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LISST-Horizon

Flow-Through Automated Particle Size and Scattering Measurement

The LISST-Horizon is a self-contained instrument for bench-top deployment in a research vessel laboratory.

Plumbed to continuous underway uncontaminated seawater, it continuously measures particle size distribution, concentration, and inherent optical properties.

A first prototype has been delivered to NASA (see our News release). Sequoia is taking orders for the LISST-Horizon.

For further information, contact us!

Features

  • Automated deployment in flow-through seawater systems, including clean water backgrounds, cleaning, and scattering standard measurement
  • Mixers in the sample chamber to keep particles suspended during measurement
  • Automated filtered sample background using attached external particle filter (0.2 μm)
  • Measures near-forward (0.1-15°, 36 log-spaced detectors) and side scattering (35-150°, 24 detectors) from a 520 nm laser source
  • Beam attenuation and particle sizing from proven LISST-200X optics, with extended pathlength for application to offshore waters
  • Side scattering allows for particle sizing over an extended range, ~0.2 to 500 μm
  • Raw data stored internally and offloaded via ethernet for processing with provided MATLAB software

Specifications

Parameters Measured

  • Volume scattering function (VSF) from 0.1 to 150°
  • Particle size distribution inverted from scattering measurements
  • Beam transmission
  • Derived IOPs including total scattering, backscattering, and absorption by difference (a = c – b)
  • Sample temperature and fluidics parameters such as pressures and flow rate

Mechanical and Electrical

  • Dimensions: L = 67.4 cm x W = 37.5 cm x H = 29.3 cm
  • Weight: 19 kg
  • Laser: 520 nm solid state diode laser
  • External power input: 110/220 VAC converted to 24 VDC using provided power brick
  • Plumbing connections using 3/8 inch OD (1/2 inch for drain) tubing and push-to-connect fittings
  • External tanks for holding clean water for background, cleaning solution, and scattering standard; each with pressure sensor for monitoring tank level

Accessories

LISST-Horizon Item # and Description

Item #DescriptionThumbnail
SEQ-FP-HORIZONLISST-Horizon
Self-contained instrument for bench-top deployment in a research vessel laboratory. Plumbed to continuous underway uncontaminated seawater, it continuously measures PSD and particle concentration, as well as inherent optical properties (IOPs) beam attenuation (c) and volume scattering function (VSF, β) at 520 nm.
SEQ-AC-HORIZON-SERVSERVICE PLAN
One-time service of the instrument within 36 months after delivery. Includes
one-way return shipping from Sequoia, all evaluation, testing and calibration.
Replacement parts and labor costs may apply which are the responsibility of
the owner. Can only be purchased in conjunction with a new instrument sale,
at the same time.
*Note – End-user responsible for return shipment DDP to Sequoia.

FAQ

Can I rent the LISST-Horizon?

Yes. Sequoia has a rental unit available. The minimum rental period is one (1) month and the first month’s rent must be prepaid in full before the instrument is delivered. Subsequent months are invoiced at net 30 days payment terms. User must pay for the return shipping to Sequoia, and insure the instrument for the full price for the duration of the rental period as well as the return shipping.

If you decide to purchase a new instrument within 90 days after the return of the rental unit you can apply 85% of what you already paid in rental fees towards the cost of the new instrument.

Call for a draft rental agreement.