PetrovisION is a complete solution for stable isotope-based food analysis, consisting of the following modules:
isoprime visION stable isotope analyzer
Simplicity is what isoprime visION is about. Creating something simple seems, well, simple - but in fact, simplicity can only be achieved once the fundamental requirements of our customers are understood. With this clarity, isoprime visION offers a completely new experience of stable isotope analysis: an experience where the user is free from the routine chores of maintenance, allowing them to focus on the science, not the instrumentation.
isoprime visION offers exceptional bulk and compound-specific isotope analysis through market-leading technology from Elementar and Agilent Technologies. Harnessing this technical ability through the isoprime visION finally opens the power of stable isotopes to practically any laboratory.
centrION monitoring gas handling and inlet interface system
centrION is the powerful core of the isoprime visION system. With complete automation through digital control, centrION is the central interface for isoprime visION’s inlet systems, as well as handling the monitoring and gas injections required for instrument performance-checking.
The great thing about centrION is that you don’t even know it’s there. Completely integrated into the isoprime visION footprint and handled intelligently by ionOS®, centrION works seamlessly to perform complicated tasks with incredible simplicity.
With centrION, users are finally released from the daily maintenance of their instrument and can focus purely on their science.
ionOS PetrovisION operating license for acquisition and data processing
ionOS is the revolutionary new software for the isoprime visION stable isotope analyzer. It works in concert with the isoprime visION and centrION to provide an unrivalled level of intelligent control.
Designed completely from the ground up with stable isotope analysis as the sole function, ionOS is the most sophisticated yet simple software suite ever created. Its clean user interface belies the level of sophistication within, giving users unrivalled capabilities to generate exceptional data with ease.
ionOS allows isoprime visION to reclaim responsibility for sample analysis from the user by offering incredible functionality both pre and post-acquisition, significantly reducing instrument contact time.
Agilent 7890B GC with GC5 furnace for δ13C and δ2H isotope analysis
Compound-specific isotope analysis is a fundamental tool for analyzing complex oil samples for well profiling, as well as for assessing δ13C and δ2H isotopes of natural gases to determine their source and maturity.
The GC5 offers exceptional sensitivity for low-concentration analytes, while maintaining chromatographic integrity of sample peaks during compound conversion. The robust and long-lasting oxidation conditions in the conversion furnace mean that very high molecular weight compounds can be analyzed routinely.
As a VAR partner of Agilent Technologies, the GC5 system takes full advantage of the market-leading Agilent 7890B GC system to create the highest-performance GC-IRMS system for your research.
In addition to these four core components, the PetrovisION solution also incorporates an Agilent 7693 autosampler turret for up to 16 samples, and a natural gas injection kit including a suitable GC column for δ13C and δ2H isotope analysis.
GC-MS compound identification
When running complex oil samples, run times can extend up to two to three hours with hundreds of compounds eluting from the GC column. With this complexity, it is very difficult to confidently declare which compounds are being analyzed, since the molecular structure of the compound is destroyed in the high-temperature furnace.
By combining an Agilent 5975C MSD with PetrovisION, a single sample injection can be performed to achieve compound identification and isotope analysis at the same time, saving large amounts of time by eliminating the need to perform two injections.
Bulk isotope analysis for NSOs
Heavy oils contain large amounts of nitrogen, sulfur and oxygen, as well as other heavy metals, asphaltenes and resins. This makes the oils less amenable to GC analysis, meaning bulk isotope analysis of these compounds can be useful to characterize the oils. Bulk δ13C and δ2H can also be used for quick screening of oils samples, utilizing the vario PYRO cube for high throughput.
Automated gas analysis with Isotubes
The use of Isotubes (ISOTECH Laboratories Inc.) to deliver natural gas samples from the wellhead to the laboratory is becoming increasingly common, thanks to the easy shipment and durability of the Isotubes. PetrovisION can be supplied with a specialized autosampler from Gerstel, allowing for the rapid, fully automated analysis of large numbers of Isotubes, delivering higher throughput and lower operating costs.
Water analysis capabilities
Water is commonly used in the drilling process, and recent advances in hydraulic fracturing have increased scrutiny on the consumption of water resources during this process. Analysis of oxygen and hydrogen isotopes may be useful for determining the source of waters and distinguishing between pumped surface waters and aquifers; adding the vario LIQUID sampler to PetrovisION makes this analysis simple and straightforward.
PetrovisION is a complete solution for stable isotope analysis in
petrochemistry and comprises of these modules: