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New 12,000 Joule Seismic Energy Source

Sub bottom profiler
9th March, 2010 | 2 minute read
By Hollie Moran, Sales and Marketing Manager

With sales and marketing experience across the offshore and maritime industries, Hollie is a natural fit for the role of sales and marketing manager at aae technologies, which she started in 2019.

Applied Acoustics launched a powerful new seismic energy source at Oceanology. An extension to the range of market leading seismic power supplies, the CSP-S12000 features a maximum output energy level of 12000 joules, bringing a new dimension to shallow seismic reflection surveys.

Designed for use specifically with the upgraded 12KJ Delta Sparker, the CSP-S12000 has been created following customer demand for increased seabed penetration and operations in deeper waters. With its fast charge rate of 2500 Joules per second, the new CSP-S can operate at maximum power once every 5 seconds, allowing surveyors access to geology previously difficult to profile with portable, surface towed equipment.

Although the CSP-S12000 is the largest unit in the company’s range of geophysical power supplies, it still fits comfortably within a single 21U robust housing, removing the need for separate enclosures for the capacitor banks. This single box solution also gives the system portability, and the ability to be transferred between vessels of opportunity.

Technical Manager Neil MacDonald explained, “We’ve many CSP units working throughout the world both in coastal waters and deeper out to sea providing reliable sub-bottom profiling data for a variety of applications, so this new unit will provide the valuable extension to that range that geophysicists need.”

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