Aquaread are dedicated to providing high quality, scientific water testing equipment designed to be used in a variety testing scenarios, including groundwater, surface water and wastewater. The equipment boasts the best use of rugged, hardy materials to ensure that harsh environmental conditions are not a hindrance, as well as ensuring that precise measurements and assessments are consistently achieved. We specialise in producing multi parameter water testing equipment, as well as temperature loggers and other highly specific water level monitoring devices.
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- Monitoring and Testing - Water Monitoring and Testing
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- Globally (various continents)
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Aquaread are a multi-award winning British manufacturing company
Aquaread are a multi-award winning, privately owned, British design and manufacturing company based in Broadstairs, South East England, UK.
Our concentrated team consists of highly skilled individuals from various backgrounds such as engineering, innovative product design, production, management, scientific research and software design. Our focus and vast skill set has enabled us to develop and successfully market an ever increasing range of highly precise water testing instruments.
Our range now includes multiple water quality monitoring packages for both portable and installed use, dedicated and permanent water monitoring stations and highly accurate temperature and water level monitoring devices. There are new products due for launch later in 2015, our R&D team never sleeps so the next new product is never far away!
All Change with new premises, logo and web site
It’s all change for us as we have recently moved to new premises that’s around 60% larger but still based in Broadstairs, South East England. Coinciding with the move is the launch of the new brand identity and a new website. The new logo features a silhouette of the tip of an Aquaprobe, Aquaread’s Technical Marketing Director Chris Peacock says:
“It’s a cleaner, more simple logo that suggests a probe submerged under water, it should be recognised by anyone who knows our Aquaprobes, they are pretty distinctive”.
This new website features our new purple and blue colour scheme throughout and holds a vast amount of information. The site includes video demonstrations of every product, a useful ‘Need Help?’ section, a ‘Package Selector Page’ and detailed descriptions of all of the parameters that can be measured.
MD Craig Harrison says: “The move to the new building has really given the team a big boost. With the extra space it allows us to continue to grow and keep up with the increasing customer demand, it really is a new chapter in Aquaread’s success.”
Aquaread produce a wide range of precise, scientific water testing equipment that is designed for intuitive operation. We specialise in multiparameter water testing and highly accurate water level and temperature loggers. Our water testing probes are suitable for groundwater testing, surface water monitoring and waste water testing. They are made from rugged materials to withstand harsh environmental conditions.
The nature of the multiparameter device means that you can save time by not needing to use various different devices to measure each parameter. The probes also take measurements in-situ so there is no need to take water samples back to the lab for testing. Aquaread’s water testing meters allow quick and easy measurement of a full range of parameters with little hassle. We make a range of electrodes to be used with the probes. These electrodes use the latest technology to accurately measure each parameter. For more information about water testing parameters click here.
We have also designed and produced the GPS Aquameter that facilitates Aquaprobe calibration and allows you to both view and record your data sets including their precise GPS coordinates. For unmanned water monitoring the AquaLogger has enough memory to capture up to 15,000 full data sets and battery life is in the range of 6 – 12 months, depending on the measurement frequency. The AquaLogger is designed for use in the field and has a built in air pressure sensor to automatically compensate various recordings for barometric pressure.
Groundwater & Water Level
There are many reasons why you might want to conduct testing or water quality monitoring of groundwater. For example, you might wish to undertake groundwater modelling for a particular area to understand aquifer hydraulics. Parameters such as rhodamine are used to understand the movement of water underground. Groundwater testing would also be used to examine the effects, if any, of human activities. Leachate from landfill can find its way into groundwater, as can fertilisers from agriculture. Monitoring groundwater quality can identify the existence of a pollutant in order to mitigate any possible harmful effects.
The slimline design of the probes mean that they can fit into the smallest boreholes. The AP-2000 is less than 2″ in diameter. Combined with an AquaLogger that collects the data from the Aquaprobe you can leave the devices in-situ for months on end. With groundwater testing it’s common to pump water up into flow cells and then take readings from the water in the cell. We produce our flow cells from highly durable marine grade aluminium.
It is important to measure ground water levels using dedicated water level loggers across wide areas to fully understand and to characterise aquifers and the water table. Doing so allows you to record changes to normal levels which can then be investigated. Besides Aquifer characterisation there are many other applications where precise water level measurement is required:
- Stream, lake and river water level management
- Hydraulic conductivity / Slug testing
- Coastal tide and harbour variation measurement
- Long term ground water level monitoring
- Construction and mine water level management
- Storm water and wetlands research
We have a wide range of water testing equipment that is used to record trends across different water quality parameters in water bodies such as streams, lakes and rivers, as well as in seawater. Understanding these trends means that when there is a change it could be an early warning that there is a pollutant in the water or there has been a change in the aquatic ecosystem. Early detection is necessary to put mitigating measures in place.
Our parameters are wide ranging, although the most commonly measured in surface water testing and monitoring are dissolved oxygen, pH, electrical conductivity and temperature, which are standard on most Aquaprobes. If you require specific parameters to be tested, there is the option to add additional parameters.
For the ultimate in portable multiparameter water quality testing, look no further than our AP-2000, which measures all the essential parameters in a handheld device. The AP-2000 can be used in conjunction with our GPS Aquameter that records the exact location of each data set so that once back in the lab you can view all your locations on Google Maps. If you need to measure a larger number of parameters, the AP-5000 offers four auxiliary ports, two more than the AP-2000, and also measures depth. The AP-5000 is still portable and has many applications with a diameter of only 55mm.
Both the AP-2000 and AP-5000 are suitable for short to medium term unmanned monitoring. The probes are connected to our AquaLogger, which has the capacity to capture data to months on end. If you require long term water quality monitoring, the AP-7000 is specifically designed for this: it even cleans itself. The AP-7000 is used with the larger capacity AquaLogger and with a telemetry system that sends the data directly to your desk.
Waste Water Testing
There is strict regulation surrounding waste water discharge so it’s very important to conduct waste water testing in waste water environments. Aquatic ecosystems are sensitive to even small changes in the chemical make up of the water, temperature, etc. Water parameter testing before discharge allows any pollutants to be detected and prevented from entering the watercourse. Real time testing allows quick action and minimises the risk of any potential fines that might be imposed by regulatory bodies should there be any regulatory violations. The rugged AP-2000 protects the electrodes during deployment and allows all the essential parameters to be tested while it’s portable design means that the device can be easily carried between locations. You can also save money on site visits by using telemetry.
The AP-7000 self-cleaning probe can be hooked up to a telemetry device that uploads all the data online so that it can be accessed wherever and whenever you need it. If you’d like to learn more about waste water testing, click here.
This is just a short introduction to Aquaread’s products. For more information please explore our website further and if you wish to get in touch please use our contact form. We’d love to hear from you.
Alternatively if you know the parameters you need to measure please complete the package selector contact form and we will come back to you with the most cost effective package based on your requirements.