UV AquaTracka Fluorometer
The UV AquaTracka is a submersible fluorometer to monitor the concentration of refined hydrocarbons (360nm) or crude hydrocarbons (440nm) in a wide range of oceanographic applications. In support of this, it has been designed to be deployed from gliders, undulating vehicles, moored or profiling systems. Chelsea is delighted to be working with Liquid Robotics as their technology partner for hydrocarbon sensors. For the last two years we have been supplying them with a number of UV AquaTracka Hydrocarbon Sensors for integration into their Wave Gliders®. The UV AquaTracka has long been the industry standard for hydrocarbon detection. The instrument is rated to 6000m and has an optional ambient light baffling cowl for use in surface waters.
UV AquaTracka is idea for:
- Applications and Features
- In-situ hydrocarbon detection
- Monitoring of crude & refined oil in water
- Hydrocarbon detection around drilling rigs
- Environmental impact assessment
- Oil spill monitoring
- Sub-sea pipeline leak detection
- Pollution monitoring
- Coastal pollution monitoring
- Bio-mass indicator studies (CDOM)
- Biogeochemical oceanography
- Airport apron pollution runoff
- For use on profiling, towed, moored or ROV deployments
- Robust miniature PMT
- High sensitivity
- Built In Test (BITE) circuitry gives high stability & extended calibration intervals
- Low power consumption
- Analogue output
- Optional temperature probe
- Optional ambient light baffling cowl
The UV AquaTracka is a submersible fluorometer to monitor the concentration of refined hydrocarbons (360nm) or crude hydrocarbons (440nm) in a wide range of oceanographic applications. In support of this, it has been designed to be deployed from undulating vehicles, moored or profiling systems. This robust, compact, lightweight instrument has built in test (BITE) circuitry which ensures high stability. The instrument is easy to use and gives accurate and repeatable measurements.
The UV AquaTracka's pressure housing is manufactured in titanium for long life. It utilizes a pulsed xenon light source, a miniature PMT as the detector and incorporates a 20-bit ADC under the control of a micro controller. Data output is factory set as logarithmic analogue. The turret mechanical arrangement and main PCB allows for an optional Pt100 temperature probe. This option allows user correction of the fluorescence signal quantum yield variation with temperature. For deck and laboratory applications a flow through cowling is available.
The instrument is rated to 6000m and has an optional ambient light baffling cowl for use in surface waters.
Physical Length (excluding connector): 406.0 mm Diameter (max. excluding light baffling cowl): 89.0 mm Weight in air: 5.5 kg Weight in water: 3.5 kg Depth rating: 6000 metres
Materials of construction:
Pressure Housing - Titanium (grade 5) / Fixings (external) - Titanium Optical Refinded Hydrocarbon (360nm) Crude Hydrocarbon (440nm) Excitation Emission Excitation Emission Peak wavelength: 239nm 360nm 239nm 440nm Performance Refinded Hydrocarbon (360nm) Crude Hydrocarbon (440nm) Range: 0.001 to 10 ug/l Carbazole 0.001 to 10 ug/l Perylene Resolution:
0.001 ug/l Carbazole or 1% of reading
0.001 ug/l Perylene or 1% of reading Environmental Operating temperature: -2 deg C to +40 deg C Storage temperature: -40 deg C to +70 deg C Temperature Probe - Optional (600m version only) Range: -2 deg C to +32 deg C Accuracy: 0.01 deg C Resolution: Analogue 10 deg C/V
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.