Offshore installations, whether it’s a drilling rig, production platform or FPSO, have some of the most testing operating environments possible. Operators must combine the drive to efficiency with their environmental commitments.

Whatever analyser you choose should not only match your needs and add value but must not take up valuable resources whether that’s personnel or consumables.


While Laser Induced Fluorescence works brilliantly for crude oils, condensates require excitation wavelengths of lower wavelengths. For these applications the Advanced Sensors Deep UV Fluorescence technology as used in the EX and SA 500 series excels in condensate measurement.



Discharge Management

Oil platforms generate produced water and this must be managed.  For every country there are regulations setting limits on the amount of hydrocarbons than can be disposed of overboard and a range of different lab techniques that can be used for reporting this amount.  An on-line fluorescence analyser can provide continuous measurement of the oil concentrations in the discharge water.

The EX-1000 from Advanced Sensors is a side stream analyser which not only can provide you with extremely accurate results, but can cater for changes in the size of oil droplets using the homogenisation effect of its ultrasonics. Using the built in spectrometer, the EX-1000 can detect changes in the oil type and the presence of chemicals that also fluoresce, ensuring that you have as complete a picture as possible.

As the volume of your discharge water increases, you need a system that will meet your changing demands, work reliably and with minimal operator input required.  Having provided hundreds of low maintenance systems worldwide, Advanced Sensors is well placed to help you.

Crude Oil Transfer

Monitor the transfer of petroleum products for tax revenues and quality. Advanced Sensors Water Cut/Water in Oil analyser measures the amount of water in oil being transferred from upstream facilities ensuring that tax revenues and quality are managed.



Process Improvement

As part of the refining process a significant volume of waste water is generated.  This water effluent must be treated before it can be discharged.  Given the wide variety of refinery pollutants, including oils, chemicals and dissolved solids, it is important that the appropriate water treatment process is applied at each stage.

EX-500 is again an excellent choice to monitor discharge levels of light refined oils and ensure that plant stays within environmental limits.

With its Microscopy EX-1000M analyser, Advanced Sensors can detect not only the concentrations of oil (in ppm), but provide the spectra of the water composition – allowing for detection of various chemicals in addition to different oils.

Built fit for purpose

All Advanced Sensors analysers are built fit for purpose.  Designed to operate in harsh environments, with no day to day maintenance, and to consistently provide highly accurate and reliable results – it’s no wonder these are the World’s Best Oil in Water Analysers.