Somat Engineering Inc. is one of only 19 certified owners of UVOST (Ultra-Violet
Optical Screening Tool) equipment globally. UVOST is cutting-edge technology and allows for real-time decision making.
How it Works
UVOST® uses a sensor that allows rapid screening of most petroleum-based non- aqueous phase liquids (NAPLs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). This tool uses laser-induced fluorescence (LIF) technology to immediately detect sub-surface contamination without having to draw samples or wait for
lab results. UVOST is ideal for detecting fuels, lubricants, and crude oil.
The UVOST’s probe uses ultra-violet laser light and a sapphire-window sensor. As the probe is driven into the ground by direct push technology, the NAPL’s fluorescence signal is sent through
a fiber-optic cable to a detector and logged by a laptop computer, so results can be seen in real time, and on-site personnel can begin determining an ideal location for the next probing location. In a typical day 250 to 400 feet of continuous logging can be performed.
For more information or a quote please contact: Matt Germane, PE or Duncan Mein, PE at 313-963-2721 or 855-525-3111 www.somateng.com