Multisensor Systems

Multisensor Systems provides reliable, non-contact measurement systems for water and waste water. Sensing substances such as Hydrocarbons, Trihalomethanes and Ammonia our products are used by major utilities, businesses and government agencies. Measuring drinking water, extracted water, waste water and treated water we detect pollution events, provide process control data and control discharges from utilities, industrial facilities and food and beverage production plants. Protecting assets, stakeholders and the environment.
Industry Applications
  • Water
  • Oil & Gas
  • Wastewater
  • Industrial
  • Environmental
Multisensor’s first applications were in the water industry, protecting clean water intakes to treatment plants from contamination by fuels, oils and other pollutants.

Our newest product allows real time monitoring of Ammonia levels in Raw Waste Water - the MS3500 Ammonia Monitor. Now Ammonia can be measured in the harshest environments with high levels of solid matter and suspended solids.

The MS3500 has been designed to even work reliably on Raw Waste Water intakes.

Now Multisensor’s best known product, the MS1200-SYS oil in water monitor is also being used in waste water applications, again protecting treatment works but also rivers and streams from contamination.

The MS1200 is most commonly used on water intakes to treatment plants, where its very high level of sensitivity combined with on line reporting, means that intakes can be shut before damage is done to expensive treatment equipment.

Further uses have seen the products monitoring ground water sources for contamination from accidental fuel spillage and leakage from storage facilities.

The MS2000 THM monitor extended the use of Multisensor’s technology into the distribution network, for the first time enabling real time reporting of Disinfection By-Product levels.   All part of the diverse water applications serviced by Multisensor.

Please contact us to discuss how Multisensor can help with your water monitoring requirements.
The high sensitivity of the MS1200-SYS Oil in Water Monitor will detect the lowest levels of contamination and provides the assurance that the environment is being protected and that product is not being lost.   Many smaller leakages and spillages can go undetected or unmonitored, whilst the risk of clean-up costs being incurred increases as time goes on. Multisensor can detect water contamination very early and can, if a leak does occur, be used to re assure the community and to show the real level of damage, by monitoring the situation over the long term.  

MS1200 – Is ideal for:
  • Monitoring local sources for a spill event
  • Measuring pre discharge cooling waters to ensure system integrity and to prevent discharge to river or air
  • Oil interceptor monitoring
  • Drain and waste water contamination detection

Please contact us for more information about how our products can play a part in protecting your business and the environment.
The MS3500 has been developed specifically for the monitoring of Ammonia in Raw Waste Water. This means that it has to incorporate a very robust sampling system which will not block. Using proprietary sensor and sampling technology Multisensor Systems has developed a product which allows for frequent and accurate measurement. These readings can be used to:
  • Control energy and chemical use on a waste water site
  • Monitor for an ammonia based pollution event
  • Provide an early warning of a potential high level discharge

In addition the MS1200 VOC Monitor can also be used in waste water applications to detect the build up of explosive gases, for example due to high levels of fuel in surface run-off, or the measurement of VOCs in industrial waste being discharged by truck into a Waste Water Treatment facility.
Multisensor’s products are part of the armoury of precautions which can be used to protect companies from the consequences of accidents.

By monitoring drainage and other paths to either the sewer network or streams, rivers and groundwater, Multisensor products such as the MS1200-SYS Oil in Water monitor, can, as part of a wider system, provide automated shut off and containment functions. Remote and unmanned facilities can now be made safe at low cost and with a high degree of reliability.

Monitoring of gaseous emissions from processing plants can also be enabled using Multisensor's instruments. Making sure that regulatory limits are met and allowing frequent, on-line monitoring to be implemented. Multisensor products are already being used in manufacturing facilities, providing cost effective protection and proven reliability.

Carbon beds are extensively used within manufacturing industries to remove pollutants from water prior to discharge. The Multisensor online VOC monitor has been deployed in several different settings to detect VOC breakthrough in the outflow stream. This not only prevents discharge of polluted water, it also ensures that the bed is fully utilised before recharging, therefore increasing the cost-effectiveness of the system.

Please contact us for more information about how our products can play a part in protecting your business and the environment.
Multisensor Systems Limited has developed two instruments ideal for the monitoring of surface and ground water, discharges and run off for unwanted pollution from hydrocarbons or ammonia.
  • MS1200
    • Designed for detection of hydrocarbon based pollutants in river water or water sources
    • Environmental monitoring of streams, rivers and groundwater is provided by the MS1200-SYS Oil in Water Monitor, with product extensions to cover industrial emissions and the accidental discharge of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) from manufacturing facilities.
    • Land fill and agricultural installations are further markets in which Multisensor plays, using innovative techniques to provide cost effective solutions.
  • MS3500
    • This is a highly reliable measurement system for Ammonia pollution in the harshest environments, able to handle the most difficult waters without blockage.

Multisensor’s development work continues with new instruments aimed at the environmental protection market as well as the research of sensor and signal processing IP to support these activities.   Contact us to find out how we can help you with your water monitoring requirements.    
  • Distributor Meeting in October
    On the 16th and 17th October 2018 we held our inaugural International Distributor Meeting. Fittingly the meeting was held in one of the seats of the Industrial Revolution, Quarry Bank Mill near Manchester UK. 33 people from 27 different countries attended, a great result given the distance many had travelled to hear the latest ugrades to Multisensor’s product and to receive detailed training. The countries that were represented during the meeting were: Argentina, Australia, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Croatia, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, Morocco, The Netherlands, Nigeria, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan and Thailand.     During the meeting the following topics were discussed:
    • Electronic nose technology, the basis of our products
    • The NEW MS1200 VOC and Hydrocarbon Monitor and the NEW MS2000 THM Monitor (both with enhanced user interfaces)
    • Ammonia measurement in raw waste water using the MS3500 Ammonia Monitor
    • Communication protocol trends in the water industry (Modbus, Profibus, WiFi etc…)
    • Servicing and Commissioning of the Oil in Water and Trihalomethane Monitors
    • Data analysis and interpretation
    • Case studies from drinking water plants and wastewater plants
      The meeting generated many interesting ideas, opportunities for co-operation new applications for Multisensor’s products and we are looking forward to an exciting 2019.  
  • Distributor Training Conference in October

    Multisensor Systems Ltd. is proud to announce that on the 16th and 17th of October 2018 we are holding a  Distributor Training Conference, with around 30 distributors attending from all over the world.

    The two day meeting will take place at Conference Facilities located at Quarry Bank Mill, Manchester, a National Trust property which is one of the best preserved textile mills of the Industrial Revolution.

    The event will focus on technical support, service, maintenance and troubleshooting with the distributors attending gaining all of the training needed to support their customers in the coming months and years, to maximise the benefit of Multisensor instruments.

    The meeting will include the theory of operation of Multisensor products, with Prof. Krishna Persaud leading sessions on “Electronic Nose” technology and how that has been adapted to provide highly sensitive yet practical products for detecting a variety of substances.

    The implementation and support of these products and their use in real applications will be the core of the material which delegates will take away with them to enable efficient and effective solutions in water monitoring to be deployed.

    Product enhancements will be introduced and discussed as well as new products for Water Treatment Works protection and Waste Water Monitoring.

    Attendees will also gain an insight into exciting new possibilities in sensing systems and technologies provided by Multisensor’s research staff, which will extend Multisensor’s capabilities in the future.

  • New distributor appointed for Central America
    Multisensor Systems Ltd. is proud to announce that the company A.V. ELECTRONICA INDUSTRIAL PANAMA, S.A, is now our official distributor for the following countries: Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Venezuela.

    The company is managed by Pedro Azuaje, an electrical engineer with a vast experience in process automation and water analysis. The company has more than a decade of experience working with the clean water and wastewater sector in Venezuela and has now expanded its presence with an office in Panama.

    An MS1200 VOC analyser is already installed in the Panama Canal. The constant transit of vessels results in a high risk of collisions with the banks or structures of the canal and produce an accidental spill of oil. This would compromise the supply of potable water for consumption and general uses in the Canal Zone.

    The Canal Authority decided to use the MS1200 system as an early warning system in case of contamination, thus preventing the suspension of the service, high maintenance costs and cleaning tasks that could arise from an oil spill. The instrument is installed in a pumping station about 30 metres from the banks of the Canal from where the water is taken. The water is analysed for the presence of oil and VOCs every 15 minutes and if there is an increase in the level, an alarm is activated and an action is taken. The environment is constantly warm and humid, which is very hostile to all electronic equipment. The MS1200 has performed reliably since installation

  • Polish distributor Gremes visits Multisensor and Oil in Water Monitor installation.

    Between 5th and 7th of March, Multisensor Systems were very happy to host Patryk and Krzysztof from Gremes, our distributor in Poland ( ). Over the course of three days they received full commercial, technical and scientific training on the Multisensor range of products such as the Ammonia Monitor (MS3500) for raw wastewater, the THM Monitor (MS2000), - for post chlorinated water and the Oil in Water Monitor (MS1200) .

    A particular interesting part of the training was a visit to a UK water company where an MS1200 has been providing protection for a drinking water intake for two years.

    The unit was installed after a pollution event created some problems for the water treatment plant. The water company chose the MS1200 Oil in Water Monitor due to its proven performance, low operating costs and high reliability.

    The instrument is installed in an outbuilding (around 100 metres from the river where the water is abstracted) together with other instruments (turbidimeter, pH etc…) and all their readings are recorded and sent to a central location.

    The time the water takes to reach the water treatment plant provides enough time for the operators to act to protect assets and customers in the case of a contamination event in the river. The river runs through some heavily industrialised areas where there are chemical and petrochemical plants.

    Gremes were able to appreciate the factors which make the MS1200 an ideal choice for the Water Company and the practical considerations of such an installation. This enables them to support customers in Poland in choosing the right product for their application and providing a high level of technical support.

  • Multisensor VOC Analyser Support in France
    Multisensor Systems are happy to announce that we have recently appointed an exclusive distributor who will support customers in France.

    Marking a major step in the European development of Multisensor, the cooperation with the strong and dynamic “Air & Eau Systèmes” will allow customers in France to benefit from our contactless measurement technology to report on-line:

    • Hydrocarbons and VOCs in water,
    • TriHaloMethanes in drinking water and
    • Ammonia in Raw Wastewater intakes.

    Preliminary discussions have emphasised the need for a reliable way to detect VOCs in water, both for drinking water and industrial applications. Some of the most common compounds that we can detect can be found below:

    • Benzene
    • Chlorobenzene
    • DiChlorobenzene 1,2
    • DiChlorobenzene 1,3
    • DiChlorobenzene 1,4
    • Ethyl Benzene
    • Isopropanol
    • IsoPropylBenzene
    • Naphthalene
    • Stryrene
    • Toluene
    • TriMethylBenzene 1,2,4
    • TriMethylBenzene 1,3,5
    • TriChloroBenzene 1,2,4
    • Xylene m
    • Xylene o
    • Xylene p
    • Chloroform
    • Methanol
    • Range of solvents
    • Penetrating Oils
    • Some cutting fluids
    • Fuels
    • Oils
    • Alcohols

    Thanks to the contactless technology, Multisensor products allow customers at water treatment plants, industrial sites and water treatment facilities to ensure that their systems are working correctly, their filters and RO membranes are not damaged by oils and hydrocarbons and that their processes are properly balanced.

    If you have any enquiry about an application and you are based in France, please get in touch with us or with our distributor, Air & Eau Systèmes, .
Multisensor Systems Ltd

Alexandra Court
Carrs Road
United Kingdom