YSI Mini Vertical Profiling System (VPS)

To complement the existing VPS fleet, Xylem has introduced the Mini VPS to complement the portfolio which includes the Pontoon, Fixed, Ocean and Drone Profilers. The Mini VPS has been designed for the shallower Waterways, Lakes and Storages, allowing for a quick deployment via a 2 point mooring system.

  • Features
  • Specifications
  • YSI EXO Water Quality Options

Xylem (YSI) introduced the Vertical Profiler 15 years ago for the profiling of Water Quality parameters through the storage waters on major dams in order to provide an early warning to upset conditions approaching offtake towers that draw water for consumption.

The VPS has played a pivotal role in the decision making process for the management of Algae Blooms, Turbidity plumes and Dissolved Organic Matter concentrations in order to assist with pre-empting the water treatment process.

To complement the existing VPS fleet, Xylem has introduced the Mini VPS to complement the portfolio which includes the Pontoon, Fixed, Ocean and Drone Profilers.

The Mini VPS has been designed for the shallower Waterways, Lakes and Storages, allowing for a quick deployment via a 2 point mooring system.

  • The Mini-VPS utilises Xylem’s carbon fibre winch designed for the WSD4 WQ Profiling Drone
  • Solar powered DC system
  • Autonomous profiling range 1-20m
  • Real-time data to the cloud
  • Secure modular design allows flexibility to add wide range of sensors
  • Safer operation – no divers required.
  • Easily deployed and moored
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YSI Mini Vertical Profiling System (VPS)
Buoy Dimensions 1,350mm outside diameter; 1,180mm tall
Weight 75kg
Reserve Buoyancy 295kg
Hull Material Rotationally-moulded UV-stabilized virgin polyethylene. Closed-cell polyurethane foam filling (float section)
Hardware Material 316-grade fittings
Power Solar powered and 12VDC operation
Set-up Editable setup file provided to set measurement routine and interval
Internet capability Supports 3G/4G protocol to the Cloud
Communications Enhanced version supports Radio and Satellite Comms and SCADA integration

The Mini VPS utilizes the robust and renowned YSI EXO2 series multi-parameter sonde for the measurement of:

• Temperature, EC, Salinity, Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)
• pH & ORP
• Turbidity & Total Suspended Solids
• Dissolved Oxygen
• Dissolved Organic Matter (DOM)
• Total Algae - Blue Green Algae, Chlorophyll
• Rhodamine

EXO Enhancements:
Xylem has developed the auxiliary port on the EXO2 to accept a Depth Sounder. This integration allows the Mini VPS to know the distance to the bottom and using the integrated depth sensor on EXO, position itself at the required depth through the profile for co-ordinated measurements.

High-impact plastic and titanium resists breaking:
Customized, batteryless sonde that comes with the same warranty and capabilities as the standard EXO2, and is ideal for specialized applications such as:
• Attachment to an AUV or aerial drone
• Integration with a buoy
• Horizontal profiling where light weight is optimal

EXO Specifications:

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System Options:

  • Single Point and/or Current Profiling for Estuarine applications and Canal developments
  • Air Temperature, Relative Humidity, Wind Speed & Direction, Rainfall, Barometric Pressure, Solar Radiation

    The Mini VPS is a valuable addition to the current range of Profilers to suit your application needs. Contact your nearest Xylem office for further details as we endeavour to Solve Water.

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