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Testing and research catalytic processes

ARSKA Technologies offers solutions in testing of adsorbents and catalysts for compliance with manufacturer-declared parameters for the process. The aim of testing is to determine optimal parameters of the process.
Testing includes the following principle steps:
1. Testing of catalysts on the pilot units that imitate the reactor of a refinery plant.
2. Carrying out the analitical research of the raw feedstock components and the products of catalytic reaction.
3. Estimation optimal parameters of the process that would allow maximal product output.
In the research procedures of the catalyst properties and hydrocarbon mixture composition specialysts of ARSKA Technologies use the top analytical equipment  that provide high analysis precision and speed.
Accomplished projects and available laboratory equipment 

Pilot plant for vapour-phase research

The plant allows to study the broad range of vapour-phase processes. The plant includes:

  • reactor;

  • instantaneous water heater;

  • refrigerator;

  • gas cylinder unit;

  • gas flow regulator;

  • indicator of maximum permissible concentration of dangerous gases;

  • automatic sampling system;

  • embedded exhaust system.


The process is operated by an integrated automatic control system which allows to display the technological parameters on the touch control board and operator workstation. 

Pilot uninterrupted cycle plant for heterogeneous catalyst testing

The plant includes:

  • reactor unit;

  • reformate stabilization unit;

  • hydrogen supply and mixing unit;

  • membrane high-pressure feed-supplying pump;

  • perestaltic reflux pump;

  • feed, product and other containers;

  • heat-exchange equipment;

  • flowmeters;

  • thermostats on synthetic oil;

  • control and measuring devices & automatic equipment unit;

  • pneumatic shut-off and control valves;

  • automated workstation;

  • fire extinction system.


The plant allows continuous testing of main catalysts of petrochemical synthesis. 

Semi Automatic Crude Oil Distillation System BR Instrument CODS 9400

The laboratory unit is intended for crude oil and oil products rectification during:

  • suitability analysis of raw feedstock processing;

  • composing inventory balance sheet as a part of feasibility studies and business planning; 

  • fraction separation for further secondary processing in the laboratory conditions.


The vacuum system allows to estimate the extraction ratio of the valuable components out of heavy oil products.

Gas Chromatograph Agilent 7890A

The gas chromatograph allows conducting of qualitive analysis of broad spectrum  of chemical sunstances.

Equipment for qualitative and quatitative hydrocarbon fraction content estimation

Complex includes professional research equipment:

  • Spectrometer Thermo Scientific Nicolet S50;

  • Analyzer of carbon/hydrogen/nitrogen LECO 628S;

  • Spectrometer PANalytical® Epsilon3;

  • Spectrometer Thermo Scientific Nicolet 6700;

  • Two-beam scanning spectrophotometer GBC Cintra 303;

  • Gas chromatograph Thermo Scientific TRACE GC ULTRA.

Table reactor HEL® Autolab® Duo

Table lab reactors allow to study liquid-phase reactions in the broad range of temperatures and pressures.

Automatic Distillation Analyzer PAC OptiDist

Definition of fration content (ASTM D1078, ASTM D850, ASTM D86, IP 123, IP 195, ISO 3405)

Automated Vacuum Distillation Analyzer HERZOG HDV 632

Determining fraction content of heavy oil products and oil residues (ASTM D 1160)

Semi-Automatic Cleveland Open Cup Flash Point Tester HERZOG HFP 386

Defining the flash temperature in opened crucible usin Clevelend method (ASTM D 92, IP 36, ISO 2592)

Semi-Automatic Pensky Martens Flash Point Tester HERZOG HFP 380

Defining the flash temperature in closed crucible using Pensky-Martens method (ASTM D 93, ISO 2719, IP 34, EN 22719)

Multirange Viscometer HERZOG HVM 472

Measureaments of oil, lubricants, light and heavy oil products viscosity (ASTM D 445, EN ISO 3104, IP 71)

Automatic pour point tester HERZOG MP 852 Combi

Measuring the cloud and the pour point (ASTM D 2500, ASTM D 97, ASTM D 6892, EN 23015, ISO 3015, ISO 3016)

Analyzer of vapour pressure HERZOG HVP 972

Determining the saturated vapour pressure of volatile oil products - petroleum, light dissolvent and others sunstances (ASTM D 5191, ASTM D 6378, EN 13016, IP 481)

Calorimetric system IKA C2000

Determining of gross and net calorific value of oil products (ASTM D 240, ASTM D 4809)

Titrator Mettler Toledo T70

Titrator is used to determine total and mercaptan sulfur

Micro-carbon residue analyzer ALCOR MCRT 160

Analysis of cocking behaviour of diesel fuel (ASTM D 4530, EN 10370, ISO 10370, ASTM D 189)

Thermogravimetric analyzer LECO TGA701

Many standard or defined by operator methods allow to measure humidity, ash content, volatile yield or combination of these parameters in single analysis (ASTM D7582, ASTM D7348, ASTM D5142).

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