PETROLEUM DETECTION AND MONITORING SYSTEMS
Spectrogram Corporation, having concentrated on contractual R & D projects for over 25 years, now introduces three products, each of which is involved in on-line environmental monitoring for the accidental release of petroleum products (oil spills).
OSPRA TM , Designed for harbor, stream, holding pond, etc. Monitoring, especially in remote areas and where oil transfers operations extend into nighttime hours, when spills are difficult to detect visually. This system, employing the principle of optical fluorescence for highly specific detection, can accommodate multiple sensors housed in solar powered flotation buoys for strategic placement. The remotely deployed sensors provide constant surveillance in all weather, and telemeter radio signals to a Base Station where appropriate personnel can take immediate corrective action to terminate the spill cause, implement containment procedures, and initiate cleanup and remediation operations. Through early detection, both size (quantity of oil spilled) and potential environmental damage can be minimized, thus dramatically reducing cleanup costs and the potential for heavy penalties and costly litigation.
SUMPSENSOR TM. Modified OSPRA sensors are typically deployed in fixed mount applications with internal logic to automatically trigger immediate alarm conditions without the use of central base station monitoring. Applications include; sumps, drains, sewer, and other contained areas where there exists a high probability of petroleum oil contamination. Control modules provide for automatic pump shutdown, gate valve closure, or other relay actuated actions that would prevent oily water from entering creeks, streams, or municipal sewer systems.
PETROLARL TM. Originally developed to continuously monitor U.S. Navy ship bilge discharge for oil-water. Spectrogram has integrated PETROLARM into its oil pollution monitoring product line. Sensitive to level below 1 part per million, this system employs a free fall sample compartment for maintenance free operation. Not only is a visible sheen of oil-on-water against the law, but oil-in-water above 15 ppm. Is also prohibited. In addition to bilge water discharge monitoring the current market for this product has expanded to include water treatment facilities, oil/water separators, lubricating oil heat exchangers, and other applications where petroleum oils can become emulsified into cooling or discharge waters.