In-Situ's RDO Blue advances dissolved oxygen monitoring

Tuesday October 27, 2020 0 comments Tags: Fort Collins, In-Situ, RDO Blue, Kate Haga

FORT COLLINS -- In-Situ announced it is introducing RDO Blue, the latest innovation in Optical Rugged Dissolved Oxygen 

RDO Blue uses In-Situ's patented technology, an EPA-approved dissolved oxygen measurement method ideal for measuring DO and temperature in even the harshest environments.

Suitable for handheld use or long-term deployment in fresh water or saltwater, In-Situ said the low-maintenance dissolved oxygen probe is particularly well-suited for use in a variety of surface water-monitoring and aquaculture applications.

"As the market-leading manufacturer of optical RDO, our primary goal with RDO Blue was to maintain the sensor's performance while making it a more affordable alternative for our customers," said In-Situ product manager Kate Haga.

"It was essential to retain the accuracy we get with our replaceable Smart Cap and abrasion-resistant foils. But we also knew that a more cost-effective design, would be ideal for customers who require DO monitoring in multiple locations."

RDO Blue requires no calibration or conditioning prior to deployment and doesn't use membranes. The replaceable RDO Smart Sensor Cap stores calibration coefficients for automatic, error-free setup.

A unique, three-layer system provides unmatched chemical and abrasion resistance. And high-quality Ryton construction provides enhanced reliability.

An included Modbus/RS485 communication protocol supports easy integration with PLC systems and telemetry, which can be paired with In-Situ's HydroVu data services for real-time feedback and process control, the company said.

"We're excited to make RDO Blue available to our customers around the world, and we're confident that it will meet their needs and surpass their expectations," said Haga.