Bruker Corporation : Bruker to Deliver an Ultra-High Mass Resolution 15 Tesla FTMS System for Petroleomics to ECOPETROL S.A. in Colombia
05/14/2012| 07:05am US/Eastern
Bruker today announced an order valued at over $2.5 million from
ECOPETROL S.A. for high field Fourier Transform Mass Spectrometry (FTMS)
instrumentation to be commissioned in Piedecuesta, Colombia at the
Instituto Colombiano del Petróleo (ICP). This institute serves as the
research and development center for ECOPETROL S.A., a Fortune Global 500
provider of energy solutions.
The contract includes a 15 Tesla solariX™ FTMS system, the
highest field FTMS product available today. The ultra-high mass
resolution of this system provides a solution which is uniquely capable
of providing distinct molecular characterization of highly complex
mixtures, such as raw crude oil. With mass resolution capabilities many
times greater than any other mass spectrometry technology, only the solariX
FTMS can provide the specificity necessary for assigning
molecular formulae to the components within extremely complex "heavy"
crude oil samples. Such analyses are critical to allow for the clean and
efficient use of heavier crude sources, as the worldwide supply of light
crude is becoming depleted. Providing this essential competency has
generated wide acceptance of Bruker's high field FTMS petroleomics
solution within the energy and fuels sector, including industrial,
government, and academic laboratories. This instrument will represent
the highest magnetic field strength FTMS system installed in Latin
America to date.
Dr. Andrea Gomez-Escudero, researcher at the ICP, stated: "The heavy
nature of our crudes requires comprehensive characterization of our raw
stock to optimize production processes, and the FTMS will be the primary
tool for these advanced analyses."
For more information on ECOPETROL S.A., please visit http://www.ecopetrol.co
For more information on the solariX, please visit http://www.bruker.com/solariX
About Bruker Corporation
Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ: BRKR) is a leading provider of
high-performance scientific instruments and solutions for molecular and
materials research, as well as for industrial and applied analysis. For
more information, please visit www.bruker.com.
Michael L. Easterling, Ph.D., +1-978-663-3660
FTMS Commercial Product Manager
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