Simulated distillation by Gas Chromatography has been widely used in the petro-refinery industry to predict boiling point distribution properties of a feedstock. Sample boiling point information is of utmost importance in quality and process control, regulatory compliance, and the prediction of various product yields.
In most cases, special SimDist software is needed to perform peak integration, distillation curve calculation and simulation. In this study, a new SimDist software fully integrated into GC control software will be evaluated. GC operation conditions and SimDist parameters in the same GC method file. The raw chromatogram and simulated distillation results are stored in the same data file. ASTM D2887 method is used to demonstrate the new software functions.