The deep waters are still a very mysterious world, even though decades of human exploration have revealed how much more life there is aside from the land on which we live. Scientists continue to explore the deep sea with the help of high-tech machines and devices that help them study the ocean. One example of technology that explorers use is sensors. These sensors help them track movements and activities by marine animals that can otherwise go undetected without them. A submersible sensor is to a bigger mechanism for use underwater. It senses movements and activities and sends a signal to the submersible’s operator.
Designed to meet the demands
Manufacturers developed these sensors to meet the demands of pressure and other factors. They also withstand years of use without making a significant difference in the results they render. Submarines, autonomous underwater vehicles and other subsea vehicles use this type of sensor for exploration. It is also the most resilient among different types of sensors for use underwater. Manufacturers use fine-grade stainless steel to make this sensor that can withstand very harsh underwater environments.
How deep can it go?
This type of sensor is suitable for use in depths of up to 3500 metres. Even at this depth, it can still render accurate data that helps scientists with their exploration. Its compact and small size is not a problem in underwater explorations and rendering accurate readings. It can also withstand pressures of up to 5000 psi. Any type of underwater temperature, as well as humidity, are no match to the durability and adaptability of this underwater sensor.
Underwater sensor applications
Besides using underwater sensors for exploring the deep end of the ocean, you can also use it in other forms. Although clean water applications commonly use this type of sensor, it can also withstand working in harsh water conditions such as holding tanks, wet wells, underwater oil exploration, refineries, distillations and so much more. They can also measure water levels in pits, reservoirs, channels and vessels.
Underwater vehicles and ships also make use of submersible sensors. Their purpose is not limited to deep sea exploration only. And the best thing about them is that they can be tailor-made to suit application requirements. If a pre-designed sensor does not meet specifications, the manufacturer can provide customised adjustments to be perfectly suitable for the intended purpose. Customising sensors guarantees accurate and precise data rendering that will significantly help scientists and engineers in interpreting their findings.
The last few decades have seen a lot of technological developments in submersible sensors. Engineers continue to upgrade existing technologies to meet exploration demands. We can expect that the coming years will be more exciting in the field of in-depth sea exploration, thanks to highly advanced devices. We will be able to learn more about new underwater ecosystems that we didn’t know even existed. These discoveries will dispel our ideas that the crushing underwater pressure and the absence of light do not harbour life.