CEETIDE™

 

Low maintenance, easy to operate radar tide gauge recorder.

 

CEETIDE™ radar tide gauge recorder components are designed and manufactured to withstand the harsh marine environment and are enclosed in a virtually indestructible Pelican™ case to offer a resilient field solution for water level and meterological data recording.

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The CEETIDE™ is a simple to install, extremely low maintenance and easy to operate radar tide gauge recorder that can accurately monitor tidal movements in a compact system.  There are no moving parts or sensors submerged in water, reducing the amount of maintenance required to maintain an accurate tide gauge installation. The CEETIDE™ can either be permanently installed for port operations or can be used as a portable tide recorder requiring minimal setup.

The CEETIDE™ operates with a radar level sensor that eliminates issues associated with corrosion and fouling of submerged pressure sensors. The non contact probe makes installation easier and maximises flexibility of probe positioning. As the position of the radar sensor can be precisely and easily recorded, it makes the establishing of its position relative to the survey datum easy. Unlike submerged pressure measuring devices, the accuracy of the tide measurements are not affected by changes in water density and atmospheric conditions.

 

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High quality components and a weatherproof enclosure ensures data collection is not compromised by equipment failure.

PRODUCT INFORMATION

Battery

Internal battery for autonomous data logging.

temp

Accepts meteorological data input.

waterproof

Sealed waterproof construction.

save b

Internal logging of tide readings.

display b

Backlit LCD display.

Physical
Dimensions36.5 x 29.5 x 15.5 cm (L x W x D)
Display320 x 240 Backlit LCD with contrast control
Weight5.6 kg (12.4 lbs)
ColourPelican Yellow
ConnectorsLEMO 1B series, TNC (telemetry), CA 6+E
Environmental
Operating temperature0°C-50°C (32°F-122°F)
Humidity95% non condensing
Ingress protection ratingIP65
Power
Power consumption1.8 watts (average)
Internal batteryRechargeable SLA Battery 7.0 Ah
External power supplyNominal 12.0 VDC @ 1A
Radar Probe Options
Short range0.5-15 m (1.64-49.21 ft)
Long range0.5-35 m (1.64-114.8 ft)
Cable length15 m (49.21 ft) – options available
Logging
Memory capacity (STD)65,000 Tide readings (Flash memory)
Extended memory (Opt)16,500,000 Tide reading (Flash memory)
Data
Log interval1, 2, 5, 6, 10, 15, 20 or 30 minute/s
Real time output interval5, 10, 15, 30 or 60 seconds
Telemetry Module Options
UHFRange 1-10 km (0.6-6.2 miles)
VHFRange 1-20 km (0.6-12.4 miles)
GSMRange network dependant
HSPARange network dependant
BluetoothRange 10-300 m (32-984 ft)

– Specifications are subject to change

– v11185

– What is the probe range?

15 m or 35 m depending on probe choice.

– Do I need a separate computer?

No. The CEETIDE™ can easily be set up using the front panel interface and can log tide data internally. However you can interface with a computer running the CEETIDE™ software utility for remote display and logging of data.

– What is the power requirement?

The CEETIDE™ has an internal battery for standalone operation. A 12V power supply may be connected for extended duration operation.

– What maintenance is required?

As a result of the use of non contact sensors, minimal maintenance is needed. When connected to a telemetry link the unit may be monitored remotely.

– Where should I mount the probe?

The area should not dry at low water, and there should be a clear undisturbed path to the water surface.

– What applications are suitable?

Any application that requires a precise continuous water level measurement – lakes, harbours, rivers, dams, ports.

– What is the real time data output format?

There are nine standard ASCII outputs available.

– What is the logged data format?

There are three standard ASCII data formats available.

– How is the internal memory organized?

Data are logged in intervals selected by the user, and stored in a circular buffer memory system. If the data storage capacity is met, the oldest data will be replaced by new data.

The CEETIDE™ uses highly accurate VEGA radar probes. The application of the VEGAPULS68 radar sensor to tidal height monitoring in the Humber Estuary, UK, is described in this Case History from VEGA.

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