Crude Oil in Water


  • 0 – 10% light crude oil in water
  • Real time continuous measurement
  • Oil in process water
  • Condensate and cooling water
  • For use in zone 1 hazardous areas (EExD)


Crude oil is a yellow-to-black liquid consisting of hydrocarbons of various molecular weights and other liquid organic compounds. Crude oil will not mix with water, however under turbid conditions crude oil will form an oil-in-water emulsion with a turbidity proportional to the oil concentration.

Crude oil in water is accurately measured using a Kemtrak TC007 LED process turbidimeter. A unique benefit of the Kemtrak TC007 turbidimeter is that all electronics, including the long life high performance LED light source and photo-detectors, are housed within the Kemtrak TC007 analyzer enclosure permitting safe operation in even the most hazardous of environments. Industrial grade optic fibers are used to pipe low power cold light from within the analyzer enclosure to the sampling point and back.

Crude Oil in Water Application Note
TC007 Product Brochure

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