Precision The Model 108 MKIII Direct Reading Oceanographic Current Meter is a well proven tool for the collection of single point current (and other) data in real time applications. Titanium construction gives excellent durability, whilst low power consumption allows for extended deployment periods.
A variety of communication options allow real time operation over cable lengths up to 3000m, and data may be viewed on either a dedicated display unit, or with Valeport’s own easy to use DataLog software.
Data Acquisition The vector average is based on a 5 second period during which impeller counts are measured and a single compass reading is made, and the vector average is built up over the averaging period set. Averaging period is any multiple of 5 seconds, up to a maximum of 30 minutes. For the optional parameters, the sample is taken at the end of each sample period, and averaged over the averaging period. The real time display is updated at the end of each averaging period.
Control Display Unit The 108 MKIII can be used in real time with Valeport’s Model 8008
Control Display Unit (CDU). This features an LCD graphics display of all
parameters and allows full sampling set up of the instrument. The 8008
CDU also has its own internal memory, which can be downloaded to PC
in spreadsheet compatible format.
Low power consumption allows for extended deployment periods