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Bruker AXS Announces Details of Gulf Coast Petrochemical Seminar July 17 in The Woodlands, Texas

(EMAILWIRE.COM, July 10, 2008 ) How will labs comply?
As part of Bruker AXS’ commitment to foster professional advancement for analysts, improve proficiency, reduce cost and enhance quality, Bruker AXS invites you to attend its FREE Bruker Gulf Coast Petrochemical Seminar on Thursday, July 17, 2008. Join your colleagues at Bruker in The Woodlands, TX to learn about X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) spectrometry and how it directly applies to your work. Hear presentations by Peter Eversley, Charles Taylor, Bernie Squires and other industry professionals as they share their firsthand knowledge and application experiences using XRF in the petrochemical arena.
SEMINAR PROGRAM
Gulf Coast Petro Seminar 2008 Agenda
Thursday, July 17, 2008
8:30 – 9:00am Registration
9:00 – 9:15am Welcome and Introductions
Heiko Ress, Global Product Manager XRF – Bruker AXS – Karlsruhe, Germany
9:15 – 9:45am Ultra Low Sulfur in Petrochem Products: A Guide to WDXRF Technology Enabling Lower
Detection Limits
Alexander Seyfarth, Product Manager XRF NA – Bruker AXS – Madison, WI
9:45 – 10:00am ASTM 2622 – New Revision . . . . What to do?
Larry Arias, Project Manager-Software XRF – Bruker AXS – Madison, WI
10:00 – 10:15am Break
10:15 – 11:00am Practical Application of XRF at BP Texas City Refinery
Peter Eversley, Chemist – BP Products – Texas City, TX
11:00 – 11:15am How Do You Benchmark Yourself to Others?
Charles Taylor – Consortium of Refiners (COR) – Houston, TX
11:15 – 11:40am Using WDXRF at LyondellBasell
Charles Taylor, Principal Chemist – LyondellBasell, Houston Refining – Houston, TX
11:40 – 11:50am Break
11:50am–12:20pm Advancements in Polymer Analysis by XRF: New Reference Standards, Instrumentation and
Calibration Approaches
Larry Arias, Project Manager-Software XRF – Bruker AXS – Madison, WI
12:20 – 1:20pm Lunch – With Poster Presentation and Open Lab
1:20 – 4:00pm Tour of Hughes Christensen (A Baker Company) facility – transportation provided
Passport required for entry (driver’s license for US citizens accepted)
Advance registration required to attend tour. Deadline is July 10.
4:00 – 4:30pm Using Standardless Analysis and Screening Tools in Practice
Bernie Squires, Laboratory Manager – Hughes Christensen – Spring, TX
4:30 – 4:45pm Wrap Up
Alexander Seyfarth, Product Manager XRF – Bruker AXS – Madison, WI
4:45 – 6:00pm Poster Presentation and Open Lab
You will learn about the technology enabling the WD XRF analysis of sulfur to cover more and more matrices and reach ultra low levels. We will show how to increase performance by employing the right tools and procedures. We’ll give you tips on what YOU can do in YOUR lab to achieve better LLD’s and accuracy!
Reviewing and understanding the new draft for the ASTM 2622 procedure covering ULS will enable all participants to be prepared for the challenges ahead. Larry Arias, ASTM D committee member, will answer YOUR questions and explain the new qualification approach.
How is XRF used at BP and LyondellBasell?
These real world case studies also include a presentation of the Consortium of Refineries (COR) initiative for proficiency testing. Are you analyzing correctly? What is your benchmark? How do YOU compare with others? All questions which can be answered if you take part in the COR round robin tests.
Ever wondered what needs to be done to get the oil into the refinery?
From exploration and drilling to production and engineering, Hughes Christensen Central Analytical Facility uses XRF to support the global business of getting the oil out of the ground! A tour of the drill and analytical facility is complemented with the practical application of Standardless e.g. universal quantification in a VERY diverse application field.
The days’ schedule will allow open lab time to explore the Bruker Woodlands facility, as well as ample time to network. Lunch is included. The off-site tour requires registration by July 10, as well as a photo ID. Non-US citizens need proof of residency and passport. No exceptions. Transportation provided. All registrants receive a participation certificate and seminar materials
This event are filling up fast, and seats are limited – register today!
Come and see that Bruker means business.
To register online, please visit http://www.bruker.com/gulfcoastpetro.html or email info@bruker-axs.com
About Bruker AXS
Bruker AXS is a leading developer and provider of life science, materials research and industrial X-ray analysis, spark-OES and combustion analysis tools. For more information, please visit www.bruker-axs.com


Bruker
Michael Willett
978-663-3660 x1411
Michael.Willett@bruker.com

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