Rivertrace’s primary focus has been to monitor the oil content in water.

Water quality monitoring – what it is and why it’s important

by Gillian Lovering

The quality of water discharged, stored or utilised within processes by marine, off shore and industrial industries is vital for many reasons. But ultimately it always comes back to health (of individuals or machinery in direct contact with the water) or the environment within which the water is discharged.

Water monitoring provides the data to manage water quality and alerts the individual or company to current, ongoing or emerging problems. It also enables, or allows for, the determination and adherence to compliance.

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Rivertrace’s primary focus has been to monitor the oil content in water.

Wherever oil and water meet in industrial processes, there is a need to monitor the concentration of oil in water. In shipping, oil-in-water monitors are needed for compliance with ballast water and bilge water discharge standards. In oil and gas production, oil-in-water technologies are used to ensure that separation is as effective as possible and to predict when maintenance will be needed, among other applications.

Each application has different demands, constraints and challenges. When selecting an oil-in-water sensor solution it is important to find choose the right technology for your application and the conditions under which the measurements are made.

We have a whole section dedicated to the different applications your business or industry might face, and the products which can help, along with whitepapers to provide further information.

As well as helping with oil in water monitoring, Rivertrace has applications, products and solutions to allow for other parameters to be covered, including pH, conductivity, turbidity, solids content, temperature and pressure. Our global network of agents means that wherever you are, there’s a Rivertrace agent able to help, advise and supply.