Liquid Robotics has named Chelsea Technologies Group as technology partner for hydrocarbon monitoring sensors.
“Chelsea is delighted to be working with Liquid Robotics as their technology partner for hydrocarbon sensors,” said Dr. Brian Phillips, Chelsea’s managing director. “For the last two years we have been working with Liquid Robotics to provide them with a number of UV AquaTracka Hydrocarbon Sensors for integration into their Wave Gliders.”
The UV AquaTracka has long been the industry standard for hydrocarbon detection, a reputation proven during the Macondo Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Originally developed for military applications, the UV AquaTracka detects very low levels of crude and refined oils in the marine and freshwater environment.
Liquid Robotics is an ocean data services provider and developer of the Wave Glider, the first ever wave-powered marine robot, that functions as a platform for scientific, industrial and defense applications.
The growth in oil exploration has facilitated a demand from offshore oil companies for high quality surveying and monitoring data. Using data from sensors such as the Chelsea UV AquaTracka deployed from the Wave Glider®, Liquid Robotic can provide real-time information on water quality to the oil industry at a fraction of the cost of traditional data acquisition methods such as support ships and ROV.
Source: Chelsea Technologies Group