Accurate, cost-effective solution for metocean data with current profiles
The VOS team was able to set up the Aquadopp before sending it to the rig site. The company was well placed to do this, as its core staff worked for Elcee Instrumentation & Services, who have a strong history working with Nortek, dating back to the 1990’s. VOS was founded in 2014 and has continued the relationship with Nortek products.
“We have a good understanding of Nortek products, so we were able to set the cell size correctly and pre-test the Aquadopp in our office before sending it into the field. It was pretty straightforward,” says Lee.
VOS’s Azri Azhar went out to the rig to help install it. He says the installation went smoothly and the ADCP provided good results reliably throughout the float-over. Nortek’s AquaPro software proved ideal for this one-off assignment as a reliable user interface for displaying real-time data and visualizing the full current profile.
Lee adds that Nortek products remain a vital element in the VOS offering to its customers.
“The tech has evolved a lot over the years. But Nortek make sure they can offer products that don’t have a lot of features that aren’t required. We don’t need overkill, just ADCPs that give good results and are cost-effective,” he says.
While Nortek has continued to develop and innovate in underwater acoustic technology, for example through their line of Signature ADCPs, the Nortek team continues to provide existing systems like the Aquadopp Profiler for purposes where simplicity is key.