Applied Microsystems sensors for BP Pipelines
Posted: 16 October 2003
Applied Microsystems Ltd sold six additional Spill-Sentry oil-on-water
sensors to BP Pipelines.
The sensors are to be deployed throughout the American Midwest
in sumps and containment ponds at BP facilities.
Detection signals from the Spill-Sentry units will raise an alarm
in BP Pipelines’ monitoring facility in Tulsa, Oklahoma via
a General Electric PLC system.
This second BP acquisition of Applied Microsystems’ oil-onwater
sensors is part of an ongoing review of available leak detection
technologies. Significant new functionality has been added to the
system since BP’s original purchase.
Enhancements include the ability to output logical control signals,
development of an onboard microprocessor, and increased sensitivity
to all hydrocarbons, including crude oil.
Applied Microsystems designs and builds sensors and systems for
in-situ, real-time detection and measurement in water. Located on
Canada’s Pacific Coast, the company manufactures CTDs, sound
velocimeters, oil-on-water sensors, and the world’s only commercially
available underwater mass spectrometer.
Posted by Richard Price,
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