The Well Sounder 2010 PRO is a portable sonic water level meter designed to measure static water level in wells.
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Is the well sounder waterproof?
The sonic water level meter unit and probe are resistant to rain and splashing but not saturation or submersion. They will be damaged if submerged.
How deep will the Eno Scientific well sounder measure?
The maximum range is 2000 feet. On a 6" well with tight clean casing all the way down and little to no obstructions along the way, the maximum depth can be achieved. On uncased wells drilled through porous stone or with irregular walls, or any obstructions such as spacer rings or couplings, the range will be reduced.
What happens when the log memory is full?
When the log memory is full, the sounder stops recording new data and preserves the first data points. The Well Sounder 2010P will continue to record data in its extended data memory up to 2GB and be accessible with the USB connection.
Can the Well Sounder be used on hand dug wells?
Hand dug wells are often fairly large and irregular, which may cause multiple or weak sound reflections. However, in any difficult to measure well, a small tube can be installed specifically for measurement. A 3/4" PE pipe can be used for up to 1000 feet provided splicers do not restrict the ID.
Can I use the Well Sounder on an open well?
The Eno Scientific Well Sounder was designed to work on a closed well. A simple piece of rigid card board or plastic held against the opening is enough to meet this requirement. In many cases it will work on the open well but may be off by a couple feet.
Can I use an external power source?
Yes, the sonic water level meter can be used with six AA alkaline batteries or with a 6.5-12 VDC external power source. If using an external source, the power must not exceed 16 VDC.
Measuring the distance to the water’s surface in a well can be difficult, especially when the well is deep and full of obstacles that can block and entangle mechanical measuring tools.
But the Eno Scientific Well Sounder 2010 Pro gets around those obstacles with the power of sound, eliminating the need for any mechanical measuring. The device sends low-frequency sound waves down a well until they hit liquid.
“The sound can go around all the wiring and pipes and stabilizers within the well and give a measurement within a second,” said Rachel Bean, Eno Scientific sales manager.
The Well Sounder’s probe emits broadcasts low-frequency sound waves from the top of a well. The waves return in about one second per 500 feet.Read More
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