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Nortek Vector - 4000 m

Single point velocimeter for deep waters

Investigate 3D velocity in the bottom boundary layer down to depths of 4000 m.

  • Nortek Vector - 4000 m
Nortek
Vangkroken 2
1351 Rud
Norway

Description

The Vector is a high-accuracy single-point current meter that is capable of acquiring 3D velocity in a very small volume at rates up to 64 Hz. It is widely used for sediment transport applications, small-scale turbulence measurements and coastal engineering studies. It has an excellent track record of delivering outstanding data quality in a variety of applications. This titanium version of the Vector is suitable for investigating deep-water currents down to depths of 4000 m.

 

Applications

  • Studies of bottom boundary layers
  • Studies of deep-water currents
  • Ocean engineering projects
  • Low flow measurements
  • Flux measurements
  • Deep ocean mining support

Specifications

  • Year of initial development
    1998
  • Year of latest version
    2015
  • Area of Application
    Wave,ocean engineering, coastal and river studies
  • Field of Use
    The Vector is suitable for real-time or self-contained deployment, and supports both continuous and burst sampling.
  • Languages Supported
    English
  • RAM [GB]
    4
  • HD [GB]
    1
  • Operating System
    Windows®7 or later
  • Dedicated software
    Y
  • Output interface {eg. rs232}
    RS-232 or RS-422
  • Operating current
    0.6 - 1 W
  • Power supply (internal/external with specs)
    12 - 48 VDC
  • Analogue output
    Yes
  • Housing material
    Delrin® housing. Titanium probe and screws.
  • Weight in air [kg]
    8.3
  • Weight in water [kg]
    5.1
  • Width [cm]
    1.5
  • Length [cm]
    82.4
  • Operating temperature: min. [°C]
    -4
  • Operating temperature: max. [°C]
    40
  • Type of sensor
    Acoustic
  • Range
    0.15 m
  • Accuracy
    ±0.5% of measured value ±1 mm/s
  • Resolution
    0.001 m/s
  • Volume of sample
    5 - 20 mm
  • Type of sensor
    Acoustic
  • Range
    0.15mm
  • Accuracy
    ±0.5% of measured value ±1 mm/s
  • Resolution
    0.01 deg
  • Telemetry
    Digital
  • Minimum operating depth {m}
    0
  • Depth rating [m]
    300
  • Output data format
    Nortek format
  • Sampling rate
    1-64 Hz
  • Depth — Accuracy
    0.5% FS
  • Depth — Resolution
    0.001 dBar
  • Velocity — Accuracy
    ±0.5% of measured value ±1 mm/s
  • Velocity — Resolution
    0.001 m/s
  • Number of Cells
    1
  • Transducer Configuration
    Convergent
  • Temperature Sensor — Resolution
    0.01 °C
  • Temperature Sensor — Accuracy
    Magnetometer
  • Compass — Type
    Magnetometer
  • Compass — Range
    0 - 360 degrees
  • Compass — Heading Accuracy
  • Compass — Tilt Accuracy
    0.2°
  • Storage Temperature
    -20 to +60 °C
  • Data storage
    16 Gb, optional for more
  • Additional capabilities
    IMU sensor upon request

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