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".