SmartSolo Scientific packages for geothermal resource assessment and energy monitoring can accurately and reliably measure direct-use plants. They monitor flow and temperature, and measure on-site meteorological parameters, ground-water level, and temperature, thermal gradient profile, well casing temperature and integrity, and water quality and flow in open or closed systems. Each system can be customized for the plant’s unique needs, and can integrate data into existing SCADA systems.
Our stations provide long-term, stand-alone monitoring of meteorological and mechanical parameters for all types of geothermal-research and power-production applications. Programmable dataloggers allow multiple options for station configuration, measurement and output intervals, and data retrieval. Almost any meteorological sensor can be used, including: wind speed and direction, solar radiation, temperature (air, water, equipment), relative humidity, dew point, precipitation, and barometric pressure. Wind vector, vapor pressure, wet-bulb temperature, BTU or KWh production, and sample on maxima or minima are standard in the datalogger instruction sets. Data are viewed and stored in the units of your choice (e.g., wind speed in mph, m/s, knots).
Advanced geothermal measurement systems provide independent turbine and pump performance monitoring with measurements that include: electrical current, voltage, wattage, power quality, stress, torque, electric field, lightning potential, vibration, strain, load, temperature, tilt, flow, and pressure.
All of our measurement systems are based around programmable dataloggers that measure sensors, then process or store data. We designed our dataloggers to allow a high degree of flexibility. Measurement types, scan rates, and recording intervals are all programmable. Onboard processing instruction sets contain programmed algorithms that process measurements and output results in the desired units of measure. Our dataloggers can also control external devices, such as valves and samplers, based on time or conditional events.
Multiple telemetry and on-site options for retrieving data or reporting site conditions allow our systems to be customized to meet exact needs. Communication options include direct connect, radio, telephone, cellular phone, voice-synthesized phone, satellite, and Ethernet. Systems can be programmed to send alarms or report site conditions by calling out to computers, phones, radios, and pagers. Dataloggers are compatible with DNP 3.0, Modbus, and CanBus systems.
Our PC-based support software simplifies the entire data-acquisition process, from configuration to data retrieval to data display and analysis. Our software automatically manages data retrieval from networks or single stations. Robust error-checking ensures data integrity over almost any communication link.
Benefits of Our Systems
Proven reliability, even in harsh environments
Long-term, stand-alone monitoring
Support for nearly every available sensor
Multiple communication options: Ethernet, radio, satellite, phone, cell phone
DNP3 and ModBus compatible
Research-grade measurement quality
Unmatched customer support
Direct-use BTU measurement
Independent pump-performance monitoring
Turbine performance monitoring
We offer a variety of products that can be used to create custom Geothermal Energy systems. Please don't hesitate to let us help you configure a full system that meets your exact needs.