Monitoring water quality, temperature, and other environmental conditions is an integral part of an efficient aquaculture operation. Campbell Scientific aquaculture systems perform automated water monitoring, control, and alarm functions in recirculating, flow-through, and open-pond aquaculture. Our systems measure input from stratification temperature profilers, water-quality, flow, and amp sensors, and control aerators, pumps, alarms, and communication devices. These systems can be configured to serve the smallest to the largest aquaculture enterprises.
Measuring thermal stratification in lakes is an important component of lake ecology. We manufacture very high-quality, customized temperature profiling strings right here in Canada. Our CS225 temperature profilers are rugged enough to withstand harsh elements and remote monitoring conditions. The strings can freeze in water and continue to monitor temperature profiles, year after year.
Our handy CS225 Configuration Tool can help you configure and visualize a temperature profiling string that meets your specifications. It includes parameters for lead length, first sensor from water surface, and distance between sensors.
We can assist with recirculating aquaculture system design and implementation. A CR1000 (or other control unit) monitors stratification temperature profiles, dissolved oxygen, pH, temperature, flow, level, and other sensors. Based on those measurements (or preset times) valves, pumps, chemical injectors, aerators, and other devices are controlled to maintain appropriate water quality and quantity for the aquaculture operation. The control unit, its power supply, and communication devices are housed in an enclosure. Data is transmitted to the central computer for analysis. Status of the recirculating system can be monitored from the central computer.
We offer a variety of products that can be used to create systems for Aquaculture. Many of the major components used to create these systems are listed below. Please let us know if we can help you configure a system.
Our systems monitor and record water quality around the clock providing continuous data that can be used to identify trends and improve production. Almost any sensor can be used, including dissolved oxygen, temperature, pH, conductivity, salinity, turbidity, ORP, ammonia, flow, and level. Sensors can measure and store data at any interval you choose. Through the use of mathematical algorithms, you can store processed data in the units of your choice, simplifying data analysis.
Aerators, pumps, alarms, or other electrical devices can be controlled based on measured conditions or time. For example, aerators can be turned on (day or night) when DO measurements reach a preset value. Together with continuous monitoring, automated control keeps your system operating efficiently even when you are not around.
The availability of multiple communications options for transmitting data to the central computer also allows systems to be customized to meet exact needs. Our communications overview describes communications options in greater detail. Options include radio, telephone, cell phone, voice-synthesized phone, satellite, and Ethernet. Systems can be programmed to send alarms or report site conditions by calling out to a computer, phones, radios, and/or pagers.
Our measurement and control units have proven their reliability in thousands of applications in climates worldwide making precise, reliable measurements on a wide variety of sensors. Since rechargeable batteries are used as a power source, systems can continue to measure and store time-stamped data and control on-site generators and other devices during power outages.
In ponds, our systems typically monitor dissolved oxygen and temperature. Amps or RPMs can also be monitored on motors to aid in detecting aerator failures. In a pond monitoring system, a CR1000 measurement and control unit (or other unit), housed in an environmental enclosure, measures sensors and controls aerators based on preset times or based on the concentration of dissolved oxygen, as measured by the sensors. Alarms are sent via pager, radio, or phone when oxygen levels reach preset danger levels or when amp or RPM sensors indicate aerator failure.
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Yes. Campbell Scientific monitoring and control systems are used in many applications. They can be programmed to monitor and control any application.
Because each farm is unique in its configuration, each system is designed to meet the needs of the farm. Contact Campbell Scientific to develop a customized solution. We can also recommend very capable system integrators to handle the installation of a system.
Oxygen is controlled in water by forcing oxygen into the water. There are typically three ways to accomplish this: