Research / Research

Development of an Oil Thickness Sensor

Project Number
1078
Program
Progress Date
03/01/2018
Category
Performing Activity
Principal Investigator
Dr. Imad Elhajj
Contracting Agency
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
Contract Award Value
$183,890.00
Estimated Completion Date
01/31/2018
Description

This project developed two sensors for measuring the thickness of oil on water. The first, a capacitive sensor, measures 3 to 100 millimeter (mm) thick oil layers while mounted to a skimmer, in the apex of a boom, or on a free-floating buoy and provides near real-time wireless communication of thickness information. This sensor can also be used during experimentation or testing to verify oil thickness. The second sensor measures very thin sheens of oil, between 100 micrometer to 3mm, and is designed as a free-floating sensor. Both prototypes were tested at the Ohmsett Facility in November, 2017. Results are detailed in the final report.

Latest progress update

This project is complete, and the final report is posted below.

Status
Completed
Associated Attachments
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Peer Review Status
N/A