CPEC200 Closed-Path Eddy-Covariance System
Turn-Key System
Nearly maintenance-free with the vortex intake and auto zero/span
weather applications supported water applications supported energy applications supported gas flux & turbulence applications supported infrastructure applications supported soil applications supported

Overview

The CPEC200 is a turn-key, closed-path eddy-covariance (EC) flux system for long-term monitoring of atmosphere-biosphere exchanges of carbon dioxide, water vapour, heat, and momentum. A complete system consists of a closed-path gas analyzer (EC155 closed-path gas analyzer with updated vortex intake design), sonic anemometer (CSAT3A sonic anemometer), datalogger (CR3000 datalogger), and sample pump. A valve module is also available for automated zero and span.

The gas analyzer’s intake design and small sample cell volume (5.9 mL) provide excellent frequency response (4.3 Hz cutoff frequency) with low total system power (12 W). Additionally, the vortex intake greatly reduces maintenance and maintains frequency response compared to traditional inline filters.

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Benefits and Features

  • Fully integrated system with all the plumbing
  • Low-power operation

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Specifications

Operating Temperature Range -30° to +50°C
Input Voltage Range 10.5 to 16.0 Vdc
Power
  • 12 W (typical)
  • 35 W (maximum, at cold startup)

System Enclosure

Dimensions 52.1 x 44.5 x 29.7 cm (20.5 x 17.5 x 11.7 in.)
Weight
  • 11.6 kg (25.5 lb) for basic system
  • 1.6 kg (3.7 lb) for CR3000
  • 154 g (5.4 oz) for CFM100/NL116
  • 1.5 kg (3.3 lb) for three-valve module
  • 1.9 kg (4.2 lb) for six-valve module

Pump Module

Inlet Connection 3/8-in. Swagelok
Pumping Speed 3 to 9 LPM (automatically controlled at the setpoint, typically 7 LPM)
Pressure Sensor Range 15 to 115 kPa
Cable Length 3.0 m (10 ft)
Dimensions 35.6 x 29.2 x 13.5 cm (14.0 x 11.5 x 5.3 in.)
Weight 5.4 kg (11.8 lb) without mounting bracket

Valve Module

Inlets for Three-Valve Module Zero, CO2, span, and H2O span
Inlets for Six-Valve Module Zero, CO2 span 1 to CO2 span 4, and H2O span
Outlets Analyzer and H2O bypass
Connections 1/4-in. Swagelok
Dimensions 14.0 x 12.7 x 14.0 cm (5.5 x 5.0 x 5.5 in.)
Weight of Three-Valve Module 1.5 kg (3.3 lb)
Weight of Six-Valve Module 1.9 kg (4.2 lb)

Scrub Module

Power
  • 0 W (quiescent)
  • 2 W (with pump running)
  • 8 W (with heater running)
Cylinder Volume 480 cm3 each (29.29 in.3)
Molecular Sieve Size 1.6 to 2.5 mm beads
Enclosure Dimensions 39.4 x 34.3 x 20.3 cm (15.5 x 13.5 x 8.0 in.)
Weight 9.6 kg (21.1 lb)

Downloads

CR3000 OS v.32.03 (4.91 MB) 13-08-2018

Execution of this download installs the CR3000 Operating System and Compiler on your computer.  It also updates the CR3000 support files for the CRBasic Editor.  

Note: The Device Configuration Utility is used to upload the included operating system to the datalogger.

Upgrading from versions prior to version 28 of the Operating System will reset the datalogger’s CPU drive.  This is due to a change in the format of the file system from FAT16 to FAT32.  In order for the datalogger to operate correctly, as part of the upgrade, the CPU drive is formatted to FAT32.  Any programs stored and running from the CPU drive will be lost.  It is not recommended to update the datalogger’s Operating System over a remote connection where program control regulates the communication equipment (turning it on or off, etc.).  In these cases, an on-site visit and a backup using DevConfig’s backup utility is necessary to update the datalogger’s Operating System.

Watch the Video Tutorial: Sending an OS to a Local Datalogger.

In all cases where the datalogger is being updated from an Operating System prior to 28, the use of DevConfig’s backup utility is recommended due to the CPU drive being formatted using the new FAT32 format.

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Device Configuration Utility v.2.19 (33.2 MB) 06-12-2018

A software utility used to download operating systems and set up Campbell Scientific hardware. Also will update PakBus Graph and the Network Planner if they have been installed previously by another Campbell Scientific software package.

Supported Operating Systems:

Windows 10, 8.1, 8, and 7 (Both 32 and 64 bit)

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CPEC200 CR3000 Program () 01-09-2011

Micrometeorology Group (435) 227-9100.

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EC100 OS v.8.01 (561 KB) 07-05-2018

EC100 Operating System.

Watch the Video Tutorial: Updating the EC100 Operating System.

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ECMon v.1.6 (10.7 MB) 29-03-2016

EC100-Series Support Software.


FAQs for

Number of FAQs related to CPEC200: 15

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  1. The heater for the CPEC200 is not positioned along the intake pipe. The heater is in the "snout/rain-cap" of the vortex intake. 

  2. There is no heater along the intake pipe of the CPEC200. An air gap insulates the intake pipe (1/8 in. OD) from the outer shell (1/2 in.ID), so the air traveling down the intake tube retains most of the heat absorbed at the intake.

  3. Yes, the pump works a little harder with the new vortex. The recommended flow for the new vortex system is 8 LPM (6 to sample cell + 2 to bypass). 7 LPM was recommended for the original system. Also, the sample cell “differential” pressure is slightly lower (~-6kPa_new versus ~-3kPa_original). It’s a balance of parameters to maintain good frequency response, low power, and low maintenance.

  4. Yes, the heater is controlled the same way. Campbell Scientific recommends leaving the heater on all the time.

  5. If the pump fails, it must be replaced. Contact Campbell Scientific for details. For the process of returning equipment to Campbell Scientific, refer to the Repair and Calibration page.

  6. The inserts prevent the tubing from collapsing as the ferrules are swaged onto the tubing. Although it is possible to make a leak-tight connection without an insert, the insert provides added protection against leaks. This is particularly true for tubes at negative pressure and for repeated tubing disconnect/connect cycles.
  7. It is easy to learn how to cut tubing to length and swage the fittings. However, if it is preferred, order tubing assemblies cut to a specified length using pn 21823-L, Calibration Gas Tubing Assembly.

  8. The threads on the nut and fitting have likely been damaged because they were over tightened. Replace both the nut and the fitting.