October 30, 2019
Levelogger Data Collected from the Deepest Caves on Earth
Lithuanian speleologists (cavers) are using Solinst Leveloggers to collect water level data from some of the deepest caves on Earth! Between 2008 and 2012, cavers completed four expeditions to the Krubera Cave—the world's deepest. During these treks, Leveloggers were deployed and water level data collected in order to better understand the hydrodynamics of these under-explored environments.
Read about their most recent expedition to Sarma Cave, the world's third deepest, where two more Leveloggers were installed: www.solinst.com/onthelevel-news/water-level-monitoring/water-level-datalogging/levelogger-data-collected-from-the-deepest-caves-on-earth/
September 11, 2019
Leveloggers Helping to Establish Long-Term Flood Data Collection Method
With flood events and destructive downpours intensifying—much of which can be attributed to climate change—the need for more detailed flood data is growing. The USGS Arizona Water Science Center is one agency working to establish new methods for recording accurate, long-term flood data to facilitate sounder decisions.
Solinst Leveloggers are being used to help develop the Continuous Slope-Area (CSA) method. The CSA method involves setting up a stretch where continuous water level data is collected in a stream. The data recorded by the Leveloggers provide complete flood hydrographs, which are then used to calculate discharge during the rise and fall of floodwaters.
Read more about the field trials and results in our blog: www.solinst.com/onthelevel-news/water-level-monitoring/water-level-datalogging/leveloggers-help-establish-flood-data-collection-method/
June 4, 2019
The Importance of Measuring Drawdown
Learn how, when used together, the Solinst Levelogger and 101D Water Level DrawDown Meter provide a solution for obtaining fundamental aquifer test data – while also saving you time. Read our blog post and see how simple it is to use these tools to collect accurate water level and drawdown data. Also read about the importance of drawdown readings for various types of aquifer tests.
To check out the blog post, visit: www.solinst.com/onthelevel-news/water-level-monitoring/the-importance-of-measuring-drawdown/
May 8, 2019
Packer Tests and Transient Hydraulic Tomography in India
Students at the Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad are taking part in a transient hydraulic tomography project at an Experimental Hydrogeological Park. Their study includes several sequential cross-hole hydraulic tests, including slug tests and pumping tests. Solinst pneumatic packers are being used to isolate the multiple discrete groundwater zones required for the hydraulic tests. The aim is to obtain the spatial distribution of hydraulic parameters (hydraulic conductivity and storage) to map large fractures and highly conductive zones in the Park's crystalline rock aquifer.
To read more about the Experimental Hydrogeological Park and how Solinst provided hands-on support for the project, read the full story in our ON THE LEVEL blog: www.solinst.com/onthelevel-news/groundwater-sampling/packer-tests-and-transient-hydraulic-tomography-in-india/
March 6, 2019
Solinst is hiring!
We are currently looking to fill positions in our Sales and R&D Departments.
Check out our Careers page for the full postings: www.solinst.com/careers/
January 22, 2019
High-Resolution Groundwater Data Proves Value of CMT Systems in Botlek Area
The Botlek area of Rotterdam, Netherlands is a highly industrialized zone. Due to emissions from local factories, an emphasis has been put on groundwater contamination studies. Spectrasens, exclusive distributor of Solinst in the Netherlands, proposed Solinst CMT Multilevel Monitoring Systems to help gather high-resolution groundwater data. A pilot project was approved to go ahead in September 2016 and included the installation of thirty CMT wells. After preliminary monitoring results, all are very pleased with the performance of the CMT wells and the high-resolution subsurface data they provide. Subsequently, the second round of CMT Systems has been ordered.
Read our full blog post at: www.solinst.com/onthelevel-news/groundwater-sampling/multilevel-monitoring/high-resolution-groundwater-data-proves-value-of-cmt-systems-in-botlek-area/
January 8, 2019
Solinst LevelSender Telemetry Aids Agriculture & Water Quality Research
Researchers at Ag-Canada have recently added Solinst LevelSender Telemetry to three of their water quality monitoring stations. Each station is installed in a different type of waterway, such as a river or small roadside stream.
LevelSender Telemetry regularly sends water level and rainfall data collected from remote Levelogger and Rainlogger dataloggers, to a central database without having to visit the sites. The collected water level data is used to determine discharge measurements, which helps towards their goal of better understanding the quantity and quality of surface water through time in agricultural regions of Canada.
To read more about how Ag-Canada is using the data to help Canadian agriculture producers, read our full blog post at: www.solinst.com/onthelevel-news/water-level-monitoring/water-level-datalogging/solinst-levelsender-telemetry-aids-agriculture-water-quality-research/
November 21, 2018
Solinst Leveloggers Vital in Lithuania's Water Conservation Efforts
Solinst Leveloggers have played an important role in Lithuania's water conservation and management efforts for a number of years. Since 2005, they have been a part of their National Groundwater Monitoring Network. More recently, Leveloggers are being used for surface water monitoring projects including ecological flow and discharge estimation programs, and wetland monitoring for habitat conservation efforts.
To read more about Lithuania's ongoing water conservation efforts, please check out our blog post: www.solinst.com/onthelevel-news/water-level-monitoring/water-level-datalogging/estimating-ecological-flow-vital-to-water-conservation-efforts/
November 7, 2018
NEW Solinst 101D Water Level DrawDown Meter
Solinst is pleased to release the NEW Model 101D Water Level DrawDown Meter. The 101D Water Level DrawDown Meter combines two convenient tools into one—it has all the same features as our Model 101 P7 Water Level Meter, with the added benefit of a new drawdown function.
The 101D is excellent for measuring depth to water in a number of applications, and for indicating falling hydraulic head during low flow sampling, purging, and aquifer testing. One simple control switches between static water level and drawdown modes.
To learn more about the NEW Model 101D Water Level DrawDown Meter, visit: www.solinst.com/products/level-measurement-devices/101d-water-level-drawdown-meter/101d.php
October 10, 2018
Hydrophobic Filters: How They Work For Solinst Vented Dataloggers
Solinst has designed the LevelVent and AquaVent vented water level dataloggers with permanent hydrophobic filters, making use of the filters' unique characteristics to improve the long-term performance of the instruments. To keep the vented cables free from moisture, these filters were selected as an alternative to consumable desiccants. In our technical bulletin, we discuss where the filters are located and how they provide moisture protection for the lifetime of the instruments—no replacements required.
Read the full technical bulletin in our ON THE LEVEL Blog: www.solinst.com/onthelevel-news/water-level-monitoring/water-level-datalogging/hydrophobic-filters-vented-dataloggers/
September 12, 2018
Solinst Water Level Meter Helps Characterize Habitat of Endangered Snake
Solinst recently donated a Model 102M Mini Water Level Meter to aid a study characterizing the critical subsurface habitat of the Endangered Gray Ratsnake. The Water Level Meter was used to measure the depth to groundwater in a number of monitoring wells that were installed at known hibernation sites. Other parameters monitored included frost depth, groundwater temperature, and underground air temperature. Overall, the investigation will will provide insight into what features make up an effective hibernation site and assist in future expansion and development of suitable habitats.
Read more in our On The Level blog: www.solinst.com/onthelevel-news/water-level-monitoring/manual-water-level-measurements/solinst-water-level-meter-helps-characterize-habitat/
August 1, 2018
Solinst Proud to Support Water For Life's Well Drilling Efforts in Haiti
Water For Life in Haiti is a non-profit organization that has been providing safe freshwater supplies to rural communities for over 30 years. Recently, Solinst donated three Model 102 Water Level Meters to help with their well drilling and pump installation projects.
These Water Level Meters were first used in the village of Malette, Camp Perrin Haiti, where a drinking water well was installed for the village. Solinst Water Level Meters were used to monitor water levels during installation and helped ensure the proper placement of the hand pump.
To read more, visit our ON THE LEVEL Blog: www.solinst.com/onthelevel-news/water-level-monitoring/manual-water-level-measurements/solinst-proud-to-support-water-for-life-well-drilling-haiti/
June 25, 2018
NEW LevelVent – A Vented Version of Our Popular Levelogger
Solinst is excited to announce the release of the LevelVent—a vented version of our popular Levelogger water level and temperature datalogger. The LevelVent shares many of the convenient features that make the Levelogger a customer favourite for groundwater and surface water monitoring, but without the need for a Barologger.
The LevelVent has a compact Wellhead which is designed to fit in a Solinst 2" Well Cap Assembly for simple deployment. The Wellhead connects easily to Vented Cable, as well as directly to Solinst communication accessories such as the Levelogger App Interface, DataGrabber, and PC Interface Cable for programming using the intuitive Levelogger Software.
For more information about the new Model 3250 LevelVent, please visit: www.solinst.com/products/dataloggers-and-telemetry/3250-levelvent/levelvent.php
April 9, 2018
Redesigned Solinst Peristaltic Pump Built Tougher Than Ever
Solinst Canada Ltd. is pleased to announce our newly redesigned Model 410 Peristaltic Pump. Built for fieldwork, the Peristaltic Pump's upgrades make it even more durable and handy for vapour sampling or water sampling from shallow groundwater or surface water.
The new pump head is clear, allowing quick, convenient inspection of the pump head tubing before and during operation. The pump head cover is easy to remove for faster cleaning or replacement of the tubing. The Peristaltic Pump also features a new easy-to-reset circuit breaker, which protects the pump's electronics. There is no fuse to replace.
For more information about the new Model 410 Peristaltic Pump design and how it can make your next sampling project more efficient, visit: www.solinst.com/products/groundwater-samplers/410-peristaltic-pumps/
February 8, 2018
5 Reasons to Add the LevelSender to Your Leveloggers
Are you currently using Solinst Levelogger water level dataloggers in your long-term groundwater or surface water monitoring project? If so, read our latest blog post that provides you with the top five reasons you should add the LevelSender to your Leveloggers. LevelSender telemetry uses a GSM cellular modem to send remote water level data from the field to your smartphone and Home Station PC. Also Included in the post are links to seven different videos that guide you through LevelSender equipment requirements, to programming and receiving data.
Read more here: www.solinst.com/onthelevel-news/water-level-monitoring/water-level-datalogging/5-reasons-to-add-the-levelsender/
November 6, 2017
Solinst Canada Introduces Water Level Temperature Meter
Announcing the NEW Model 201 Water Level Temperature Meter, ideal for measuring water level and conducting temperature profiling in surface and groundwater applications.
Water levels are read from durable, chemical-resistant PVDF flat tape in lengths up to 2000 ft. (600 m). The WLT probe measures temperature from -20ºC to 125ºC with an accuracy of ±0.5ºC.
The WLT Meter is useful for detecting runoff, points of inflow, or sources of thermal pollution; early warning of changes in water quality and aquatic environments; and geothermal surveys.
For more information about the new Model 201 Water Level Temperature Meter, please visit: www.solinst.com/products/level-measurement-devices/201-water-level-temperature-meter/datasheet/datasheet.php
April 26, 2017
Levelogger Data Aids Karst Springs Initiative In Tennessee
The Karst Springs Initiative was started in early 2016, with the aim to identify and study the largest karst springs in Tennessee. Karst springs are important monitoring points, as they can represent the overall water quality of the entire groundwater basin. Read our latest blog post to see how Solinst Leveloggers are being used to record water levels at a number of gauging stations, in order to determine discharge at the springs. You will also find great photos and videos documented by the project founders: www.solinst.com/onthelevel-news/2017/04/levelogger-data-aids-karst-spring-initiative-in-tennessee/
April 12, 2017
Solinst Telemetry Options for Water Resource Management
Continuous monitoring of water levels has become an important component of successful water resource management. In our latest blog post, we talk about how telemetry makes the collection of water levels more efficient and convenient. Included is a guide to selecting the right Solinst telemetry system for your application. We discuss the differences between our new LevelSender telemetry system, and the STS and RRL options. Read the full post here: www.solinst.com/onthelevel-news/2017/04/solinst-telemetry-options-for-water-resource-management/
January 30, 2017
Solinst Canada Introduces New Conductivity Datalogger
Solinst Canada Ltd. is pleased to announce the latest release in their datalogger series—the Model 3001 LTC Levelogger Edge. The LTC Levelogger Edge is a compact instrument that provides reliable datalogging of water level, temperature, and conductivity measurements. It includes many enhanced features over the previous LTC versions, including an 8-year battery life, memory for 27,000 sets of readings, higher accuracy and 6 pressure ranges. It has a PVD corrosion resistant coating and a 3 year warranty.
For more information about the new Model 3001 LTC Levelogger Edge, please visit: www.solinst.com/products/dataloggers-and-telemetry/3001-levelogger-series/ltc-levelogger/
January 25, 2017
How Does the Waterloo Emitter™ Remediation Device Work?
Solinst recently released three animated videos showing how the Waterloo Emitter works. To go along with these videos, we've posted in our blog, a full review of our remediation device. Included is a discussion on enhanced aerobic bioremediation, Waterloo Emitter operating principles, application tips, and the advantages that are provided to remediation professionals.
To read the full blog post, and view the videos, visit: www.solinst.com/onthelevel-news/2017/01/enhanced-aerobic-bioremediation-and-the-waterloo-emitter/
January 11, 2017
Extensive Groundwater Monitoring Program at a Refinery in Australia
HydroTerra, exclusive distributor of Solinst products in Australia, recently installed three CMT Multilevel Groundwater Monitoring Systems. The CMT Systems are part of an all-encompassing groundwater monitoring program at a refinery in Queensland. Numerous Solinst instruments were used to sample and monitor levels in the CMT Systems, as well as the ninety groundwater wells located in and around the refinery.
Read about the full monitoring program in our ON THE LEVEL blog: www.solinst.com/onthelevel-news/2017/01/extensive-groundwater-monitoring-program-at-refinery-in-australia/