Oxygen Probes

Robust, process conditions, autoclavable

Illustration: Oxygen Probe Measurement Method
  • Oxygen in-line measurement in stainless steel fermenters
  • In-line measurement of trace oxygen in brewing and beverage industries
  • Small in size for environmental applications

Oxygen probes measure the partial pressure of both dissolved oxygen and gaseous oxygen. The oxygen sensor coating is integrated into high grade stainless steel fittings. The optical oxygen probes show an excellent long-term stability and stand rough process conditions.


  • Autoclavable SIP (130 °C, 1.5 atm) & CIP (90 °C, 5 % NaOH)
  • Probe is polarization free
  • No membrane cleaning and replacement is necessary
  • No electrolyte solutions to replenish 
  • Pressure resistant
  • Long shelf-life

Versatile Gaseous & Dissolved Oxygen Measurement

PreSens oxygen probes operate in industrial process control and various research applications. Used as dissolved oxygen probes these sensors are ideally suited for trace oxygen measurements in the brewing and beverage industry. Models of the dissolved oxygen sensors equipped with standardized threads are compatible with most bioreactors and port adapters and can be applied for dissolved oxygen measurement in large-scale cell or microbial cultures. Whether it is dissolved oxygen measurement in water quality control, or investigations on greenhouse gas emissions, there are also numerous applications for these gaseous & dissolved oxygen probes in environmental research. 

Selected Probes

Oxygen Probe for In-line Measurement

Oxygen Probe for In-line Measurement

The oxygen probe for in-line measurement (OIM) consists of a fitting made of stainless steel with an optical exchange cap (OEC). The OEC is screwed to the top of the metal fitting. The OIM is connected to the instrument via an optical fiber, has a standardized thread and length and is compatible with most bioreactors and port adapters. In addition, customized fittings for e. g. sight glasses are offered.

Oxygen Dipping Probe

Oxygen Dipping Probe

The Oxygen Dipping Probe consists of a polymer optical fiber with a polished distal tip which is coated with a planar oxygen-sensitive foil.
The end of the polymer optical fiber is covered with a high-grade steel tube to protect both the sensor material and the optical fiber. The steel tube has an outer diameter of 4 mm and a length of 10 cm. The diameter of the fiber itself is 2 mm.
Due to the use of a polymer optical fiber, this probe is not compatible to temperatures higher than 70°C.

Oxygen Probe Integrated in a Metal Flow-Through Connector

Metal Flow-Through Cell with Integrated Oxygen Exchange Window

An Oxygen Exchange Window (OEW) is integrated in a metal flow-through cell (FTM). This FTM can easily be integrated in steel pipes with o. d. 6 mm (or other diameter, when using the respective adapter). It is possible to easily exchange a used sensor coating by just exchanging the OEW. Gases or liquids can be pumped through the cell. Typical applications for these sensor probes are the integration in gas pipelines and measurements in the brewing industry.

Examples for Applications

Biotechnological Production
Process Control in Biotech & Pharma

The OIMs, the oxygen probes for in-line measurement, are designed for harsh conditions like high pressure or oil/water mixtures. These systems give high accuracy and are almost maintenance-free as they do not contain any membranes and electrolytes. The sensors are fully autoclavable and sterilizable (CIP & SIP).

In-line Oxygen Measurement in Brewing and Beverage Industry

Even low concentrations of oxygen influence shelf-life and the taste of certain beverages. Due to the extraordinary low detection limit and outstanding accuracy of PreSens trace oxygen sensors, the quality of oxygen-sensitive products such as beer, wine and soft drinks is secured.
The optical sensors have – compared to standard electrodes – a very fast response time and they are very easy to maintain.

Oxygen Probes Applied in Soil
Long-term Measurements in Soil

PreSens offers dipping probes for oxygen measurement that does not consume oxygen. Due to their small dimensions they do not disturb the flow and mass-transport and consequently display the in-situ oxygen concentration. As minisensors from PreSens are long-term stable they can be implanted in soil for many years!
With this new method the process of soil aeration, which is very critical for plant productivity, can be investigated.

Dr. Heidi Heuberger, Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany 

Oxygen Probes Applied in Filter Sands
Environmental Research – Investigation in Soil Filters

Due to the small outer dimension and mechanical robustness the oxygen dipping probe offers the possibility to measure the oxygen content in-situ in columns filled with filter sands during the flow of sewage (see picture on the left). The results show that a lack of oxygen stops the nitrification process.

Technical Data

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Transmitters & Accessories

Fibox 4 Fiber Optic Oxygen Meter

Fibox 4 /
Fibox 4 trace

Stand-alone fiber optic oxygen transmitter

Microx 4 trace fiber optic oxygen meter

Microx 4 /
Microx 4 trace

Stand-alone fiber optic oxygen transmitter

OXY-4 mini - Multi-Channel Fiber Optic Oxygen Meter

OXY-4 mini/
OXY-4 trace

4-channel fiber optic oxygen transmitter

OXY-10 mini - Multi-Channel Fiber Optic Oxygen Meter

OXY-10 mini/
OXY-10 trace

10-channel fiber optic oxygen transmitter

Fibox 3 LCD trace - Fiber Optic Trace Oxygen Meter

Fibox 3 LCD trace

Fiber optic oxygen transmitter with LCD display

Oxygen Exchange Cap OEC

Oxygen Exchange Cap

OEC is designed for easy exchange.

OAD-25 Adapter

OAD-25, Adapter for 25 mm Ports

The OAD-25 is used to connect all OIMs to 25 mm ports.

Tools & Utilities