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pCO2 Underway

The OceanPack™ Underway System measures pCO2 in water offshore on ships - comparable to what FerryBox does. LI-COR® analyzers are already installed and configured in the racks and can get equipped for scientific use easily .

A water system containing filter, pump, debubbler and quick release fastener is provided as well. Probe heads like dissolved oxygen or thermosalinograph (TSG) are optional. A data logger with quick-look touch-screen allows the connection to external probe heads or a Top-Box™. This Top-Box™ can contain an Air-CO2 analyzer, GPS or meteorological sensors.  

The OceanPack™ Underway system is built sturdy and is easy to maintain. The Flat-Membrane Silicone-Equilibrator (patented) can be run under extreme conditions and works without difficulties even in rough seas.

Leading scientists from NIOZ, AWI, GEOMAR and IFREMER attended the development of the OceanPack.

Benefits

  • Complete, flexible and easy to maintain
  • Handy design: small size and low weight, can be operated on small vessels
  • No or little post-processing necessary
  • No difficult setup required: quick and easy installation (just connect power/data, water in/out)
  • Our exclusive cooperation with LI-COR® Biosciences guarantees the latest technology
  • Best accuracy and long-time stability
  • Can be operated unattended
  • Easy handling: intuitively usable design, easy service procedures
  • Ready to run: low initial and running costs

Specification

  • The LI-COR® pCO2 analyzer is already included and fully configured
  • Robust Flat-Membrane Silicone-Equilibrator  (Patent pending)
  • CO2 tolerant debubbler mBubbler®
  • Built in SmartDI® data logger
  • The data logger automatically marks data with quality flags
  • Auto-zeroing calibration for high-accuracy and long-time operations
  • Easy integration of multiple instruments at once using the SmartDI® data management system. These instruments include AADI Aanderaa Optode, BBE Algae Monitor, LI-COR analyzers, SBE Seabird Thermosalinograph, Sea&Sun sensors, SYSTEA nutrient analyzers, TriOS algae monitor and fluorometer, Turner fluorometer, Seapoint turbidity sensor, WetLabs optical instruments and many more
  • Automatic cleaning procedure including flagging of collected data
  • Our cooperation with LI-COR® Biosciences guarantees the latest technology
  • Model MK-2: specially adapted LI-COR LI-840x analyzer
  • Model MK-3: specially adapted LI-COR LI-7200x analyzer

Options

  • Complete Sea-Air-Exchange (SAE) analysis with the Top-Box™ Air-CO2 analyzer
  • GPS receiver and geo-referencing of all data
  • Online telemetry data transfer and alarm services
  • Up to 3 gas inputs for e.g. 2 span gases and 1 reference gas can be installed
  • OceanView™ DataServer running on a Windows® PC
  • Externally accessible RS-485 Bus extension to connect a wide range of devices such as meteorological sensors, pumps or valves

Product overview:

Our standard OceanPack™ analyzers:

OceanPack™ MK2 Underway with front opened for inspection The complete water system is installed on a movable and removable drawer for easy service and cleaning
OceanPack™ MK2 Analyzer with external gas inlets for span gas calibration (left side) and connectors for external data loggers and additional sensors such as pH or TSG Easy to maintain Flat-Membrane Silicone-Equilibrator (patent pending). Cleaning is done in 3 minutes. The lifetime during normal operation is minimum 10 years
Calibration and diagnostic control elements for the Top-Box™ and OceanPack™ pCO2 analyzer. A PC monitor and keyboard can be connected. The calibration for zero and optionally span1 and span2 can be performed manually Autonomous Water-Intake controller with motor-driven ball-valve, leak sensor simplifies operations during manoeuvring in the harbour