The novel Scour monitor
The novel Nortek Scour monitor offers unprecedented opportunities for online monitoring of changes in seabed level in the vicinity of a physical structure, along four acoustic beams with angles 10, 20, 30, and 45 degrees from the vertical. Seabed variations can thus be monitored as a function of time at distances 0.2, 0.4, 0.6 and 1.0 times the sensor height above the bottom.
The Scour monitor software stores and displays the seabed elevation data, both as numerical information but also in the form of a sketch of the bottom profile based on the four discrete distance values. With the Scour monitor you can sit in your office and watch the development of scour around your structure … while it happens. Forget expensive side scan surveys and weather windows. Avoid rock dumping when it is not needed. Get the true time history of what is happening near your structure