TIME TO REACT AND PREPARE

Oil spreads quickly and changes its consistency, making cleanup more difficult and expensive as time goes by. Catch a spill early, and this scenario can be avoided.

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An early-warning system is only good if it’s there. When an incident occurs, commanding hard data early helps manage tough situations, giving your team the time to plan and deploy the appropriate response.

TIME TO INVESTIGATE

Major oil spills grab headlines, but leaks and routine maintenance are the most common sources of oil pollution. Identifying the origin of a spill is often a matter of catching the culprit in the act. With early detection, rapid response, and logged spill data, ROW can assist you in identifying the polluter. Our system may be the only thing that shields a site operator from unjust blame, penalties, and clean-up costs.

TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE

An hour could mean the difference between simple surface skimming and a detergent fueled ecological disaster.ROW detects oil spills earlier and more reliablythan any manual system ever could.

 

TIME IS MONEY

Depending on location, it can cost up to $150,000* to clear the aftermath of a ton of crude oil once it hits the coastline.

THE FATE OF OIL ON WATER

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1μm SENSITIVITY

THE SCIENCE

To detect oil slicks as thin as a single micron from up to 10m above the water, ROW pulses a UV beam at the surface and excites any oil molecules in the target area.

 

Using oil’s native fluorescence, ROW picks up the signal from tell-tale substances and alerts the site operator. After more than 20 years developing remote-sensing systems, you can be sure LDI are the leaders in this technology.

Our sensor system and advanced software algorithms are carefully calibrated to detect oil and minimize false alarms. In fact, its level of accuracy is stunning: The average thickness of an oil slick is 0.1mm, while ROW can detect some oils down to only 0.001mm*.

 

One tonne of spilt oil will rapidly spread out to a slick with an area of about 10,000 m2.

*Different oils have varying levels of fluorescence.

THE INSPIRATION

When developing ROW, we aimed for a cost effective and easy to use sensor. We believe that no one should be saddled with astronomic clean-up costs, permanent damage to the environment and corporate reputation when early detection and response could have made the difference. ROW reliably detects surface slicks before it’s too late, because there are no second chances where oil and water meet.

WHY ROW?

Major oil spills grab headlines, but leaks and routine maintenance are the most common sources of oil pollution. Identifying the origin of a spill is often a matter of catching the culprit in the act. With early detection, rapid response, and logged spill data, ROW can assist you in identifying the polluter. Our system may be the only thing that shields a site operator from unjust blame, penalties, and clean-up costs.

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FURTHER INFORMATION

COMPLEMENT YOUR SETUP

Machines and humans have complementary skill sets. Sensitive electronic equipment excels at 24/ 7 reporting while people are needed to take meaningful action. In refineries, seaports, and nature reserves where oil can wreak havoc, your team’s eagle eyes can be complemented with our purpose-built technology.

At the cutting-edge of laser and fluorescence-based diagnostics, LDI is positioned to explore new applications. LDI has simple, fast, value-added solutions for your quality control and hazard analysis programs. LDI maintains close co-operation with research institutes and industrial companies in Estonia, Europe and North America.

KEY FEATURES:
Detection: Any oils
Detection limit: 1 μm
Field of view: 1 m2
Power consumption: < 2W
Certification: IP68, CE, UL

Warranty: 2 years

 

 

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ROW Oil Detector is an autonomous non-contact sensor that detects oil on water in real time. It uses oil’s natural fluorescence to detect anything from marine diesel to vegetable oil to jet fuel, and alerts you immediately.

OIL SPILL
DETECTION SYSTEMS

NO SPARKS, NO SURPRISES

Electronic devices and fuel vapors don’t mix well. ROW sits high above water to start with. But as an extra precaution, we’ve built it to be a neutral observer. Even in a potentially explosive environment contaminated by oil products, ROW will not emit anything that could spark a fire.

 

SOLD GLOBALLY, SERVICED LOCALLY

We can ship the product anywhere in the world, safe in the knowledge that it will work. On-site service is provided by our local partners, ensuring timely and competent care for your ROW system. Where needed, LDI specialists in Estonia can be reached for consulting and feedback.

LONG LIFE, LOW MAINTENANCE

Low power consumption of <2W allows remote operation off the grid (with optional solar panels and battery). ROW sensors are fitted with a self-check mechanism, and will let you know if there is a problem. Other than that, all they need is a simple wipe down every few months and an annual nitrogen topping up. Plus, with a standard two-year warranty and a sector-leading 5 year lifetime for our UV LEDs, there’s no need to budget for replacement any time soon.

24/7 OPERATION IN HARSH ENVIRONMENTS

Day or night, in arctic cold or scorching heat, networked ROW sensors help you pinpoint the polluter, take action, and avoid lasting damage.

 

PRESSURIZED AND WATERPROOF

ROW sensors are pressurized with nitrogen, to prevent condensation and water penetrating the aluminum enclosure. Robust IP68 certified hermetic design allows ROW to keep operating even in extreme weather conditions. This makes ROW completely water resistant, lowers the need for maintenance, and delivers years of worry-free use. And should something knock your sensor into water, it will float for easy recovery.

KEY FEATURES

Detection: Any oils

Detection limit: 1μm

Field of view: 1 m2

Power consumption: < 2W

Certification: IP68, CE, UL

Weight: 1,7 kg

Warranty: 2 years