Aquatec Group are pleased to announce the launch of the latest addition to their Sediment? Solved range at Ocean Business in April – the AQUAlogger 310TY advanced turbidity logger. The instrument has new sensing capabilities, user friendly features and subsea data access. The compact logger measures turbidity to 10,000FTU (typical), with optional integral temperature and pressure sensors. It can be used in freshwater and ocean environments, with models for shallow and deep water. It also features a tool to convert turbidity to suspended sediment concentration using in situ samples.
New user friendly features include a ‘Quick start’ function that allows you to deploy your logger with the swipe of a magnet, and a ‘Shake to show’ feature that visually shows the current status of the logger via a light by shaking the logger twice. With increasingly stringent lithium battery shipping regulations, the AQUAlogger 310TY overcomes potential transit issues by using standard user-replaceable batteries available across the world. Users can choose the type of battery most suitable for each deployment, whether alkaline, lithium or rechargeable.
Flexible deployment has been enhanced within the supplied software with a basic mode for straight-forward sampling regimes (delayed start and burst sampling), and an advanced mode for complex regimes including triggered logging, NMEA output, variable sample rates, intermittent logging and sample averaging.
As well as logging data, the AQUAlogger 310TY instruments have real time reporting capability. A wireless upgrade is available, allowing surface data transfer with Bluetooth-enabled Windows devices. Data can also be accessed subsea, with the Aquatec field-swappable comms modules. These include a subsea display for data visualisation, an optical modem for short range interrogation, commanding and data download using ROVs or divers, and an acoustic modem for transmission of real time readings.
Andy Smerdon, Managing Director, said ‘The AQUAlogger 310TY is an exciting new advanced instrument designed for turbidity and suspended sediment monitoring. It combines new sensing capabilities with user friendly features and accessories to make deployment and data access even easier.’
Following the success of the reliable and popular HYDROlog 2000 hydrotest logger, Aquatec Group is proud to announce the launch of the next generation of hydrotest monitoring equipment – HYDRO 3000. At the core of this new range is the HYDROlog™ 3000PT instrument – a compact logger measuring test pressure to 1000bar and ambient temperature. The integral pressure sensor has ±0.05%FS accuracy and ±0.01%FS precision. New features include enhanced memory and faster downloads. With increasingly stringent lithium battery shipping regulations, the HYDROlog 3000 overcomes potential transport issues by using standard field-replaceable batteries available across the world. Users can choose the type of battery most suitable for each deployment, whether alkaline, lithium or rechargeable.
The HYDROlog 3000PT is available in two additional models - one measuring gauge pressure, and one measuring two test pressures in a compact and efficiently designed instrument. Aquatec also introduces the HYDROlog™ 3000F, a flow monitoring logger with additional test pressure and ambient temperature sensors. The family of data loggers all feature the intuitive AQUAtalk software and self-contained compact design, and are compatible with the new higher speed AQUAmodem Op2 optical modem.
The HYDRO 3000 range also includes the HYDROskid™ 3000, a compact monitoring skid with everything needed to successfully monitor a hydrotest. Featured within are the new HYDROlog 3000PT, faster AQUAmodem Op2 and updated AQUAdisp subsea display. These same components are available separately, or in compact mini-manifolds for ease of transport in baskets or incorporation into other structures. The new instruments are complemented by the existing HYDROgauge digital gauge, which features the same high specification sensor.
The range is completed by the introduction of deck versions of the HYDROlog 3000PT and HYDROlog 3000F, allowing surface training and testing to be completed with ease, as well as making onshore hydrotesting cost-effective and efficient. The units are built into durable cases, with an optional integrated tablet, removing the need for a separate PC.
Andy Smerdon, Managing Director, said ‘This new range combines over 10 years’ experience in hydrotest monitoring instrumentation with new innovative technologies to produce an integrated family of instruments and systems, designed to improve and speed up operations.’
It was a tough decision, but the judges at Aquatec Group have finally selected this year’s photo competition winner.
We are pleased to announce that Richard Sheryll has won the Summer of Suspension photo contest 2016, with his photograph of the Deep Ocean Benthic Sampler collecting benthic boundary layer sediment samples in absence of decompression. Richard’s prize is a waterproof Polaroid Cube camera and complimentary accessories.
Richard’s photograph captures the role of technology in the ocean environment, in the midst of a benthic boundary layer sediment plume.
To view all entries, click here.
We would like to thank all of the entrants that submitted their superb sediment photos for the contest. If you would like to keep up to date on all of our future competitions and opportunities, follow @AquatecGroup on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
We are pleased to announce that the winner of the Equipment Awards 2016 – Phase 1 is Nicholas Jordan from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Nicholas’ project on the Impacts of Shoreline Protection Structures on Sediment Transport in the Great Lakes ticked all of the boxes, showing great innovation and practicality of the experiment.
Nicholas will be using the AQUAscat 1000LT for his research project throughout the months of August and September 2016. Watch this space as we will be sharing more updates on his research.
We would like to thank all of the participants who applied for the prize, and wish them the best of luck with their research!
Did you miss phase 1 of the Equipment Awards? Will you be conducting research for your Master’s or PhD project throughout the months of October to December? Apply for phase 2 of the Equipment Awards by the 30th of October for your chance to win free use of Aquatec’s instruments for 4 to 8 weeks. Click here for more information.