Dock Monitoring System
Pre-existing structures such as docks, piers and bridge pilings are great locations for the deployment of a long-term water quality, hydrology, and/or weather monitoring system. Mounting to secure structures cuts down expenses, allows for better accessibility and provides a simple means for gathering valuable weather and water quality data.
Typical Dock Monitoring System
Dock monitoring systems may incorporate any number of different weather and water quality parameters such as temperature, pH, dissolved oxygen (DO), turbidity, chlorophyll and blue-green algae. Water level, wave and current measurements can also be performed. Central to all of the different types of systems is that docks provide an accessible structure for deployment and maintenance of measurement equipment.
The X2 data logger is the central component of NexSens automated monitoring systems. It is compatible with a wide range of sensor types and manufacturers, detects sensors automatically and can transmit real-time data to the WQData LIVE web datacenter via radio, cellular, or satellite telemetry. WQData LIVE has a suite of data management tools and alerts via email or SMS text message.
Flexible mounting options for the X2 simplify installation on dock structures. Power is typically supplied with SP10 solar power packs. Water quality sensors can be deployed using a perforated deployment pipe mounted onto the dock, giving the advantage of easy accessibility for maintenance and calibration in comparison to a buoy-based deployment.
Almost any industry-standard water quality probes including those from YSI, Hydrolab, Eureka and In-situ are compatible with the X2. Other sensors typically integrated into NexSens dock monitoring systems are weather sensors like those from Vaisala, Airmar and Lufft, the VEGAPULS C 23 radar level sensor for non-contact water level measurement, and side-looking acoustic Doppler current profilers (ADCP).
Contact a NexSens Applications Engineer today to discuss your dock monitoring application.
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