SonTek CastAway-CTD

The SonTekCastAway-CTD is a lightweight, easy-to-use instrument designed for quick and accurate conductivity, temperature, and depth profiles.

Features

  • Can be used for sensor verification, speed of sound profiles, thermocline profiling, and more
  • Sampling rate and sensor response of 5 Hz with 1m per second free fall design
  • Designed for CTD profiling down to 100m
$7,100.00
Stock 1AVAILABLE

Overview
The SonTek CastAway-CTD conductivity, temperature, and depth sensor incorporates modern technical features which allow fine spatial resolution and high accuracy. The CastAway-CTD uses a six electrode flow-through conductivity cell with zero external fields and a rapid response thermistor to attain high measurement accuracy. The instrument is simple to deploy, does not require a pump, and is hydrodynamically designed to have a free fall rate of 1 m/s.

Built-in GPS Reciever
Each CastAway-CTD cast is referenced with time and location using its built-in GPS receiver. Latitude and longitude are acquired both before and after each profile. Plots of conductivity, temperature, salinity and sound speed versus depth can be viewed immediately on the CastAway's integrated color LCD screen in the field. Raw data can be easily downloaded via Bluetooth to a Windows computer for detailed analysis and export at any time.

Other Features

  • Salinity Accuracy: 0.1 PSU
  • Temperature Accuracy: 0.05°C
  • Small size
  • Integrated GPS position
  • Real-time display screen
  • Wireless data transfer
  • 5 Hz sampling rate
  • (1) CastAway-CTD with polyurethane jacket
  • (3) Magnetic stylus pens
  • (1) Bluetooth adapter
  • (2) Carabiners
  • (1) 15m casting line
  • (4) AA batteries
  • (1) Maintenance pack (includes cleaning brush, lubricant, o-ring)
  • (1) USB flash drive with CastAway Windows software and documentation
  • (1) Quick Start Guide
  • (1) Hard plastic storage/shipping case
Questions & Answers
How long is the battery life?
With continuous use, battery life is estimated at 40 hours.
How much internal memory do the CTDs have?
The CastAway-CTD has 15 MB internal memory, which translates to ~750 casts.
Are there any service plans available for the CastAway CTD?
No, there are no service plans needed, or available. Both Fondriest and SonTek offer free tech support for the life of the instrument.
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