Launch and recovery device for profiling and sampling
A Danish designed and manufactured LARS provides a complete package for easy installation and removal of a CTD (Conductivity, Temperature, and Depth) rosette sensor suite of underwater instrumentation.
Working with Environment and Climate Change Canada, a government-affiliated department, MacArtney Canada have supplied a Launch and Recovery System (LARS) for freshwater oceanography in the Great Canadian Lakes.
Installed aboard a Canadian Coastguard multi-purpose vessel, the deployment and retrieval of the equipment for the water column sampling via the CTD rosette fell to MacArtney to devise.
Devising the full LARS scope of supply MacArtney Canada provided a CORMAC Q5 high-speed winch, MERMAC A10 A-Frame, Hydraulic Power Unit and Remote Control System.
Designed to function as a complete system, the LARS includes the high-speed CORMAC Q5 stainless steel winch. Self-contained in a protective frame the winch is engineered for optimal durability and minimal maintenance. Including several intelligent features, the CORMAC Q5 allows for accurate and effective equipment handling and is perfect for the variable applications required by WST.
Paired with the CORMAC Q5, the MERMAC A10, is designed for efficient handling. The compact and portable A-frame handling system is easy to control and provides the outreach needed for safe launch and recovery.
By Jake Frith
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