Rivertrace Engineering Ltd

Specialists in Water Quality Monitoring

Rivertrace Ltd is an ISO9001 quality assured company and market leader with over 30 years’ experience of Oil in Water Monitoring.

In the early years the product range was limited to the 15 ppm ‘Oily Water Separator’ monitors, models OCD1 & OCD2 and these were later joined by the highly sensitive and successful OCD50 series for boiler condensate monitoring.

In 1989 Rivertrace expanded into the offshore industry and produced a range of custom made ‘Oil in Water Analysers’ for a variety of applications and soon became the leading supplier in the North Sea oilfields.

The OCD1 & OCD2 were superseded in 1994 by the OCD1M and OCD2M which in turn were replaced by the OCD CM in the year 2000 with the introduction of IMO resolution MEPC 60(33). In 2004 the ‘Smart- Bilge Monitor’ was designed and launched to comply with the new IMO resolution MEPC 107 (49) applicable from the 1st January 2005.

In the early 1990’s many requests were received for ‘Oil Discharge Monitoring Systems’ from a number of our clients and it appeared that existing ODM systems had a bad name and improvements could be made to the designs. In conjunction with our customers we drew up a specification for an ODM that whilst still working under the IMO regulations managed to improve on equipment available in the market at that time and the RTE Oil Discharge Monitor OCD10M was launched in late 1995.

As a result of the changes in IMO regulations and the introduction of MEPC 108 (49) also applicable from 1st January 2005 a new design ‘Smart ODME’ was introduced featuring advanced measuring principles incorporating ‘PFM Technology’ this has since been updated to include the detection of Bio-Fuels as directed under MEPC 240(65) which came into force in January 2016.

Today Rivertrace employs over 30 people at our 10,000 sq. ft. factory close to Redhill, 20 Miles south of central London and our global network of agents ensures local service and support worldwide.

Rivertrace is at the forefront in designing new systems that not only meet but go beyond legislative requirements and with the introduction of the ‘Smartsafe Bilge Overboard Security System’ we hope we will continue to meet new environmental challenges head on. Our latest development utilises ‘Photo Optical Particle Recognition’ software developed exclusively by Rivertrace for use in challenging offshore and drill ship applications where solids, gas and oil co-exist.


Smart Cell Bilge Alarm - 15ppm bilge alarm unit

Smartsafe ORB - Electronic oil record book

Smart PFM 107 - Produced water monitor

Smartsafe Bilge - Bilge overboard security system

Smart ODME - Oil discharge monitor system

Smart 50M - Boiler condensate marine monitor

OCD Xtra - High specification produced water monitor

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