netherlands.

PEFTEC 2019 is a specialist event focusing on the testing, analysis and monitoring of gas, downstream oil products, chemicals and petrochemicals. With a comprehensive programme of conferences, seminars and an international exhibition, it will provide the latest guidance on regulations, methods, standards and technologies for analytical chemists, process scientists, researchers, academics, process operators, regulators, consultants, laboratory personnel and environmental managers.

The event has been expanded to include a full Process Analysis Conference, as well as the Analytical Conference, and a full programme of technical Seminars.

PEFTEC Analytical Conference (22 and 23 May)?

The morning session of the first day will focus on the latest developments in mass spec applications and will feature an opening plenary by one of the fathers of Petroleomics and Director of the Future Fuels Institute at Florida State University, Ryan P. Rodgers, who will be followed by other leading researchers in this rapidly growing field. The afternoon presentations will cover recent developments in gas chromatography (GC) and GCxGC applications with a range of detection systems including the barrier ionisation discharge detector, MS and VUV spectroscopy.

The Analytical and Process monitoring conferences will merge at the beginning of the second day to address the topic of ‘Big Data and Big Analysis' with a plenary by Eric Little, the Chief Data Officer of Osthus, which will be followed by talks on specific applications of data analytics in both the laboratory and process analysis applications. The analytical conference will then continue with talks on the re-emergence of Supercritical Fluid Chromatography as a mainstream analytical technique and the afternoon sessions cover the application of both molecular and atomic spectroscopic techniques for petro industry related analysis.

PEFTEC Process Monitoring Conference (22 and 23 May)?

The first day will begin with a plenary lecture on the latest developments in process monitoring by Alison Nordon from the Centre for Process Analysis and Control Technology (CPACT). This will be followed by sessions featuring a wide variety of monitoring techniques including OFCEAS spectroscopy and low pressure sampling, carrier-gas-free GC, micro GC, GC - vacuum ultraviolet absorption spectroscopy, laser technology for C1 to C5, online micro GC and remote sensing. Sessions will also cover biogas impurities and combustion optimisation.

As with the analytical conference, the second day will commence with a plenary by Eric Little on ‘Big Data and Big Analysis', mentioned above. Subsequent speakers will discuss gas leak detection, real-time event monitoring, the calibration of process spectrometers, the use of FTIR as a universal concentration meter, online analysis of sulfur compounds, TOC in brine, and online elemental analysis. The final presentation will address the application of the on-line liquid injector valve system for non-discriminating analysis of condensate and liquids by GC.

PEFTEC Exhibition (22 and 23 May)?

The new larger exhibition will provide access to innovation from over 250 world-leading companies, many of which will be providing technical seminars during the event.

Industrial Methane Measurement (IMM) Conference (22 and 23 May)?

A conference addressing the measurement of methane emissions will run alongside the PEFTEC event, with delegates from both events sharing the ability to peruse the PEFTEC exhibition, which will provide an opportunity to see the latest technologies for monitoring methane in fugitive, vented and partially combusted emissions from leading test and measurement equipment manufacturers.

The first session of the conference will cover current understanding, regulation and policy, and this will be followed by presentations on current capabilities and case studies, including methane emissions from biogas plants.

The first session on day two is titled: ‘Demonstration & Validation of Technologies' and will include a range of talks; from the validation of controlled release studies, to the demonstration of portable cavity ring-down spectrometers. The final session will focus on emerging technologies for methane monitoring, and will include methane monitoring using drones, quantifying methane emissions using satellite observations and multiple talks on the progress of quantitative optical gas imaging.

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