LinkQuest, a California-based acoustic measuring instrument manufacturer, has added a broadband option to its FlowScout 2000 acoustic flowmeter line.
With the added option, the FlowScout 2000 system is capable of measuring current speeds reliably starting from a distance of 16cm, with a cell size of 2cm and up to a maximum number of 100 cells.
Since its debut in 2008, the FlowScout 2000 acoustic flowmeters have been widely deployed for measuring flows in irrigation channels and rivers for water resource management and environment monitoring applications, the manufacturer said.
The standard FlowScout 2000 flowmeter is capable of reaching up to 18m in range with a minimum cell size of 25cm.
With the new user-selectable broadband option, the FlowScout 2000 system will further extend its applications to rivers and irrigation channels with large water level fluctuations, small and shallow creeks and irrigation channels, and small diameter water pipes.