The Large Volume Water Transfer System (WTS-LV) is a large volume single-event sampler that collects suspended and dissolved particulate samples in situ into a 142mm membrane filter. The WTS-LV allows for a choice of pump size and filter porosity for a range of specimen collection. Collection targets include chlorophyll maximum, particulate trace metals, and phytoplankton.
The WTS-LV dynamic pump speed algorithm adjusts as material accumulates on the filter minimizing risk of a damaged sample and improving battery endurance. The modular filter holder is designed to evenly distribute collected material. A three-tiered filter holder option is also available.
The WTS-LV is available in four different configurations: Standard, Upright, Bore Hole, and Dual Filter Sampler. A high capacity upright WTS-LV model provides three times the battery life of the standard model. The Bore-Hole WTS-LV is designed to fit through a narrow opening such as a 30cm bore-hole. The WTS-LVDF features two vertical intake 142 mm filter holders to allow simultaneous filtering using two different porosities.
|Single event sampler|
|FILTER HOLDER:||Black acetal/142 mm diameter|
|DEPTH:||Maximum depth 5,500m (standard model), 5,000m (upright model)|
|0° to 35°C|
|POWER:||10Ahr battery pack (15,000 liters of seawater)
30Ahr battery pack on upright pump (36,000 liters of sea water)
|LV04||Flow rate||1 to 4 liters/min|
|Max volume||2,500 liters (10Ahr battery)|
|Filter type||Nuclepore or other membrane filters|
|LV08||Flow rate||4 to 8 liters/min|
|Max volume||5,000 liters (10Ahr battery)|
|Filter type||GFF, QM-A or other membrane filters|
|Upright only||LV30||Flow rate||15 to 30 liters/min|
|Max volume||12,000 liters (10Ahr battery)|
|Filter type||Large opening mesh filters|
A complete WTS-LV software distribution is available on CD from McLane. The distribution includes the current version of the WTS-LV Firmware, User Manual, and Crosscut communication software. Software downloads provide the most current versions of utilities such as Crosscut. An instructional video on the WTS-LV battery holder is also available.
A list of available pump heads with recommendations based on filter type and flow rate is available for reference.
Visit our Library for a complete selection of WTS-LV documentation and other product resources.
McLane offers a hands-on course in WTS-LV operation. WTS-LV owners and prospective owners are invited to spend one day at our facility.
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