MiniPack CTD-F - Multi-parameter sensor suite to monitor fluorescence, conductivity, temperature and depth
Chelsea Technologies Group’s MiniPack is a low cost, compact, robust and fully integrated CTD-F sensor suite designed to meet the demands of open ocean, estuarine and fresh water environmental monitoring. It contains a fluorometer, conductivity, temperature and depth sensor.
MiniPack is designed to be a multi-parameter sensor that can be deployed individually or as the core of a larger multi-parameter system. As such, it may be used as a discrete profiling instrument or form the core of a towed vehicle monitoring system. It has been designed specifically for easy installation into the Chelsea Technologies Group’s range of towed vehicles.
- High performance monitoring of oceans, rivers, lakes and estuaries
- Intelligent host for multi-parameter systems
- Fitment to underwater vehicles and profilers
- Pollution monitoring
- Flow-through version available for in-line monitoring and process control applications
- On-board conductivity, temperature, depth and fluorescence
- Compact and high performance
- Real-time data acquisition
- Output in engineering units
- Fluorescence options of algae pigments, dye tracers or turbidity
- Programmable power switching for external devices
- Titanium housing
How does it work?
MiniPack CTD-F is a compact, robust fully integrated CTD-F sensor suite which addresses the monitoring requirements within ocean, estuarine and fresh water environments. It can be deployed as an individual CTD-F multi-sensor, or form the basis of a larger sensor system, with the capability of connecting to a large number of individual sensors. The CTG MiniPack CTD-F contains a fluorometer, conductivity, temperature and depth sensor.
The data transmission system facilitates acquisition of data from up to 16 external sensors. Data is transmitted in real-time with all on-board sensors reporting in engineering units. The MiniPack CTD-F is normally powered via the CTG Interface Unit, and the data presented on a PC operating the CTG data acquisition programme TPlot8.
MiniPack CTD-F is frequently fitted within a CTG towed vehicle such as SeaSoar II or NuShuttle, and provides the central data acquisition core of such systems.
The Flow-Through Manifold is designed to convert the MiniPack from an in-situ CTD-F sensor suite to a flow-through version for in-line monitoring and process control applications.
The MiniPack Flow-Through Manifold offers the following features:
- Ease of fitment / removal
- Standard flow through tube fittings
- Pressure rated to 10 Bar
- Non-corrosive materials
- Rugged Assembly
- Tail pipe connectors for ½” (12mm) bore tube
|Size||Ø 114 mm x 200 mm|
|Weight||3.25 kg in air / 1.8kg in water|
|Depth rating||600 m|
18 to 72 Vdc (via Interface Unit)
|Material||Titanium / Acetal|
|Type||RS422 or RS232|
|Date rate||9600 baud|
|Scan rate||1 Hz to 1 sample/day|
|Sample period/interval||1sec to 1day|
|Introduction Cell||0 - 70||0.005||0.001|
|Temperature||Pt resistance||-2 to 35°C||0.003°C||0.0005°C|
Strain guage with
|0 - 600||0.2||0.01|
|Calibrated Range||0.01-100μg/l||0.01-100μg/l||0.01-100μg/l||0.01-100 FTU|
|± 0.02 μg/l or 3% whichever the greater|
Options: Deck units, calibration equipment, software for data acquisition, processing and display
In view of our continual improvement, the designs and specifications of our products may vary from those described.