OASE® digilab: analytics in real-time
OASE® digilab revolutionizes the quality control and improves the efficiency of gas treatment: Together with the startup trinamiX, a BASF Group company, we developed a method to analyze the composition of the gas treating agents in the OASE® processes in near real time.
With OASE® digilab, you can continuously monitor the condition of your gas treatment plant and operate it with the optimal solvent composition. OASE® digilab works with trinamiX's near-infrared spectroscopy (NIR spectroscopy) solution. It combines a mobile NIR-spectrometer with data analysis (chemometrics) to qualitatively and quantitatively determine the composition of the sample. You can inject the samples from your plant directly into the digilab device and receive the analysis of the components within a few seconds.
OASE® digilab is easy in handling, quick and very precise
Wet-chemical methods for sample analysis do not allow you to analyze your activator content and the results often are not very precise. The alternative, more advanced analytics in our BASF laboratories in Ludwigshafen, Germany or Wyandotte, USA, takes some time. The new digilab method combines the best out of both worlds: It is easier in handling, quicker and very precise.
Digital solutions go hand in hand
OASE® digilab is linked to OASE® connect, our innovative, globally unique digital platform, which helps you to design the operation of your plants more efficiently. All sample analysis results are being saved in the analytics area of OASE® connect. This way, you can access your data anytime and we process the data on solvent composition to optimize the technology further.
How does OASE digilab work?
Proven and customary reliability
We did a thorough testing and evaluation process starting in our lab in Ludwigshafen. We used OASE® samples from our customers all around the world to develop the method to where it is today. In a second step, we tested the device in a real plant, in an acid-gas removal unit in one of our ammonia plants in Ludwigshafen. As expected, the results obtained with OASE® digilab closely match the values with the traditional GC chemistry procedure.
OASE® is a registered trademark of BASF SE.