Sea-Bird Scientific HydroCAT CTD
The Sea-Bird Scientific HydroCAT CTD is ideally suited for extended deployments in remote, biologically rich environments.
- Anti-foulant device and pumped internal flow path for maximum bio-fouling protection
- High initial accuracy with factory-cabibration and low drift rate
- Common deployment duration of three plus months, reducing field costs
The Sea-Bird Scientific HydroCAT CTD is ideally suited for extended deployments in remote, biologically rich environments. Field proven sensors measure and record conductivity, temperature, pressure and optical dissolved oxygen ensuring long term data stability. Depending on the application, the HydroCAT can collect high quality data for several months up to a year.
Excellent bio-fouling protection is provided by EPA-approved anti-foulant devices, an integral pump, and a unique internal flow path, which minimizes flow between samples and provides stable measurements throughout a deployment.
Conductivity and temperature sensors are based on field-proven SBE CTD products. The aged and pressure–protected thermistor has a long history of exceptional stability and accuracy. The oxygen sensor was designed by SBE to meet the demand for a low maintenance and high accuracy sensor for use in applications such as hypoxia monitoring. All HydroCAT sensors are built with careful choices of materials and geometry combined with superior electronics and calibration methodology to optimize field performance.