The SonTek IQ is a Doppler current meter designed for water velocity, level, and flow measurements in the field. The IQ provides the technological advantages of complex/expensive current profilers, but in a simple, inexpensive, and easy to use package.
Ideal for monitoring flows in canals, open channels, pipes and culverts, the SonTek-IQ starts with a custom flow algorithm derived from hundreds of field measurements. Four velocity beams profile water velocity in 3-D - both vertically and horizontally - ensuring complete coverage 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.
Capable of working both in man-made as well as natural channels, the SonTek-IQ can collect flow and volume data in as little as 8 cm (3 in) of water. Its five-beam pulsed Doppler design is Modbus, SDI-12, RS232 and Analogue ready. Even better news - the SonTek-IQ installs with limited or no earthworks. With the SonTek-IQ, expect to get quality data for quality decision making.
IQ attributes include:
• Horizontally and vertically integrated velocity measurement (using along axis and skew beams)
• Measurements to the maximum possible extent of the water column
• Invariant factory calibration — no periodic recalibration required
• Simple operation (very few user entries needed)
• Excellent performance for low and high flows
• Accuracy — 1% of measured velocity
• Water level measured by vertical beam and pressure sensor
• Built-in temperature sensor
The IQ combines horizontally and vertically integrated velocity data with precise stage measurements to give real-time flow data.
A variety of real-time flow calculations is supported:
• Natural streams
• Regular (trapezoidal) channels (typically concrete lined)
• Irregular channels (typically unlined or earthen channels)
• Theoretical flow calculations
• Full support for index velocity sites (IQ Plus)
• Calculation of total water volume for water deliveries
* 4-20mA version available with Flow Display
SON-IQS SonTek-IQ Standard. Low profile (2.86-cm tall), five beam up-looking real-time acoustic Doppler current meter/flowmeter (3.0MHz) with a measurement range of 1.5-m. Features dynamic measurement cell, vertical acoustic beam and pressure sensor for water level measurement, internal flow calculations for both instantaneous discharge as well as total volume, temperature sensor, tilt sensor, RS232, SDI-12, Modbus interface and 4 GB recorder. System includes mounting brackets, USB-RS232 serial adaptor, tool kit, power supply and memory drive with SonTek-IQ software and technical documentation.
36-0012-010 250 10-m power and RS232/SDI-12/Modbus communications cable, compatible with the SonTek-IQ Flow Display, 5-pin male dry-pluggable to 9-pin Dsub
NOTE: The above components are required for the base configuration. The 10m cable item can be optionally replaced with a longer cable from the list below.
COMMUNICATION CABLE OPTIONS
36-0012-010 10-m power and RS232/SDI-12/Modbus communications cable, compatible with the SonTek-IQ Flow Display, 5-pin male dry-pluggable to 9-pin Dsub
36-0012-020 20-m power and RS232/SDI-12/Modbus communications cable, compatible with the SonTek-IQ Flow Display, 5-pin male dry-pluggable to 9-pin Dsub
36-0012-040 40-m power and RS232/SDI-12/Modbus communications cable, compatible with the SonTek-IQ Flow Display, 5-pin male dry-pluggable to 9-pin Dsub
36-0012-060 60-m power and RS232/SDI-12/Modbus communications cable, compatible with the SonTek-IQ Flow Display, 5-pin male dry-pluggable to 9-pin Dsub
36-0012-100 100-m power and RS232/SDI-12/Modbus communications cable, compatible with the SonTek-IQ Flow Display, 5-pin male dry-pluggable to 9-pin Dsub
45-0070 1-year extended manufacturer's warranty on defects and workmanship. Includes (1) maintenance service within the warranty period.
45-0071 SonTek-IQ Maintenance Service. Includes external cleaning, visual inspection of internal boards, replacement and greasing of internal O-ring, and diagnostic system test. Repair is additional.
45-0066 SonTek-IQ Plus firmware upgrade. Upgrades standard SonTek-IQ to the SonTek-IQ Plus configuration. Features an extended operating range (5-m), increased number of data fields, advanced data reprocessing and velocity profile output via SmartPulseHD, with cell sizes as small as 2-cm."
24-0208 Custom 1-inch (2.54-cm) tall stainless steel riser mount, completely compatible with existing hole patterns on the SonTek-IQ and the standard SonTek-IQ mounting brackets.
24-0214 Customised hard-plastic shipping case to carry the SonTek IQ and accessories.
SON-FD SonTek Flow Display.
SON-FD-ANA SonTek Flow Display with (4) 4-20ma analogue outputs.
19-0012 Cable Adaptor. Connects the SonTek-IQ to power, SDI-12, Modbus, allows interface to laptop PC.
19-0013 Power Supply. Input 100/240VAC, output 12 VDC
19-0013 SonTek IQ Spare Parts Kit. Mounting brackets, 8 mounting bracket screws, two 5-pin and two 3-pin connectors for the SonTek-IQ cable adaptor.
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