Compliant with the latest biodiesel updates from leading international standard organizations
Houston, TX., USA – May 22, 2012 – PAC, a leading global provider of advanced analytical instruments for laboratories and online process applications, is pleased to announce the release of its next generation AC Analytical Controls® Biodiesel All in One, which quickly determines the quality of fatty acid methyl esters (FAME) in blending stock for diesel fuel. This recent release is compliant with the latest updates on relevant biodiesel methods, including EN 14103:2011, EN 14105:2011, EN 14110 and ASTM D6584_10. In addition, the Biodiesel All in One also reports iodine value according to prEN16300.
In 2011, two leading biodiesel standards, EN 14103 and EN 14105, were updated and now require a programmable zone each. To comply with these latest standards and allow both columns to remain in position, the Biodiesel All in One now features a proprietary, programmable secondary oven. Both column ovens can be ramped and controlled individually according to the different method requirements. Therefore all methods can be run from the same analyzer, increasing laboratory productivity as there is no need for the operator to remove columns or other hardware when switching applications.
With the new proprietary secondary programmable column oven, the Biodiesel All in One not only ensures compliance and saves time, but its small footprint also lowers costs and saves valuable laboratory space. This unique analyzer maximizes system uptime in the lab as maintenance time is traded for analysis time. The Biodiesel All in One includes intuitive software providing dedicated correlations and calculations, which makes it easy to use.
“Complying with industry standards is a must in the refinery and petrochemical industry. Therefore, when the leading biodiesel standards were updated in 2011, PAC immediately began development on the Biodiesel All in One to ensure comprehensive compliance in a single system,” stated Daniel Benitez, PAC Vice-President of Product Management and Marketing. “We wanted to bring this solution to the industry, as well as our existing customers. To ensure that the existing PAC Biodiesel All in One user-base can comply with the latest standards, we are also offering an upgrade package containing hardware, software, and reference materials.”
With a product portfolio of over 200 instruments, PAC (www.paclp.com) serves industries such as refinery, petrochemical, biofuels, environmental, food & beverage and pharmaceutical. To provide its customers with cutting edge technology, PAC leverages significant R&D resources to support its core technologies, including chromatography, elemental analysis, physical properties and software applications. PAC’s product portfolio includes AC Analytical Controls, Antek, Alcor, Cambridge Viscosity, PetroSpec, PSPI, ISL and Walter Herzog. PAC is involved in business management services relating to marketing, product distribution, operations management services, logistics, reverse logistics, supply chain, product systems and distribution solutions. For more information, visit www.paclp.com, or contact the company’s headquarters at 8824 Fallbrook Dr., Houston, Texas 77064, Tel. (U.S.) 800.444.TEST, or +281.940.1803.