At Moore Marine we’ve just taken delivery of our new Klein System 3900 Dual-Frequency side scan sonar. The system is an extremely high resolution digital sonar which has a dual frequency capability with 445 kHz offering excellent range and resolution and 900 kHz which offers higher resolution of identified targets.The device will be particularly useful for dredging operations and environmental surveys.
It’s configured to be operated by one man. With our new toy we’ll be able to efficiently create an image of large areas of the sea floor. The applications are numerous – we’ll be using it for underwater archaeological surveys, for pre-development surveys for oil and gas pipelines, interconnectors etc.., to survey the condition and status of underwater cables, and in combination with our ODOM bathymetric survey system and other surveying techniques such as sub bottom profiling and magnetometer surveys (using our Marine Magnetics SeaSpy – delivery due next week!), we can provide full seabed surveys. We also offer a rental service, whereby equipment can be hired either standalone or with a experienced technician.
You can see the full spec’s at Klein’s site here. Once we get a weather window we’ll be running it over some nearby sites and posting the results on the blog…
Contact Eoghan at 091-765640 for enquiries.
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