QUALITY UNDERWATER INSTRUMENTATION
Site surveys for tidal, wave and wind based renewable energy projects will require instruments to measure standard physical parameters before, during and post installation.
Fine tuning of the generating method is also reliant on data from sensor packages to maximise the source energy required for profitable installations.
The MIDAS DWR Directional Wave Recorder replaces the old Model 730D instrument, and represents a significant advance in PUV wave recording technology.
As well as the standard non-directional data available from the MIDAS WTR, the MIDAS DWR also performs full onboard directional data analysis, allowing real time directional information at an unsurpassed 2° resolution. The unique features of the MIDAS DWR make it the most cost-effective solution to directional wave monitoring requirements in all shallow water coastal applications.
The MIDAS WTR Wave Recorder uses the proven Linear Wave Theory wave analysis method of measurement.
The MIDAS WTR benefits from Valeport’s latest sensor measurement technology, together with 64 bit data processing, and an improved range of sampling options. Fast data upload, quick change battery carousel and intuitive operating software make the MIDAS WTR one of the most versatile yet easy to use pressure based wave recorders available.
The TideMaster is a small, cost effective Water Level Recorder, specifically designed for applications where the user requires an accurate record of water height, but with the added option of meteorological data via a ultrasonic wind speed and direction sensor.
Suitable for use in fresh or salt water, the TideMaster can be deployed for up to 1 year, dependant on the sampling rate, with instrument set up and data retrieval via an optional display panel or using the PC software supplied. Alternatively, the system can be supplied with radio modules for real time data transmission.
The VRS-20 is a pulsed k-band radar level sensor developed by Valeport to work seamlessly with the TideMaster tide logger, operate standalone with optional integrated GPRS telemetry or interface to a third party data logger.
Versatile and simple to install, the VRS-20 addresses a number of the issues traditionally associated with water level measurement. Non-contact technology removes the installation, corrosion & fouling issues of submerged sensors, while simplifying datum control. Accuracy and performance are unaffected by changes in water density and atmospheric conditions.