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SERVICES WE OFFER:

VALOR Labs Inc. (ISO/IEC17025:2017 registered) provides field sampling, testing and analytical services to the oil and gas, and mining industries.  VALOR Labs Inc. has more than 20 years of experience in this field.  We believe in exceeding the expectations of our clients by providing outstanding service, applying innovative thinking, and delivering customized testing programs to maximize client profitability. VALOR Labs Inc. offers the necessary balance of academic qualifications and hands on experience to provide pragmatic solutions and outcomes in our areas of expertise. We have proven expertise and offer advanced analytical solutions in the following areas:
  • Crude oil
  • Condensate
  • Bitumen
  • Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG)
  • Liquid Natural Gas (LNG)

MAJOR INDUSTRIES:

Energy:
  • Oil and gas production
  • Oil and gas marketing
  • Oil and gas refinement

MAIN LABORATORIES:

VALOR Labs Inc. has 2 conveniently located laboratories. One in Lloydminster/Blackfoot, Alberta.  The second in Virden, Manitoba. We offer the following analytical test methods:
  • ASTM D86 Distillation of Petroleum Products and Liquid Fuels at Atmospheric Press
  • ASTM D93 Flash Point by Pensky-Martens Closed Cup Tester
  • ASTM D97 Pour Point of Petroleum Products
  • ASTM D482 Ash Content
  • ASTM D664 Acid Number of Petroleum Products by Potentiometric Titration
  • ASTM D1500 Color of oil
  • ASTM D1796 Standard Test Method for Water and Sediment in Fuel Oils by the Centrifuge Method
  • ASTM D2420 Standard Test Method for Hydrogen Sulfide in Liquefied Petroleum (LP) Gases (Lead Acetate Method)
  • ASTM D2500 Cloud Point of Petroleum Products and Liquid Fuels
  • ASTM D3700 Obtaining LPG Samples Using a Floating Piston Cylinder
  • ASTM D4007 Water and Sediment in Crude Oil by the Centrifuge Method
  • ASTM D4057 Manual Sampling of Petroleum and Petroleum Products
  • ASTM D4294 Sulfur in Petroleum and Petroleum Products by Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry
  • ASTM D4530 Determination of Carbon Residue-Micro Method
  • ASTM D4807 Sediment in Crude Oil by Membrane Filtration
  • ASTM D4928 Water in Crude Oils by Coulometric Karl Fischer
  • ASTM D4929 Organic Chloride Content in Crude Oil
  • ASTM D4952 Qualitative Analysis for Active Sulfur Species in Fuels and Solvents (Doctor Test)
  • ASTM D5002 Density, Relative Density, and API Gravity of Crude Oils by Density Analyzer
  • ASTM D5191 Vapour Pressure of Petroleum Products (Mini Method)
  • ASTM D5705 Hydrogen Sulfide in Vapour Phase Above Residual Fuel Oils
  • ASTM D5708 Metals in crude via ICP
  • ASTM D5853 Pour Point of Crude Oils
  • ASTM D5854 Mixing and Handling of Liquid Samples of Petroleum and Petroleum Products
  • ASTM D6377 Determination of Vapor Pressure of Crude Oil VPCRx (Expansion Method)
  • ASTM D6378 VPx Triple Expansion Method
  • ASTM D6470 Salt in crude oil
  • ASTM D6560 Asphaltenes (Heptane Insolubles) in Crude
  • ASTM D7042 Dynamic Viscosity and Density of Liquids by Stabinger Viscometer (and the Calculation of Kinematic Viscosity)
  • ASTM D7346 No Flow and Pour Point of Petroleum Products
  • ASTM D8150 Org Chloride Content by Distillation followed by Combustion Ion
  • CCQTA Guidelines for Obtaining Single-Phase Crude Oil Samples for Analysis V1.1
  • CCQTA Vapour Pressure Measurement Best Practice
  • GPA-2177 Natural Gas Liquid Mixtures Containing Nitrogen and Carbon Dioxide by Gas Chromatography
  • GPA-2286 Extended Analysis of Natural Gas and Similar Gaseous Mixtures by Temperature Program Gas Chromatography
  • UOP-163 Hydrogen Sulfide and Mercaptan Sulfur in Liquid Hydrocarbons by Potentiometric Titration

MOBILE LABORATORIES:

VALOR Labs Inc. has fully customizable mobile laboratory units that can be deployed and stationed at an optimal central location or re-positioned to provide testing services across regions. Our mobile testing programs and associated field services can be fully customized to meet client-specific requirements. Typical on-site testing programs can include:
  • ASTM D4007 Water and Sediment in Crude Oil by the Centrifuge Method
  • ASTM D4294 Sulphur in Petroleum by X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry
  • ASTM D4807 Sediment in Crude Oil by Membrane Filtration
  • ASTM D4928 Water in Crude Oils by Coulometric Karl Fischer
  • ASTM D5002 Density, Relative Density, and API Gravity of Crude Oils by Density Analyzer
  • ASTM D5191 Vapour Pressure of Petroleum Products (Mini Method)
  • ASTM D6377 Vapor Pressure of Crude Oil VPCRx (Expansion Method)
  • ASTM D6378 VPx Triple Expansion Method Vapor Pressure (VPX) of Petroleum Products, Hydrocarbons, and Hydrocarbon-Oxygenate Mixtures (Triple Expansion Method)
  • ASTM D5305 Ethyl Mercaptan in LP-Gas Vapour
Results can be provided immediately on-site and followed up with data validation and submission of a Certificate of Analysis (CofA) as quick as 24 hours for standard on-site analyses.

ON-SITE AND OPERATIONS SUPPORT:

Sample collection
  • Benchtop analytical instrument maintenance, verification, and calibration.
  • Online analyzer maintenance, verification, and calibration.
  • Field testing and optimization support to maximize client profitability.
  • Development of blending programs, increased pipeline capacity, and accurately measured quality.
  • Evenings, weekend, and holiday coverage for the site operator.
  • Operational training (sampling, testing, equipment maintenance, verification, and calibration) either on-site or in a classroom setting.

SERVICE AREA:

VALOR Labs Inc. services the North American oil and gas sector. For more information visit our Mobile Lab page.