Oil in Water Monitors

Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments, Inc. is the worldwide leader in the application of field portable, laboratory, and online continuous process monitors for measuring and monitoring hydrocarbons in water. Our monitors are exclusively based in UV and visible fluorescence technology.

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Some of the PAH and monoaromatic  hydrocarbons detected by our monitors:

  • Fuel Oil
  • Crude Oil
  • Creosol
  • Jet Fuel
  • Phenol
  • Gasoline
  • Diesel
  • Lubricating Oils
  • BTEX
  • Phenanthrene
  • Heat Transfer Fluids
  • Aromatic Solvents
  • Longwall Fluid


Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments are based in UV and visible fluorescence technology. E09 electronics and a highly sensitive light detector allow hydrocarbons to be detected from the parts-per-million (ppm) to parts-per-billion (ppb) range. Compared with other hydrocarbon in water detection methods, such as ultraviolet or infrared spectrophotometry, the E09 electronics offer:

  • Higher intrinsic sensitivity; from 100 to 1000 times greater than pure absorption detection methods.
  • High selectivity, by “targeted hydrocarbon” optical tuning, minimizing chemical interferences and false alarms due to sample turbidity.
  • Low maintenance due to the flow cell and monitor design.

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