TurbiLux Miniature IR Turbidity Fluorometer

TurbiLuxChealsea Technologies Group's TurbiLux is a sensitive, low cost digital IR turbidity sensor designed for compliancy with ISO 7027:1999 standard that offers the user significantly increased functionality when compared to existing turbidity sensors. TurbiLux can be deployed in a wide range of applications including flow-through systems for process monitoring and in-situ deployments in rivers, lakes and oceans. The TurbiLux has an acetal resin housing suitable for deploying independently as well as from submersible vehicles, moored or profiling systems.


Ideal for:  

  • Turbidity, particle studies/gravimetric analysis
  • Industrial feed meter indicators
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Waste/recycled water quality monitoring
  • Effluent detection



 

Applications

  • Turbidity, particle studies/gravimetric analysis
  • Process control (industrial feed meter indicators)
  • Reservoir monitoring
  • Profiling on CTDs
  • Coastal pollution monitoring
  • Biogeochemical oceanography
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Waste/recycled water quality monitoring
  • Effluent detection
  • Towed, moored or ROV deployments

Features

  • Designed for compliancy with ISO7027:1999
  • Small, low cost in-situ turbidity sensor
  • Digital output in engineering units
  • Additional analogue output as standard
  • User selectable sampling rate, 0.1Hz - 3Hz
  • Low power consumption
  • High rejection of ambient daylight
  • Low noise, high sensitivity
  • User adjustable dynamic range
  • RS232 & analogue output (or RS422 option)
  • Acetal C housing
  • Easy integration with RS232, 4‑20mA, 0‑5V, RS422 and SDI-12 interfaces

Background

The TurbiLux is a sensitive, low cost digital IR turbidity sensor designed for compliancy with ISO 7027:1999 standard that offers the user significantly increased functionality when compared to existing turbidity sensors. The TurbiLux can be deployed in a wide range of applications including flow-through systems for process monitoring and in-situ deployments in rivers, lakes and oceans.

How does it work?

TurbiLux can be deployed in a wide range of applications including flow-through systems for process monitoring and in-situ deployments in rivers, lakes and oceans. TurbiLux has an acetal resin housing suitable for deploying independently as well as from submersible vehicles, moored or profiling systems. This robust, compact, lightweight turbidity sensor has very low power consumption, is easy to use and gives accurate and repeatable measurements. The turbidity sensor utilizes an IR LED light source and photodiode which combined with phase sensitive detection, provides highly sensitive measurement capabilities. Sophisticated electronic signal processing, enables the TurbiLux to operate successfully in high levels of ambient light when deployed in-situ. For process control and laboratory use, a flow through manifold is available.

Two signals are obtained from the standard TurbiLux: a digital RS232 serial output in engineering units and a calibrated analogue voltage between 0.5V to 5V. Single RS422, SDI‑12 and 4-20mA outputs are also available as options. This flexibility makes the TurbiLux ideally suited for integrating into many different systems and platforms. A Windows based Graphical User Interface (GUI) is provided that allows the user to both plot and record time stamped data when operating the TurbiLux directly from a PC and gives control over a many instrument parameters, including: sampling rate, sensitivity, dynamic range and calibration factors.

Accessories

The standard TurbiLux fluorometer is supplied with transit case, handbook and Windows based Graphical User Interface (GUI). There is now a range of accessories available to compliment the TurbiLux fluorometer . You will need to decide on cable type, length and cable termination. You will also need to give consideration to how you wish to interface the fluorometer to either a laptop, PDA or your own system.

In view of our continual improvement, the designs and specifications of our products may vary from those described

If you need advice regarding which accessories you may need, please telephone Ellen Keegan on +44(0)20 8481 9019. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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