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Confident About Reliability - LevelSCOUT

Monitoring Water Levels with the LevelSCOUT

LevelSCOUT

Van Walt is delighted to offer a new, non-vented or absolute water level logger, the LevelSCOUT from the stable of the Seattle based manufacturer Seametrics.

Seametrics is known for their superb range of Flow Meters and in 2014 they purchased INW (Instrumentation North West) who produce highly accurate and resilient vented and non-vented water level logger. Together the two businesses have developed a brand new absolute water level logger – the LevelSCOUT.

  • Confident about ACCURACY
  • Confident about FLEXIBILITY
  • Confident about RELIABILITY
  • Confident about PRICE
  • LevelSCOUT - the Competitive water level logger

Advantages

The LevelSCOUT incorporates the latest in water level logger technology to create a leading-edge instrument for measuring and recording groundwater level and temperature.

Benefits:

  • Latest technology that incorporates and improves on recognised technology
  • More accurate than the leading competitors
  • Stores 50,000 records with a non-volatile memory to eliminate data loss in the event of a power failure
  • Excellent value for money
  • Accurate enough for surface as well as groundwater monitoring
  • Heavier than comparable instruments so sinks quickly
  • Replaceable batteries that typically last 4 to 5 years
  • Durable, rugged and robust with little or no maintenance
  • Easy to deploy
  • Easy to use
  • Easy to connect with industry standard protocols (Modbus)
  • Available in cabled or wireless versions.

Features:

Sensor

  • Measures level, temperature & time
  • Thermally compensated - great where water temperatures vary, such as in streams or industrial tank applications
  • ± 0.05% FS
  • Low power - 4.5 year battery life
  • 316 stainless steel, fluoropolymer & acetal construction (titanium optional)
  • Modbus® RTU protocol—for great flexibility

Datalogger

  • Non-volatile memory so your data will not be lost in the event of a power failure
  • Pause logging feature - temporarily pause the logging while repositioning or transporting sensor
  • Delayed start feature - state a specific future start time which makes it easy to set several sensors to start at the same time

Cabling & Networking

  • Wireless connectivity
  • RS485 network - allows several sensors to be networked together and provides much longer cable leads
  • Field-serviceable connectors - easily remove the connector, route cable through well seals, walls, or conduit and then replace connector
  • Available cableless or with a user attachable PU or ETFE cable

Software

  • Comes with free Aqua4Plus Lite control software to get you up and running immediately
  • View your data in real-time
  • Easy export to spreadsheets and databases
  • Barometric compensation utility
  • Update sensor via firmware while in the field—great for future updates

Specifications: LevelSCOUT

GENERAL
Length (cabled version) 16.7cm (6.6")
Length (cableless version) 12.9 cm (5.1")
Diameter 2.22cm (0.875")
Body Material 316 stainless steel or titanium
Wetted Materials 316 stainless steel, acetal, fluoropolymer
Communication RS485 Modbus® RTU
Direct Modbus Read Output 32-bit IEEE floating point
Internal Math 32-bit floating point
Operating Temp. Range -20° C to 60° C
Storage Temp. Range -40° C to 80° C
LOGGING
Memory 50,000 records
Logging Rate 1 x per second
Software Complimentary Aqua4Plus Lite
File Formats .xls / .csv / .a4d
POWER
Internal Battery One 1/2 AA 3.6 lithium battery
Expected Battery Life 4.5 years (depending on use)
TEMPERATURE
Element Type Thermistor
Accuracy ± 0.1° C (from -20° C to 60° C)
Resolution 0.01° C
Units Celsius, Fahrenheit, Kelvin
PRESSURE (Level)
Transducer Type Silicon strain gauge
Transducer Material 316 stainless steel
Ranges Absolute1
PSI - 30, 50, 100, 300
FtH2O - 35, 81, 196, 658
mH2O - 10, 24, 59, 200
Units PSI, FtH2O, in H2O, cmH2O, mmH2O, mH2O, inHg, cmHg, mmHg, Bars, mBars, kPa
Accuracy ± 0.05% FS (@ 20° C)
± 0.10% FS (0° C to 40° C)
Resolution 0.0034% FS (typical)
Maximum Operating Pressure 1.1 x FS
Over Range Protection 3 x FS (for >300 psi2, 1.75 FS)
Burst Pressure 600 psi (approx. 1350 ft or 410 m)

1Depth range has 15 PSI subtracted to give actual depth allowed.

2Approx. 658 feet or 200 meters

Applications:

  • Long term water level monitoring
  • Groundwater monitoring projects & site assessments
  • Tidal studies
  • Groundwater monitoring network automation
  • Watershed, drainage basin and recharge areas
  • Stream gauging, lake levels and reservoirs
  • Wetlands and stormwater run-off monitoring
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Surface water discharge measurement
  • Aquifer level monitoring
  • Aquifer storage & recovery

Videos, Manuals & Downloads

LevelSCOUT Video

LevelSCOUT cable and Software

Contact

Please email sales@vanwalt.com or click here to complete our enquiry form.

BaroSCOUT

Advantages

The BaroSCOUT accurately captures changes in atmospheric pressure to barometrically compensate absolute water level logger for level measurement.

Benefits:

  • Accurately measures and records barometric pressure and temperature
  • Low power so battery lasts 4 years
  • Great flexibility with Modbus® RTU (RS485) protocols
  • No desiccant tubes, bellows or vent tubes required
  • Latest technology that incorporates and improves on recognised technology
  • More exact with ± 0.05% FS accuracy
  • Small 2.22cm (0.875") diameter
  • Stores 50,000 records with a non-volatile memory to eliminate data loss in the event of a power failure
  • Ability to connect wirelessly.

Specifications: BaroSCOUT

GENERAL
Length (cabled version) 16.7cm (6.6")
Length (cableless version) 12.9 cm (5.1")
Diameter 2.22cm (0.875")
Body Material 316 stainless steel
Wetted Materials 316 stainless steel, acetal, fluoropolymer
Communication RS485 Modbus® RTU
Direct Modbus Read Output 32-bit IEEE floating point
Internal Math 32-bit floating point
Operating Temp. Range -20° C to 60° C
Storage Temp. Range -40° C to 80° C
LOGGING
Memory 50,000 records
Logging Rate 1 x per second
Software Complimentary Aqua4Plus Lite
File Formats .xls / .csv / .a4d
POWER
Internal Battery One 1/2 AA 3.6 lithium battery
Expected Battery Life 4.5 years (depending on use)
TEMPERATURE
Element Type Thermistor
Accuracy ± 0.1° C (from -20° C to 60° C)
Resolution 0.01° C
Units Celsius, Fahrenheit, Kelvin
PRESSURE (Level)
Transducer Type Silicon strain gauge
Transducer Material 316 stainless steel
Units PSI, FtH2O, in H2O, cmH2O, mmH2O, mH2O, inHg, cmHg, mmHg, Bars, mBars, kPa
Accuracy ± 0.008% PSI (0.55 mbar) @ 20° C
± 0.015% PSI (1.03 mbar) @ 20° C to 60° C
Resolution 0.0034% FS (typical)
Maximum Operating Pressure 1.1 x FS
Over Range Protection 3 x FS
Burst Pressure 600 psi (approx. 410 m or 1350 ft)

NOTE: Intended for use in atmosphere – not to be submerged.

Videos, Manuals & Downloads

LevelSCOUT Video

LevelSCOUT cable and Software

Contact

Please email sales@vanwalt.com or click here to complete our enquiry form.

Aqua4Plus Lite Software

Advantages

Easy-to-use free control software which allows you to view the status of your sensor, monitor real time data and create flexible and powerful test sequences.

Benefits:

  • Easy to use control program for LevelSCOUT water level logger
  • Delivers field maintenance and data collection directly to your computer
  • Wealth of features
  • View the status of water level loggers in your network
  • Links individual or networks of water level loggers for extensive user control and monitoring capabilities
  • Access several loggers/sensors each with multiple test sequences
  • Display data in tabular or graphic format
  • Export to spreadsheets and databases
  • Monitor real-time data
  • Barometric Compensation Utility for absolute pressure sensors.

NOTE: For higher-level users more advanced free software: Aqua4Plus Software is available to download. Please call for more information.

Specifications: Aqua4Plus Lite Software

System Requirements:

  • Desktop or laptop computer, running Windows XP(SP3) or higher
  • 20 MB free hard drive space
  • CDROM drive or Internet connection for installing the program
  • USB port or 9-pin serial

Features:

  • Controls PT2X, CT2X, TempHion and LevelSCOUT Loggers & Sensors
  • USB connectivity
  • Basic logging options
  • Delayed start feature to coordinate data collection
  • Easy-to-use calibration utility
  • Barometric compensation utility
  • Export to .csv or .xlx.

Videos, Manuals & Downloads

LevelSCOUT Video

LevelSCOUT cable and Software

Contact

Please email sales@vanwalt.com or click here to complete our enquiry form.

LevelSCOUT USB Communication Kit

Advantages

Designed to directly connect your water level logger to your computer, laptop or tablet to provide plug-and-play connectivity to download and read your water level data.

Benefits:

  • Connect via USB or serial port (depending on model)
  • Includes Aqua4Plus control software
  • 5V output available
  • Available as individual adapters/cables or as complete kits

Specifications: LevelSCOUT USB Communication Kit

Standard kits:

  • USB/RS485 adapter/cable with software
  • USB/RS485 adapter/cable (5V output) with software
  • USB/Serial adapter with RS232/RS485 adapter, communication cable, and software
  • RS232/RS485 adapter, communication cable, and software

Videos, Manuals & Downloads

LevelSCOUT Video

LevelSCOUT cable and Software

Contact

Please email sales@vanwalt.com or click here to complete our enquiry form.

BLE 485

Advantages

The BLE 485 is a Bluetooth-low-energy wireless adapter connecting down-well loggers to a Windows 7, 8, 8.1 & 10 laptop or tablet device.

Benefits:

  • Hands-free operation of loggers with Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity
  • Ideal for difficult to access groundwater monitoring wells like those in restricted areas or behind fences and gates; or for motorway central reservations
  • Modbus RTU compatible
  • LED diagnostics
  • When speed of collecting data is important
  • Range 5 to 45 metres (dependant on atmospheric conditions and physical obstructions)
  • Battery operated with an estimated 5+ years of battery life
  • User replaceable batteries
  • Delivered with software and operational with Aqua4Plus and Aqua4Plus Lite software
  • Good value and faster than competitive alternatives.

Principle of operation:

  • The logger is connected to the top of the well with a cable
  • The cable connects to the Bluetooth unit with a standard, screw coupling
  • Bluetooth-low-energy technology links BLE485 to mobile or laptop
  • Software that runs on Windows 7, 8, 10 is provided
  • Data is downloaded from the groundwater loggers
  • Data can be exported to Excel for analysis.

Specifications: BLE 485

Techanical Details
Bluetooth Technology 4.0+ compliant
Sleep, advertise and transmit modes supported
Built-in antenna
Power Internal battery 2 to 4 vdc
External 9 to 24 VDC
Serial RS-485 Technology Supports 9600, 19200 and 38400,57600, 115200 baud rates
RS-485 2 wire, Data A (-), Data B (+), grd
Industrial Bus
Indicators Multicolor LED's for wake state, on/off and other programmable indications
Modbus ASCII/RTU
Mechanical Enclosure: IP67
Material of construction: Anodized aluminum & polycarbonate
Environmental Operating temperature: -40 to 85oC
Approvals / Certifications FCC, IC, CE, ROHs
Bluetooth SIG declared

Videos, Manuals & Downloads

Coming soon...

Contact

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Dyneema Rope

Advantages

Dyneema rope is Van Walt's material of choice when it comes to suspending water level loggers. It is strong, light weight, floats in water, chemically inert, water resistant and highly durable.

Benefits:

  • Highly durable
  • Water resistant
  • Light weight
  • Available in different lengths
  • Strong
  • Chemically inert
  • Floats in water

Specifications: Dyneema Rope

Available in:
500m roll – Product code: 51150500902
200m roll – Product code: 51150200902
100m roll – Product code: 51150100902
50m roll – Product code: 51150050902

Videos, Manuals & Downloads

Contact

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