Gasoline/Fuel Analysis

A gas chromatograph is used for composition analysis of gasoline and its additives in order to improve fuels' performance. In addition to excellent performance, Shimadzu's GC systems improve productivity. For example, the Nexis GC-2030 system combines three standards into one to save analytical instrument and labor costs.

Benzene, toulene, and aromatics analysis system
(Compliant with ASTM-D3606, D4815, D5580)

Model Name Nexis GC-2030 3606-4815-5580-1
Reference Method ASTM-D3606
Type of Detector TCD, FID
Target Compounds Dual channel and valve system realizes simultaneous analysis compliant with ASTM D3606, D4815, D5580
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Benzene and toulene analysis system

Model Name Nexis GC-2030 BTA1 Nexis GC-2030 BTA2 Nexis GC-2030FBTA1
Reference Method ASTM-D3606 ASTM-D3606 ASTM-D3606
Type of Detector TCD FID FID
Target Compounds 0.1% to 5% for Benzene,
2% to 20% for Toluene
10ppm to 5% for Benzene,
200ppm to 20% for Toluene
1 ppm to 1000 ppm for Benzene,
1 ppm to 1000 ppm for Toluene
Analysis Time 9 minutes 9 minutes 4 minutes
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Aromatic components analysis

Model Name Nexis GC-2030ACA1
Reference Method ASTM-D5580
Type of Detector FID
Target Compounds 0.1 to 5% for Benzene, 1 to 15% for Toluene, 0.5 to 10% for C8 aromatics, 5 to 30% for total C9 and heavier aromatics
Analysis Time 38 minutes
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Oxygenate Analysis

Model Name Nexis GC-2030OXY2 Nexis GC-2030OAS3 Nexis GC-2030OAS1
Reference Method ASTM-D7423 UOP-960 ASTM-D4815
Type of Detector FID Two FID FID
Target Compounds DME, Diethyl ether, Acetaldehyde, ETBE, MTBE, DIPE, Methanol, Acetone, MEK ETBE, MTBE, DIPE, Propionaldehyde, TAME, C1 to C5 alcohols in liquid hydrocarbon stream MTBE, ETBE, TAME, DIPE, tertiary-Amyl Alcohol and C1 to C4 alcohols in gasoline
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GC-2014 system is also available for some applications.


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