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 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 Display/Logger and other third party data loggers using RS232, RS485 and SDI-12 communication.
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.