SonTek-SL Series SonTek SL3000 Side-Looking Doppler Current Meter
Side-Looking Doppler Current Meters
The SonTek®-SL3000 is the smallest, most lightweight and affordable side-looking Doppler profiler. The SL3000 (3G) is capable of small volumes and narrow channel dimensions as small as 0.5m (1.6ft).
- The industries smallest, most lightweight side-looking 3G doppler profiler.
- Sampling range: 0.1 to 5m (0.3-17 ft)
- Minimum Channel Width: 0.5m (1.6 ft)
- Acoustics — Vertical Beam Width: 1.4°
- MultiCell Current Profiling
- PowerPing Hi-precision Sampling
- Mounting and Display, and I/O
- Velocity-Indexing Software
Great Things Come in Small Packages
The industries smallest, most lightweight and affordable side-looking Doppler profiler. The SonTek-SL3000 (3G) is capable of small volumes and narrow channel dimensions as small as 0.5m (1.6ft). Get the highest resolution possible of any side-looking Doppler profiler with cell sizes of 4cm. No matter how tight the space, expect to collect precise data close to riverbanks, walls, and other structures.
Designed specifically for side mounting on bridges, canal walls, or riverbanks, the SL’s SLEEK low-profile housing makes installation easy. With three models to choose from, the SL can be used in channels as small as you can jump across to rivers as wide as the Amazon.
Ultra narrow beam widths combined with unmatched side lobe suppression provide the SUPERIOR acoustic directivity necessary for achieving maximum horizontal range free of interference from surface or bottom boundaries.
- River Discharge Monitoring
- Irrigation Canals
- Ports and Harbors
- Shallow Streams and Estuaries
- Water Supply
Every SonTek-SL comes complete with industry-leading, user-friendly Windows software packages including SonTek’s velocity indexing discharge rating software, FlowPack. Print professional reports easily with the confidence that you will produce consistent, robust results.
An entire rating analysis can be completed in a matter of minutes with automatically developed stage-area relationships and selection of the best-fit velocity index equation. Data can be imported from a variety of resources including SonTek instruments and other devices.
*Actual maximum range depends on environmental conditions.
**Beam width reported at half power level (-3dB).
†Side lobe suppression improves the aspect ratio of the instrument enabling greater measurement range in shallower water.
‡ FS = Full Scale.
§ Power consumption will be higher is Flow Display is enabled.