X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF)

Definition - What does X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) mean?

X-Ray Fluorescence or XRF is a technique that is used in geological analysis of a reservoir rock to analyze its mineral content. On the other hand, it is also used to analyze the amount of fluorescence emitted by elements that have been exposed to the X-rays. Scientists use this analysis methodology to study the mineral composition of the rock as the production of oil and gas is dependent on the rock properties.

Petropedia explains X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF)

X-Ray Fluorescence is a methodology used for the analysis of elemental composition of different materials. It is used in a variety of industries; in the oil and gas industry, it is a trusted way to conduct oil analysis such as finding out the amount of sulfur in different petroleum products. It is also used to analyze the amount of additives in lubricating oils and the residue of catalysts to name a few. By conducting XRF, petroleum products such as oil, gas, lubricants etc., can be checked for hazardous elements in them and appropriate refining process can be done to ensure its safe use.

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