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FlowScout 600 Long-range Acoustic Flow Meter
The single-beam LinkQuest FlowScout 600 acoustic flow meter is based on innovative acoustic Doppler technology and is capable of reaching up to 110 metres in range with an accuracy of up to 0.5% +/- 2.0 mm/s. The operating frequency of the FlowScout 600 system is 600kHz. The standard depth rating of the system is 100m.
The FlowQuest system is typically used to precisely measure water velocities in water channels and rivers. It can be easily installed on an irrigation channel bank, a bridge abutment, or a river bank. The FlowScout 600 system is developed for long-term real-time monitoring of water flow and velocities in water channels, rivers, ports, harbors and estuaries.
CSIRO from Australia is undertaking a survey tour towards the Australian Bight for a baseline survey looking for oil traces in the water. The surveyors are deploying a CTD and a gravity corer measuring possible traces of oil in the water column. The survey mission also consists of hydrographic mapping techniques, GIS and environmental specialists to make sure the situation before exploration is mapped well in order to know what the environmental consequences of an eventual oil seepage or leak may consist of.