OIL SPILL DETECTION BY USE OF THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY

The sensor system consists of a floating sensor probe connected by cable to a control box containing the instrumentation. It continuously measures the "thermal resistance" of a semiconductor diode located at the water surface which may be polluted by films of oil or other hydrocarbons. Applications include 1) ground water monitoring at oil or gasoline storage facilities, 2) monitoring discharges into rivers etc. 3) oil leak sensing around ships, 4) surface oil sensing of bilge water and 5) oil separator applications. Order from NSFI as No. 17201.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • International Oil-Pollution Prevention Exhibition and Conference, Hamburg, 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Oil-Pollution Preventn Exhibn & Conf

    Hamburg,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Oliver, J N
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Pagination: 10 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00196257
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Ship Research Institute of Norway
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM