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Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments

Oil in Water Monitoring and Measurement

Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments are specialists in the measurement and monitoring of oil in water. We are experts in the application of UV fluorescence technology to the monitoring of steam condensate, cooling, and boiler feed water and other oily wastewater.

2023 N. Gateway Blvd.,
Suite 101,
Fresno, California 93727,
United States of America

Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments are specialists in the measurement and monitoring of oil in water. We are experts in the application of UV fluorescence technology to the monitoring of steam condensate, cooling, and boiler feed water and other oily wastewater. We provide state-of-the-art continuous on-line oil in water monitors 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 and leak detectors.

All Turner Designs instruments are manufactured under ISO 9001:2000 certification.

Turner Designs’ continuous on-line oil in water monitors are:

  • California EPA certified
  • USCG certified
  • IMO certified

TD-500D portable oil in water meter

The TD-500D is a fluorometer designed for quick, easy and accurate measurements of lube, hydraulic and fuel oil in water. When properly calibrated with a correlation method or a known standard, the TD-500D can be used to determine concentrations of unknown samples. It features:

The TD-500D oil in water meter-portable handheld for measuring crude oil and gas condensates.<br/><br/>
The new TD-107 uses our signature fluorescence measurement technology for bilge water monitoring.
The TD-4100 XDC E09 is designed for clean water and dirty water applications.
Our rugged oil in water monitoring instruments are used in all industries including the power industry.
The TD-4100 XD is a ruggedised, continuous on-line fluorescence-based oil-in-water monitor.
  • Oil and grease analysis in less than four minutes
  • Compatible with all popular extraction solvents
  • No solvent evaporation
  • Easy calibration with oil standards or correlation to other methods
  • Minimum detection limit less than 1ppm for most oils
  • Range 0ppm to more than 1,000ppm
  • Portable, hand held, less than 1lb
  • Measures WSOs at pH less than two
  • No interference from methanol
  • Accurate and highly repeatable
  • Correlates to standard laboratory gravimetric and IR methods
  • CheckPOINT solid calibration check standard
  • UV fluorescence technology

TD-107 for bilge water monitoring

The new TD-107™ uses our 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, at least 18 month internal permanent memory with data transfer via USB memory stick, 4mA-20mA output, and alarm relays.

Memory includes all events and a complete ppm vs time record. It is designed to interface directly with existing mounting for easy replacement of obsolete OCM technology. Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments has teamed with NAG Marine of Norfolk, Virginia for exclusive worldwide sales and service for all bilge alarm applications.

TD-4100XDC oil content monitor

The TD-4100XDC is a rugged, simple and easy-to-use, low maintenance, continuous on-line oil content monitor for environmental contaminants like turbine lube oil, and benzene in storm drains, in take water, heat exchanger leaks in cooling water or steam condensate. The TD-4100XDC is a very simple self-contained skid mounted oil in water monitor ready to install on skid packages or directly in facilities. No special pumps or mixers are required. Explosion proof options for North American and European standards as well as heaters and coolers allow it to be used in virtually any industrial facility.

UV flouresence oil in water alanyzers

Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments’ products use the principle of UV fluorescence with high correlation to standard laboratory oil in water analysis methods. These rugged instruments are used in all industries offshore and onshore, from water purification to metal forming to upstream and downstream oil industry applications. We provide worldwide field service for commissioning and training. For more technology information regarding oil measurement with UV fluorescence, please visit our web site listed below.

Raw Water Intake Monitoring

Hydrocarbons in municipal water supplies including fresh water and desalination systems are commonly limited to less than 1 part per million.

TD-500D Oil in Water Analyser

The TD-500D is the lowest cost, most user-friendly, accurate and repeatable oil in water and oil in soil analyser in the market.

Micro Media and Conventional Filters Application Note

At the 23rd Annual Produced Water Society Seminar in Houston, TX, Michael Dejak and Michael Sheedy presented the application note "Performance Testing of Micro Media and Conventional Filters operating on Heavy Oil Produced Water in the San Joaquin Valley (California)."

Oil Spill Response in China

During the process of exploring for and developing, as well as refining, storing and transporting oil, accidents or incorrect operation may cause some to spill out and enter into open water environments.

Turner Designs to Attend OTC 2016

Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments will be showcasing its oil in water monitors during Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) 2016 in April in Houston, Texas, US.

31 March 2016

New Discharge Monitor Ready for January 2015 ECA Compliance

Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments has developed the TD-5100 ECA scrubber wash water overboard discharge monitor, which helps protect the environment from high levels of contamination in exhaust gas scrubber wash water discharge.

23 June 2014

TD-4100 Monitors Turn 18!

For 18 years, five TD-4100 monitors have monitored the Danube River in Vienna for hydrocarbons.

18 March 2014

TD-4100XD/XDC Oil-in-Water Monitor for General Purpose Areas

Measurement and monitoring of oil in water specialist Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments is pleased to reveal the new lower-cost TD-4100XD/XDC oil-in-water monitor that has all the benefits of continuous oil-in-water monitoring with the new E09 user interface.

13 November 2013

New Packaging for the TD-500D

Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments has announced the launch of new packaging for the TD-500D, the only truly portable handheld oil in water analyser. No wires, no glass fibre cables, no delicate probes: just portable.

8 May 2013

Turner Designs Presents Technical Paper at Produced Water Society Seminar

The technical paper 'Understanding Oil-in-Water Instrument Specifications' will be presented by Dr Dale F. Brost, principal development scientist for Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments at the 21st Annual Produced Water Society Seminar taking place in Houston, TX, on 18-20 January 2011.

9 January 2011

Turner Monitors Prevent Oil Pollution of Seawater

The protection of desalination plants, open loop cooling water intakes, seafood processing plants and other seawater users is a special problem during an oil spill or other marine accident. Potential pollution sources include crude oil drilling and production, ships and barges with oily bilge

17 May 2010

Turner Designs Succeeds with No-Solvent Oil-in-Water Analysis

Following a year of introduction and successful deployments, Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments has declared its new "no-solvent method" for oil-in-water analysis with the TD-500D handheld oil-in-water analyzer has been a success. The no-solvent oil-in-water analysis method is now out sellin

14 January 2010

New User-Friendly Website and Phone System from Turner Designs

Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments, a world-leading oil-in-water monitoring company, has announced that it has a newer, user-friendly website, The website provides up-to-date website design, easier navigation and faster response for quotations and purchases, especi

21 October 2009

Turner Launches North American Oil Field Water Support Service with Jorin

Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments (TDHI) has collaborated with Jorin to launch a comprehensive service and monitoring package for oilfield-produced water treatment in USA and Canada, better servicing the needs of all those involved in produced water treatment and disposal. Jorin a

31 August 2009

New Bilge Water Monitor TD-107™ Historical First Shipment

Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments has just shipped its first order of the new TD-107™ bilge water monitors to NAG Marine in Norfolk, VA. “This is the first production run of IMO 107(49)-certified, fluorescence-based, oil-in-water monitors in history,” according to Gary Bartman, pre

7 December 2008

Hydroelectric Sump Monitoring with the New TD-1000C Oil-in-Water Monitor

Hydroelectric dams face environmental issues if oily water is discharged from their collection sumps. Collection sumps contain water leaking into the dam and wash-down water from facility cleanup. When the sump water reaches a predetermined level, it is pumped back to the river. If oil spills, le

22 June 2008

New Oil Content Monitor Creates a Stir

NAG Marine of Norfolk, Virginia and Turner Design Hydrocarbon Instruments of Fresno, California introduced its new TD-107 OCM at OTC in Houston. Using fluorescence technology, the TD-107 reportedly shows an exceptional ability to distinguish suspended oil from non-harmful turbidity in bilge water

7 June 2008

Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments Announces Their Success at OTC 2008

Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments, Fresno, California announces their success at Offshore Technology Conference 2008 in Houston during May 2008. With thousands of booths present to accommodate all aspects of offshore technology, Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments stood out as the only co

31 May 2008

Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments, Inc

2023 N. Gateway Blvd.
Suite 101
Fresno, California 93727
United States of America

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