Analytical Methods & Techniques Applied to Hydrocarbons & Derivatives


Who should attend?

  • This course provides technical knowledge related to the choice of analyses, their implementation and the use of results.
Public :
  • Engineers, technical managers and technicians from laboratories in plant and research centers.
  • Engineers from the process and operation units in refining, petrochemical and engineering companies.
  • Engineers involved in ensuring the quality of petroleum products.

Level :Knowledge

Prerequisite :
  • In order to be able to follow this training, trainees are asked to fulfill at least one of the criteria below:
  • either a Bac or equivalent level,
  • or to have a proven experience in an analytical laboratory of at least 6 months.

Course Content

  • ELEMENTARY ANALYSIS - Duration : 0.25 Day

      • Analysis of the elements: C, H, O, N, S, Ni, V, etc.
      • Potentiometric analysis, sulfur, nitrogen.
  • SPECTROMETRY - Duration : 2 Days

      • Presentation of the different techniques.
      • Implementation of X-ray fluorescence (XRF).
      • Implementation of Plasma (ICP).
      • Implementation of atomic absorption (AA).
      • Implementation of RMN, IR, UV techniques.
      • Implementation of mass spectrometry (MS).
  • SEPARATION TECHNIQUE - Duration : 1.5 Days

      • Analytical and separating distillation.
      • Gas chromatography (GC).
      • Liquid chromatography (LC).
      • Supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC).
      • Gel permeation chromatography (GPC).

      • Combination PC-MS.
      • Combination LC-MS.
      • Combination GC-DEA (DiElectric thermal analysis).

      • Analysis sulfur and nitrogen.
  • ONLINE ANALYSIS - Duration : 0.25 Day

      • Gas analysis:
      • Sampling: quick loop.
      • Injection problem.
      • Validation of results.
      • Applications to a catalytic reforming and hydrotreating gas.
      • Liquid effluents:
      • Online injection system.
      • Sulfur industrial analysis.
      • NIR analysis.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, the participants will be able to:
  • Identify the different techniques used in oil and petrochemical analysis,
  • Point out their application fields and evolutions,
  • Understand the analysis management principles.

Ways & Means

  • Laboratory study of analytical equipment.
  • This course takes place in the laboratory of the requesting client.

Learning assessment

  • Quiz.


Coordinator :IFP Training trainer (permanent or contracted) having a good expertise and/or experience of the related topics, trained to adult teaching methods, and whose competencies are kept up-to-date.

To French entities : IFP Training is referenced to DataDock ; you may contact your OPCO about potential funding. Please contact our disabled persons referent to check the accessibility of this training program :