Jim Wyatt from the National Oceanography Centre is working with the water sampling
probe design team
meet the engineering team - Jim Wyatt
My involvement in this project
I am part of a team of design engineers and machinists involved in design and detailing
elements of the Sampler Probe. I have been involved with design of the water sampler
units, the pressure case designs that will hold all the electronic control systems
as well as the over construction and assembly of the Probe.
What does being in this project mean to you personally?
A challenge. From the outset the need for cleanliness has made material selection
for components which normally we would take for granted in other projects has been
a difficult task on Ellsworth. Add to this the probe needs to work at extreme pressure
in a cold environment and have a high degree of design reliability has made this
one of the most challenging projects I have worked on to date.