Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments, Inc.
Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments, Inc. (TDHI) specializes in the measurement and monitoring of oil in water. The company`s expertise lies in the application of UV Fluorescence technology to the monitoring and analyzing of produced water and other oily wastewater. TDHI provides state-of-the-art continuous online oil in water analyzers as well as bench-top single sample analyzers. Instruments are listed as oil content monitors, oil in water monitors, oil in water analyzers, trace oil monitors, produced water monitors as well as chlorophyll in water monitors.
Find locations served, office locations and our distributors . Or browse our memberships .
- Business Type:
- Industry Type:
- Water Monitoring and Testing
- Market Focus:
- Globally (various continents)
- Year Founded:
Providing fluorescence-based water monitoring solutions
Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments is unparalleled in fluorescence expertise for the measurement of hydrocarbons in water. Our customers enjoy the benefits of our worldwide exposure, product development, and distribution network. We have more UVF and visible fluorescence monitors in service for oil in water measurement than all fluorescence monitor competition combined.
Detection limits for crude oil, gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, and fuel oils have been demonstrated as low as 10 ppb (ug/L) in distilled water. We routinely customize our systems to meet the requirements of highly specialized monitoring projects.
We offer highly skilled field support from a global dealer network. Service personnel are deployed from regional support centers in North America, Asia, Europe, West Africa, and the Middle East.
Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments, Inc. is the worldwide leader in the application of field portable, laboratory, and online continuous process monitors for measuring and monitoring hydrocarbons in water. TDHI's monitors are exclusively based in UV and visible fluorescence technology.
We make oil in water monitors
Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments (TDHI) is unparalleled in fluorescence expertise for the measurement of hydrocarbons in water and soil. TDHI's customers enjoy the benefits of the company's worldwide exposure, product development, and distribution network. TDHI has more UVF and visible fluorescence monitors in service for oil in water measurement than all fluorescence monitor competition combined and has now added algae (chlorophyll) in water monitors to its product line.
Detection limits for crude oil, gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, and fuel oils have been demonstrated as low as 10 ppb (ug/L) in distilled water. TDHI routinely customizes its systems to meet highly specialized monitoring projects especially in the offshore oil production market.
TDHI provides highly skilled field support from a global dealer network. Service personnel are deployed from regional support centers in North America, Asia, Europe, West Africa, and the Middle East.
Implementation and field service
Some of the PAH and monoaromatic hydrocarbons detected by TDHI monitors:
- Fuel Oil
- Crude Oil
- Jet Fuel
- Lubricating Oils
- Heat Transfer Fluids
- Aromatic Solvents
- Longwall Fluid
Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments are based in UV and visible fluorescence technology. E09 electronics and a highly sensitive light detector allow hydrocarbons to be detected from the parts-per-million (ppm) to parts-per-billion (ppb) range. Compared with other hydrocarbon in water detection methods, such as ultraviolet or infrared spectrophotometry, the E09 electronics offer:
Higher intrinsic sensitivity; from 100 to 1000 times greater than pure absorption detection methods.
High selectivity, by “targeted hydrocarbon” optical tuning, minimizing chemical interferences and false alarms due to sample turbidity.
Low maintenance due to the flow cell and monitor design.
Introducing the World’s ONLY DNV Clean Design Certified 5 PPM Bilge Alarm
The new TD-107 5.0 features self-compensating electronics that corrects for fouling of the sample cell, along with a Cell Condition Monitor to alert crew when cleaning is required. Other features include:
- Simple and easy maintenance
- FLUORESCENCE detection technology is resistant to interferences from turbid or dirty water that impact light scatter devices.
- Substances such as sediment and rust do not materially interfere with the detection of oil in water.
- FLUORESCENCE detection ensures that the Oily Water Separator is not ‘fooled’ into staying in recirculation mode by false positives caused by silt and other solids.
- Includes standard alarm relays and 4-20mA output for remote monitoring, along with user-friendly USB data port for review of recorded OCM data.
Now, there is an oil-in-water monitor that actually measures oil in water and is not affected by suspended solids
The new TD-107 uses TDHI's signature FLUORESCENCE measurement technology in a unique new package that can be universally applied to bilge water monitoring. Priced within range of standard light scatter type instruments, the TD-107 is low maintenance, rugged, and has all the features defined by marine customers and regulators including Cell Condition Compensation up to 50% reduction in light transmission, 18mo+ Internal Permanent Memory with data transfer via USB memory stick, 4-20mA output and alarm relays. Memory includes all events and complete ppm vs. time record. It is designed to interface directly with existing mounting for replacement of obsolete OCM technology. Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments, Inc. of Fresno, CA has teamed with NAG Marine of Norfolk, VA for exclusive worldwide sales and service to the marine industry for all bilge alarm applications.