Precision Measurement Engineering, and Centre for Water Research Provide System for Water Quality Management

The Lake Diagnostic System (LDS) produced and manufactured by Precision Measurement Engineering (California) and Centre for Water Research (Australia) provides critical water quality management data to researchers and lake managers worldwide. Two LDSs were recently installed in Thomson Reservoir, Australia for Melbourne Water. They will be recording and transmitting data on temperature, dissolved oxygen, wind speed, meteorology, and water level.

Carlsbad, CA, May 26, 2007 --( Precision Measurement Engineering, Inc. (PME), an internationally known oceanographic instrument design corporation based in Carlsbad, CA, and Centre for Water Research (CWR) at The University of Western Australia installed two Lake Diagnostic Systems (LDS) in Thomson Reservoir, Victoria, Australia. CWR is an educational and research institution known for their leading edge technologies and aquatic system management.

Melbourne Water, owned by the Victorian Government, is responsible for managing Melbourne’s drinking water supply, and has commissioned CWR to provide on-going LDS training and real-time management. PME manufactures the LDS and provides calibration and some installation services.

The Lake Diagnostic System features real-time monitoring of water column temperature stratification, meteorological parameters, and water quality parameters. Data can be transmitted via cell phone, radio modem, or satellite to a ground station, or can be relayed to CWR’s quasi real-time Online Lake and Reservoir Information System (OLARIS).

“PME and CWR have a unique collaboration that provides the customer with a complete product solution,” said Michael Head, CEO of Precision Measurement Engineering. “With our combined resources, we are able to provide accurate data and measurements, training, analysis, and numerical modeling.”

Data collected at Thomson Reservoir include temperature, dissolved oxygen, water level, wind, and meteorology. This data will help monitor the lake’s thermal regime, compute the mixing and meteorological forcing, and design and control destratification systems.

About PME

For more than 20 years Precision Measurement Engineering, Inc. has been dedicated to designing and manufacturing high-quality oceanographic instruments. Their instruments are used throughout the international scientific community for high-resolution measurement of electrical conductivity, temperature, fluorescence, turbidity, and PAR concentration in water. Current customers include SCRIPPS Institution of Oceanography, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, University of Hawaii, Manoa, and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.

About CWR

CWR based at The University of Western Australia provides a range of world-class research services for the management of the aquatic environment. CWR has a long history of working with clients and local consultants to deliver leading edge technologies for the management of aquatic systems. Their team of professional engineers and scientist delivers environmental solutions to national and international clients including water authorities, environmental agencies, reservoir operators, and mining companies.

Precision Measurement Engineering, Inc.
Kristin Head
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