hydrometer Articles

  • Common Lufft & OTT Hydromet Booth A16 at InterMET Asia

    When it comes to meteorology, it’s all about data: Meteorologists depend on reliable weather data in order to create weather forecasts and storm warnings. Without appropriate measurement technologies meeting their demands, they aren’t able to do their jobs. The OTT Hydromet Group supplies exactly these measurement technologies from a single source. On March 21 and 22, 2017 we invite ...

  • A Comparison of Methods to Determine the Particle Size

    There currently exist a multitude of techniques to determine particle size distributions. However, in assessing the particle size distribution (PSD) of solids in a stormwater sample, the number of suitable techniques is considerably reduced due to the limited quantity of solids in a typical stormwater sample. The electrical sensing zone method (ESZ), which utilizes the Coulter Principle, and ...


  • Case study - Buoy-based temperature profiling in the Bavarian Lakes

    In summertime a temperature stratification occurs in deep lakes – the surface water is warm, but deep down the water is cold.  This has considerable influence on the nutrient balance and the biological habitat in these lakes. Due to generally higher air temperatures induced by the climate change, both change and have effects on the life conditions of the ecosystems in the lakes. ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • Piedroba Dewaters Slurry, Returns Clean Water to Holmes Beach Canals

    This project was a successful application of a total cleaning system (TCS), where the particular type of solids of the sediments permitted the dredger to avoid the costly construction of a dredged material maintenance area (DMMA), or the transportation and tipping fees for a municipal landfill. The surface waters were cleaned in tandem, and contributed to a higher quality benthic environment in ...

  • Case study - Dam monitoring in South Africa

    The purpose of the Komati River Basin Development Project is to ensure the availability of water in order to promote economic development in the region. OTT’s part of the project was to supply dataloggers for the monitoring of the river flows into and out of the Maguga and the Driekoppies dams. The technical needs were high-level: Technology designed specifically for environmental ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • Case study - Ireland Groundwater Monitoring Program

    To fulfill the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD) requirements, a groundwater monitoring program was established by the Environmental Protection Agency of Ireland. This program focuses on providing information to assess the environmental status of surface and groundwater bodies. Read about the program and the example installation in the Bog of the Ring. Technology Used: OTT Orpheus Mini, OTT ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • Case study - Water quality monitoring and weather data at Pampulha Lake-Brasil

    In 2010, OTT Hydromet's partner in Brasil,  Hexis began working with CETEC. This resulted in the installation of a buoy, equipped with an automatic profiling system, in early 2013. The project’s objective is the continuous monitoring of the lake’s water quality, with focus on improving this by the 2014 World Cup Games.  Adcon, Lufft and OTT technologies (Hydrolab DS5X ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • Case study - Well monitoring for a water supplier

    The municipality company, in city of Luebek, Germany, provides potable water for approximately 120,000 households, all pumped from more than 30 wells.  These wells have water levels as deep as 160 meters.  The water levels of these groundwater wells must be measured with the highest possible accuracy.  Previously, the pressure probe's analogue output signals (4…20mA) that ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • OTT RLS Radar Level Sensors Help Optimize South Dakota TMDL Monitoring

    Non-contact OTT RLS Radar Level Sensors using accurate pulse radar technology are helping the South Dakota Department of Environment & Natural Resources more efficiently monitor water levels at current and future statewide Water Quality Monitoring ...

  • Case study - All-weather meteorological stations in the Carpathian Mountains - Hungary

    For a development project on the Hungarian hydrometrical network operated by the Hungarian Meteorological Service (OMSZ), 141 new meteorological measuring stations were installed across the country. The all-weater climate stations have to provide reliable and accurate data in all climate conditions, especially in the Carpathian Basin, where climate varies widely. The average annual precipitation ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • Case study - Flood water protection in the city of Buenos Aires

    The Arroyo Mendrano is the second largest channeled stream of water running through Buenos Aires. In case of heavy rainfalls it overflows its banks and causes considerable material damage. When the retention basin which had been especially built to collect large quantities of water during strong precipitation events also overflowed, the government decided to have an alarm-system installed to ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • Case study - Precipitation measurement in high mountains - Aosta Valley

    Precipitation monitoring in remote areas without infrastructure was thought to be impossible in Aosta Valley, Italy. All the more challenging was the task to install a measuring site on the Peak CIMO Blanche with its height of 3000 meters (just shy of 10,000 feet), located near the famous Matterhorn.  The measuring site needed to withstand the extreme weather conditions that comes with ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • Case study - Continuous discharge monitoring in Mecklenburg - Germany

    The Wallensteingraben was originally constructed as a channel and is almost 20 km long. In the context of implementing the European Water Framework Directive, goals include improving ecological passability. At the same time a measurement site for the continuous monitoring of discharge quantities was installed.  Products used include OTT SLD, OTT CBS and OTT LogoSens. Monitoring ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • Case study - Precipitation monitoring in the Sierra Nevada - Spain

    This OTT Pluvio² precipitation measuring station “Tajos de Breca” is situated 2470 meters (8103.67 feet) above sea level at the southern slope of the Sierra Nevada for long term meteorological data collection. The station forms part of a measuring network named “Project Guadalfeo” which is financed by the Andalusian government and the responsible water authority. ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • Case study - Discharge measurement at the river

    Due to the seasonally strong weed growth and low flow during low water periods the measurement of water level and flow at the measurement site "Kleinraschuetz“ was rather distorted. It had to be corrected by putting in additional manpower for manual measurements. Therefore it was decided to modernize the station completely and to install a stationary discharge measuring system. The ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • Case study - Harris county flood warning system

    The Harris County Flood Control District in Texas was created in 1937 as a response to the devastating floods that struck the region between 1929 and 1935. The District's boundaries protect 3.7 million people and include the city of Houston. Twenty-two different watersheds are included in the district's boundaries, each with a unique set of monitoring challenges. The District is using the "Flood ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • Case study - Flood warning station at Kriebstein, Saxony - Germany

    As flood-warning station and hydrometric base station with a catchment basin of 1754 km2 , reliable data monitoring is extremely important for the hydrological balance of Freiberg and for the whole area around the Mulde. The power plants, located up and down stream of this gauging station, influence the water level and water flow surrounding it.  As a solution for measuring the discharge, ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • Case study - Weather stations for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi

    For real-time meteorological data at the XXII Winter Olympic and XI Winter Paralympic Games in Sochi from February–March 2014, 29 specialized automatic meteorological stations (AMS) were installed in the areas close to the Olympic sport venues from 2010-2013.  This was in addition to the regular observation network that provided data for the weather now-casting system supplied and ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • Real-time data in the wild

    Background The South African water resource (DWAF) monitoring network belongs to one of the well organized and managed networks world-wide. Well prepared and maintained measurement sites & stations deliver the data base for the water management in the huge territory of South Africa. One main issue of the online data availability is the data transfer from remote stations to the data ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • Online discharge measurement with horizontal doppler-flow sensor

    Background The regional authority responsible for the barrages in the Free State of Saxony is in charge of the water management of the Rötha. Reservoir. This reservoir is situated close to the river Pleiße, from which the water is led over a weir into the reservoir.. Knowledge about the inflows of the reservoir is important for the water management there. So far, the ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

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