Maze microfluidic SARA analysis utilizes the oil and gas industry’s first application of microfluidic technology, delivering the most precise fluid measurements with 85% faster turnaround time.
The Maze analysis microfluidic chip technology has been accepted by ASTM International Standard D7996 as the best available procedure for measuring asphaltenes.
During Maze analysis, asphaltenes are determined using the microfluidic chip, followed by identification of saturates, aromatics, and resins using a miniaturized chromatographic column. Each fraction measurement is achieved through application of optical absorbance measurement using spectrometer and refractometer technologies.
Automation of Maze microfluidic SARA analysis removes operator subjectivity from the measurements, improving analysis integrity and data quality. This enables a 4-hour turnaround time for Maze analysis compared with 3–5 days for conventional technology.