By Steve Cox, Sr. Member, Technical Staff, Fluid Components International (FCI)
Upstream oil/gas production companies around the globe depend on mud logging service companies to analyze mud samples that help them maintain the correct direction for their drilling field operations. In mud logging, samples of rock cuttings from bore holes are brought to the surface by recirculating drilling media (mud) for analysis by a mobile laboratory to determine the lithology and fluid content of the sample.
The Series 8900 BTEX Analyzer provides direct measurement of Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene, and Xylene's in ambient air. This instrument is utilized in ambient air networks around metropolitan areas and fence-line monitoring at industrial sites.