• World class groundwater and surface water instrumentation spanning 5 decades

World class groundwater and surface water instrumentation spanning 5 decades

Nov 27 2020 Read 568 Times

Solinst Canada Ltd. is a leading manufacturer of high quality groundwater and surface water monitoring instrumentation in Georgetown, Ontario Canada. Solinst has been providing equipment to the environmental industry since 1982, when then company president, Doug Belshaw, recognised the need for innovative, easy-to-use instrumentation for the growing field of hydrogeology.

First, Solinst introduced the Model 101 Water Level Meter, designed to accurately measure groundwater levels in wells. The sturdy design, stretch-resistant tape and markings in feet and tenths of feet (now offered in hundredths of feet or metres and millimetres) proved ideal. The Model 101 gained in popularity and soon became the Water Level Indicator of choice for groundwater monitoring.

To meet the ongoing needs of the groundwater industry, as well as the environmental sector and ever-evolving regulations to protect our water resources, the Solinst product line was expanded with groundwater sampling devices, and new instruments providing the means to obtain more detailed, accurate, water level data.

In 1996, Solinst began selling the first combined absolute pressure sensor and datalogger in the industry. The Model 3001 Levelogger provided an option for automatic, uninterrupted long-term recording of water levels.

Solinst ran with this and grew the technology. In 2006, the Levelogger Gold was brought to the market. Its design provided a virtually maintenance-free option. In 2011, the Levelogger Series was revamped, bringing out the Levelogger Edge. Improvements to the datalogger designs were accompanied by updated and more convenient Software. Solinst also took advantage of the growing use of smart device technology and created the Solinst Levelogger App.

Now in 2020, staying true to the commitment of continually improving products, the Levelogger 5 was released. Bringing over 20 years of engineering and design experience with it, everything about the Levelogger 5 is focused on providing high-quality, reliable water level data, with the accuracy and ease-of-use expected from Solinst.

The Levelogger 5 features a robust design; a PFAS-free PTFE coating (inside and out) gives extra corrosion resistance. A redesigned optical interface offers improved datalogger connectivity with communication accessories and Solinst Levelogger Software.

The Levelogger 5 has high-accuracy of 0.05% FS with a durable Hastelloy pressure sensor and a battery that lasts up to 10 years. An increased memory of 150,000 sets of water level and temperature readings allows for longer monitoring applications and higher resolution data with more frequent readings.

A company that started with a passion, and grew through determination, Solinst is poised to remain a fixture in the water monitoring industry for years to come. The continual push to advance products ensures that more innovations are yet to be released.

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