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DataLoggers in Smart Water Measurements

The main benefit of using Geolux instruments on this site is simple and quick installation. HydroStation comes pre-installed with all instruments and solar panel already attached, and on-site installation requires only attaching the station to the fence that exists on the bridge. The calibration for discharge measurement is also easy, as the channel below the bridge is rectangular and made from concrete. Geolux HydroCam is used to take images of the staff gauge for redundancy, and to provide visual information about water icing or aggregation of driftwood and garbage.


Measured data is transmitted to Geolux HydroView cloud-based software, that stores it in an internal database. HydroView provides a user interface that allows users to monitor hydrological data in real time. HydroView also allows the users to setup and remotely re-configure the operating parameters of a SmartObserver datalogger, and to remotely change the operating parameters of hydrological instruments that are connected to the datalogger.

Integrated in HydroView software is a water discharge calculation module. This software module calculates water discharge based on indirect measurements of water level and surface velocity in one or more points on the river profile. If surface velocity radars are not present on-site, discharge can be calculated using a predefined Q-H curve. Or, if a V-notch is used on-site, the V-notch parameters together with the water level are used for discharge calculation.


The main benefit of using Geolux instruments on this site is simple and quick installation. HydroStation comes pre-installed with all instruments and solar panel already attached, and on-site installation requires only attaching the station to the fence that exists on the bridge. The calibration for discharge measurement is also easy, as the channel below the bridge is rectangular and made from concrete. Geolux HydroCam is used to take images of the staff gauge for redundancy, and to provide visual information about water icing or aggregation of driftwood and garbage.


Measured data is transmitted to Geolux HydroView cloud-based software, that stores it in an internal database. HydroView provides a user interface that allows users to monitor hydrological data in real time. HydroView also allows the users to setup and remotely re-configure the operating parameters of a SmartObserver datalogger, and to remotely change the operating parameters of hydrological instruments that are connected to the datalogger.

Integrated in HydroView software is a water discharge calculation module. This software module calculates water discharge based on indirect measurements of water level and surface velocity in one or more points on the river profile. If surface velocity radars are not present on-site, discharge can be calculated using a predefined Q-H curve. Or, if a V-notch is used on-site, the V-notch parameters together with the water level are used for discharge calculation.


As a central monitoring point, Geolux Datalogger has been configured to support the Lufft Tipping Bucket via digital input that measures the amount of rainfall. The Lufft meteorological sensor is connected via Modbus line and reads measurements such as outside temperature, pressure, relative humidity, wind speed and air density. The Campbell Scientific weather sensor is connected via an SDI-12 bus and reads outside temperature, pressure, humidity, precipitation, lightning strike count, wind speed and wind direction, solar flux density. The anemometer is connected to 4-20mA input and measures wind speed.


With quick and easy integration from various sources of several products on SmartObserver, Geolux has successfully proved that they are capable of optimizing water management processes. With knowledge and experience from constructing the solid structures on different terrains and implementing the hydrology solutions from the ground-up, Geolux is capable of providing assistance and help in any area of smart predictions.