Oil in water monitor installed at Carlsbad

Because desalination plants can be affected by hydrocarbons in the seawater, a monitor is required to protect the plant seawater intake. Using UV fluorescence detection technology, the TD-4100 XDC is capable of detection oil spills at low parts per billion (ppb).

When completed, the facility will be the Western Hemisphere’s largest seawater desalination plant producing 50 million gallons of drinking water per day in North Country, San Diego. Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments manufactures oil in water monitors for major desalination plants and all forms of heavy industry including oil and gas.