Heron Instruments #ThrowBackThursday

dipper-T water level meter with well-casing indicator
Posted: September 20, 2018
Category: Heron News Products
Tags: columbus day, dipper-t, drilling, history channel, oak island, probe, steel, well casing

In honour of #ThrowBackThursday we encourage you to watch this video from 3 years ago of the dipper-T Water Level Meter with well-casing indicator probe in action on the History Channel show The Curse of Oak Island! Watch the video below to see our water level meter being used to locate a steel drill bar […]

dipper-See EXAMINER – Vertical Downhole Inspection Camera

dipper-See on well
Posted: July 13, 2018
Category: Products
Tags: borehole, camera, dipper-see, downhole, inspection, well

Introducing the dipper-See EXAMINER, the Vertical Downhole Inspection Camera and the newest addition to Heron Instruments product lineup. Incorporating some of the most popular features from our world renowned dipper-T, our custom winding handle, molded vinyl holding grip and built in hanger and tape guide, this robust yet affordable vertical inspection camera is a valuable […]

little dipper2

littledipper2
Posted: June 12, 2018
Category: Products
Tags: compact, dipper, level, little, meter, water

Very often, ground water wells are not easily accessible.  You may have to travel to a remote location or hike, when roadways are not available or passable, to reach them.  In these cases, the size and weight of the equipment you need to transport can add significant cost and inconvenience to a project.  To alleviate […]

Why a 3/8″ Probe?

narrow-probe
Posted: May 23, 2018
Category: Products
Tags: narrow, narrow openings, Piezometer, probe, water level meter, wells

Sometimes when you need to measure a water level, there is other equipment installed in the well getting in the way.  It could be a pump, pressure transducers or other water quality monitoring equipment.  Using a standard 5/8” probe is not practical.  A probe that size can get stuck between the equipment and the side […]

dipper-T vs dipperLog

Posted: May 17, 2018
Category: Products
Tags: datalogger, dipper-t, dipperLog, pressure, water, water level meter, water level monitoring

What is the difference between the readings collected with the dipper-T or water tape2 and the data downloaded from the dipperLog?  Aren’t they both water level measurements?  Why would you need both types of data? This is a common question we receive.  In reality, these instruments provide very different information. dipper-T(2)/water tape2 A water lever […]

Calibrating the Heron Conductivity Plus

conductivity-bag
Posted: May 15, 2018
Category: Products
Tags: calibrating, calibration, conductivity, heron, instruments, water level, water quality

Heron Instruments’ conductivity plus, like all water quality meters, must be calibrated to ensure accurate readings.  Heron Instruments recommends that for best results, you should calibrate a conductivity plus before starting a measurement session. Calibration is a fairly simple process, simply follow the steps below: Thoroughly clean and dry the probe using distilled water Turn […]

Why a barLog?

dipperLog NANO
Posted: May 2, 2018
Category: Products
Tags: barLog, barometric pressure, compensation, data, datalogger, dipperLog, nano

When using Heron dipperLog pressure transducers you are measuring absolute pressure or the pressure of everything exerting pressure on the dipperLog from above.  Barometric pressure is a component of that measurement.  Barometric pressure, often referred to as atmospheric pressure, is a very unstable value.  It can be affected by weather systems, seasonal changes and diurnal […]

Heron Tapes – How to Choose?

kynar
Posted: April 10, 2018
Category: Products
Tags: kynar, polyethylene, steel, stretch resistent, tape

Water Level Meters are only as accurate and reliable as the tapes they employ.  For that reason, Heron Instruments is always striving to ensure that the highest quality tapes are installed on their meters. All our tapes incorporate braided 7 strand conductors (4 stainless steel and 3 copper) to further strengthen the tape and prevent […]

Compensating with a barLog

Stan French, Lakehaven Utility District in Washington
Posted: April 5, 2018
Category: Products
Tags: barLog, barometric pressure, compensation, data

Barometric pressure, often referred to as atmospheric pressure, is a very unstable value affected by weather systems, seasonal changes and diurnal shifts.  It is never a Static Value.  The resulting shift in daily barometric values can be in excess of the equivalent of 30cm or 12” of water. If you are monitoring water levels over […]

H.OIL & Sm.OIL – Heron Instruments’ Interface Meters

Heron H.OIL Interface Meter
Posted: March 6, 2018
Category: Products
Tags: anhydrous phase fluids, h.oil, heron, instruments, interface, meter, sm.oil, water

Interface meters are specialized water level meters designed to measure the depth and level of anhydrous phase fluids, both dense and light, as well as water.  The two principles used to determine these measurement are the light deflection caused by the fluids and the conductivity of water. When the probe touches the top of any […]

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