The Rheotune is an accurate, easy to operate system to determine the in-situ density of fluid and semi-fluid siltation layers. The name of the system refers to the “tuning fork” principle of measurement. The tuning fork response (frequency and amplitude) is governed by the density and rheological characteristics of the surrounding medium. The system measures vertical density, yield stress of the fluid mud and gives profiles in liquid silt layers. High sampling rates ensure speed of measurement without consession to data quality. The RheoTune has virtually no operational restrictions:
- Manual operation from the smallest of vessels
- 24V battery operation
- wifi data transmission
TheRheoTune serves to:
- Determine the nautical depth in navigation channels.
- Determine density and yield stress of silt layers in dredge & dump areas.
- Accurate monitoring of siltation in ports and marine traffic areas.
The RheoTune is optimized to integrate with the SILAS acoustic profiling system. The SILAS on-line density mapper allows rapid tracing of critical locations, that require in-situ probing.