Instrumentation

 
 

Kinnetic Laboratories owns and maintains an extensive array of environmental and oceanographic instrumentation for project use, lease, and sale.  In addition, Kinnetic Laboratories maintains an instrumentation department  which works with clients to develop and customize solutions to various environmental and oceanographic monitoring and sampling needs.
We create specialized instrumentation including complex oceanographic moorings with satellite telemetry capabilities, moored instrumentation, and are leaders in flow-compositing, modem-controlled stormwater monitoring stations that have been utilized in over 20 major urban watersheds. 

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Instrumentation Networking
Our proprietary Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems gather data from remote instrumentation around wide geographic areas. The SCADA is a low-cost, reliable wireless communications system that can include the following technologies:

  • Cellular/ Internet
  • UHF/VHF Radio Link
  • Spread Spectrum Radio (900MHz/2.4GHz)
  • Satellite (GOES)
  • LANs

Kinnetic Laboratories SCADA systems are used in the following applications:

  • BMPs
  • Surface waters
  • Remediation sites
  • Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s)
  • Sanitary Collection Systems
  • Combined Sewer Systems
  • Offshore moorings

Kinnetic Laboratories' SCADA system advantages:

  • Reliable
  • Flexible
  • Low-cost
  • Real-time data acquisition
  • High data quality
  • Supervisory control using network components
  • Interface with MODBUS RTU & DNP3
  • Real time control over remote devices such as samplers,
    sensors, data loggers, etc.
  • Proven success in dynamic storm event monitoring
  • Custom designs to meet project needs
  • Meets complex monitoring requirements

Kinnetic Laboratories has a proven track record of success using SCADA to monitor stormwater:

  • Statewide computerized SCADA
  • Central/Distributed Internet Access & Control
  • Command of Field Crews
  • Captured Over 2000 Station Events
  • Protocols, Instrumentation, QA/AC Procedures, Operations Methods

 

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Remote monitoring Station

Weather Map

 

Remote Aerial Photography

 

 

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Kinnetic Laboratories designs and builds remote aerial vehicles for use in aerial photography. This tool has been used on numerous field dye studies to track dye movements and dispersion over time.

Kinnetic Laboratories remote aerial photography has also been used to document study site conditions and changes with time.

This tool allows local, cost effective, and efficient aerial photos to be obtained by field scientists of a study site as frequent as necessary during field studies. Oblique photographs as well as vertical photographs have been found to be very useful for field documentation and site characterization purposes..

Local site oblique aerial photographs can be obtained for use in visualizing study sites and documenting changes. Such aerial photographs can be obtained efficiently and economically at a study site timed with other field activities for maximum benefits. Oblique or vertical photographs can be taken locally at a study site using a small remote aerial vehicle. Such oblique photographs give excellent perspectives when used to document changing site conditions during field studies.

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