Streamlined Underwater Buoyancy System
- Improves data by significantly enhancing instrument stability
- Virtually eliminates instrument movement due to vortex shedding behind spheres
- Light weight – easy to handle
- Smaller frontal area and decreased drag coefficient – less mooring inclination and excursion
- Ideal for ADP’s, ADCP’s, single point current meters, optical and acoustic instruments
- See Specifications and picture of a Model A2 SUB with an RDI ADCP mounted.
- See a picture of a Model A2 SUB with a Nortek ADP mounted.
- See a picture of a Model A2 SUB with a Sontek ADP mounted.
- See a sketch of an ADCP shallow mooring.
- Mounting ADCP’s or other instrumentation in a streamlined buoyancy package reduces the variability caused by mooring movement typical of spherical buoyancy.
- Few instruments have the capability of segregating mooring movement from actual data.
- Reducing mooring movement is a significant criteria in acoustic mooring design.
- Reduced frontal area and drag coefficient allow a smaller and lighter mooring.
- Reducing mooring movement is a prime design criteria of optic moorings.
- Unmatched mooring stability provides the best in instrument platforms.
- Virtually eliminates vortex shedding effects which are inherent with spherical floatation.
- Reduces the potential for the measurement errors associated with mooring movement.
- Substantially reduces mooring excursions and inclinations.
- Significant improvement to depth keeping characteristics.
- Self-compensating for mooring inclination and flow direction.
- Reduced buoyancy requirement due to lower mooring frontal area.
- Supplied complete with buoyancy or purchasers can utilise their existing VinyFloats.