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Oil Spill Monitoring

Slick Sleuth® Slick Sleuth Oil Spill Monitoring

The Slick Sleuth line of oil spill detectors are used in a wide variety of industrial and environmental applications for remotely detecting oil spills in real-time. Should an oil spill or leak occur, Slick Sleuth provides instant detection and notification, enabling users to contain accidental oil spills and avert otherwise costly environmental damages, cleanup/mitigation expenses, fines, regulatory penalties, and public relations nightmares. The highly sensitive sensor detects small (micron-level) amounts of oil on calm water, moving water surfaces (outfalls, streams, harbors, offshore), as well as on solid/dry surfaces.

Slick Sleuth

Slick Sleuth is designed and fabricated for deployment in rugged settings, including offshore, coastal, harbors, piers, inland waterways, industrial spillways, sumps and separators, retention ponds, and other environments where oil spills are of concern. Slick Sleuth Oil Detectors are conveniently mounted above the water, facilitating ease of installation and operation. This simple above water (non-contact) sampling method eliminates issues such as aquatic/marine bio-fouling or fouling due to oil, debris, or ice, making the system trouble free to operate and maintain.

The system consists of one or more sensor stations, strategically placed for greatest realization of cost-benefit and strategic risk mitigation, and for the earliest-possible detection in/around vulnerable operations and environmentally sensitive areas. Sensitivity is user adjustable for use in clean water “zero tolerance” locations (high-sensitivity applications) as well as for industrial sites where the presence of some oil might be expected, but early warning is still needed for catastrophic spill events (e.g., event or anomaly detection applications).

Sensors may be powered using available AC/DC power or with a dedicated solar system for self-contained operation in remote settings. Alarm and data signal can be transmitted via hardwire or wireless transmission. In addition to remote notification, the detector is often coupled with an automated shut-off valve, pump switch, and local A/V alarm.

Early Warning Oil Spill Detection Capability for:

  • Refineries
  • Power plants
  • Industrial spillways
  • Sumps and separators
  • Tanks and terminals
  • Inland waterways
  • Loading piers
  • Ports and harbors
  • Desalination plants
  • Coastal and offshore
Slick Sleuth ProductDetection Range
(up to)
Applications
SS100 & SS100-EXd1 meterTank farms, terminals
SS300 & SS300-EXd5 metersRefineries, electrical generation, distribution sites, oil and fuel storage, transfer facilities, manufacturing plants
SS320 & SS320-EXd10 metersPiers, refineries, power plants, airports, industrial facilities, offshore
Rig Guard8 metersOffshore platforms and rigs
Slick GuardFloatingIntakes of power production and desalination plants, industrial discharge channels, environmentally sensitive areas

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