Irrigation Canals & Turnouts
The demand for monitoring flow in open channels has evolved. Climate change and water scarcity issues have increased the demand to quanitfy increasingly smaller flows. In the past, the irrigation community has applied a variety of technologies that might have been "close enough". But today, smart water management authorities know that collecting precise data means saving time, money and our worlds most previous resource - water.
The award-winning SonTek-IQ is an intelligent acoustic Doppler instrument specifically designed for measuring flow in open channels. The innovative five-beam design incorporates a vertical beam and foru velocity profiling beams, which work in tandem providing data that important water management decisions are based upon.
In the example above, the SonTek-IQ is partnered with the WaterLog Storm 3 data logger. This easy to use and mid-range data logger allows you to view password-protected and public data anywhere internet access if available using WaterLog's hosted data solution Storm Central. Need help in determining if the Storm 3 is right for you? This might help: Six Steps to Select the Best Data Logger for Your Application
Ideal for monitoring flows in canals, culverts, pipes, and natural streams, the SonTek-IQ starts with a custom flow algorithm derived from hundreds of field measurements. Four velocity beams profile water velocity along both the length and width of the channel, to ensure best possible coverage and most accurate representation of the velocity field. The built-in pressure sensor and vertical acoustic beam work in tandem to measure water level. Simply input the channel geometry using the intuitive SonTek-IQ software and you are outputting flow data in minutes.
All stainless steel hardware makes the IQ even more capable in difficult environments such as stormwater and certain wastewater where corrosion is a potential concern.
The Storm 3 has emerged faster, smarter and more specifically designed for today's technological advances while maintaining simplicity and ease of use. The Storm 3 is our mid-range data logger with an ideal cost-to-performance ratio. The Storm 3 incorporates a balanced set of inputs for analog, digital I/O and SDI-12 smart sensors to allow communication through cellular modems and GOES satellite. You'll love how easy it is to configure and collect data using the browser-based graphical user interface (GUI) with all standard web browsers on PCs, tablets and smart phones. You can also view your password-protected and public data anywhere with internet access using our cloud hosted data solution Storm Central.