Machine condition monitoring for oil in water/soil - Soil and Groundwater

Overview

Being able to trust your instruments to make quick, easy and accurate measurements in the field is key when dealing with regulatory requirements. The InfraCal2 infrared analyzer is the choice of experts for measuring oil in produced water; oil contamination in soil; and fats oil and greases in waste streams.

Oil in Water - As offshore oil wells age, the increase of produced water challenges wastewater treatment systems. In order to ensure oil levels in the water are under the regulatory limit, it is important to do regular testing. Infrared analysis has been used for off-shore oil in water measurements for over 45 years. Infrared is an accepted oil content measurement as it is least affected by changes in produced water composition.

Oil in Soil - The InfraCal 2 Analyzers allow for TPH (Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons) in soil testing at remediation sites such as leaking underground storage tanks, frac water holding ponds, produced water evaporation ponds or oil spills. Site managers can avoid having costly soil remediation equipment sit idle while waiting for off-site lab results. Sampling takes less than 15 minutes and requires a few simple steps that can be performed by non-technical personnel. The soil is mixed with the extraction solvent, shaken, filtered, and then presented to the InfraCal 2 Analyzer for measurement.

Challenges

Oil in Water - The InfraCal 2 Analyzers give results under 15 minutes and have a reputation for the rugged durability required in the off-shore environment. The sampling procedure requires a few simple steps that can be performed by non-technical personnel. The water is mixed with the extraction solvent, shaken, and then presented to the InfraCal Analyzer for measurement.

The InfraCal 2 TOG/TPH Analyzer is capable of sub-ppm measurements, can store multiple calibrations and has password protection on calibrations and instrument settings.  This updated version of the InfraCal currently used worldwide for oil in water and soil analysis now has increased sensitivity, a multi-language touchscreen user interface and internal data storage.  Data can be exported via USB directly to a PC or to a flash drive.

Oil in Soil - With no moving parts, the InfraCal 2 Analyzers are rugged and portable making them ideal for operation at a remediation site. They are 6.5 inches (127mm) square, weigh less than 5 lbs (2 kg) and can be operated from a 12 volt battery. Different sample stages and solvent choices allow for a measurement range from ppm to percent levels of oil in soil or oil in water. The InfraCal 2 can be calibrated for ppm levels of oil in water or mg/kg to percent levels of TPH in soil.

The InfraCal 2 TOG/TPH Analyzer is capable of sub-ppm measurements, can store multiple calibrations and has password protection on calibrations and instrument settings.  This updated version of the InfraCal currently used worldwide for oil in water and soil analysis now has increased sensitivity, a multi-language touchscreen user interface and internal data storage.  Data can be exported via USB directly to a PC or to a flash drive.