OOD Optical Oil Detector


OOD™ FT Flow Through 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: 0-500 ppm and higher ± 1% of full range
Below 0-500 ppm, minimum resolution of 5 ppm
Material: Wetted parts–316 stainless steel**, other materials available
Electronics enclosure–Copper-free aluminum
Power: 12–24 VDC 5 Watts max., 110/220 AC available with adapter
Output: 4-20 mA
RS485 Modbus
HART (optional)
(1) High-current output (alarm/digital out)
Fluid temperature: -40ºF to 200ºF (-40ºC to 95ºC)
Electronics temp.: -4ºF to 140ºF (-20ºC to 60ºC)
Pressure ratings: ANSI 150, 300, 600, 900
Threaded models (3/4″, 1″ MNPT) designed maximum working pressure of 2100 psig
Hazardous area: PTB 04 ATEX 1027
Ex II 2 G Ex db IIB T6 Gb
IECEx PTB 21.0012
Ex db IIB T6 Gb
Mounting: 2″ MNPT Seal Housing**
2″, 3″, or 4″ Flanged Seal Housing
3/4″, 1″ MNPT for analyzer loops
EX enclosure: 3″ x 6″ x 3″ (76 mm x 152 mm x 76 mm)
Protection: NEMA 4X
Shaft length: Off-the-shelf lengths are 20″, 24″, 30″, 36″ (508 mm, 609.6 mm, 762 mm, 914.4 mm)
Additional sizes available
Pipe size: 3/4″ to 48″
Weight: from 10 lbs. (4.5 kg)

* Range and accuracy are hydrocarbon dependent. Some applications/hydrocarbons may require lab samples for testing in order to determine allowable range and accuracy.

** Seal Housing for 2″ MNPT Models are Carbon Steel.



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