Transport Canada Approves New Water in Ammonia Testing

Measuring water content in anhydrous ammonia is a process regulated by Transport Canada to ensure shipping safety. Anhydrous ammonia is one of the most prominent fertilizer, refrigeration, and manufacturing commodities in the world. This new approval offers many benefits to Canadian anhydrous ammonia manufacturers and their customers, allowing them to increase profits and enhance product quality while improving safety.

Increase Profits while Improving Safety

Most chemical detection systems in use suffer from one common problem: poor front-end sampling tools that limit the ability of the detector to properly function. That’s where we step in.  At OSS, we develop advanced chemical sampling materials that are intelligently packaged into simple to use products and methods that streamline the entire sample collection-to-detection process.

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U.S. D.O.T. Approves Water in Ammonia Test

Orono Spectral Solutions (OSS), a global provider of advanced chemical sampling materials and novel analytical methods, announced that the US Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued an approval for companies to use their ClearShot™ technology as a faster, safer and more accurate method to determine water content in anhydrous ammonia – a DOT regulated measurement to ensure shipping safety. Anhydrous ammonia is one of the most prominent fertilizer, refrigeration, and manufacturing commodities in the world.

OSS Clearshot technology is used to quickly, accurately and cost effectively measure contamination in liquids and air.
  • Anhydrous Ammonia
  • Urea
  • DEF (Diesel Exhaust Fluid)
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Food Production
  • Electronics
  • Oil & Gas exploration
  • Oil & Gas processing


Significantly reduce risk to employees, customers and financials through the use of OSS ClearShot™ technology to quickly, safely and accurately measure process oil level and product water content. Eliminate n-hexane, reduce sample size, shorten testing time and lower your costs.

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Urea & DEF

Implementing the OSS ClearShot™ technology eliminates the need for the use and disposal of n-Hexane and ensures that every delivery of product to your customers meets their specification.

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Other Industries

OSS ClearShot™ technology eliminates the use of banned solvents and significantly reduces the time to measure oil in air systems.  Adoption of OSS technology will enable you to immediately know if your process is in or out of control.

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OSS ClearShot™ technology can help you identify any contaminants in your system to ensure your process is operating as designed.

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About Us

Located in Bangor, Maine, OSS is a high tech company that was incorporated in 2004 for the purpose of advancing and commercializing chemical and biological agent detection research being conducted at the University of Maine.  At OSS, we conduct research and develop chemical sampling products that satisfy needs within Defense, environmental, and commercial industries.  Throughout our history, OSS has been supported by several R&D contracting opportunities with the Department of Defense to advance the state-of-the-art in chemical and biological agent detection.  OSS has successfully transitioned many of these technologies into the products that it currently sells.