Leading designer and manufacturer of hydrographic and oceanographic instruments, Valeport, who celebrates 50 years serving the underwater community in 2019, has launched a new Enviromental range of optical sensors.

Hyperion Turbidity, the first turbidity sensor combining Nephelometer and OBS readings in such a compact size. Also introduced is a new SWiFTplus Fluorometer offering the combined power of Valeport’s SWiFT SVP technology and a fluorometer.

The Hyperion Turbidity – is the industry’s first standalone turbidity sensor with such a small footprint to combine Nephelometer and OBS readings in the same instrument. Created for inshore, coastal and oceanographic monitoring, this new sensor is essentially two sensors in one and delivers a minimum detection level of just 0.03 NTU (Nephelometer) and can measure turbidity up to 6,000 NTU (OBS). Both the Nephelometer and OBS sensors output data simultaneously, at a programmable rate so there is no need to switch ranges as conditions vary. Intelligent sampling and the use of a 24 bit ADC eliminates the need to switch gain. The Hyperion Turbidity offers a compact and robust package and is ideal as a standalone sensor for ROV and AUV integration, or used as part of a multi-sensor array and data logger system. The titanium housing, data output up to 16Hz and low power requirements ensures this sensor can be placed in situ for extended periods with easy access to highly accurate data.

SWiFTplus Fluorometer – designed by Valeport’s in-house specialists, this unique new range of probes combine the power of the SWiFT technology and a fluorometer for the high performance measurement of Chlorophyll a, Fluorescein, Rhodamine or Phycocyanin. Compact and robust, the suite of instruments are ideal for shallow water bathymetric and environmental survey, where observations can be monitored and recorded for surveys for up to three days continuous operation.

The package incorporates the convenience of Bluetooth connectivity, rechargeable battery and an integral GPS module to geo-locate each profile. These savvy sensors combine all you need to carry out survey grade Sound Velocity, Salinity, Density, CTD and optical profiles up to 200 metres, in a single instrument.

Valeport designs and manufacturers for a worldwide customer base that includes the environmental, defence, oil & gas, renewable, construction, dredging, civil engineering and scientific research sectors.

Over 50 years of engineering and production excellence is built into every Valeport product and the company recognises that the supply of a new instrument is the start of a relationship with customers, not the end. Valeport’s confidence in the quality and reliability of its products has enabled it to offer a lifetime product care approach alongside a three year manufacture warranty. This unique 12-month service warranty on any Valeport product, allows a customer to send a product back for a service every year, and the product warranty never runs out.

Valeport provides solutions for the underwater industry including: Sound Velocity Probes/ Sensors, Altimeters, Current Meters, Tide Gauges, Fluorometers and CTD’s. For more information on the Environmental range and Valeport please visit: www.valeport.co.uk, sales@valeport.co.uk