Monitoring the oil content in water is a vital part of the Production Process with Regulatory Bodies closely monitoring the oil content in many situations from offshore rigs to onshore lakes reservoirs and rivers. This makes Oil in Water Analysers crucial to the process.

Oil in Water measurements often takes place in harsh environments, and, due to the properties of the oil this leads to difficulties in keeping equipment clean, dealing with varying sample flows and the presence of other chemicals in the sample.

Below are some of the main problems associated with Oil in Water Monitoring and how the INOV8 Systems Oil in Water, supplied by AMS Equipment Ltd, effectively counters them. If you require more information on any of our analyser products, please:

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1) Cleaning:

Due to its viscous nature and the way it sticks to most materials, oil is not an easy substance to work with, leading to a significant time being spent on cleaning and maintenance of equipment.

Inov8 Systems have developed a solution improving the efficiency of the ultrasonics and reducing the typical power required by up to 88%. In doing so the sonic shock and cavitation erosion is eradicated, hugely reducing the chances of sensor window and housing damage.

The ultrasonic cleaning works by breaking down the clinging oil and solids so that they are suspended in solution and washed away with the flow of sample fluid. No more time taken up using technician’s time to clean equipment, potentially interrupting the process and causing delays in production.

2) Varying Sample Flows:

Some analysers rely on a constant flow rate in order to carry out their analysis. The INOV8 Systems analysers do not require a constant sample flow, so a varying sample flow is no problem for us.

3) Interfering Fluorescing Chemicals

In the oil production process chemicals are often added to the process fluid in order to aid in the production process. Corrosion inhibitors are often added to the produced water in order to reduce the corrosive effect on pipework and machinery.

Many of these chemicals also fluoresce and can give a false inflated oil content reading when measuring Oil in Water content using the fluorescence method. We incorporate real time spectrometry to react to process fluctuations. By monitoring all the water composition, the instrument can determine how to best make the necessary measurements automatically. So, by monitoring what you don’t really need to know, the instrument can reliably report what you do need to know.

Please contact us for more information and take a few minutes to read through the ‘applications’ section at the left hand side where we have outlined some of the most common uses of this type of equipment.