© Press-service Ural Federal University

YEKATERINBURG, may 24. /TASS/. Production of high-precision marine magnetometers that can be used for geological prospecting, archeology and condition monitoring of pipelines, began on the basis of one of the laboratories at the Urals Federal University (Urfu). For the development of the project, the developers will participate in the grant competition of Fund of assistance to innovation, said Thursday in a press-service of the University.

“Created high-precision magnetometers, the residual, and in some respects and leading foreign counterparts. These tools are designed and manufactured in the research laboratory of quantum magnetometry of Physical-technological Institute (PTI) of Urfu. The project is planned to shift production experience walking magnetometers to create the serial version professional magnetometric systems”, – stated in the message .

As explained TASS in the press service of the Ural Federal University, the laboratory created a small innovative enterprise “quantum magnetic Pipe Test”, with the participation of which the equipment is being worked. “Now the magnetometers are issued directly to the University on the basis of research laboratory of quantum magnetometry, physical and technical Institute of the Ural Federal University”, – noted in press service.

According to one of the developers, researcher of the Institute of the Ural Federal University Evgeny Narkhova, magnetometers can be used to solve the problems of exploration, including mineral exploration, archaeology, and for studies of pipelines and underwater crossings.

“The development of the scientists of Urfu received support of the working group MariNet National technology initiative (NTI). The project will take part in the competition “Development – STI” organized by the Fund for the promotion of innovation. The winners will receive grants in the amount of 20 million rubles,” – said the press service.

Earlier it was reported that a prototype of a marine magnetometer was presented at the International industrial exhibition “Innoprom-2017” in Yekaterinburg. Before the device is used on baydaratsky Lip – one of the largest bays of the Kara sea in the study of underwater pipeline, and also to construct maps of the meteorite “Chelyabinsk” in the lake Chebarkul in the Chelyabinsk region in 2013 and to continue to search for other fragments.