Stevens Introduces Mini Analyzer for Enhanced Water and Wastewater Monitoring.NEW ORLEANS New Orleans (ôr`lēənz –lənz, ôrlēnz`), city (2006 pop. 187,525), coextensive with Orleans parish, SE La., between the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain, 107 mi (172 km) by water from the river mouth; founded & PORTLAND, Ore. -- Analyzer Provides On-Site, Laboratory-Quality Analysis of Physical and Nutrient Parameters of Water
At the 2004 Water Environment Federation Technology Conference, Stevens Water Monitoring Systems, Inc. together with Greenspan Technologies Ltd. (a subsidiary of Tyco Flow Control) announced the availability of the Mini Analyzer for wastewater, aquaculture aquaculture, the raising and harvesting of fresh- and saltwater plants and animals. The most economically important form of aquaculture is fish farming, an industry that accounts for an ever increasing share of world fisheries production. , industrial discharge and environmental monitoring. Part of a complete line of technologically advanced water monitoring and telemetry telemetry
Highly automated communications process by which data are collected from instruments located at remote or inaccessible points and transmitted to receiving equipment for measurement, monitoring, display, and recording. instruments for government and industry, the unit automatically provides comprehensive water quality analysis on-site.
As an extension of Stevens' line of water quality analyzers, including its larger AquaLab Analyzer, the new Mini Analyzer offers a more cost-effective, portable method of water quality analysis. It comes equipped with many of the same features as the AquaLab, including on-board standards and dynamic calibration. Both analyzers perform standard laboratory methodologies to provide accurate and laboratory quality data.
The Mini Analyzer offers immediate access to data, and is ideal for long-term deployment where continuous, unattended analysis is needed. A computer-controlled system automatically pumps water samples through tubes to the sensors. Once the sensor analysis is complete, the Analyzer self-purges the sensors and all the water collection tubes to assure an accurate, uncontaminated reading of the next scheduled sample.
The compact, easily installed unit can be configured to measure physical parameters (pH, electrical conductivity, dissolved oxygen, oxidation reduction potential and turbidity turbidity /tur·bid·i·ty/ (ter-bid´i-te) cloudiness; disturbance of solids (sediment) in a solution, so that it is not clear.tur´bid
The cloudiness or lack of transparency of a solution. ) or nutrient parameters (total reactive phosphorous phos·pho·rous
Of, relating to, or containing phosphorus, especially with a valence of 3 or a valence lower than that of a comparable phosphoric compound. , nitrate, ammonia or ammonium). Set-up and configuration is via user-friendly Windows software or can be accessed through a built-in, touch-sensitive LCD screen that also provides data collection and diagnostic information.
"The Mini Analyzer meets our goal to provide reliable, easy-to-use environmental monitoring tools and offers a good, economical option for organizations that don't require the full capabilities of the larger AquaLab," said Scott South, CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of Stevens Water Monitoring Systems, Inc. "We are pleased to be able to offer this unit in conjunction with our partner, Greenspan Technologies Ltd."
System monitoring A System Monitor (SM) is a process within a distributed system for collecting and storing state data.
There are many issues involved with designing and implementing a system monitor. , diagnostics and data analysis can all be performed via a desktop PC when the Analyzer is used in conjunction with telemetry options, such as those Stevens offers.
The Mini Analyzer comes encased en·case
tr.v. en·cased, en·cas·ing, en·cas·es
To enclose in or as if in a case.
en·casement n. in a convenient, compact weatherproof IP 54 cabinet, which houses the communication and control electronics as well as the reagent and standard solution storage bottles. Designed to withstand rugged environments, the unit can be wall-, trailer-, or bench-top mounted.
The Analyzer also offers the ability to incorporate data from other water and weather monitoring sensors, and sampling instruments for an integrated, comprehensive environmental monitoring solution.
Greenspan Technologies Ltd., designed and developed the Analyzer line of products in conjunction with the Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organization and other Australian research organizations. Stevens Water Monitoring Systems, Inc. sells, distributes and services Tyco/Greenspan's products in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. . Prices for the Mini Analyzer begin at $16,200, and $36,100 for the AquaLab Analyzer.
About Stevens Water Monitoring Systems, Inc.
Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Stevens Water Monitoring Systems, Inc. manufactures and markets easy-to-use hydrological hy·drol·o·gy
The scientific study of the properties, distribution, and effects of water on the earth's surface, in the soil and underlying rocks, and in the atmosphere. , meteorological and oceanographic A term used to convey all meteorological (weather) and oceanographic (physical oceanography) factors as provided by Service components. These factors include the whole range of atmospheric and oceanographic phenomena, from the sub-bottom of the earth's oceans up to the space environment monitoring instrumentation, accessories and information systems that help optimize water resource management and enhance forecasting. Stevens provides sensors, data loggers, as well as a complete line of wireless real-time data communication systems for government and industries that monitor and manage environmental conditions, with an emphasis on water resources. Other Stevens services include engineering support on systems design, installation and commissioning; and on-line Internet data collection, analysis and management. More information is available at http://www.stevenswater.com or at 800-452-5272 or 503-469-8000.