Trilux Field Starter Kit

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Algae measurements in the field
3-in-1 algae sensor with handheld display and logger

TriLux Field Starter kit
Handheld system for measurement, assessment and logging of algae concentration in water. With three different parameter combinations and depth ratings to 2000m, TriLux is suitable for a wide variety of water environments:
. Chlorophyll a, Phycocyanin, Turbidity for freshwater deployments
. Chlorophyll a, Phycoerythrin, Phycocyanin for coastal deployments
. Chlorophyll a, Phycoerythrin, Turbidity for marine deployments

. Monitors 3 algae parameters in a single highly sensitive probe:
Chlorophyll a, Phycoerythrin, Phycocyanin and Turbidity
. Real-time data output in μg/l
. User configurable sampling frequency and logging rates
. Data display and logging on handheld Hawk unit in numerical or graphical form including trend analysis
. Backlit, colour touchscreen display that can be used with gloves
. Programmable ‘red, amber, green’ data thresholds
. Low cost solution for widespread algae monitoring and large scale monitoring programmes

. Measurement and recording of algae concentrations in natural and process waters
. Spot sampling in rivers, lakes, estuaries, reservoirs and from vessels
. Assessment of algae levels against thresholds

Take your Chelsea fluorometers into the field with the Hawk hand-held display. The Hawk is a compact, hand-held display unit for UniLux,
TriLux and UViLux fluorometers. Hawk provides power and data logging, as well as displaying real-time data for up to 3 parameters.

Data is shown on the colour touchscreen display along with time, location and battery duration. ‘At a glance’ trend analysis is easy with the graph function. You can programme red, amber and green data thresholds and bespoke calibration factors, making it easy to customise the unit for your application. Suitable for use in all weather environments, Hawk requires minimal interaction and can even be used with gloves on!

TriLux is a low cost, miniature algae sensor that monitors three key algal parameters in a single highly sensitive probe. TriLux is compact and easy to integrate in wider systems and platforms including CTDs, data buoys, monitoring stations, AUVs and gliders. Adding the Hawk accessory allows real-time data display and logging with portable systems.

Hawk Display
320 x 240 pixel qVGA backlit LCD
Display size
70 x 50 mm
210 x 110 x 45 mm
500 g
Memory capacity
2 GB
Logging Rate
User configurable
IP rating
Battery duration
Sensor dependent
Operating temperature
-2 °C to 40 °C
Storage temperature
-40 °C to 70 °C
PC Interface
Internal rechargeable battery (supplied) or 4 x AA cells (on request)
Ø 26.5 mm x 140 mm (including connector)
Weight in air
190 g
Pressure housing
Titanium (2000 m)
Depth rating
2000 metres
Input voltage
11 to 25 Vdc
Data output
Digital RS232 and analogue 0 to 5 Vdc (or RS422, SDI-12 and 4-20 mA options)
Power requirements
<1 Watt @ 12 V
Dynamic range*
Calibrated for 0-100 μg/L Chlorophyll a in
Limit of detection
Typically 0.1 % of full range
* Configurable up to 1000 μg/L
Chlorophyll a, Phycoerythrin, Phycocyanin
Chlorophyll a, Turbidity, Phycoerythrin
Chlorophyll a, Turbidity, Phycocyanin

Research Partnerships

Our team of talented scientists, designers and engineers distinguishes Chelsea from its peers. As a fully integrated technology company that carries out its own in-house research, testing, development, design, prototyping and manufacture, Chelsea is often asked to collaborate or consult on development projects and bespoke systems. From publishing new research by our world-class scientists, to loaning Chelsea technology to exciting projects globally, Chelsea is much more than just a manufacturer.

Our research and development team are the ideal partner for projects involving active, imaging and UV Fluorescence-based detection, and with a long track record of successful partnerships with academic institutions, private research facilities, industry, and commerce, we welcome any proposals.

Contact us for a no-obligation chat to discuss your requirements.