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FlowTracker Acoustic Doppler Velocimeter Discontinued replaced by the Flowtracker2
Designed with the field user in mind, the FlowTracker Handheld-ADV® (Acoustic Doppler Velocimeter) measures 2D or 3D currents, attaches easily to wading rods, and features an automatic discharge computation using a variety of international methods, including ISO and USGS standards. The FlowTracker also features SonTek’s exclusive "SmartQC" which involves a series of built-in data quality checks, so you know your data is right. At the end of the data run, just press a button and the FlowTracker calculates the discharge for you!
FlowTracker provides a complete profile and PDF report for your project
Doppler technology has several inherent advantages that make it the preferred method for current measurement. Combine this with SonTek’s proven ability to develop instruments that are both powerful and easy-to-use, and the FlowTracker Handheld-ADV is the clear choice for a wide range of applications.
The FlowTracker is the ideal wading discharge solution if you're looking for:
• Unmatched performance in shallow water and low flows
• Help in challenging outdoor conditions
• Built-in quality checks (SmartQC) so you know your data is right
• A way to avoid recurring calibration/maintenance
• Tough equipment that doesn't break down all the time
• An easy-to-use interface
• Fewer steps to follow
Velocity Range: ±0.001 to 4.0 m/s (0.003 to 13 ft/s)
Velocity Resolution: 0.0001 m/s (0.0003 ft/s)
Velocity Accuracy: ±1% of measured velocity, ±0.25 cm/s
Sampling Volume Location: 10 cm from center transducer
Communication Protocol: RS-2332
Power Supply: 8 AA Alkaline batteries (25+ hours of continuous operation)
Weight: 1.8 kg (4.0 lbs)
Probe Width: 130 mm (5.1 in)
LCD/Keypad Unit: Temporarily submersible to 1 m (3 ft)
Operating/Storage Temperature: -20º to 50ºC
The FlowTracker Windows-based software package contains utility programs that can be used with SonTek's FlowTracker Handheld ADV. With these programs, you can perform diagnostics, download data from the internal recorder, review data, generate reports, export data as ASCII files, and export data files that are compatible with the FlowPack velocity-indexing software tool.
FlowPack is a great addition to the FlowTracker when you are using it in conjunction with an Argonaut-SL or SW. FlowPack allows you to generate easy-to-interpret Velocity-Index ratings. Promising to make your data reporting process a whole lot friendlier (and faster), FlowPack also provides a simple method to store flow, velocity, and stage measurements -- all through one software program. FlowPack can produce comprehensive reports that assist you in making better, more informed decisions. FlowPack is available as an option to the FlowTracker.
FT2D-2M FlowTracker Handheld ADV
Portable water velocity/flow measurement system featuring 10-MHz ADV probe (10-cm distance to sampling volume) mounted on a cable, hand-held display/processor unit, and application software. System includes Auto-Velocity Range selection, SmartQC quality control feature, and multi-language support (English, Spanish, German, Italian, French). Display/Processor unit includes LCD display, keypad interface, 2-m RS232 communications interface cable, 4MB internal memory, and 8 AA alkaline batteries. Windows-based software includes: FlowTracker (for RS232 communication, recorder downloading, data processing, data export); SonUtils (utility software for PCs and PDAs). Includes took kit, shipping case, and manual (PDF) on CD.
FT-MR SonTek deluxe 2-piece top-setting wading rod - 1.2-m, metric increments in centimeters; includes bubble level, mounting brackets for FlowTracker keypad and ADV sensor, and plastic shipping case for both rod and FlowTracker