Solinst is excited to announce a new version of the 122 Interface Meter, designed to accurately measure product level and thickness (LNAPL and DNAPL) in water wells and tanks, with more reliability and durability.
The Interface Meter's improved design features Solinst PVDF flat tape that is precisely laser marked every 1/100 ft. or each millimeter (markings are certified traceable to national standards). The PVDF flat tape is extremely durable, highly chemical-resistant, and easy to decontaminate. Lengths up to 1000 ft. (300 m) are available.
The 5/8" (16 mm) dia. probe is pressure-proof up to 500 psi, and one easy-access 9V battery powers the enhanced reel electronics. Solinst Interface Meters are ATEX certified and are certified safe for use in explosive environments, making them ideal when measuring in wells and tanks, at refineries, landfills or remediation sites.
New Solinst Levelogger Software with Improved Data Wizard
Levelogger Software Version 4.1 includes an improved Data Wizard that provides a more intuitive approach to data compensation. The new Data Wizard has basic and advanced options to suit your project and application needs.
The basic option is streamlined, allowing you to perform just barometric compensation of your Levelogger data. Simply select the Barologger file you want to use for compensation, and the Levelogger data file(s) you want to compensate – the Data Wizard automatically does the work.
The advanced option provides the opportunity to perform barometric compensation of your Levelogger data, as well as change parameters such as the units of measurement. You can also adjust data for different altitudes, densities and barometric efficiencies, making your data site-specific.
With the advanced option, you can also use a manual data input to adjust your readings from the default height of water above the Levelogger sensor, to depth to static water measurements or elevation of water level measurements. The new Data Wizard makes it easy to select only the data compensations you need, for your project.
Gary Wealthall to Introduce & Moderate at Solinst Symposium
Dr. Gary Wealthall, Associate & Adjunct Professor at the University of Guelph and Consultant with Geosyntec Consultants, will be providing the introductory talk at the 2013 Solinst Symposium. Gary will focus on the “History of the Evolution of High Resolution Tools and Methods for Groundwater Monitoring”.
In addition, Gary's extensive knowledge and experience in the area of high resolution monitoring, makes him an ideal moderator for the round table discussion, which will be open to all attendees at the end of the Symposium. The round table discussion will focus on the Symposium theme “High Resolution, Depth-Discrete Groundwater Monitoring – Benefits & Importance”.
Presentation by Kent Novakowski at 2013 Solinst Symposium
Kent Novakowski, Professor and Head of the Department of Civil Engineering at Queen's University, will be presenting at the 2013 Solinst Symposium on November 7th, in Georgetown, ON. This year’s Symposium theme is High Resolution, Depth-Discrete Groundwater Monitoring – Benefits and Importance.
Kent's presentation titled “Developing Conceptual Models for Flow and Transport in Bedrock Aquifers Using Depth-Discrete Hydraulic and Tracer Transport Measurements” will take place at 1:15 pm. He will discuss a recent study that compared three different characterization methods for creating conceptual site models.
Dr. Patryk Quinn to Present at Solinst Symposium 2013
Dr. Patryk Quinn, a Research Scientist with the University of Guelph, will be presenting at the 2013 Solinst Symposium. His talk titled “Hydraulic Testing in Fractured Sedimentary Rock for Contaminant Hydrogeology Studies” will take place at 10am on November 7th. Patryk will discuss his use of packer testing equipment in contaminant behavior in fractured rock studies for performing hydraulic tests. With the equipment, three different tests can be performed at the same interval, in the same borehole.
For more information on the 2013 Solinst Symposium on the Benefits and Importance of High Resolution, Depth-Discrete Groundwater Monitoring, to be held at Solinst in Georgetown, ON, please visit: http://www.solinst.com/Symposium/Symposium2013/
September 25, 2013
Contaminated Fractured Rock Talk at Solinst Symposium
Dr. Jessica R. Meyer, who recently received her Ph.D from the University of Guelph School of Environmental Sciences, will be presenting at the 2013 Solinst Symposium. The Symposium will be held on November 7th, and will feature presentations on the Benefits and Importance of High Resolution, Depth-Discrete Groundwater Monitoring.
In her talk, titled "High Resolution Vertical Gradient Profile Approach for Delineation of Hydrogeologic Units at a Contaminated Fractured Sedimentary Rock Field Site", Jessica will present research that she has conducted at a fractured sandstone site in Wisconsin, which was contaminated with over 72,000 L of DNAPLs.
The Solinst Levelogger Edge is now available in a 200M/F600 range. This Levelogger can withstand up to 200 meters or 600 feet of submergence. It is ideal for deeper applications and areas that experience high water fluctuations or tides, such as at dams or in oceans. In contrast, the Levelogger Edge also comes in ranges from M2/F6, which provides highly accurate readings in shallow applications, such as in streams or wetlands. All ranges of the Levelogger Edge provide 0.05% accuracy of their full scale. For more information on the Levelogger Edge, please visit: http://www.solinst.com/Prod/3001/3001.html
September 19, 2013
Dr. Richard Amos to Present at the 2013 Solinst Symposium
Richard Amos, Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Waterloo, will be presenting at the 2013 Solinst Symposium on the Benefits and Importance of High Resolution, Depth-Discrete Groundwater Monitoring. His presentation titled: "Diavik Waste-Rock Research Project: High Resolution Gas Pressure and Concentration Monitoring, " will take place on November 7th at 11:15 am. Richard will discuss the research he is conducting the Diavik Diamond Mine, in which three waste-rock test piles have been extensively instrumented to obtain high-resolution data in order to understand the physio-chemical processes.
Solinst is proud to invite you to the fourth Solinst Symposium to be held at our facility in Georgetown, Ontario, on November 7th. The one-day event will focus on "High-Resolution, Depth-Discrete Groundwater Monitoring – Benefits & Importance", and will provide attendees with an opportunity to discuss environmental applications and monitoring methodologies.
The Symposium will feature speakers from the University of Guelph, University of Waterloo, Queens University, and GeoSyntec Consultants. At the close of the event, a round table will encourage open discussion with all attendees and the panel of speakers participating in the Symposium.
Previous Symposiums 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:
Solinst Tag Line now Available with
The Solinst Tag Line is designed for measuring well depths, and depths to backfill layers during monitoring well construction. The standard Tag Line uses narrow cable; laser-marked every ¼ foot or each millimeter. For added accuracy, the Tag Line is now available with Solinst Laser-Marked PVDF flat tape, which is marked every 1/100th foot or each millimeter, certified traceable to National Standards. Both the cable and tape versions have a tag weight that can be clipped on and off, providing a sturdy suspension system for pump, packer, or datalogger deployment. The measured system allows you to place instruments exactly where needed.
Recent increases in hydrofracturing operations led to a new water quality monitoring program in Elk County, Pennsylvania. Part of the program includes the use of Solinst LTC Levelogger Junior dataloggers to record water level, temperature and conductivity readings.
LTC Levelogger Junior dataloggers have been placed in various streams throughout the watershed, and set to record every 15 minutes for 2 weeks each season. This is providing baseline data, and tracking of any seasonal changes. Other Leveloggers have been deployed for longer periods, from 6 months to up to 1 year, to record continuous data.
Solinst Waterloo Emitters Provide
When an aquifer below a commercial site in Central Ontario was found contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbons, a remedial solution, not highly visible to the public, was required. The Solinst Waterloo Emitter™ was selected as the primary remedial device for the dissolved plume phase. Waterloo Emitters allow the diffusion of oxygen into the affected groundwater, to help stimulate aerobic bioremediation of contaminants.
Fifty-eight Waterloo Emitters were installed as a "fence" to prevent the dissolved phase plume from moving off site. Three years after the Waterloo Emitters were installed; the system is just as effective. For more details, view the latest issue of our ON THE LEVEL newsletter.
November 27, 2012
New Biofoul Screen Extends
When a Levelogger is deployed for an extended period, especially in a saltwater environment, there is the risk of biofouling on the pressure sensor and conductivity cell. Solinst has produced the Biofoul Screen, which is designed to reduce the unwanted buildup of micro and macro organisms such as algae, mussels, and barnacles that could affect the reliability of the readings.
The copper-coiled screen slips easily onto a Levelogger and naturally resists biofouling, thus reducing site visits and the maintenance costs and time spent cleaning Leveloggers. The Biofoul screen will lengthen the time that a Levelogger can be deployed, and improve long-term performance by ensuring accurate sensor measurements.
Solinst recently released an upgraded version of the Model 101 Water Level Meter Power Reel. Power Reels are useful for longer tape lengths, allowing faster and less strenuous operation. The Power Reel has increased in horsepower from a 1/8hp to a 1/2hp motor, providing even smoother function.
Reels can use either polyethylene flat tape with heat embossed markings and a P2 Probe, or Solinst laser-marked PVDF tape with a submersible P7 Probe. Power Reels can also be modified for Model 103 Tag Line applications, including total well depth measurements, deep sampler deployments, and safety lines.
The 2012 National Ground Water Association (NGWA) Ground Water Expo is being held in Las Vegas, NV, December 4-7th, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The annual event is attended by groundwater professionals from all sectors of the industry, and includes an exhibit hall (December 5-6th) displaying all of the latest related technology.
Solinst Canada will be presenting at an event to be held by RS Hydro on November 22nd and 23rd. The 'New Ideas and Thinking' environmental monitoring conference will take place in Worcestershire, UK, at the Chateau Impney, Droitwich Spa.
TLC Meter “How-To” Video:
Two-Point User Calibration
A Solinst TLC Meter measures water level, temperature, and conductivity. To ensure accuracy of readings, the user can easily calibrate the Meter for conductivity, as required. User calibration allows for adjustment of a TLC Meter if the probe has been altered slightly due to mechanical, biological or chemical affects. If a TLC Meter is tested in standard calibration solution, and the readings are outside the 5% accuracy range, the user can conduct a manual calibration at 1, 2, 3, or 4 separate conductivity levels, using standard solutions (1413, 5000, 12,880, or 80,000 µS/cm).
To simplify the process further, Solinst has released a practical video that takes the user through the process of a two-point calibration.
Monitoring shallow groundwater, vapor and soil gas up to 25 ft. below surface is simplified using Drive-Point Piezometer technology.
There are three drive point piezometer tip options; where an airtight connection is most desirable, the 615C has a compression fitting for 1/4" ID tubing, ideal for groundwater sample integrity and vapor and soil gas monitoring. The 615N is a simple well point can be used for water level monitoring or groundwater sampling directly at the screened tip. The 615 has a barbed fitting that connects 1/2" ID tubing to the surface for obtaining representative groundwater samples.
Solinst provides a combination of high quality stainless steel Drive-Point Piezometers with 50 mesh screens and 3/4" NPT drive extensions, completing a simple cost effective well that is compact and easy to carry.
When sampling groundwater using a Solinst Model 410 Peristaltic Pump, you are ensured a representative sample. Sample integrity is maintained as the water is only exposed to the medical grade silicon tubing. The Pump can be fitted with two sizes; standard 5/8" tubing gives flow rates to almost 3.5 L/min, while optional 3/8" tubing allows rates as low as 40 ml/min, ideal for low flow sampling.
The Model 410 is ideal to use for initial site investigations with Solinst Model 615 Drive-Point Piezometers. The tubing from a Drive-Point Piezometer tip is easily connected to the Peristaltic Pump tubing. Connecting the tubing from the Drive-Point Piezometer tip to the pump head prevents sample water from contacting the steel extension rods of the 615 Drive-Point Piezometer during sampling.
The Solinst TLC Meter has been redesigned to provide the option of longer tape lengths. Static water level and depth of readings are read off the new, extremely durable, Solinst PVDF flat tape, which is precisely laser marked every 1/100 ft or millimeter, and now available to 1000 ft (300 m).
The TLC Meter accurately measures temperature and conductivity that has been standardized to 25°C, i.e. Specific Conductance (displayed as EC), in wells and open water; these measurements are displayed on a convenient rotating LCD display that is easy to read. TLC Meter is ideal for profiling temperature and conductivity for saltwater intrusion studies, and for a general indication of contamination levels.
At Solinst, we are always striving to improve our products to meet our clients' needs. This includes software and firmware updates from time to time. To help ensure our clients are using the most up-to-date software and firmware versions for their Leveloggers and Leveloader devices, we have created a 3001 Levelogger Series Hardware Compatibility document.
Lifewater Canada is a non-profit organization that provides humanitarian assistance to rural poor in Africa and Haiti. Their efforts to restore and supply safe drinking water in Haiti began right after the devastating earthquake in 2010, and continue to this day. Solinst Canada is proud to donate to their efforts.
Recently, to help deal with the extensive contamination issues they are facing in Haiti, Lifewater and the Dlo Se Lavi Drill Team used a donation given by Solinst to purchase a water testing incubator. The incubator is being used for water quality testing, which will help ensure clean drinking water is being provided to those in need.
Solinst Canada is pleased to introduce the new Levelogger Junior Edge. The Levelogger Junior Edge provides a cost-effective alternative for measuring groundwater and surface water levels. It uses the same durable Hastelloy pressure sensor as the Levelogger Edge, which has improved performance in harsh environments.
The Levelogger Junior Edge features memory with an increased capacity of 40,000 sets of temperature and water level data points. The battery lasts up to 5 years, and accuracy is 0.1% FS with 20 bit resolution. Using Levelogger Software, you can barometrically compensate multiple Levelogger Junior Edge files using just one Barologger Edge file.
If greater accuracy, sampling options, or ranges are required, the Solinst Levelogger Edge has the functionality to suit your application. For conductivity datalogging, Solinst also offers the LTC Levelogger Junior.
The Nielsen Environmental Field School, along with their many sponsors, will be holding two Environmental Field Conferences in 2012. The 2012 North American Environmental Field Conferences & Expositions will feature demonstrations, workshops and presentations based on the theme: Advances & Innovations in Environmental Site Characterization, Sampling, Monitoring & Remediation. A West Coast event will be held in San Diego, CA from February 7 to 10, and an East Coast event will take place in Tampa, FL from March 13 to 16. Solinst Canada will be exhibiting at both events, as well as presenting a talk on "High-Resolution Groundwater Profiling and Monitoring".