The infrastructure and the existing equipment of LEFH can be divided in the following categories:

  1. Analytical equipment and methods
  2. Laboratory Units
  3. C. Pilot Plant Units
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A. ANALYTICAL EQUIPMENT AND METHODS
Equipment
Year of purchase
Analytical Method
1.
Gas Chromatographer / Mass Spec
1993
CPERI method
2.
H PLC
1998
IP 391
3.
Gas Chromatographer with chemiluminescence detector
2000
ASTM D 5623
4.
Gas Chromatographer for qualitative analysis of hydrocarbons in gasoline
2000
ASTM D 5443
5.
Refinery gas analyzer
1989
ASTM D 5134
6.
Gas Chromatographer for GASOLINE analysis
1993
UOP 539
7.
GC-Simulation Distillation
2001
ASTM D2887
8.
Atmospheric distillation ASTM D 86
1994
ASTM D 86
9.
Distillation at reduced pressure ASTM D 1160
1994
ASTM D1160
10.
Crude oil distillation ASTM D 2892
1994
ASTM D 2892
11.
Elementary Analyzer (C,H,S,N)
2000
ASTM D 5291
12.
Elementary Analyzer (C,H)
1986
ASTM D 5291
13.
Determination of density and specific gravity
1994
ASTM D 4052
14.
Automatic Titrator
1994
ASTM D 1744
15.
Refractometer
1991
ASTM D1218
16.
S-N Analyzer
1998
ASTM D 5453,
ASTM D 5762
17.
S Analyzer
1994
ASTM D 4294
18.
Viscometer
1995
ASTM D 445
19.
Determination of vapor pressure of petroleum products
1995
ASTM D 5191
20.
Isoperibol Bombcalorimeter
1995
ASTM D 4809
21.
Determination of flash point
1998
ASTM D 93
22.
Determination of pour point, cloud point and cold filter plugging point
1998
ASTM D 2500,
ASTM D 97 IP309
23.
Micro Carbon Residue Tester (MCRT)
1994
ASTM D 4530
24.
Determination of furfural by UV
1998
Pr EN 214
25.
Laboratory centrifuge
1999
ASTM D 1744
26.
Colour Determination
1999
ASTM D 1500
27.
Stability determination during diesel oxidation
1999
ASTM D 2274
28.
Stability determination during gasoline oxidation
1999
ASTM D 525
29.
Sediment Tester
1999
ASTM D 4870
30.
Determination of Copper Corrosion
1999
ASTM D 130
31.
Aniline Point
1999
ASTM D 611
32.
Existent Gum Analysis
1999
ASTM D 381
33.
Rotary Evaporator
2001
GRACE method
34.
Inductively Coupled Plasma Analyzer (ICP)
2004
35.
Hydrogen determination by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance NMR
2004
36.
Upgrade of high pressure Liquid Chromatographer
2004
IP 391/95
37.
Upgrade of Gas Chromatographer with chemiluminescence Sulfur detector (sulfur speciation)
2004
38.
X-Ray Sulfur Determination
2003
ASTM D 4294
39.
S-N Analyzer
2003
40.
Automatic Titrator
2003
B . BENCH-SCALE UNITS
Equipment  
Year of purchase  
Analytical Method  
1.
MicroActivity Testing, MAT unit
1990
ASTM-D32
2.
Fixed bed reactor for evaluation of cracking catalysts at short contact times (SCT-MAT)
1999
CPERI Technology
3.
Steam deactivation of FCC (Steamer)
1995
CPERI Technology
4.
Continuous cyclic deactivation unit (CDU)
1996
Akzo Nobel
5.
Cyclic Propylene Steaming (CPS) deactivation unit
2004
6.
Fixed and fluid bed batch reactor systems for DeNOx and DeSOx studies
7.
Attrition Unit
2004
8.
Gas flow calibration control system
2003
9.
Gas low flow calibration control system
2004
10.
Portable multifunctional calibrator
2003
11.
Small-scale hydrodesulphurization unit
12.
A fluid bed (ACE type) Microactivity test (MAT) unit (Automat unit)
C. PILOT PLANT UNITS
 
Equipment  
Year of purchase  
Analytical Method  
1.
A riser based continuous pilot plant unit for catalytic cracking
1994
CPERI Technology
2.
A two stage high pressure hydrogen processing pilot plant
1994
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3.
Four parallel reactor hydrogen processing pilot plant
2000
BP / AMOCO
4.
FCC cyclic deactivation unit
2001
Grace Davison
5.
A high pressure unit for natural gas conversion to synthesis gas and hydrogen
1996
CPERI Technology
6.
Cold Flow Alkylation unit
1996
CPERI Technology
7.
Cold Flow FCC unit
1996
CPERI Technology
8.
A retort unit for studies related to the upgrading of biomass for bio-fuels and production of organic chemicals
9.
A special designed bench scale unit for catalytic biomass flash pyrolysis studies