New, Compact in Situ pCO2 Sensor (C-Sense)

Turner Designs’ C-sense enables pCO2 monitoring in a small, low-power configuration ideal for integration with monitoring systems.

Sunnyvale, CA, February 14, 2014 --( Turner Designs is very excited to offer C-sense, a compact, lightweight pCO2 sensor for measuring the partial pressure of gas in liquids. Designed for applications involving immersion in water, oil, or water and oil mixtures, C-sense combines an oil-resistant membrane interface with a compact temperature-compensated non-dispersive infrared (NDIR) detector. Small (<2” x 8”; 5cm x 20.3cm) and lightweight (<1lb; 0.5 kg) with low power requirements (6-12V DC, 80mA @ 6VDC) and a simple 4-pin analog output, C-sense is designed to easily integrate with monitoring systems at a significantly lower price than traditional submersible pCO2 sensors. C-sense is offered in three range configurations – 1000ppm, 2000ppm or 4000ppm with accuracies at 3% of full-scale and can be deployed to a depth of 600m.

C-sense was developed specifically for Turner Designs by Pro-Oceanus Systems Inc in Nova Scotia, Canada. Pro-Oceanus has been providing the oceanographic research community with accurate submersible pCO2 sensors for more than 8 years. “We are excited to work together with Pro-Oceanus in order to provide our customers with additional tools for water quality monitoring. Our Cyclops fluorometers filled a need for small, low-cost sensors and C-sense will expand these monitoring capabilities outside fluorescence, integrating alongside our Cyclops. Pro-Oceanus has been great to work with and we look forward to years of cooperation providing our customers with top quality sensors and excellent service. It’s good to find a partner with common values and strengths,” said Pam Mayerfeld, Turner Designs Vice President of Marketing and Sales.

Turner Designs provides innovative optical-based solutions for basic research, water quality analysis, pollution control analysis, and industrial applications. Their focus has been optics for over 40 years and we have worldwide distribution of optical instrumentation. Turner Designs is known for rugged, reliable and stable submersible, field, handheld, laboratory, and in-line fluorometers and turbidimeters, varying in functionality, size, and price. They provide pre-sales support to identify instrument requirements and post-sales support to assist with implementation.

Pro-Oceanus provides high-quality, submersible, dissolved gas sensors for oceanographic and water quality research and monitoring. Built around a strong research and development team, Pro-Oceanus couples the best in accuracy and stability of all of their sensors. This is achieved through continual product development and improvement. They work with clients and their requirements to provide custom solutions for any application. Pro-Oceanus’ reliable products truly provide “Stability in a Sea of Change.”
Turner Designs, Inc.
Tom Brumett
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