22 Spotlight on Gulf Coast Conference The Gulf Coast Conference 2017

The Gulf Coast Conference is a non- profi t organisation oriented toward the education and advancement of knowledge of Chemical Analysis Technology associated with the Petrochemical, Refi ning, and Environmental fi elds, and will forward this goal through annual technical meetings, regular communications, and training courses focused on these fi elds.

Again this year, the venue will be The George R Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de Las Americas, Houston, Texas, 77010.

A comprehensive programme of presentations will be included in the proceedngs. Presentations will include talks on ‘Transferring Routine Lab GC Analysis to Automatic On-Line Measurement’ and ‘Determination of Trace Sulphur by ASTM D5453 under the EPA Protocol 40 CFR Part 80. D. Section 80.47_A PBMS approach for TIER III Gasoline.’

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The Show Must Go On – Despite Hurricane Harvey

GCC is still underway despite Hurricane Harvey’s efforts to delay it. As you already know Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas as a Category 4 hurricane on August 26th. Harvey has left a disastrous path creating a devastating scene in southeast Texas where countless homes have been destroyed and residents waded in fl ooded streets looking for safety. Our prayers go out to all of those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Thousands of families have been displaced and need shelter and aid. In times like these it shows how strong we are united. In an effort to help those in need GCC haveincluded a link on their GCC website if you wish to donate.

As for Gulf Coast Conference the organisers will not look at moving or delaying the event. At the time of writing, George R Brown Convention Center is sheltering over 9000 people that have lost their homes however this will not effect the GCC in October. So go ahead and make plans to head to Texas in October!

The Gulf Coast Conference’s organisers look forward to seeing you at the 2017 GCC! For More Info, email: NEW PRODUCT SHOWCASE

The Gulf Coast Conference will sponsor a New Product Showcase to provide a forum for the introduction of new technology and innovation to our attendees. On Tuesday and Wednesday of the meeting there will be special table top displays with new products and technology for your examination. Several vendors will provide these products and personnel to describe them during specifi c times in the convention center lounge area. We are asking all Attendees to stop by and take a look at these products and complete an opinion survey about what you see. The GCC will appreciate your participation, and we know that the participating vendors will as well! Listed below are the participating exhibitors.

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Category A - Best New Analytical Instrument Agilent Technologies, Inc Contact: Jason Cherney Phone: 805-566-3011 Email:

The Agilent 7250 Quadrupole Time- of-Flight GC/MS system delivers full- spectrum, high-resolution, accurate- mass data with a wide dynamic range for identifying, quantifying and investigating GC-amenable compounds. The electron ionization source offers low energy EI capability.

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Best New Analytical Instrument BioChromato Contact: Derek Gonzales Phone: (858) 385-2006 Email:

The BioChromato ionRocket provides thermal desorption and pyrolysis for DART Mass Spectrometry.

• ionRocket eliminates sample prep for your mass spec: place your sample in the oven and press start. • Linear gradient heating of samples up to 600 deg. C during DART-MS creates time/temperature resolved mass spectra, separating species by their volatility.

• Ideal for characterizing plastics, adhesives, coatings, fi bers, resins, cosmetics, and other samples which have resisted analysis by LC- or GC-MS


Category A - Best New Analytical Instrument Keit Spectrometers Contact: Jim Rutherford Phone: +44 7795 480599 Email:

The IRmadillo™, FTIR spectrometer provides continuous, real-time chemical concentration analysis (ex. water in glycol) in challenging production settings. Certifi ed for use in explosive environments, the IRmadillo is compact, tough, and goes anywhere (including outside) with an inert Hastelloy probe & diamond ATR. Mounted directly on, or in-line with, manufacturing vessels, the mid-infrared instrument is a solid-state instrument that excels at continuous process monitoring of industrial liquids. __________________________________________

Category A - Best New Analytical Instrument Stanco Scientifi c Inc Contact: Paul Stankiewicz Phone: 708-205-8521 Email:

The SSD-7000 is designed with features that make it an easy migration for experience Engine operators.

Special features include:

• The attractive 2x20 blue backlit LCD display consistently gives the user feedback. • A simple 7 multi-function button inter-face is provided to adjust operating parameters. • Designed for fl exibility while adding the convenience of a digital interface. • Self-contained hardware requiring a simple input voltage to operate.

• Complies with ASTM D2699 and D2700. • A drop in replacement for existing 501 meters on CFR engines.

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Best Time Saving Product/Method/Program Anton Paar

Contact: Norbert Ponweiser Phone: 804-426-5217


Anton Paar’s SmartPave 92 DSR: the smart, simple and affordable way to measure asphalt according to AASHTO T315, T316 & T350. SmartPave 92 provides fast and accurate capabilities the paving Industry has come to expect and rely on. Innovations such as air-

counter cooling (no water bath needed) and TruRay trimming illumination allow operators to speed productivity. As your testing needs grow, come see what Anton Paar has to offer increasing your lab effi ciency and meeting your budget demands. __________________________________________

Category A - Best New Analytical Instrument Petrolab Company Contact: Angel Schell Phone: 518-689-0055


Petrolab Company offers a new high speed, compact mid-FTIR fuel analyzer for comprehensive and automatic measurement of gasoline, jet and diesel fuels.

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Best New Analytical Instrument XOS

Contact: Lisa Heffner Phone: (518) 880-1501 Email:

Petra MAX delivers D4294 sulfur analysis in addition to 12 elements from P to Zn including Ni, V, and Fe. The analyzer complies with

Category: A - Best New Analytical Instrument Restek Corporation Contact: Mark Badger Phone: 814-353-1300 x2394 Email:

Restek is known for its innovation and continual improvement; in this new Methanizer Restek has taken well

established technology and made it more accessible to all chromatographers. We have designed the Restek Methanizer to be easy to install, operate and

maintain. Used for the conversion of CO and CO2 to CH4

of CO and CO2 product for self-installation. __________________________________________ StanCo Scientifi c, Inc.

to aid with the low concentration analysis using GC-FID. This is an aftermarket

ASTM D4294 and ISO 8754 for measuring sulfur in hydrocarbons. Petra MAX is powered by HDXRF utilizing XOS patented doubly curved crystal optics coupled with a high-performance silicon drift detector and intense monochromatic excitation beam. This industry-leading technology delivers low detection limits without the need for consumable helium gas or a vacuum pump.

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Best Time Saving Product/Method/Program Formulaction Inc. Contact: Matt Vanden Eynden Phone: 614-888-0023


The Fluidicam Rheometer offers unique advantages vs. conventional viscometers & rheometers that make it ideal for rapid & complete measurement of shear viscosity profi les of polymeric solutions, dispersions, suspensions & emulsions. Based on microfl uidic principles, small sample volumes enable rapid temperature changes & enable full rheological profi les to be obtained over a wide shear rate range, even for low viscous fl uids at very high shear rates.


Category B - Best New Analytical Technique T.D.Stringer and Associates, Inc. Contact: Thomas Stringer Phone: 281-469-9209 Email:

New PlasmaDetek detector, providing users the ability to fi eld change the optical fi lters on the detector for greater applications fl exibility.


Category C - Best “Time Saving” Product/ Method/Program PerkinElmer Contact: Lee Marotta Phone: 203-402-1878 Email:

The new Clarus® 590/690 GC instruments are built on a robust proven platform that includes a redesigned capillary injector that provides improved inertness for diffi cult samples and easy, tool-free maintenance. Combined with the new wide-range FID technology for identifi cation and quantitation of both large and small peaks in a single run, plus new automated sample handling options, this Clarus solution is ideal for labs that need superior sensitivity, high capacity and greater throughput.


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