FFD - Fuel Fluorescence Detector

Vertek’s downhole LED Fuel Fluorescence Detector (FFD) measures fluorescence produced by aromatic hydrocarbons when excited by ultraviolet (UV) light.

Pushed with standard CPT equipment, the FFD significantly reduces the time required to detect and delineate the extent of hydrocarbon fuel spills or leaking storage tanks.

 

Aromatic

Hydrocarbon

Molecular

Weight

(g/mole)

Fluorescence

Range

(nm)

Fluorescence

Color

Toluene

92

270-310

Faint Purple

Naphthalene

128

310-370

Blue

Anthracene

178

370-470

Blue-Green

Benzo(a)pyrene

252

400-500

Green

Perylene

252

440-530

Green

Tetracene

228

470-580

Green-Yellow