SooGuard Environmental Data Collection System

Ship of Opportunity

The Aanderaa version of FerryBox named SooGuard consists of an automated package of different sensors designed for long-term installation on a ship of opportunity. Measurements of environmental parameters in the surface water along its transect are collected and could be transmitted in near real time.

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  • System Components
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The SooGuard development involved collaboration with the National Oceanography Centre, UK (NOC). The design draws on experience gained by the NOC from installations aboard the P&O Ferries Ltd. “MV Pride of Bilbao” (transiting Portsmouth – Bilbao) starting in April 2002 and the China Navigation MV Pacific Celebes starting in May 2007.

The system offers easy maintenance and flexibility to collect data from a ship of opportunity. It is based around a 10 bar pressure housing for water-flow and measurements. Embedded sensors are connected to our SmartGuard data collection platform for data logging and telemetry.

The system offers easy maintenance and flexibility to collect data from a ship of opportunity. It is based around a 10 bar pressure housing for water-flow and measurements. Embedded sensors are connected to our SmartGuard data collection platform for data logging and telemetry.


Standard measurement parameters:

  • Conductivity (see data sheet 4319B)
  • Oxygen (see data sheet 4835)
  • Chlorophyll Turner Designs Cyclops
  • Water flow in the tube ABB

Optional measurement parameters:

  • CDOM
  • pH
  • Turbidity (see data sheet 4112)
  • Most third party sensors (analog, RS-232/RS-422)
  • GPS
  • Other parameters on demand

GPS data from the boat may be collected by the SmartGuard data logger. Some additional water parameters available from the boat can also be collected by the data logger (meteorological data, etc). Real-time data transmission is possible depending on the ship’s capabilities. SmartGuard is the latest member in the Aanderaa family of advanced dataloggers. It has low power consumptionand the capacity to handle more than 40 Aanderaa and/or third party sensors using different signal standards. For on-line communication it incorporates USB, LAN/Ethernet and serial capacity supported by Aanderaa real-time communication and data presentation software. SmartGuard will store, save and send data in real time to receivingstation as well as to a display on board the ship if needed. System status can be checked in the engine room directly
on the SmartGuard display or on an optional panel PC.

• Low maintenance, high stability, low operating costs
• Flexibility to suit the customers/operators needs
• Robust system designed to be used in harsh environments
• Designed to avoid trapping sediment and air bubbles
• Long life/operation time, long term sensor stability
• Easy installation, cleaning and maintenance
• Reconfigurable instrument options
• Full real-time solution with satellite telemetry or cable links
• Web based data display

Standard:

  • Follow-through chamber
  • Sensors: conductivity, oxygen, cyclops chlorophyll
  • All with 10m cables for connection to SmartGuard data logger
  • SmartGuard data logger with cable for power supply with free end
  • Real-time collector, software for collecting and presenting data
  • Real-time output (cable not included)

Options:

  • Cyclops 7 CDOM sensor
  • Turbidity (4112/4112A/4112B/4112C)
  • Real-time transmission via satellite/Ethernet
  • Additional third party sensors
  • Extra follow-through chamber
  • Meteorological sensors
  • Display on a PC in the machine room including cabinet for SmartGuard and GeoView display program
  • Other possibilities and functionalities to be discussed on request