TECHNOLOGY FOR THE WATER INDUSTRY

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.    
LATEST NEWS
  • 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,  http://www.air-eau.com .
  • How a common interest in THMs led to a Turkish distributor…
    As Multisensor’s successful distributor recruitment campaign continues, we are coming across a wide variety of interesting projects. The latest concerns the measurement of THMs (Trihalomethanes) in drinking water plants in Turkey.

    It’s now widely known that THMs in potable water, also known as disinfection-by-products, are related to an increased risk of cancer in people. For this reason governments, in countries where the use of chlorine is widespread, are now taking action to detect, monitor and reduce the amount of THMs in the water at the end of the water treatment process and in the distribution network.

    We have been in contact with a motivated and professional company that operates in the Turkish market: Tesla Ölçü Kontrol Sistemleri ve Çevre Teknolojileri San. Tic. Ltd. Şti

    After some initial discussions it was clear that there’s a strong need in the Turkish market for a system that can detect trihalomethanes at low concentrations, without the use of expensive reagents and at a reasonable price. Traditional solutions for this kind of measurement includes GC- MS systems (Gas chromatography–mass spectrometry) that are usually extremely expensive and only suitable for sophisticated laboratory applications.

    We and Tesla believe that our THM monitor, the MS2000, is the ideal instrument to tackle the THM issue around Turkey and we are today proud to announce that a formal partnership has been established between the two companies.

    If you are an operator in the Turkish market and you want to know how Multisensor and Tesla can help you with your:



    problems, please get in touch with us and we will do our best to assist.
  • Multisensor Systems Appoints a Distributor for Poland
      We are proud to announce that Multisensor Systems has appointed GREMES as our official distributor for the territory of Poland.

    GREMES and its highly specialised team of engineers is the ideal business partner for Multisensor Systems to support water and waste water treatment operations in Poland with reliable, low maintenance water monitoring instrumentation.

    Particular interest has been expressed with regards to the Oil in Water detection system (MS1200) and also to the Ammonia monitor for raw waste water (MS3500).

    In recent years, following a rapid industrialisation and a subsequent increase in environmental problems and awareness, there’s been an increased need for a reliable way to detect oil spills and pollution in rivers, lakes and reservoirs and improve the overall quality of the water. Multisensor and GREMES, working hand in hand with all stakeholders in the water supply and treatment network can fulfil that need.

    GREMES and its team are receiving full product and service training at our office in Manchester, so if you are an operator in the water sector and would like to know how Multisensor and GREMES can help you with your pollution, hydrocarbon and ammonia problems, please get in touch with us.
  • Multisensor appoints a distributor for Czech Republic and Slovak Republic

    Multisensor Systems is proud to announce the appointment of ECM ECO Monitoring, a.s., Bratislava as our official distributor for Czech Republic and Slovak Republic. With more than 25 years of experience, a dedicated workforce and a highly technical sales team, ECM ECO Monitoring ranked as the best partner to represent Multisensor Systems, whose Oil in Water Monitor systems are the market leaders in the United Kingdom.

    ECM ECO Monitoring will focus on developing the market for the MS1200 Oil in Water Monitor, as well as the on-line Ammonia Monitor for Raw Waste Water, the MS3500. Both use Multisensor’s contactless measurement system, which utilises electronic nose technology to provide a non-fouling technique to provide a robust measurement system.

    Various technologies to detect hydrocarbons and oils have been tested in the Slovak and Czech market throughout the years, however, the results have always been poor. Many of the traditional methods (i.e. optical based systems) suffer from fouling and are affected by the levels of turbidity and suspended solids. All these issues are completely removed with a contactless technology.

    If you are an operator of a water treatment works in Slovak Republic or Czech Republic, please feel free to get in touch with us and we will help you with your application.

  • Multisensor Appoints a Distributor in Romania
    We are proud to announce that we have recently appointed Katalin Nohse Srl. as distributor for Romania. With more than 20 years of experience in the Romanian market, Katalin Nohse Srl., is the perfect partner to support our growing customer base in the country.

    Katalin Nohse will support Multisensor’s on-line products below:



    Oil in water monitor for the Romanian market

    It is clear that contamination from hydrocarbons (oil in water, VOC) and other pollutants is a growing concern in Romania, above all in the Danube area and around big cities that rely heavily on rivers and boreholes for their water needs.

    A recent example that highlights the need for monitoring for pollution events is the incident at the essential oil factory in Orastie, which led to the pollution of Mures River and the Orastie stream.

    In October 2017, research was carried out involving 15 of the 42 municipal water companies in Romania: brochures were handed to the relevant people and discussions were held. The feedback Multisensor Systems got from this initial research was that there is awareness of problems associated with oil in water and other pollutants.

    A VOC monitor that can measure volatile organic compounds such as benzene, methanol, naphthalene, isopropanol etc. will allow the operators of potable water treatment plants to receive an early warning in the case of a pollution event and save money for costly repairs and the costs of prosecution and to enhance the health of customers by improving the overall quality of the water.

    Ammonia monitor for the Romanian market

    Discussions with operators of waste water treatment plants also highlighted the need in the market for an ammonia monitor that is able to work at the inlet of a wastewater treatment plant (raw wastewater).

    As in many other countries in Europe, operators have to rely on weekly/monthly lab tests to determine the level of ammonia at a specific point in time and then, based on this result, they will set up the plant to deal with this level of ammonia.

    This process has a number of pitfalls:

    • It is time consuming for the operator
    • The water treatment plant will rely on a measurement per week/month
    • In order to deal with peaks of ammonia, the whole plant will have to run in such a way to cope with these peaks and still be within the regulatory requirements
    • This usually leads to huge waste of energy and chemicals


    For all these reasons, the need of an on-line ammonia monitor has always been strongly felt by the operators who want a tool to reduce the energy costs of running the plant and a way to be more proactive in their water treatment.

    Looking forward an interesting 2018

    In 2018 Multisensor Systems and Katalin Nohse will work together to make sure that the Romanian market is well supported and that potable and wastewater plants alike have access to the best possible contactless technologies to face the challenges of the water industry.

    If you need help with a specific application involving:



    Then please, feel free to get in touch with us at info@multisensor.co.uk  
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Multisensor Systems Ltd

Alexandra Court
Carrs Road
Cheadle
SK8 2JY
United Kingdom