Process analyzer validation ASTM D3764 and D6299 step-by-step

Process gas chromatograph analyzers PGCs ABB NGC8206 Yokogawa GC8000 Honeywell EnCal 3000 Emerson Rosemount 370xa Process gas chromatograph analyzers PGCs

This is a step-by-step guide for process analyzer validation according to ASTM D3764 and D6299 standards and is pivotal for ensuring operational efficiency and compliance. However, the intricacies within these standards, coupled with the variance in actual maintenance activities, often lead to ambiguity and inefficiency. This white paper written by Dirk Horst and Martin van Burgh endeavors to provide a pragmatic approach to process analyzer validation, focusing on transparency, control, and reproducibility.

Kaombo offshore platforms: ASaP expert interventions

ABB NGC8209 successful revival at Kaombo offshore platforms by ASaP offshore maintenance engineer Jonatas Reis

At Kaombo North, an ABB NGC8209 natural gas chromatograph, which had shown serious issues over the past two years, is now fully functional. This revival marks a big step towards enhancing production efficiency.

Höegh Esperanza FSRU – Flawless LNG Sampler inspection

Höegh Esperanza FSRU - ASaP LNG Sampling System FAT Factory Acceptance Test - From ASaP Bart Berkhout and Peter Kearney

In the second quarter of 2023 Analytical Solutions and Products (ASaP) completed an LNG Sampler System for the Höegh Esperanza (FSRU Floating Storage Regasification Unit). Including probe vaporizers, LNG sampling cabinet, preventive maintenance operating system, natural gas analyzers, and calibration gas facilities.

ASaP turns a new page and replaces Ametek!

woman engineer looking at maintenance tablet Predictive maintenance software & analyzer data collection - AIM

Now, we have selected a whole range of new, high-quality, and innovative products to gradually replace the Ametek range that we have supplied in the past 20 years, while maintaining the highest standard of service on your installed base. You are invited to contact our analyzer specialists for more information and/ or a demonstration of our new analyzers. Follow us on LinkedIn and read our newsletter to stay informed on the full range of analyzers we offer to suit your needs.

Introducing Jonatas Reis

Jonatas Reis - ASaP - Address and contact persons

After a couple of years working in the service department, initially as a customer in a petrochemical company and later as a supplier, offering analytical solutions to companies in Brazil, I made an important decision to relocate to Holland and join the ASaP team in January 2023. I am excited about the opportunity to be of assistance and share my knowledge with all of you! I am looking forward to further developing my skills at ASaP, aiming to derive even greater satisfaction from my work.

Service Specialist Analysis

LNG Sampler in Canada - A succesful remote FAT - Vinicius Rossetti, Fulco van Neijenhof, Thijs Last, Martin Mendez

Execution of maintenance and call-out contracts
Maintenance and repair of analysis equipment and sample systems
Trouble shooting and error detection in analysis systems
Commissioning of analysis systems
Testing new analyzers
Scheduling service appointments
Preparation of clear service reports
Advising the client, both technically and commercially
Giving hands-on training

In top condition with Tony Waters

Process Gas Chromatographs Fundamentals Design and Implementation by Tony Waters

At ASaP we strive for perfection in our products. One aspect to achieve this high level of product quality is to keep our team’s knowledge and expertise in top condition. Who is better to keep us in top condition than Tony Waters? Our system design, service, sales, and R&D departments are trained in understanding the fundamentals of designing, building, and maintaining process analyzer sampling systems.

Cybersecurity Factory Acceptance Test (CFAT)

Cyber Security Factory Acceptance Test (CFAT) Thijs Last Prince Gautam Lindert van der Hart and Fahmeena Shaik

Together with one of the largest providers of industrial automation, a representative for the Canadian end-user, ASaP, successfully passed a Cybersecurity Factory Acceptance Test (CFAT). The CFAT was used to structurally prove the security and functionality of all IT assets within the ASaP LNG Sampler System. Amongst these critical assets were the PLC, HMI, switch, and maintenance laptops.

Remote Site Acceptance Test (SAT) for LNG Sampler in China

ASaP Phazer LNG Probe-Vaporizer seen through industrial grade ATEX certified smart glasses in a Remote Site Acceptance Test (SAT) for LNG Sampler in China

Together with a prestigious Chinese EPC, ASaP conducted a successful Trans-Siberian Remote Site Acceptance Test (SAT) for a complete LNG custody transfer system from Amsterdam. In Shanghai, the team of the Chinese system integrator, and the end-user were present. Through industrial grade ATEX certified smart glasses a live video stream was made available for our engineers. This way our engineers were able to instruct the team in Shanghai and provide them from a technical details to ensure a smooth SAT.

ASaP plays their part at Calcasieu Pass!

ASaP Venture Global Calcasieu Pass Phazer LNG Probe-Vaporizer

rizer and LNG Sampler combination that we built and supplied last year. Congratulations to Venture Global and all partners involved in this project for bringing this to a successful operation in a ridiculously short time!

LNG Sampler for Canada – A successful remote FAT

LNG Sampler in Canada - A succesful remote FAT - Vinicius Rossetti, Fulco van Neijenhof, Thijs Last, Martin Mendez

As ASaP we are extremely proud of our young and next generation engineers who pass their remote FAT with flying colors for a LNG Sampler project for Canada. With one of the major global stakeholders in the LNG industry as end-user, a global recognized EPC contractor and one of the largest global System Integrators, this FAT was a one of a kind.

Successful FAT critical measurement with ABB Fidas analyzer

Successful FAT critical measurement with ABB Advance Optima Fidas analyzer with Fulco van Neijenhof and Jessica Rossetti

After being involved in engineering several projects over the past 2 years, I had the pleasure to conduct my first FAT (Factory Acceptance Test) together with Fulco from our service team. This project is for a critical measurement using an ABB Advance Optima Fidas analyzer which was installed in an optimized panel, containing utility and calibration gases, and sample eductor that allows accurate flow control towards the system. I am happy to say the customer was very happy with our performance and the quality of the system we built.

Introducing Peter Kearney

Peter Kearney - ASaP - Address and contact persons

My name is Peter Kearney and I joined ASaP in April 2017 to strengthen and coordinate the service team.

In the past 30 years I have gained extensive experience with process analyzer systems, 19 years of which were with Imtech Analyzer Systems as a service engineer and then service group leader, and the last 2 years with Gate LNG terminal as their gas quality specialist.

GoreVega Portable Flight Case C9+ Natural Gas Analyzer

ASaP and GoreVega Portable Flight Case C9+ Natural Gas Analyzer ABB NGC8209 Gas Chromatograph

For our partner Gorevega in Aberdeen, ASaP has developed a Portable Flight Case C9+ Natural Gas Analyzer to be used mainly offshore. The Flight Case System performs on-site natural gas analysis and heating value computation using an extended analysis. Features Portable fight case for offshore travel Weighs less than 66 lb (30 kg) Modular design …

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Introducing Fulco van Neijenhof

Fulco van Neijenhof - ASaP - Address and contact persons

My name is Fulco van Neijenhof and I started my professional career at AsaP in the service department in October 2013.

Prior to working at ASaP I studied chemistry at the University of Amsterdam followed by a master’s study in Forensic Science, from which I graduated cum laude.

I researched illicit drug syntheses and analysis of drugs via GC-MS, LC-MS and ion chromatography.

Moisture analyzer maintenance – Don’t worry!

ASaP service team

Moisture analyzer maintenance – Are you analyzing moisture content using a quartz crystal measurement? ASaP is the expert in moisture analyzers. Let us worry about the reliability and accuracy of your system. Make sure your investment in your moisture analyzer continues to pay off for many years to come! Moisture analyzer maintenance PDF We can …

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