Monitoring and sampling equipment manufacturer Solinst Canada Ltd. has released the Model 104 Sonic Water Level Meter, the latest addition to its level measurement lineup. The handheld Sonic Water Level Meter acoustic ranging instrument measures depth to standing water in a well, piezometer, sounding tube or any closed pipe.

In a release, the company says it works is straight wells, but also in wells with access difficulties presented by crooked pipes, narrow tubes or other existing instrumentation. The company adds that, because no equipment lowers down the well, their Model 104 is ideal for use in contaminated or corrosive environments.

The Solinst Sonic Water Level Meter consists of a control unit and connected probe. The probe transmits a sound wave into the well or pipe, and measures the time for the pulse to return after contacting the water. An LCD display on the control unit shows readings. Solinst says it can measure depths up to about 2,000 feet.

Operators can program the device with parameters like well diameter, offsets and groundwater temperature. Maximum and minimum detection ranges can also be set to ignore any interference from known well features or obstructions, and to narrow down the measurement range for obtaining the most accurate water level readings possible.

The Model 104 Solinst Sonic Water Level Meter comes with a plastic disk for covering larger well openings and a field bag. It uses 6 AA alkaline batteries. Solinst backs the product with a three-year warranty.

For details about the Model 104 Sonic Water Level Meter, visit the company's website.

Solinst Canada Ltd. has served clients in the groundwater and surface monitoring sectors for more than 35 years. The company offers a range of loggers, peristaltic pumps, samplers and other equipment for hydrogeologists, hydrologists and other water professionals. For more information, visit