New Bruker S2 POLAR Benchtop EDXRF for Petrochemicals QC

The Bruker S2 POLAR is a new benchtop EDXRF analyser for quality control in the petrochemicals industry. It measures multiple elements simultaneously, including sulfur monitoring, Cl for corrosion prevention and P for residue build-up.

Blue Scientific is the official distributor for Bruker XRF systems for electron microscopes in the Nordic region (Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland). For more information or quotes, please get in touch.

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The S2 POLAR uses polarised EDXRF (Energy Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence) for reliable, multi-element analysis. Traditionally WDXRF (Wavelength Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence) is used for quality control in the petrochemical industry. The S2 POLAR is less expensive while still delivering the same level of analytical precision.

Petrochemical Quality Control

The S2 POLAR is designed specifically for the petrochemical industry. Its performance is optimised to meet the needs of:

  • Refineries
  • Downstream supply chain:
    • Pipelines
    • Oil terminals
    • Petrol stations
  • Oil manufacturers and blenders
  • Edible and palm oils

As a multi-element analyser, the S2 POLAR does the job of several single-element analysers. Multiple elements are measured simultaneously, including:

  • Ultra-Low Sulfur (ULS) content
  • Sub-ppm detection for gasoline, kerosene and diesel
  • Chlorine for corrosion prevention
  • Phosphorus for residue build-up
  • Additives in lubricating oils eg magnesium, calcium, zinc, molybdenum
The performance for multi-element analysis of virtually all petrochemical products in a compact benchtop instrument makes the S2 POLAR the perfect choice for refineries, petrochemical producers, and oil manufacturers. Its excellent precision enables the analysis of ULS fuels, and quality control of additives in oils. With the S2 POLAR, Bruker further extends its strong commitment to XRF applications in the petrochemical industry.
Frank Portala, EDXRF Product Manager, Bruker AXS
Bruker S2 POLAR

The S2 POLAR does the work of several single element analysers, in a compact, benchtop system


The S2 POLAR not only meets the standards of various international norms and regulations, it exceeds them to future-proof the system for years to come.

Analytical performance is compliant with all relevant ASTM, DIN, IP, JIS, and ISO norms. Factory calibrated application packages are available for ASTM norms D7220, D4294, D6481 and D7751.

To ensure maximum uptime, components are protected by Bruker’s SampleCare features. This ensures the instrument will not be damaged by any liquid leakage or spills.

Routine Analysis

Easy-to-use analytical routines

Further Information

Blue Scientific is the official distributor for Bruker XRF in the Nordic region. If you have any questions or if you’d like a quote, please get in touch:

 Contact us on +44 (0)1223 422 269 or

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