Large scale refiners and petrochemical companies can have over one hundred oil sample point locations in a facility that they deem critical. In other words, at each of the sample point locations if the associated equipment fails, a large section of the process shuts down without warning. We understand the criticality and consider it on every lab report we create for our clients.
For several local refining and petrochemical clients there have been times when we tested samples by the hour providing immediate results, watching for dangerous increases in wear particles or severe drops in flash point temperatures. We understand fractionation, cracking, treating, reforming, and the process of making derivative products in the case of large scale petrochemical production. This knowledge serves us in helping our clients to plan and maintain their reliability programs with respect to machine fluid analysis.