Aquaculture Monitoring Systems
The availability of multiple communications options for transmitting data to the central computer also allows systems to be customized to meet exact needs. 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.
A CR1000 (or other control unit) monitors 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.