Biospherics Receives USCG Certification For 'Oil Sentry'

Biospherics Incorporated, Rockville, Md., reported recently that it has received certification from the U.S. Coast Guard for its Oil Sentry®, oil-in-water monitoring instrument.

Commenting on the announcement, Dr. Gilbert V. Levin, president of Biospherics, said: "This is a big step forward for us.

Through the Underwriters Laboratory, which is certified by the Coast Guard to validate oil-water separation devices and monitors of such systems, we have official confirmation that our Oil Sentry does indeed meet the rigid specifications established by the Coast Guard. (Coast Guard approval number 162.050/9002/0) The marine model, constructed of stainless steel and monel, is a compact, reliable, accurate, and rugged version of the Biospherics' standard, commercial Oil Sentry.

It is specifically designed to withstand shock and vibration and saltwater encountered at sea and on offshore platforms. It also resists solvents and films, and is automatic and self-cleaning. The unit continuously monitors the discharge for oil-water separator systems and directs the wastewater for processing when discharge standards would be violated.

The marine version (OSIOOM) being sold to shipbuilders is an on-line automatic monitor using forward light scattering and light transmission in a novel, patented way. The unique geometry of the sensor responds strongly to oil droplets, suppresses interference from suspended solids, and eliminates other sources of error such as water color, filament intensity changes, and temperature fluctuations.

The self-cleaning feature employs a continuous wiper action that prevents deposits, algae growth, rust, or oil build-up. For further information on Biospherics "Oil Sentry", Write 26 on Reader Service Card

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 6,  Dec 1980 Washington

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