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 […]

Compensating Data

Posted: March 1, 2018
Category: Products
Tags: barLog, compensating, data, logger, water level

Many people ask “Why do I need to compensate my data?” When using pressure transducers that measure absolute pressure, barometric pressure is a component of that measurement.  Barometric pressure is not a constant and must be subtracted from the pressure recorded to realize the actual water level. Barometric pressure is pressure exerted by the atmosphere […]

Pumping & Slug Tests

Posted: February 22, 2018
Category: Products Water
Tags: datalogger, dipperLog, pump test, slug test, water level

A pumping test is an investigation periodically performed on production or dewatering wells, which can be used to determine a variety of information. To obtain permeability values of an aquifer To investigate water quality on contaminated sites as part of a remediation project To assess the performance of new supply wells To assess if water […]

drawDown Feature

Posted: February 20, 2018
Category: Products
Tags: drawdown, falling water levels, low flow sampling, water level meter

When performing a pump test, the easiest and quickest way to determine whether you have pumped to the desired depth is by employing a Heron Instruments Water Level Meter in drawDown mode. In static mode, the Heron Instruments Water Level Meters indicate the presence of water by sounding a buzzer and turning on a red […]

Pressure Range vs Cable Length

Posted: February 15, 2018
Category: Products
Tags: datalogger, dipperLog, pressure, transducer, well depth

How do I determine the correct Heron Instruments dipperLog needed for a project?  Should it be based on the cable length, the well depth, or some other factor? dipperLog pressure transducers are available is a variety of pressures ranges: dipperLog NANO B 10m/30ft dipperLog NANO C 30m/100ft dipperLog NANO D 60m/200ft dipperLog NANO E 120m/400ft […]

How the Heron Instruments drawDown Feature Works!

Posted: February 13, 2018
Category: Products
Tags: drawdown, feature, groundwater monitoring, heron, instruments, water level meter

One of the most handy features of all Heron water level meters is the drawDown feature! As explained in the following video, the drawDown feature allows users to effectively measure static as well as falling head levels. Check out more of these helpful videos are on our YouTube channel!

CSA Approved & Intrinsically Safe

Posted: February 8, 2018
Category: Products Uncategorized
Tags: certification, csa, explosion, h.oil, intrinsically safe, monitoring, safety, sm.oil, testing

You may have noticed the CSA sticker on our H.OIL and sm.OIL Interface meters.  Have you ever wondered what that signified? CSA International, formerly the Canadian Standards Association, has developed standards which a product must meet or exceed to earn the CSA certification.  Many of these standards relate to safety, but they also cover other […]

Piezometer + SKINNY DIPPER = The Ultimate Team

Posted: January 23, 2018
Category: Products
Tags: 1/4 inch probe, dataloggers, heron instruments, measurements, narrow tubes, Piezometer, short term monitoring

A piezometer is a geotechnical instrument used for measuring hydrostatic water pressure in a single stratum.  These devices are often used in groundwater studies as an alternative to more expensive observation wells.  They are the simplest method of monitoring moderate pressure, consisting of a small tube open to the atmosphere, which allows liquid to rise […]

Hanging Water Level Meters

third hand - datum point
Posted: January 18, 2018
Category: Products
Tags: data, datum point, hanging, level, meters, water

All Heron Water Level Meters come equipped with the functionality to be used hands free. As part of the base of the unit, the metal bracket (1) slips easily over the lip of the well casing or standpipe to support the meter and act as a hanger for the unit. The roller (2) ensures the […]

How to change an Oil/Water Interface Meter probe

Posted: January 16, 2018
Category: Products Uncategorized
Tags: csa, h.oil, interface, meter, oil, water, water level meter

In cases where an instrument needs to be serviced, often times you can save time and money by doing a field replacement. All you need is the parts and the know-how in order to be back on the job site. In this video, you will learn how to change a Heron Instruments H.0IL Oil/Water Interface […]

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