KAM Simple Precision
OOD Optical Oil Detector

OOD™ insertable model

The ideal solution for oil-in-water detection, the KAM OOD Optical Oil Detector offers unmatched simplicity and pinpoint accuracy in an in-line meter. The OOD allows operators to monitor produced water and wastewater streams for the presence of hydrocarbons in a variety of applications, providing continuous, real-time data with a minimum range of
0-100 ppm

Fiber optics within the optical probe respond to the fluorescence and absorption in the fluid to detect the presence and quantity of hydrocarbons in water. The combined data is translated as voltage on a 4-20 mA output.

The simplicity of design and quality of engineering employed in the KAM OOD mean there are no moving parts. Using long-lasting LED light sources ensures long-term, stable performance with limited maintenance and power requirements. In addition, locating the electronics within an explosion-proof enclosure directly on the atmospheric end of the optical probe creates a complete and compact unit with maximum installation flexibility.

Measurement is completely automatic without the need for operator intervention or supervision, and the output signal can be sent to the SCADA, PLC’s, or to a Central Control Room for logging or display on chart recorders or monitors.


  • Optic design minimizes effects of temperature / density / salinity
  • LED's for long-term performance with minimal power and maintenance requirements
  • No moving parts for limited maintenance
  • Insertable type for routinely cleaning lens without having to shut down
  • Output can be sent to SCADA, PLC, etc.


  • Wastewater
  • Leak detection
  • Bilge water
  • Storm water
  • Produced water
  • 3-phase separator
Range: 0-100 ppm minimum/0-5000 ppm maximum*
Accuracy: ± 1% of full range*
Material: Wetted parts–316 stainless steel
Power: 12–24 VDC 15 Watts max
Output/Comm.: 4-20 mA/RS485 MODBUS/HART
Fluid temperature: -40º to 200ºF (-40º to 95ºC)
Electronics temp.: -40º to 160ºF (-40º to 70ºC)
Pressure ratings: ANSI 150, 300, 600, 900
Threaded models (3/4", 1" MNPT) designed maximum working pressure of 3000 psig
Mounting: 2" MNPT Seal Housing
2", 3", or 4" Flanged Seal Housing
3/4", 1" MNPT for analyzer loops
EX enclosure: 4.6” x 7.1” x 5.4”(114mm x 178mm x 137mm)
Protection: NEMA 4X
Shaft length: 12" to 60"
Pipe size: 3/4" to 48"
Weight: from 13 lbs. (5.9 kg)

* Available range and accuracy are hydrocarbon dependent. Please consult factory on specific applications.

Insertable / Retractable OOD™ on a main pipe, with 2", 3", or 4" flanged seal housing

Insertable / Retractable OOD™ on a main pipe, with 2" MNPT seal housing

Fixed-mount OOD™ on an anlyzer loop, with 3/4" or 1" MNPT