Application – Feasibility
Advice of best and best applicable analysis method according to customer’s needs – since 1985.
This is essentially the task of the AppliTek Application department. A dedicated team of specialists in specific analysis techniques tackles difficult and exotic applications. A variety of technologies from wet-chemical to spectroscopic can be implemented, including x-ray fluorescence (XRF), Near Infrared (NIR) and even Raman spectrometry.
Over the years AppliTek has collected a large database of applications. Frequently asked applications from 20+ years of experience can be accessed under Industries & Utilities.
To get substantial return from an investment in process control, quality control or any change in a production process, it comes handy being advized from a third party having experience in process monitoring. The results of this particular kind of study go further than just application advice. It provides the critical information to determine the potential impact of an investment, or maybe to have a second opinion on earlier studies.
If a suitable analysis method for your application is available, AppliTek will report results and recommendations. This report can be consulted at any time, with no immediate obligations from your side, but remains confidential.
Chemometric modeling - Calibration
Correlating data from analytical instruments to quality parameters or physical properties and compositions is a specialty area, even an art in the field of process control. Unraveling the complex relationship of compounds or elements of interest can be a hard nut to crack. AppliTek has an extended experience in developing and maintaining calibration models for spectroscopic instruments using x-ray fluorescence (XRF), near infrared (NIR) and Raman.
Traditionally, spectra of x representative samples are measured and related to reference laboratory values. Patterns in the data are modeled in order to be routinely applied to future data. AppliTek approach: the model is thoroughly validated, not only in the laboratory (blind testing) but also in real-life process conditions. The final step is to finetune the prediction model by taking into account as much variations as possible outside ideal process conditions.
HAZOP studies *
Chlor-alkali sector only.
AppliTek can carry out a Hazard and Operability (HAZOP) study of your chlor-alkali production process. A HAZOP is a structured and systematic examination of a planned or existing process or operation in order to identify and evaluate problems that may represent risks to personnel or equipment, or prevent efficient operation.
Our HAZOP studies concentrate on identifying both hazards as well as operability problems. While the HAZOP study is mainly designed to identify hazards through a systematic approach, more than 80% of study recommendations are operability problems and are not, of themselves, hazards. Although hazard identification is the main focus, operability problems should be identified to the extent that they have the potential to lead to process hazards, result in an environmental violation or have a negative impact on profitability.
For any questions or a specific application, we invite you to contact us.
* Disclaimer: AppliTek NV is making no representation or warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability or completeness of the HAZOP study, and neither AppliTek NV nor any of its directors, officers or employees will have any liability to the party that ordered the HAZOP study or any other persons resulting from the use of the HAZOP study by the customer.