December 1, 2011
Solinst is proud to announce the release of the NEW Model 101 P7 Water Level Meter. It features the recently developed Solinst laser marked flat tape, and a submersible probe.
The new flat tape is made of non-stretch PVDF with accurate laser markings every 1/100 ft. or each millimeter, certified traceable to National Standards. The thick dog bone design reduces adherence to the sides of well casing; it also has increased tensile strength, abrasion resistance and electrical efficiency. The tape splice option is maintained for quick repairs in the field.
The new P7 Probe is engineered to allow submersion to 1000 ft. (300 m), making it ideal for depth to water, as well as total well depth measurements. The sensor near the tip of the probe provides consistent depth to water measurements with almost zero displacement.
These features make the Solinst Model 101 P7 our most accurate and durable Water Level Meter ever. For more on the new Model 101 P7, as well as our Standard Model 101 P2 Water Level Meter, visit: www.solinst.com/products/101/water-level-meter.html
November 8, 2011
The 2011 Solinst Symposium proved to be another great forum for attendees and presenters to share their experiences and discuss ongoing work and research. The event ran from October 27 to 28 at the Solinst Georgetown facility, and centered on "Enhanced Monitoring and Remedial Methods for Contaminated Groundwater". This year's speakers came from Universities across Canada and the United States, and included environmental practitioners from remediation and consulting firms.
A prominent theme throughout the Symposium, which was also highlighted in the past two Solinst Symposiums, was the need for high-resolution subsurface data. With case studies and experimental results, the presenters supported the idea that in order to properly characterize, remediate, and assess a contaminated site, there needs to be multiple lines of evidence and an abundance of data. The talks highlighted tools and techniques that can help gain this data, and studies that helped characterize contaminants and assessed the effectiveness of different remediation strategies.
For more on the 2011 Solinst Symposium, including highlights from the 2009 and 2010 Symposiums, visit: www.solinst.com/symposium/
October 19, 2011
The Symposium on "Enhanced Monitoring & Remedial Methods for Contaminated Groundwater", being held at Solinst Canada Ltd., is only days away – but there is still time to register!
The Symposium taking place on October 27 and 28 will feature presentations on contaminated groundwater monitoring, remediation methodologies, and remedial performance assessment. In addition, attendees will have a chance to learn more about Solinst products and discuss with our staff, any application or equipment questions.
Reserve your spot for what is going to be an excellent exchange of information and networking opportunity with top level industry professionals and thought leaders.
For more information about the Symposium, visit: www.solinst.com/symposium/2011/
September 21, 2011
Gary Wealthall, of GeoSyntec, is set to present at the 2011 Solinst Symposium. The 2011 Symposium will focus on Enhanced Monitoring and Remedial Methods for Contaminated Groundwater. Gary will be delivering a talk at 12 pm on October 27th on "Characterizing DNAPL Source Zones for Remedial Performance Assessment". He will discuss methods for quantifying DNAPL mass depletion during remediation, with a focus on chlorinated solvents.
For more information about the Symposium to be held at Solinst Canada Ltd. on October 27th and 28th, visit: www.solinst.com/symposium/2011/
September 8, 2011
Jim Barker, retired and now Adjunct Professor with the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Waterloo, will be presenting at the 2011 Solinst Symposium on Enhanced Monitoring and Remedial Methods for Contaminated Groundwater. His presentation titled "The Capillary Fringe: Monitoring and Remediation In This Neglected Zone", will take place on October 27th at 10 am. Jim will discuss his research of the behavior of ethanol fuels in the subsurface, and monitoring approaches including core analysis and water sampling.
For more information about the Symposium to be held at Solinst Canada Ltd. on October 27th and 28th, visit: www.solinst.com/symposium/2011/
August 15, 2011
Solinst is proud to invite you to the third Solinst Symposium to be held at the Solinst office in Georgetown, Ontario on October 27th and 28th.
The Solinst Symposium on “Enhanced Monitoring and Remedial Methods for Contaminated Groundwater” will provide attendees with an opportunity to discuss and learn about the latest in monitoring and remediation strategies and applications.
The Symposium will feature speakers from University of Kansas, University of Waterloo, GeoSyntec, Amec, and the University of Florida.
Throughout the two days of the Symposium, Solinst technical staff will be available to demonstrate and answer any questions about Solinst equipment.
The 2010 Symposium sold out early – so sign-up now! To view the full agenda, including speaker topics, as well as registration information and past conference highlights, visit: www.solinst.com/symposium/
July 15, 2011
Solinst is proud to announce the release of the all-new Levelogger Edge. The Levelogger Edge is a self-contained water level and temperature datalogger, which uses infrared data transfer powered by a 10-year lithium battery, offering the flexibility of installing by use of a Direct Read Cable, wireline or Kevlar cord.
With absolute precision, the Levelogger Edge records up to 120,000 water level and temperature data points, using a new linear sampling mode compression algorithm.
Other enhanced features include corrosion-resistant Titanium based coating, durable Hastelloy pressure sensor, improved temperature compensation, reduced thermal response times, and accuracy of 0.05% FS with 24 bit resolution.
To accompany the Levelogger Edge, Solinst is also releasing a new high speed Optical Reader, along with Levelogger Software Version 4.0, which offers more sampling and data compensation options.
For more on the Levelogger Edge visit:
June 28, 2011
Over the years, Solinst has provided donations for humanitarian projects where clean water saves lives. Lifewater Canada is one organization that Solinst is proud to support. Through donations, Solinst was able to help their efforts in Haiti after the devastating earthquake of January 2010. Drill teams are utilizing donated water level meters and tag lines, as are pump repair teams and various survey team volunteers across the country. Other funds donated were used to refurbish an old drill rig, which will continue to help provide fresh water wells for earthquake refugees.
For more on the continuing relief efforts, visit:
June 10, 2011
The all new Model 3001 Levelogger Well Cap Assembly from Solinst is designed to fit both 2" and 4" wells using a reducer, and it provides options for installing your Levelogger water level dataloggers with stainless steel wireline, Kevlar rope, or Direct Read Cables.
Applications where a Barologger is to be installed in the same well, the Well Cap supports two Direct Read Cables. With two Direct Read Cables the Cap still provides an access hole for other monitoring instruments. The Well Cap can be securely locked shut, and is vented to equalize atmospheric pressure in the well.
To learn more about these versatile and convenient Well Caps, visit:
May 10, 2011
CMT Multilevel Systems isolate and monitor up to seven discrete zones in one borehole; monitor 7 zones in the 1.7" (43 mm) System; 3 in the narrow 1.1" (28 mm) System. Both options are low cost. The single tube design makes them fast and easy to drill and install in one day. System flexibility allows port locations and monitoring strategy to be finalized right on site. CMT wells are ideal for shallow applications to 150 ft (50 m). Depth discrete groundwater and soil gas data provides more detailed site characterizations, enabling increased confidence in decision-making.
For more information on this widely used Multilevel technology, please visit: www.solinst.com/products/multilevel-systems-and-remediation/403-cmt-multilevel-system/
May 6, 2011
Visit Solinst at NovCare 2011
From May 9-11, visit Solinst at NovCare 2011 - the conference on Novel Methods for Subsurface Characterization and Monitoring: From Theory to Practice. At booth 5, learn more about Solinst Multilevel Groundwater Monitoring Systems, as well as our full line of groundwater monitoring equipment.
The conference is taking place at the Ocean Edge Resort in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and features numerous guest speakers, roundtable discussions and sessions focusing on the latest science on subsurface characterization and monitoring.
April 21, 2011
Monitoring artesian conditions using Solinst Leveloggers can be quite straightforward. An artesian well can be defined as one in which water is under pressure and flows to the surface naturally. To monitor water level fluctuations in an artesian well the Levelogger Gold can be installed right on the top of a sealed wellhead.
Solinst offers a special nylon compression fitting with a pressure chamber for this purpose. First, a 1/4" NPT hole is tapped into the sealed wellhead. The Levelogger is installed in the compression fitting. Then the compression fitting is simply threaded onto the wellhead using the using a 1/4" NPT connection on the pressure chamber. The Levelogger sensor measures water level fluctuations inside the pressure chamber. Users can communicate with the Levelogger using Leveloader data transfer device or laptop in the field, without removing it from the sealed wellhead.
For more information, visit: www.solinst.com/Prod/3001/Levelogger-NPT-Adapter.html
April 13, 2011
A completely new online version of the Waterloo Multilevel Groundwater Monitoring System Installation Manual is now available on the Solinst website.
The Waterloo System is comprised of modular units designed to allow discrete monitoring of groundwater from several zones within a single borehole. A variety of portable and dedicated instrumentation allows users to retrieve samples, determine piezometric head, temperatures, and conduct basic hydraulic conductivity tests at each zone.
The Manual describes the aboveground assembly of the Waterloo System, including: preparation, joint connections, port connections, testing monitoring equipment, packer activation, and well manifold completion The Manual also features useful images of actual installations.
To view the Manual, visit: www.solinst.com/products/401/Multilevel-Groundwater-Monitoring/Waterloo-Multilevel-Groundwater-Monitoring.html
March 30, 2011
An updated version of the Solinst STS Telemetry User Guide for use with Software Version 1.1.1 is now online in an easy to navigate format.
STS Telemetry Systems provide an economical and efficient method to access remote data instantly. They provide two-way communication between field located Leveloggers and a Home Station computer.
The STS User Guide focuses on configuration, programming, and installation of STS Systems using CDMA, GSM, and radio communications. It also discusses the various options to power the Systems. It includes instructions for installing and using STS Software to set up data collection schedules, manage data, perform remote diagnostic checks, and firmware updates. Also provided are References, a Glossary, and Appendices where various technical specifications are shown.
To access the User Guide go to: www.solinst.com/products/dataloggers-and-telemetry/solinst-telemetry-systems/operating-instructions/
March 16, 2011
Solinst Celebrates World Water Day
on March 22nd
World Water Day is a day of international observance and action to bring awareness of the over 1 billion people worldwide that lack access to clean, safe drinking water. Established after the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environmental Development (UNCED), World Water Day is marked by numerous events worldwide. Details of initiatives and events across the globe can be found at the official website.
On March 22nd, Solinst will be taking part in the World Water Day Graduate Research Fair & Water Celebration at the University of Waterloo. To learn more about this event being co-hosted by the Water Institute, SWIGS, Wilfrid Laurier's Institute for Water Science, and WLU's Cold Regions Research Centre, visit there website.
March 1, 2011
United Kingdom & Ireland
Solinst Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of RS Hydro as our Exclusive Distributor in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
RS Hydro's experience and technical expertise in the environmental market makes them the ideal company to distribute and support Solinst instrumentation. The appointment of RS Hydro ensures that Solinst clients will continue to receive superior customer service on our complete product line. We welcome RS Hydro to our global network of distributors.
RS Hydro can be found at http://www.rshydro.co.uk
February 24, 2011
Solinst is proud to offer a more environmentally friendly option for groundwater sampling. The Model 428 BioBailer™ is made of clear PVC that biodegrades when discarded in a landfill. The high quality material still allows the BioBailer to meet the same standards as other PVC bailers, including VOC sampling.
The BioBailer features a high quality design that is easy to use. It has a sturdy handle and a convenient opening for a bailer cord (or a Solinst Model 103 Tag Line). The BioBailer is transparent, allowing you to view the sample water. Standard bailers have a 1.5" x 3 ft. (38 mm x 91.5 cm) body and hold over 1 liter of sample. Each bailer comes with a sample release device.
January 12, 2011
The Solinst Model 9200 RRL Remote Radio Link User Guide and Quick Start Guide have been made live and are fully searchable. The easy-to-navigate User Guide provides details on setting up your RRL station hardware, programming your RRL network using STS/RRL Telemetry Software version 1.1.1, and installing RRL stations in the field. The Quick Start Guide gives a step-by-step overview of setting up your RRL network. The guides are completely interactive versions that allow you to easily search and find what you are looking for - using the Search bar on Solinst.com.
January 5, 2011
The Nielsen Environmental Field School will be hosting its annual North American Environmental Field Conference & Exposition from January 10th to 12th. The conference will be held at The Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa in San Diego, California and will feature indoor and outdoor workshops, equipment demonstrations and poster presentations. Solinst will be displaying instruments at booth 501. Solinst will also be presenting an outdoor equipment demonstration titled “Assembly, Installation and Examination of a Discrete Zone Multilevel Groundwater Monitoring System”, which will discuss the Solinst CMT Multilevel System, on Wednesday January 12th at 10:00 am.