ID-223 Oil Sheen Detector for use with PS220/N4

ID-223-500 Oil sheen detector

This sensor from Leakwise has a high frequency transmitter mounted on a float built into a guiding cage. It can detect the presence of thin layers of hydrocarbons in wet and dry environments.  The ID-223-500 can be used for the early detection, warning and control of oil leaks and spills from above-ground oil storage tanks; transformer sumps in switchyards and remote power distribution substations; storm water run-offs; waste-water sewer systems; and many other applications (refer to the brochure, or ring IMA Ltd).  There are also two other sub-models for different maximum water fluctuation capabilities. 


Detection range

0.3 to 20 mm (0.01 to 0.8 in) of hydrocarbon on water or brine

Floating range

40 to 500 mm(1.6 to 19.7 in)

Water lateral velocity

~30 cm/sec (~11.8 in/sec) without a stiller; may be doubled with a stiller

Water temperature

0 to 70 °C (32 to 158° F); no freezing

Air temperature

-10 to 80° C (14 to 176° F)


Hydrocarbon resistant polymers, 316 stainless steel;


Sensor: Ø: 160 mm (6.3 in), guiding cage: Ø: 180 mm (7.1 in)

Integral cable

10 m (~33 ft.) supplied with sensor, 3 x 18 AWG, blue PVC jacket


ATEX Intrinsically Safe: II1G Ex ia IIC T4 Ga -40 °C to +70 °C. Also: IECEx and CETLUS

Combined with PS220/N4, approved for operation in hazardous location.


EPA - Conforms to Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) - Oil Pollution
Prevention regulation (40 CFR part 112), and EPA/530/UST-90/009 - Leak Detection Methods
TÜV - Type approval in accordance with WHG (Water Resources Law) § 19 h


ISO 9001:2015 Certified


Integral Stiller

Anti-submersion air pocket


Specifications vary for other sub-models - please enquire

oil sheen detector ID-223-500 from Leakwise