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Aquatec Group

Description

Aquatec Group creates innovative instruments, services and solutions for measurement, monitoring and communication underwater. They provide instrumentation solutions for all water environments and service a wide range of applications, including offshore structures and pipelines; oceans, estuaries, rivers and lakes; marine mammals and fisheries; and marine renewables.

Expertise

Aquatec Group employs highly qualified engineering personnel with extensive expertise in oceanographic and offshore applications. In-house expertise includes:

  • Oceanographic instrumentation
  • Low power data loggers
  • Digital signal processing
  • Underwater acoustic communication
  • Temperature and pressure measurement
  • Corrosion and cathodic protection
  • Underwater optical instrumentation
  • Suspended sediment acoustic characteristics
  • High frequency acoustics

Facilities

Aquatec uses sophisticated computer-based design and leading-edge software development tools throughout all phases of the design process, thus ensuring a rapid and flexible response to customer demands.

A fully equipped electronics laboratory provides all the necessary facilities for instrument development, assembly, calibration and test, while strict sub-vendor quality control ensures a consistent high quality for production component manufacture.

Testing capabilities
In-house testing capabilities include:

  • Suspended sediment tower
  • Acoustic test tanks
  • Temperature calibration bath
  • Pressure calibration equipment to 1400 bar
  • Pressure test chambers to 100 bar

Research

The Aquatec Group maintains strong links with universities and research institutions around the world, and is a prominent partner in collaborative research, complementing its internal, market-led product research and development programme.

History

Aquatec was founded by the current managing director in 1990 as a specialist consultancy in oceanographic instrumentation design. Since then, the company has established a diverse portfolio of products for the measurement of oceanographic and process parameters including temperature, depth, turbidity, suspended sediment, motion, orientation, cathodic protection, subsea leaks and marine mammal activity, as well as through and above water data communication systems. Other areas of expertise include consultancy, systems integration and real time monitoring systems.

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