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Small Diameter Borehole Water Level Datalogger

Supplier: Bestech Australia

Australia’s continuing drought is ensuring that managing water as a resource is becoming increasingly important. The Swiss pressure sensor manufacturer KELLER has now extended its groundwater/sewage level datalogging range to include the new cost-saving 16 mm diameter DCX-16.

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A major share of the cost of a measuring point is the drilling operation and pipe cost. Until now, 25.4 mm diameter pipe has been used, as required by 22 mm diameter sensors. The small diameter DCX-16 allows a much lower per-point installation cost without any compromise.

The DCX-16 is a totally sealed battery powered instrument designed to record water depth (up to 100m) and temperature, without intervention, over a number of years if necessary. For shallow depths an optional barometric transmitter will compensate the level readings for atmospheric pressure changes.

The latest micro-processor technology allows all linearity and temperature errors of the pressure sensor to be mathematically compensated for. Non-volatile memory ensures high data security with storage for up to 57,000 measured values.
 
In its more common form, to upload the logged data to a PC, the DCX-16 is recovered from the bore and its end cap is removed to gain access to the data port. Other variations include a cable type sensor, which uploads the data live to a PC, and a GSM-1 option which transmits the data by SMS. The Keller Logger 4 software makes interpretation of the measured data and data transfer a straightforward task.

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