Protecting Vulnerable Assets with OSIL Oil Spill Monitoring Systems

Potential exposure to, or discharge of, hydrocarbons is an increasingly prominent and crucial environmental and operational concern for many.

Tighter controls on oil detection place a high demand on quality real-time data being immediately available at the click of a button. Innovative environmental monitoring systems manufacturers Ocean Scientific International Ltd (OSIL) produce a wide range of continuous monitoring systems for uninterrupted hydrocarbon detection, and have supplied these to facilities across the globe. 

The low maintenance oil spill monitoring systems available from OSIL can be terrestrial or aquatic (using moored floating buoy platforms or fixed stations in shallow waters), and individual systems can be networked together to cover multiple locations, with a single secure login or shared webpage available to view all data. These systems can detect a variety of hydrocarbon-based substances, even under harsh weather conditions. The systems can also be equipped with additional sensors (for water quality parameters, current monitoring, meteorological conditions, etc.).  

OSIL can provide data and alarms from the installed sensors directly to internet-enabled devices from any location with telemetry coverage. The secure data access portal has a customizable display with powerful visualization tools, and scheduled reports can be shared securely over FTP or email, or live data can be accessed using a password protected direct URL link. A unified alarm system allows alerts to be sent via email and SMS, and the data portal will display the alert and the data that prompted the trigger on login. Alerts to issues with data collection and/or battery charging can also be incorporated into the appearance.

A multitude of oil spill monitoring systems have been now been deployed worldwide by OSIL, to protect a variety of sensitive assets including the intakes for sea water abstraction facilities, nuclear power plant cooling systems and industrial manufacturing facilities. OSIL engineers can provide customers with an installation service complete with full training in the operation and maintenance of the equipment and on-going system support.