Ports and Harbor Monitoring

Xylem offers a host of options to fit an important need to effectively monitor traffic conditions into ports and sailing fairways. Accurate meteorological measurements and reliable environmental monitoring ensures safe navigation and improves overall port efficiency by offering complelte, real-time overview of conditions affecting traffic. The data collected helps stakeholders make more informed decisions, whether relating to port operations or general ocean health.

SonTek Products

SonTek-SL Series

SonTek®-SL Series

Inspired by the need for a simple way to measure water velocity and level in open channels

NEW SL1500/3000 3G MODELS! Inspired by the need for a SIMPLE way to measure water velocity and level in open channels, the SonTek-SL (affectionately known as the Side-Looker or "SL") has earned worldwide acceptance as a long-term monitoring solution. Now, with two new (3G) models turbo-charged by our proprietary SmartPulseHD®, the SonTek-SL features  accessories, mounting options, software, and a variety of integration formats to ensure it fits your application. [View online webinar - Recorded version]

Designed specifically for side mounting on bridges, canal walls, or riverbanks, the SL's SLEEK, low-profile housing makes installation easy.  With three models to choose from, the SL can be used in channels as small as you can jump across to rivers as wide as the Amazon. Ultra narrow beam widths combined with unmatched side lobe suppression provide the SUPERIOR acoustic directivity necessary for achieving maximum horizontal range free of interference from surface or bottom boundaries.

RiverSurveyor M9 & S5

RiverSurveyor® S5 and M9

A new perspective to the notion of measuring open channel hydraulics

4.0 is HERE! This is some pretty big news for RiverSurveyor-M9 users, and those that want to be! RiverSurveyor Live 4.0 software release is set for November, and we thought you might want to know about some of the big benefits coming your way:

  • No tagline/tape measure required: With RiverSurveyor Stationary Live, automatically measure distance between stations with DGPS or RTK GPS equipped systems.
  • Manual configuration: Now you can set blanking distance, cell size and number of cells for moving boat measurements.
  • Real-time QA/QC warnings: Know when there could be a problem before there is one.
  • Zipped files: New and improved compression and auto-decompression, providing faster access to large amounts of data.
  • Sample filter: Remove your random velocity outliers with ease!

The patented and award-winning RiverSurveyor®, S5/M9 systems give a new perspective to the notion of measuring open channel hydraulics. Using SonTek's exclusive SmartPulseHD®, multiple acoustic frequencies are fused with precise bandwidth control for the most robust and continuous shallow-to-deep discharge measurements ever. A deterministic microcontroller expertly apportions the proper acoustics, pulse scheme, and cell size to get the highest definition possible so you can focus on the measurement, not the instrument setup. The system even has a vertical beam for precise channel definition and it's all designed to work intuitively.

And just like the name implies - SmartPulseHD (just like your TV) lets you see the clearest velocity picture possible with cell sizes down to 2 cm.

HydroSurveyor

HydroSurveyor™

Exclusive 5-beam depth sounding device

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NOW INTEGRATED WITH HYPACK® [Learn more] The HydroSurveyor is a system designed to collect bathymetric, water column velocity profile, and acoustic bottom tracking data as part of a hydrographic survey.  The two key components of the system are the HydroSurveyor Acoustic Doppler Profiler (ADP®) platform, and the powerful, yet user-friendly, data collection software. With the HydroSurveyor platform, SonTek is able to offer an exclusive 5-beam depth sounding device, with built-in navigation, full water column velocity (currents) profiling, full compensation for speed of sound (with the CastAway-CTD), and integrated positioning solution.

Argonaut-XR

Argonaut®-XR

Exceptional value for near shore deployments

The Argonaut-XR offers exceptional value for near shore deployments in less than 40 m of water. Designed specifically for mounting on the bottom of a river, channel, or harbor, the XR features a special mode that automatically adjusts one of its measurement cells for changing water level. Its small size, rugged build, and flexible system architecture make the XR attractive for both real-time operation and autonomous deployments.

CastAway-CTD

CastAway®-CTD

The first handheld castable instrument that provides instantaneous profiles of temperature, salinity, and sound speed

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Designed for coastal profiling, the CastAway-CTD® incorporates a 6-electrode conductivity cell, coupled with a fast response thermistor to provide highly accurate, high resolution CTD measurements to depths of 100 m. Now Integrated with HYPACK!

Other Xylem Brands

EXO 2

YSI EXO 2

Multiparameter 6-port water quality sonde with anti-fouling wiper

The EXO advanced water quality monitoring platform includes the versatile multiparameter EXO2 sonde for oceanographic, estuarine, or surface water applications. Smart Sondes and sensors allows the user to automatically configure a sonde with different sensor for different applications in minutes.

Aanderaa SmartGuard

Aanderaa SmartGuard

The next generation sensor and instrument HUB for Ocean, Lake, Reservoir, Estuary and River Hydrometric stations.

Monitoring water and weather  conditions is essential in many operations and the SmartGuard node is well suited for stand-alone stations powered by battery and solar power utilizing wireless real-time data communication. Designed for ease of integration of new and existing sensor technologies into a single Aanderaa observatory node with modern self-describing XML data output formats.

YSI Integrated Systems Bay Buoy

YSI Integrated Systems Bay Buoy

Designed for long-term water quality monitoring in surface water

The bay buoy is a medium-sized platform suitable for lakes, rivers and coastal applications.  It is designed around logging, sensors, and remote telemetry.  The bay buoy platform will deliver data for years, making it suitable for research and long-term monitoring applications.

Aanderaa RCM Blue

Aanderaa RCM Blue

A new self-recording dedicated current meter with Bluetooth for communications and data retrieval.

The RCM Blue is a self-recording Current Meter which also measures water temperature in salt or fresh water, and a battery container with battery capacity up to 70Ah. The Doppler Current Sensor is an upgraded version of the proven SeaGuard ZPulse sensor. The instrument configuration and data retrieval is done via Bluetooth which eliminates the need to open the pressure case for repeated deployments.