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Aquaread Water Quality Meters

Aquaread

Aquaread have a wide range of water testing equipment that is used to record trends across different water quality parameters in water bodies such as streams, lakes and rivers, as well as in seawater. Understanding these trends means that when there is a change it could be an early warning that there is a pollutant in the water or there has been a change in the aquatic ecosystem. Early detection is necessary to put mitigating measures in place.

Aquaread's parameters are wide ranging, although the most commonly measured in surface water testing and monitoring are dissolved oxygen, pH, electrical conductivity and temperature, which are standard on most Aquaprobes. If you require specific parameters to be tested, there is the option to add additional parameters.

Portable

For the ultimate in portable multiparameter water quality testing, look no further than the AP-2000 which measures all the essential parameters in a handheld device. The AP-2000 can be used in conjunction with our GPS Aquameter that records the exact location of each data set so that once back in the lab you can view all your locations on Google Maps. If you need to measure a larger number of parameters, the AP-5000 offers four auxiliary ports, two more than the AP-2000, and also measures depth. The AP-5000 is still portable and has many applications with a diameter of only 55mm.

Fixed monitoring

Both the AP-2000 and AP-5000 are suitable for short to medium term unmanned monitoring. The probes are connected to our AquaLogger, which has the capacity to capture data to months on end. If you require long term water quality monitoring, the AP-7000 is specifically designed for this: it even cleans itself. The AP-7000 is used with the larger capacity Aqualogger and with a telemetry system that sends the data directly to your desk.

Accessories

Logging Options

 

GPS Aquameter

The GPS Aquameter is always required with any Aquaprobe. It is used for taking spot measurements, logging data manually and for calibrating the probes sensors. Its built in GPS receiver allows it to capture the location of every dataset you record. The GPS Aquameter also features a barometric pressure sensor for auto compensation for changes in air pressure during the deployment.

 

GPS Aquameter Provides Pin Points in Google Earth

 

AquaLogger

The AquaLogger is designed to work with the AP-7000. It uses standard C cell batteries to power the system and has a large memory allowing the capture of up to 15,000 datasets. The Aqualogger also features a barometric pressure sensor for auto compensation for changes in air pressure during the deployment.

The Rugged Aqualogger

 

The Rugged Aqualogger

 

The BlackBox data converter

The Blackbox is a data converter that transforms our probes output into either SDI-12 or Modbus RS485. This allows you to connect the Aquaprobe to third party logging devices, telemetry systems or existing monitoring networks. SDI-12 is our recommended protocol. It allows the Aquaprobe to effectively go to sleep between readings to reduce power consumption and on the probe waking a clean cycle is initiated prior to taking any readings.

 

 

 

The BlackBox data converter

AP-LITE

Sometimes multiparameter monitoring is not required, this is where the AP-LITE comes in. This pocket sized Aquaprobe is designed to measure a single parameter, it consists of a small body with an optical electrode socket.

AP Lite Electrodes

AP-2000

The AP-2000 is the smaller of our advanced portable multiparameter water monitoring probes. It comes with a range of standard sensors included, it also offers some customisation options that allow you to add even more sensors to the probe. All of our probes are constructed from tough marine grade aluminium that has been hard anodised, making it suitable for use in both fresh and salt waters.

Standard parameters on the AP-2000

  • Optical DO
  • Specific EC
  • Absolute EC
  • pH
  • ORP
  • TDS
  • Resistivity
  • Salinity
  • SSG
  • Temperature

 

The AP-2000 features 2 Auxiliary sockets to allow you to add further sensors to the probe.

The probe can be used with a variety of cable lengths via the AquaConn Connectors. Cables available in 3, 10, 20 and 30m lengths as standard.

Customisation Options

There are 3 simple choices to make to customise the probe.

The probe comes with 1 Ion Selective Electrode (ISE) socket and 1 optical electrode socket, plus an option to add a depth sensor!

Probes are supplied with blanking plugs in the ISE and optical electrode ports as standard. Simply unscrew these to add your extra electrodes.

Your Options:

  • Do you want to measure Depth?
  • Which of the 5 ISE sensors do you require
  • Which of the 8 optical sensors do you require

Using the AP-2000-D as a water level logger

The AP-2000-D features a depth sensor. This sensor is capable of measurement accuracy of 0.5%FS.

This is very comparable to a dedicated water level logger such as the LeveLine-ECO: 0.2%FS, and the LeveLine (titanium): 0.1%FS.

The depth is zeroed automatically whilst the conductivity is reading zero. As soon as the conductivity registers over 0 the probe depth begins to be calculated.

Once the probe is lowered to the desired depth it must be secured, then using the GPS Aquameter the depth can be zeroed once again.

Now the AP-2000-D will detect small changes in the water level and display them as a positive or negative change.

AP-700 and AP-800

The AP-700 and AP-800 packages represent the essentials in basic water quality monitoring. Offered as  complete packages you are provided with everything you need to get testing water. Packages include an Aquaprobe, a GPS Aquameter, a 3 meter cable, accessories and some RapidCal calibration solution all housed in a neat carry case for easy storage and transport.

 

What comes with each Aquaprobe?

The following recorded parameters come as standard on the AP-700

  • Dissolved Oxygen
  • Specific EC
  • Absolute EC
  • pH
  • ORP
  • TDS
  • Resistivity
  • Salinity
  • SSG
  • Temperature

 

The following recorded parameters come as standard on the AP-800

  • Dissolved Oxygen
  • Turbidity
  • Specific EC
  • Absolute EC
  • pH
  • ORP
  • TDS
  • Resistivity
  • Salinity
  • SSG
  • Temperature

 

The AP-700 offers “the big 4” commonly known as pH, EC, dissolved oxygen and temperature whilst the AP-800 offers more with the addition of our compact sapphire lensed, nephelometric turbidity sensor built in.

AP-5000

The AP-5000 is the larger of our advanced portable multiparameter water monitoring probes. It comes with a range of standard sensors included, and much like its smaller counterpart it offers more customisation options that allow you to add extra sensors to the probe. All of our probes are constructed from tough marine grade aluminium that has been hard anodised, making it suitable for use in both fresh and salt waters.

The AP-5000 features 4 Auxiliary sockets to allow you to add further sensors to the probe. Unlike the AP-2000, these auxiliary ports are unrestricted. This means that each port can take either an Ion Selective Electrode (ISE) or an optical sensor. This makes the number of potential sensor combinations vast.

The probe can be used with a variety of cable lengths via the AquaConn Connectors. Cables available in 3, 10, 20 and 30m lengths as standard.

Standard parameters on the AP-5000:

  • Optical DO
  • Specific EC
  • Absolute EC
  • pH
  • ORP
  • TDS
  • Resistivity
  • Salinity
  • SSG
  • Temperature
  • Depth

 

AP 5001

AP-7000

The AP-7000 Aquaprobe is designed for long term deployment utilising a central cleaning system to keep the fitted sensors clean reducing the effects of bio-fouling common in extended deployments. The probe comes with all of our standard parameters including optical dissolved oxygen, it also features 6 user configurable auxiliary sockets allowing you to add multiple specialist sensors to the probe. The AP-7000 is capable of measuring up to 17 individual parameters at once.

The AP-7000 features 6 Auxiliary sockets to allow you to add further sensors to the probe. The sockets are completely unrestricted so you can fit the probe with any combination of our ion selective or optical sensors.

The AP-7000 can be used with a variety of cable lengths via the AquaConn Connectors. Cables available in 3, 10, 20 and 30m lengths as standard.

Standard parameters on the AP-7000

  • Optical DO
  • Specific EC
  • Absolute EC
  • pH
  • ORP
  • Depth
  • TDS
  • Resistivity
  • Salinity
  • SSG
  • Temperature

Central Self Cleaning System

The AP-7000 is fitted with a central self cleaning system. The brush, that sits in its home position, will rotate and wipe each of the sensor faces clean multiple times per cleaning cycle. This level of cleaning maximises the duration that the probe can be left unmanned for.

 

Aquaread Range Brochure