Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)

A powerful scientific measurement technique for the investigation of problem samples.

Sector: Extractive Industries,   Food & Drink

Analysts and FTIRFTIR Spectroscopy is a versatile analytical technique capable of providing a chemical fingerprint for a wide range of inorganic and organic samples.  

FTIR Spectroscopy can identify, characterise and qualify a large variety of samples from biological to clay minerals.  It excels at tackling ‘problem samples’, identifying unknowns or confirming identification based on a reference material.

FTIR can be applied on many samples from many different industries.

Typical Uses

Scales, deposits, drilling fluids and muds from the oil industry - typically, many of the samples analysed using the FTIR spectrometer are “problem samples” which involve identification of components in complex mixtures.
Characterisation of paints or the analysis of soils from contaminated land.
Identification of fibres.
Mapping of chemical composition in biological thin sections.
The NIR system can be used in the rapid analysis of various properties of animal feedstuffs such as protein, crude fat and fibre content.

Case Studies

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Infrared Spectroscopy as a means of identifying Naphthenates which can form undesirable flow line and separator deposits.
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Chemical compatibility testing of injected fluids with umbilical liners.

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