Oil Spill / Slick Detection

Our ROW Detection Equipment are autonomous non-contact sensors that detects oil on water in real time.

It uses oil’s natural fluorescence to detect anything from crude and marine diesel to vegetable oil and alerts you immediately, allowing operators to respond quickly and minimise the impact of oil spills.

At AMS Equipment, we currently provide three types of ROW Oil Spill & Slick Detection Equipment:

ROW - Aluminium

Autonomous non-contact sensor for oil detection on water and land highly accurate, easy to maintain, finds oil spills early so you can respond before things get out of hand. It's advanced software algorithms are calibrated to detect oil down to single-micron layers and minimise false alarms.


To detect oil slicks as thin as a single micron from up to 10m above the water, ROW pulses a UV beam at the surface and excites any oil molecules in the target area. Using oil’s native fluorescence, ROW identifies tell-tale substances and alerts the site operator. Pressurised with inert nitrogen, ROW has been built to be a neutral observer.

ROW - Stainless Steel

Day or night, in arctic cold or scorching heat, ROW helps you pinpoint the polluter, take action, and avoid lasting damage. It has a robust IP68 certified hermetic design and 5 year LED-lifetime. Low power consumption of < 2W with optional remote operation using solar panels or battery. In most cases, ROW will operate on wired power and data lines. However, for full autonomy in hard-to-reach locations, optional solar panels and wireless setups are available.