Rivertrace Ltd

Rivertrace Ltd

Rivertrace Limited is an ISO9001 Quality-Assured Company and market leader with over 35 years’ experience of oil-in-water and water quality monitoring. Today the company employs approximately 25 people at our 10,000 sq. ft. factory close to Redhill, 20 miles south of central London. Our global network of agents ensures local service and support worldwide. Today we are at the forefront of designing systems that not only meet but go beyond the requirements of tightening environmental legislation. With the introduction of the SmartSafe Bilge Overboard Security System we are continuing to meet new environmental challenges head on.

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Unit P, Kingsfield Business Centre, Philanthropic Road , Redhill , Surrey RH1 4DP United Kingdom
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Business Type:
Manufacturer
Industry Type:
Water Monitoring and Testing
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
Year Founded:
1983
Employees:
11-100

Welcome to Rivertrace, specialists in water quality monitoring

We are the market leaders in Oil in Water Quality Monitoring, at the forefront of designing equipment and systems that not only meet but exceed requirements of tightening environmental legislation for the marine, offshore and industrial markets.

With over 35 years’ experience, our impressive client list includes leading European, American and Asian separator manufacturers.

We also supply most of the major international Shipping Companies, leading Offshore Oil and Gas Operators as well as Premier Land Based Industrial Organizations.

Rivertrace tailor makes systems according to our customers individual environmental monitoring requirement including, Oily water discharges, EGCS Wash Water, boiler condensate, produced water and slop water discharge.

An ISO 9001:2015 Quality-Assured Company.

Our Company, the market leader in Oil in Water Quality Monitoring

Rivertrace is an ISO 9001:2015 Quality-Assured Company and market leader in Oil in Water Quality Monitoring, with over 35 years’ experience.

Established in 1983 by Mr Coomber, the company is still managed and operated by the Coomber family and has over 30,000 monitors and systems installed worldwide.

Today, Rivertrace is at the forefront of designing equipment and systems that not only meet but exceed requirements of tightening environmental legislation for the marine, offshore and industrial markets.

Rivertrace employ around 30 people at our headquarters based in Redhill, Surrey UK.

Our impressive client list includes leading European, American and Asian separator manufacturers. We also supply most of the major international Shipping Companies, leading Offshore Oil and Gas Operators as well as Premier Land Based Industrial Organisations.

Rivertrace tailor makes systems according to our customers individual environmental monitoring requirement including, Oily water discharges, EGCS Wash Water, boiler condensate, produced water and slop water discharge.

We are supported by a network of 32 agents and distributor service centres worldwide covering 45 countries providing a local service and spares support wherever the vessel is sailing.

Rivertrace prides itself on having an internal R&D team dedicated to continually developing our existing products, supporting its sales team on individual customers’ requirements and addressing new legislative and industry problems.

The team is built up of mechanical, electrical, software and commissioning engineers, lead by our technical manager and MD.

Our track record is second to none.

  • 30,000 monitors and systems installed worldwide.
  • A client list that includes leading European, American and Asian separator manufacturers.
  • Supplier to most of the major international Shipping Companies, leading Offshore Oil and Gas Operators, as well as Premier Land Based Industrial Organisations.
  • Tailor-made systems, according to our customers individual environmental monitoring requirement including Oily water discharges, EGCS Wash Water, boiler condensate, produced water and slop water discharge, including Victor Marine, Compass Water Solutions, Wartsila, Taiko and Alfa Laval.

Rivertrace’s internal R&D team is made up of mechanical, electrical, software and commissioning engineers. They are dedicated to continually developing existing products, supporting the sales team on individual customers’ requirements and addressing new legislative and industry problems.

Our Knowledge Transfer Partnerships are actively supported with many of our client relations and act as collaboration between industry and university.

Our measuring technologies cover four main analysing methods;

Scattered Light

The measurement is based on the fact that oil particles present in the sample water as scattered light. This technique involves directing a straight beam of light through a glass tube full of the sample on test. Our algorithms calculate the oil content based on the amount of light scatter detected at the optical receivers located at specific locations around the glass tube.

Microscopy

Determination of oil concentration by measuring the droplet size through image processing and recognition software. For this method, we use a microscope to look at the sample at a rate of three images per second. These images are then analysed by our software which can determine the visible differences between oil, gas and solids. The software will then determine the size and quantity of each object and display an accurate oil measurement, disregarding unwanted interference from gas and solids.

Fluorescence

Fluorescence is a very accurate technique for detecting oil in water. A straight beam of Ultra violet light at a known wavelength is directed into a glass tube filled with the sample on test. When oil droplets are excited by ultraviolet light, they will emit light at a different wavelength. Detectors located at very specific angles around the glass tube detect the light fluoresced from the oil. With the information from these detectors, our sophisticated algorithms can determine the oil content of the sample.

Ultra Sonics

Ultra-sonics is ideally suited to applications where optical detection principles will not cope, such as solid particles in heavy oils. For this technique, we direct an ultrasonic transducer into our sample where solid particles within the sample will scatter the ultrasonic waves. Ultrasonic receivers in certain positions will detect the ultrasonic feedback and our mathematical formulas can then calculate the concentration of contaminants.

Rivertrace Marine products meet standards of the following accreditations:

MARPOL 73/78
IMO resolution MEPC 107(49)
IMO resolution MEPC 108(49)

Rivertrace Industrial products meet standards of the following accreditations:

Various National Standards including CSA, DNV, LLOYDS, SIRE

All Rivertrace products are built and supported by ISO-9001:2015 Accreditation.