Chelsea's Fluorometer Detects Hydrocarbons

press release
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
6000m rated UV AquaTracka.

Chelsea's new Hydrocarbon Sensor delivers higher sensitivities.


The Chelsea UV AquaTracka in-situ fluorometer has long been in industry use for hydrocarbon detection purposes, a reputation proven during the Macondo Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. Chelsea continues to  supply significant numbers of these fluorometers to oil spill areas around the world.

Selection of the UV AquaTracka by monitoring authorities has been based on the robust measurements offered by the fluorometer as well as its unparallel sensitivity and full ocean depth capability. Recent work within Chelsea’s R&D department has now yielded equivalent sensitivity performance from the UviLux in-situ fluorometer. This UV LED fluorometer is smaller and lighter than the 6000m rated UV AquaTracka. The UviLux provides a depth rating of 600 metres and offers the market a high specification in-situ hydrocarbon sensor at lower cost. The UviLux can be configured for measurements of crude oil, refined oils or CDOM for other applications.

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