Close this search box.

Highly Intelligent ECD OIW80 Oil in Water Analyzer Accurately Detects Petroleum Contamination in Industrial & Municipal Water Systems

Highly Intelligent ECD OIW80 Oil in Water Analyzer Accurately Detects Petroleum Contamination in Industrial & Municipal Water Systems
15 Nov 2023  |
Engineers responsible for safeguarding water systems against oil contamination will find the highly accurate OIW80 Oil In Water Analyzer from Electro-Chemical Devices (ECD) to be a rugged, reliable instrument that is designed for harsh industrial process environments to provide continuous online measurement of oil and to help plants meet broad, stringent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) clean water rules.

ECD’s advanced OIW80 Analyzer assists in meeting environmental regulations by swiftly and precisely detecting oily water contamination. Its robust sensing technology promptly identifies petrochemical leaks or spills to help prevent drinking water pollution, protect sensitive ecosystems, reduce the risk of plant emergency shutdowns, product batch fouling losses, costly unplanned maintenance, state/federal regulatory corrective actions and expensive fines.

Oil in water poses a significant challenge for the petrochemical and various other heavy-duty process industries. Incidents such as large industrial plant fuel pipe leaks, broken valve spills, and storage tank ruptures that can all result in plant water and effluent contamination affecting surface water, ground water and water storage systems.

Beyond conventional petrochemical plants, industries including new hydrogen (H2) production plants relying on methane steam reforming technology, electric power generation, electronics, food/beverage, pharmaceuticals and mining are also vulnerable to oil-in-water contamination. Leaks also can rapidly impact plant water re-use systems and effluent treatment at facilities such as airports, harbors, large university or corporate campuses, and convention centers—anywhere paved surfaces support transportation systems.

ECD OIW80 Oil In Water Analyzer

ECD’s OIW80 Oil in Water Analyzer precisely measures oil over a wide range of 0 to 30 ppm (mg/L). It can be factory preconfigured to measure oil in multiple ranges or easily set in the field. This high-performance analyzer’s responsive sensor operates over a broad temperature range from 41 to 113°F (5 to 45°C), quickly detecting leaks and alerting plant technicians.

Designed for demanding and dirty plant environments, the dependable OIW80 Oil in Water Analyzer features a rugged sensor with a built-in wiper cleaning system. This system removes bio-solids and films that might cloud the sensor window’s visibility, reducing the need for unplanned manual checks by technicians and scheduled maintenance cleanings.

The OIW80 sensor’s heavy-duty construction uses strong, corrosion-resistant Stainless Steel (standard) or optional Titanium and meets the IP68 water ingress standard. Every aspect of the sensor’s design has been tailored for years of reliable operation and trouble-free service in the demanding wet environments typical of industrial process and municipal water and wastewater treatment applications.

The rugged and dependable OIW80 sensor utilizes state-of-the-art Fluorescence sensing technology for precision measurement of oil in water that is proportional to its concentration. The sensor communicates with ECD’s T80 Universal Transmitter upon oil detection or ECD’s LQ800 Controller or directly with a control system (PLC) via the sensor’s serial communications.

During installation, the OIW80 connects to the intelligent ECD T80 Transmitter, and the sensor’s calibration range information is automatically uploaded to the analyzer. It then configures the displays and outputs of the transmitter to values for the oil sensor’s measurement parameters.

The T80 Transmitters are available as either single-channel or dual-channel devices, allowing one analyzer to measure up to two parameters or two ranges. This transmitter is available in a 24 VDC or a 100/240 VAC power configuration. All versions come with Modbus RTU RS485 communications or an optional HART® output to support integration with larger control systems.

Share this article

This article is published by

Electro-Chemical Devices (ECD) is a manufacturer of liquid analytical process instrumentation. Founded in 1977, ECD has been in business for over 40 years and has built its industry leading reputation by its commitment to our...

Related Articles