New! Turbiscan Heavy Fuel

The Turbiscan Heavy Fuel has been adapted from the Turbiscan Classic to answer the need for analysis of asphaltenes stability in heavy fuel oil (HFO), following the ASTM D7061 and developed in collaboration with Octel.

This method is specifically dedicated to measurement of the stability reserve of HFO, regarding asphaltenes precipitation and the stabilization of the unstable fuel using the appropriate additive in its optimal amount for refinery, power and marine. It is fast (15 minutes), simple and accurate.

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Turbiscan Heavy Fuel - Process

Turbiscan Heavy Fuel - Software Screen


Turbiscan Heavy Fuel - process


Turbiscan Heavy Fuel - Software Screen

One click - one number

Separability number : stability reserve of the heavy fuel oil
- If the result is between 0 and 5 : high stability reserve
If the result is between 5 and 10 : medium stability reserve
If the result is more than 10: low stability reserve


Turbiscan MA 2000

Pre-formulation for R&D and Analysis Laboratory

For a quick and objective screening of dispersions through their short time (in) stability behavior.

Operates on emulsions, suspensions and foams
- Up to 60 % v/v concentrated
- From 0.1 Ám to 1 mm particle size

Fingerprint of Dispersions

Screening of Dispersions


Fingerprint of the Dispersion


The Turbiscan MA 2000 reading head requires transmission and backscattering data every 40 Ám while moving along the 80 mm cell height.

The acquisition along the product is then repeated with
a programmable frequency to obtain a superimposition of product
fingerprints characterizing, whether they are identical or not,
the stability or instability of the product.



Screening of Dispersions

The Turbiscan MA 2000 is the tool dedicated to optimize the pre-formulation work by giving an
insight into instability trends. It can monitor the effect of the various components in the product
(nature of both phases, concentration and nature of surfactant) by detecting destabilization phenomena
such as particle migrations (sedimentation, creaming) and/or particle size variations
(coalescence, flocculation) 20 to 50 times faster than visual detection.
Moreover, this objective and discriminating method analyses the intensity and the nature
of the destabilization phenomena. (see chart below)


Flocculation     Creaming    
Coalescence Sedimentation