NuStar,WFS and Precision Support JAMSTEC’s Subsea Project

WFS Technologies (WFS), NuStar Technologies and Precision have teamed up to offer a subsea wireless datalogging system to support flow metering for JAMSTEC, the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology.

NuStar,WFS and Precision Support JAMSTEC's Subsea Project
Wirelessly harvest data from a subsea sensor without requiring wet-mate connections or equipment recovery.

The project being led by NuStar Technologies involves cultivation and extraction of rare earth minerals in Japanese waters at sea depths between 1600m and 3000m. WFS will supply a Seatooth S100 datalogger to be used to log mineral rate data from a Hoffer flowmeter.

Seatooth S100 is a compact, low-power, wireless modem, data logger, multiplexer and controller. It supports a variety of underwater applications, providing a robust wireless communication link up to 15ft in the most challenging conditions. Seatooth S100 is equipped with standard data communication interfaces, making it well-suited to underwater sensor, diver and vehicle applications. It can be deployed swiftly on temporary or permanent installations to support a range of offshore survey applications.

NuStar,WFS and Precision Support JAMSTEC's Subsea Project
Seatooth®S100 350m and Seatooth®S100 4000m

“We are pleased to be working with NuStar and Precision to support JAMSTEC on this important project. The collaboration delivers an innovative solution and strengthens our presence in Asia,” said Ian Crowther Executive VP for WFS Technologies.

“We are pleased to work with WFS Technologies as their technology helped simplify our mineral flow rate data harvesting process, through direct flowmeter magnetic frequency data logging, effectively eliminating the need for additional signal conversion electronics and substantially reducing overall logging system power consumption, weight and size” said Teo Sim Guan Engineering Director of NuStar Technologies.

Press Release, October 15, 2014