The OPTIMARE SpillWatch!® is a non-contact, optical sensor for real-time around-the-clock detection of oil leaks and spills for various industrial applications. A timely alert enables countermeasures not only limiting damage to the environment but also reducing cost for remediation and clean-up.

The OPTIMARE SpillWatch!® sensor is installed downward-looking, up to 10 meters above the surface. We also offer the long-range variant OPTIMARE SpillWatch!® LR for an increased measurement distance of up to 30 meters.

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Typical application areas include

  • Petrochemical plants
  • Tank farms
  • Pipelines, pump stations
  • Ports, oil terminals
  • Offshore oil platforms
  • Rivers
  • Power plants
  • Desalination, intake protection
  • Process water
  • Runoff water from industrial plants
  • Mining
  • Aquaculture


  • Highly effective LED-based excitation
  • Based on fluorescence excitation and detection
  • Ruggedized design (IP66)
  • Cost-effective, low-maintenance
  • Multiple interfaces

The sensor technology is based on fluorescence excitation and detection. Its innovative optical set-up and all-solid-state opto-electronic components guarantee high sensitivity and allow low-maintenance operation. The system automatically filters out ambient conditions (e.g. sunlight), providing highly reliable detection under all light, weather and surface conditions.


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