Solinst Model 3001 Levelogger 5 Pressure Transducers
Solinst Model 3001 Levelogger 5 Pressure Transducers
The Levelogger 5 records highly accurate groundwater and surface water level and temperature measurements. It combines a pressure sensor, temperature detector, 10-year lithium battery, and datalogger, sealed within a 22 mm x 160 mm (7/8" x 6.3") stainless steel housing with a corrosion-resistant coating baked-on using polymerization technology.
The Levelogger 5 measures absolute pressure using a Hastelloy® pressure sensor, offering high resolution and an accuracy of 0.05% FS. Readings are stable in extreme pressure and temperature conditions. The Hastelloy sensor can withstand 2 times over-pressure without permanent damage. Combined with the durable coating inside and out, the Levelogger 5 has high corrosion and abrasion resistance in harsh environments.
The Levelogger 5 uses a Faraday cage design, which protects against power surges or electrical spikes caused by lightning. Its durable maintenance-free design, high accuracy and stability, make the Levelogger 5 the most reliable instrument for long-term, continuous water level recording.
• Aquifer characterization: pumping tests, slug tests, etc.
• Watershed, drainage basin and recharge monitoring
• Stream gauging, lake and reservoir management
• Harbour and tidal fluctuation measurement
• Wetlands and stormwater run-off monitoring
• Water supply and tank level measurement
• Mine water and landfill leachate management
• Long-term water level monitoring in wells, surface water bodies and seawater environments
• Increased stability for communication: single-eye optical interface—easier to clean, more scratch resistant
• Increased memory: 150,000 sets of data
• Stronger, more robust design: double o-ring seals for increased leakage protection
• Better thermistor sensitivity: upgraded platinum RTD
• Superior protection in harsh environments: corrosion and abrasion resistant coating—inside and out
• Enhanced Levelogger Software: improved Diagnostic Utility for more proactive user “self-tests”
The Levelogger 5 features a smooth, single-eye optical interface, which allows for easy cleaning and more reliable, faster communication. Using a Solinst USB device, including the new Field Reader 5, and Levelogger PC Software, programming and data downloading speeds are 57,600 bps.
Levelogger 5 Specifications
Level Sensor: Piezoresistive Silicon with Hastelloy Sensor
Accuracy: ± 0.05% FS (Barologger 5: ± 0.05 kPa)
Stability of Readings: Superior, low noise
Resolution: 0.002% FS to 0.0006% FS
Units of Measure: m, cm, ft., psi, kPa, bar, ºC. ºF (Barologger 5: psi, kPa, mbar, ºC, ºF)
Normalization: Automatic Temperature Compensation
Temp. Comp. Range: 0º to 50ºC (Barologger 5: -10 to +50ºC)
Temperature Sensor: Platinum Resistance Temperature Detector (RTD)
Temp. Sensor Accuracy: ± 0.05ºC
Temp. Sensor Resolution: 0.003°C
Battery Life: 10 Years – based on 1 reading/minute
Clock Accuracy (typical): ± 1 minute/year (-20ºC to 80ºC)
Operating Temperature: -20ºC to 80ºC
Maximum # Readings: 150,000 sets of readings
Memory Mode: Slate and Continuous
Communication: Optical high-speed: USB, SDI-12 57,600 bps with USB
Size: 22 mm x 160 mm (7/8" x 6.3")
Weight: 166 grams (5.9 oz)
Corrosion Resistance: Baked-on coating using polymerization technology (inside and out)
Other Wetted Materials: Delrin®, Viton®, 316L stainless steel, Hastelloy, PFAS-free PTFE coating
Sampling Modes: Linear, Event & User-Selectable with Repeat Mode, Future Start, Future Stop, Real-Time View
Measurement Rates: 1/8 sec to 99 hrs
Barometric Compensation: Software Wizard and one Barologger 5 in local area (approx. 30 km/20 miles radius)
Models Full Scale (FS) Accuracy Resolution
Barologger Air only ± 0.05 kPa 0.002% FS
M5 5 m (16.4 ft.) ± 0.3 cm (0.010 ft.) 0.001% FS
M10 10 m (32.8 ft.) ± 0.5 cm (0.016 ft.) 0.0006% FS
M20 20 m (65.6 ft.) ± 1 cm (0.032 ft.) 0.0006% FS
M30 30 m (98.4 ft.) ± 1.5 cm (0.064 ft.) 0.0006% FS
M100 100 m (328.1 ft.) ± 5 cm (0.164 ft.) 0.0006% FS
M200 200 m (656.2 ft.) ± 10 cm (0.328 ft.) 0.0006% FS
Levelogger Software is streamlined, making it easy to program dataloggers, and view and compensate data in the office or the field. Data compensation is made simple; multiple data files can be barometrically compensated at once.
The Levelogger 5 App Interface on your in-field Leveloggers creates a Bluetooth® connection between your dataloggers and the Solinst Levelogger App on your smart device. Also an option, the DataGrabber 5 is a field-ready USB data transfer unit.
Remote monitoring options include the LevelSender 5, a simple and compact device that fits right in a 2" well, STS 5 Telemetry Systems, and the RRL 5 Remote Radio Link. In addition, Levelogger 5 Series dataloggers are SDI-12 compatible.
Programming Leveloggers is extremely intuitive. Simply connect to a PC using an Optical Reader (Desktop Reader 5 or Field Reader 5) or PC Interface Cable. Use a single screen to fill in your project information and sampling regime. Templates of settings can be saved for easy re-use.
The Levelogger time may be synchronized to the computer clock. There are options for immediate start or future start and stop times. The percentage battery life remaining and the amount of free memory are indicated on the settings screen.
Leveloggers can also be programmed with a sampling regime and start/stop times using the Solinst Levelogger App on your smart device.
Convenient Sampling Options
Leveloggers can be programmed with linear, event-based, or a user-selectable sampling schedule. Linear sampling can be set from 1/8 second to 99 hours.
Event-based sampling can be set to record when the level changes by a selected threshold. Readings are checked at the selected time interval, but only recorded in memory if the condition has been met. A default reading is taken every 24 hours if no “event” occurs.
The Schedule option allows up to 30 schedule items, each with its own sampling rate and duration. For convenience, there is an option to automatically repeat the schedule.
Data Download, Viewing and Export
Data is downloaded to a PC with the click of a screen icon. There are multiple options for downloading data, including ‘Append Data’ and ‘All Data’. The software also allows immediate viewing of the data in graph or table format using ‘Real Time View’.
Level data is automatically compensated for temperature; the temperature data is also downloaded. Barometric compensation of Levelogger data is performed using the Data Wizard, which can also be used to input manual data adjustments, elevation, offsets, density, and adjust for Barometric efficiency. The Levelogger Software allows easy export of the data into a spreadsheet or database for further processing.
The Solinst Levelogger App also allows you to view and save real-time or logged data right on your smart device.
The Diagnostic Utility can be used in case of an unexpected problem. It checks the functioning of the program, calibration, backup and logging memories, the pressure transducer, temperature sensor and battery voltage, as well as enabling a complete Memory Dump, if required. A firmware upgrade will be available from time to time, to allow upgrading of the Levelogger 5, as new features are added.