PhotonTec™ and LDI Innovation Ltd. have partnered to provide North American customers LDI Innovation’s LED-based fluorometric oil and fuel sensing technology, and regional customer and technical support through PhotonTec.
The new BlueHawk™ and TinyHawk™ fluorosensors can be used in various environments such as ports, airports, marinas, terminals, tank farms, industrial facilities, vessels, oil rigs, refineries, military installations, water intakes, waterways, and all water bodies.
The sensors feature several advanced and distinctive capabilities, including a unique patented coaxial optical design for high sensitivity, eliminating false alarms and giving the sensors a high tolerance for varying surface distances while being able to monitor and control internal LED health.
The company also states they have industry-leading extra-long sensing distance range (33+ ft / 10+ meters) and the widest scan/installation angle range (up to ±45 degrees from vertical).
BlueHawk and TinyHawk have UV-A / UV-B ultraviolet wavelength bands, UV-B being necessary for reliable detection of very light and light oils such as jet fuels and gasoline.
According to the companies, the sensors have the highest available scan rates (up to 10 Hz) while remaining small and lightweight with the lowest power consumption and highest NEMA (IP) rating on the market (NEMA 6P / IP68). There is also remote access for sensor configuration.
Further options include:
- ATEx certified enclosures for explosive environments
- Wired or wireless alarms
- Standalone or networked operation
- Chlorophyll-A detection in algae
PhotonTec has 20+ years of experience with optical high-tech products, while LDI Innovation Ltd. is a European photonics company that develops and manufactures advanced optical solutions for industrial and environmental applications.