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Oil in Water Monitoring System - Hydrocarbons, Oil and VOC Concentrations.

Multisensor MS1200-Oil

oil in water Monitoring System for the Automatic and continuous low level measurements of Hydrocarbon, Oil and VOCs concentrations in water.

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The Multisensor oil in water Monitoring System simplifies low-level (ppb) hydrocarbon/VOC monitoring.

When oil is present in water, minute concentrations of VOC/hydrocarbons can be detected. Applications include; raw river water, reservoir/surface water, potable water, effluent water and wastewater.

Some other applications include RO membrane and carbon bed protection, and VOCs in process water.

Utilizing a proprietary “electronic nose” sensor, the MS1200 system detects VOCs using gas phase analysis. This means that the sensor system does not actually touch the water itself. This allows for many months of trouble-free operation at a time.

Advantages of the MS1200 Oil in Water Monitoring System  include:

  • No sensor contact with the water
  • No sensor cleaning
  • No reagents
  • Measures both Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons as well as VOCs (Volatile Organic Carbons)
  • Not affected by turbidity
  • High sensitivity
  • Can be calibrated for specific substances
  • Catches VOC chemical spills (not just hydrocarbons)


The MS1200 oil in water monitor can operate in the range of 0-3000 ppb, monitoring for both aliphatic chains and aromatic rings. This makes it a both a versatile and a sensitive tool for plant and environmental protection without the hassles and costs of more complicated monitoring system such as GC (gas chromatography), mass spectrometry, or fluorescence type systems.

MS1200-VOC-main
VOC Monitoring System Specs
Range* 0 – 3000 ppb in water
Accuracy** +/-10%
Repeatability +/-2%
Sampling Frequency Continuous Mode / 20 Minutes Mode
User Interface 8″ resistive touchscreen (optional)
Data Storage µSD Card and Internal Memory
Data Interface 4 – 20 mA and USB (Standard); Profibus, Modbus, Wireless (Optional)
Alarms x2 Via Relay Drivers, Levels User Definable
Operating Temperature Range 0 °C– 40 °C (contact us for wider temperature range)
Water Temperature Range 1 °C– 40 °C
Power Consumption Standard Version: 10 W Continuous (90-240 VAC or 24 VDC)
Touchscreen Version: 20 W Continuous (90-240 VAC or 24 VDC)
ATEX Zone 2 (Optional)
Reagents None
Carrier Gas None
Consumables GAC filter media, Air Filter every 6 months
Validation Every 6 Months
*Other ranges available. Please contact WJF Instrumentation. **200 ppb toluene in water, 25°C
Municipal Water Plant Intake

Oil in water Monitoring System, to protect water intake and the potential damage to water systems. A low level alarm at around 20 ppb and a high level alarm at 50 – 100 ppb Will enable the operator to take early and meaningful action, to isolate and protect water security.

Intake Water

Used in any situation where water security is vital to protect systems or communities from contamination.

Protection in any situation where the potential for oils and hydrocarbons to enter the supply water used in potable and sanitary applications.

Hydrocarbons are, very often, the main component of a wide range of products. From fuels to solvents to many of the chemicals used in industry during their treatment processes.

Agricultural fuel storage can result in accidental spills into water courses and aquifers.

Refineries and Petrochemical

Monitoring of hydrocarbon leaks in cooling water

The presence of hydrocarbons, (oil in water) indicates a loss of product, reduced heat exchange capability and the possibility for dangerous hydrocarbon build ups.

Industrial effluents

Regulations are getting stricter and stricter, which means that more and more companies are required to monitor and control their effluent.

A basic form of control focuses on the measurement of flow, pH and DO.

Basic measurements like pH and DO are common, some applications may require TOC, BOD or COD. Oil in water, VOC analyzers fill the gap to detect many different kinds of hydrocarbons as listed in the table below.

Industrial Source
VOC
Petrol, diesel, fuel oil, paint thinners, oil based stains and paints, insecticides, mineral spirits and furniture polishes.BTX(Benzene, Toulene, Ethyl benzene, Xylene), Hexane, Cyclohexane and Trimethylbenzene.
Nail polish remover, colognes, perfumes, rubbing alcohol, hair spray.Acetone, Ethyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Alcohol, Methacrylates, Ethyl Acetate
Dry cleaning liquid, spot removers, fabric/leather cleanersTetrachlorethene(PERC) and Trichloroethene(TEC)
Citrus (orange) oil or pine oil cleaners, solvents and some odour masking products.d-limonene (citrus odour), a-pinene (pine odour), isoprene
PVC cement and primer, various adhesives, contact cement, model cementTetrahydrofuran, Cyclohexane, Methyl ethyl ketone(MEK), Toulene, Acetone, Hexane, 1,1,1-Trichloroethane, Methyl-iso-butyl ketone (MIBK)
Paint stripper, adhesive (glue) removersMethylene chloride, Toulene, older products may contain Carbon Tetrachloride
Degreasers, aerosol penetrating oils, break cleaner, carburetor cleaner, commercial solvents, electronics cleaners, spray lubricantsMethylene chloride, PERC, TCE, Toulene, Xylenes, Methyl ethyl ketone, 1,1,1-Trichloroethane
Moth balls, moth flakes, deodorizers, air fresheners1,4-Dichlorobenzene, Naphthalene
Refrigerant from air conditioners, freezers, refrigerators, dehumidifiersFreon (Trichlorofluoromethane, Dichlorodifluoromethane)
Aerosol spray products for some paints, cosmetics, automotive products, leather treatment, pesticidesHeptane, Butane, Pentane
Upholstered furniture, carpets, plywood, pressed woodFormaldehyde

 

MS1200 utilises a contactless measurement, sensing headspace gases or volatiles in the sampling tank.

A system with very low maintenance, the sensor never touches the water. Resulting in reduced drift and virtually no fouling.

Accurate even in low ppb concentrations. A wide dynamic range allows application in a wide variety of environments.

The MS1200 measures a wide range of hydrocarbons including most PAHs, aromatic and aliphatic hydrocarbons. It is designed as a generic early warning system. For this reason it has been designed to respond to as many contaminants as possible. If you are interested in a specific compound or sets of compounds, please contact us.
  • 4 – 20 mA
  • USB (Standard)
  • Profibus
  • Modbus
  • Wireless (Optional)
  • Alarms x2 Via Relay Drivers, Levels User Definable.

All Swan Analyzers are CSA Cirtified at our premises before shipping.

The Multisensor oil in water Monitoring System simplifies low-level (ppb) hydrocarbon/VOC monitoring.

When oil is present in water, minute concentrations of VOC/hydrocarbons can be detected. Applications include; raw river water, reservoir/surface water, potable water, effluent water and wastewater.

Some other applications include RO membrane and carbon bed protection, and VOCs in process water.

Utilizing a proprietary “electronic nose” sensor, the MS1200 system detects VOCs using gas phase analysis. This means that the sensor system does not actually touch the water itself. This allows for many months of trouble-free operation at a time.

Advantages of the MS1200 Oil in Water Monitoring System  include:

  • No sensor contact with the water
  • No sensor cleaning
  • No reagents
  • Measures both Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons as well as VOCs (Volatile Organic Carbons)
  • Not affected by turbidity
  • High sensitivity
  • Can be calibrated for specific substances
  • Catches VOC chemical spills (not just hydrocarbons)


The MS1200 oil in water monitor can operate in the range of 0-3000 ppb, monitoring for both aliphatic chains and aromatic rings. This makes it a both a versatile and a sensitive tool for plant and environmental protection without the hassles and costs of more complicated monitoring system such as GC (gas chromatography), mass spectrometry, or fluorescence type systems.

MS1200-VOC-main
VOC Monitoring System Specs
Range* 0 – 3000 ppb in water
Accuracy** +/-10%
Repeatability +/-2%
Sampling Frequency Continuous Mode / 20 Minutes Mode
User Interface 8″ resistive touchscreen (optional)
Data Storage µSD Card and Internal Memory
Data Interface 4 – 20 mA and USB (Standard); Profibus, Modbus, Wireless (Optional)
Alarms x2 Via Relay Drivers, Levels User Definable
Operating Temperature Range 0 °C– 40 °C (contact us for wider temperature range)
Water Temperature Range 1 °C– 40 °C
Power Consumption Standard Version: 10 W Continuous (90-240 VAC or 24 VDC)
Touchscreen Version: 20 W Continuous (90-240 VAC or 24 VDC)
ATEX Zone 2 (Optional)
Reagents None
Carrier Gas None
Consumables GAC filter media, Air Filter every 6 months
Validation Every 6 Months
*Other ranges available. Please contact WJF Instrumentation. **200 ppb toluene in water, 25°C
Municipal Water Plant Intake

Oil in water Monitoring System, to protect water intake and the potential damage to water systems. A low level alarm at around 20 ppb and a high level alarm at 50 – 100 ppb Will enable the operator to take early and meaningful action, to isolate and protect water security.

Intake Water

Used in any situation where water security is vital to protect systems or communities from contamination.

Protection in any situation where the potential for oils and hydrocarbons to enter the supply water used in potable and sanitary applications.

Hydrocarbons are, very often, the main component of a wide range of products. From fuels to solvents to many of the chemicals used in industry during their treatment processes.

Agricultural fuel storage can result in accidental spills into water courses and aquifers.

Refineries and Petrochemical

Monitoring of hydrocarbon leaks in cooling water

The presence of hydrocarbons, (oil in water) indicates a loss of product, reduced heat exchange capability and the possibility for dangerous hydrocarbon build ups.

Industrial effluents

Regulations are getting stricter and stricter, which means that more and more companies are required to monitor and control their effluent.

A basic form of control focuses on the measurement of flow, pH and DO.

Basic measurements like pH and DO are common, some applications may require TOC, BOD or COD. Oil in water, VOC analyzers fill the gap to detect many different kinds of hydrocarbons as listed in the table below.

Industrial Source
VOC
Petrol, diesel, fuel oil, paint thinners, oil based stains and paints, insecticides, mineral spirits and furniture polishes.BTX(Benzene, Toulene, Ethyl benzene, Xylene), Hexane, Cyclohexane and Trimethylbenzene.
Nail polish remover, colognes, perfumes, rubbing alcohol, hair spray.Acetone, Ethyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Alcohol, Methacrylates, Ethyl Acetate
Dry cleaning liquid, spot removers, fabric/leather cleanersTetrachlorethene(PERC) and Trichloroethene(TEC)
Citrus (orange) oil or pine oil cleaners, solvents and some odour masking products.d-limonene (citrus odour), a-pinene (pine odour), isoprene
PVC cement and primer, various adhesives, contact cement, model cementTetrahydrofuran, Cyclohexane, Methyl ethyl ketone(MEK), Toulene, Acetone, Hexane, 1,1,1-Trichloroethane, Methyl-iso-butyl ketone (MIBK)
Paint stripper, adhesive (glue) removersMethylene chloride, Toulene, older products may contain Carbon Tetrachloride
Degreasers, aerosol penetrating oils, break cleaner, carburetor cleaner, commercial solvents, electronics cleaners, spray lubricantsMethylene chloride, PERC, TCE, Toulene, Xylenes, Methyl ethyl ketone, 1,1,1-Trichloroethane
Moth balls, moth flakes, deodorizers, air fresheners1,4-Dichlorobenzene, Naphthalene
Refrigerant from air conditioners, freezers, refrigerators, dehumidifiersFreon (Trichlorofluoromethane, Dichlorodifluoromethane)
Aerosol spray products for some paints, cosmetics, automotive products, leather treatment, pesticidesHeptane, Butane, Pentane
Upholstered furniture, carpets, plywood, pressed woodFormaldehyde

 

MS1200 utilises a contactless measurement, sensing headspace gases or volatiles in the sampling tank.

A system with very low maintenance, the sensor never touches the water. Resulting in reduced drift and virtually no fouling.

Accurate even in low ppb concentrations. A wide dynamic range allows application in a wide variety of environments.

The MS1200 measures a wide range of hydrocarbons including most PAHs, aromatic and aliphatic hydrocarbons. It is designed as a generic early warning system. For this reason it has been designed to respond to as many contaminants as possible. If you are interested in a specific compound or sets of compounds, please contact us.
  • 4 – 20 mA
  • USB (Standard)
  • Profibus
  • Modbus
  • Wireless (Optional)
  • Alarms x2 Via Relay Drivers, Levels User Definable.

All Swan Analyzers are CSA Cirtified at our premises before shipping.