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Midas SVX2

The MIDAS SVX2 is the latest version of Valeport’s unique instrument. Recognising the conflict faced by users requiring the superior Sound Velocity data from an SVP, but still needing the Salinity and Density data from a CTD, the MIDAS SVX2 combines

Valeport
St. Peters Quay
TQ9 5EW Totnes
United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland
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Description

The MIDAS SVX2 is the latest version of Valeport’s unique instrument. Recognising the conflict faced by users requiring the superior Sound Velocity data from an SVP, but still needing the Salinity and Density data from a CTD, the MIDAS SVX2 combines both technologies to give the best of both worlds. Now fitted with a 0.01% pressure sensor as standard, the SVX2 also uses synchronised sampling to ensure perfect profiles, and since the digital time of flight SV sensor is the most accurate in the world, it’s also possible to compare the true sound velocity data with that generated by commonly used equations.

Specifications

  • Diameter [mm]
    88
  • Height [mm]
    665
  • Weight in air [kg]
    11.5
  • Weight in water [kg]
    8.5
  • Material
    Titanium housing, polycarbonate & composite sensor components, stainless steel (316) cage.
  • Min. operating power [V]
    30
  • Max. operating power [V]
    9
  • Max power consumption [W]
    0.7
  • Battery
    Y
  • Battery type
    8 x C cells, 1.5v alkaline or 3.6v lithium
  • Max. operation time on one battery [hr]
    250
  • Max. operating depth [m]
    6000
  • Max. pressure [bar]
    600
  • Operating temperature: min. [°C]
    -20
  • Operating temperature: max. [°C]
    80
  • Sample rate [Hz]
    1, 2, 4 or 8Hz
  • Range min. value [m/s]
    1375
  • Range max. value [m/s]
    1900
  • Resolution [m/s]
    0.001
  • Accuracy [m/s]
    0.02
  • Connectors
    RS232, RS485
  • Internal Memory [MB]
    16
  • Software solution
    Y
  • Output data/formats
    The instrument will operate autonomously, with setup and data extraction performed by direct communications with PC before and after deployment. It also operates in real time, with a choice of communication protocols (RS232, RS485)for a variety of cable lengths, all fitted as standard and selected by pin choice on the output connector.
  • Internal memory
    Y
  • Type of internal memory
    16 - 64Mb Solid state non-volatile FLASH memory.

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