Wading Discharge Measurement Instrument
What is the FlowTracker2?
The SonTek FlowTracker 2 (FT2) handheld Acoustic Doppler Velocimeter (ADV®) is a wading discharge measurement instrument that is handheld, portable and precise.
We know our users love and trust the technology with the original FlowTracker, but we wanted more! The FlowTracker2 now comes with functional, modernized features such as Bluetooth, GPS, and a large color screen, to name only a few. The enhancements came directly from the evaluation and feedback from hydrologists, researchers, and scientists who have made the FlowTracker their instrument of choice.
Portable. Precise. Practical.
The real advantage becomes clear from the moment you start to collect data. Each step of the way FT2 guides you along the measurement process with visual prompts and SmartQC audio alerts just in case something important needs your attention. FT2 handheld software is intuitive, easy to navigate, and includes real-time plots of point data, QC parameters, and measurement verticals, giving you everything you need at-a-glance. Get defensible data correctly, the first time, every time, and minimize data handling back at the office.
Whenever, and wherever you need.
With rugged construction for any climate and multiple display options for both day and night, FT2 goes whenever and wherever you need it to go. This includes:
- Natural Streams, Open Channels & Lakes
- Irrigation Canals
- Mining Channels
- Water Treatment
- Storm Water
- Weirs / Flumes
FT2 uses SonTek’s tried-and-true ADV technology, vetted for decades by experts across the globe, in hydraulics labs, and wide-ranging field environments. Improved and perfected for FT2, the acoustic-based ADV sensor offers unparalleled accuracy, particularly in low flow, and in the shallowest water of any wading device. 2-D data in the horizontal plane (2D/3D option available) allows the most comprehensive QC and understanding of flow conditions. User calibration is never required, and 24/7 tech support from SonTek and our worldwide team is only a call away.
Still not sure if the FlowTracker2 is right for you?
Learn more about what makes FT2 a step above the rest! Download the brochure for a complete listing of special features. Or Check out our Manual and select the technology best suited for your flow monitoring requirements! As always, we are here to help if you have questions!
Inspired by the need for a simple way to measure water velocity and level in open channels
Inspired by the need for a SIMPLE way to measure water velocity and level in open channels, the SonTek-SL (affectionately known as the Side-Looker or "SL") has earned worldwide acceptance as a long-term monitoring solution. Now, with two new (3G) models turbo-charged by our proprietary SmartPulseHD®, the SonTek-SL features accessories, mounting options, software, and a variety of integration formats to ensure it fits your application.
Designed specifically for side mounting on bridges, canal walls, or riverbanks, the SL's SLEEK, low-profile housing makes installation easy. With three models to choose from, the SL can be used in channels as small as you can jump across to rivers as wide as the Amazon. Ultra narrow beam widths combined with unmatched side lobe suppression provide the SUPERIOR acoustic directivity necessary for achieving maximum horizontal range free of interference from surface or bottom boundaries.
A new perspective to the notion of measuring open channel hydraulics
NEW! rQPOD Remote Boat Surveying Package
Taken to Incredible Extremes.
The RiverSurveyor S5/M9 is a river discharge measurement system without the traditional limitations. Small, portable, and easy to use, the patented and award-winning RiverSurveyor measures in extreme flood or drought situations within a single instrument, and without changing user settings. The results speak for themselves - the RiverSurveyor S5/M9 has revolutionized the way discharge is measured in rivers and canals.
Multiple acoustic frequencies with SmartPulseHD® make for the most robust and continuous shallow-to-deep measurements ever and an array of four deterministic microcontrollers expertly apportion the proper acoustics, pulse scheme, and cell size allow users to focus on the measurement - not the setup. The system even has a vertical beam for accurate channel definition and it’s all designed to work intuitively. Slow to fast, shallow to deep, the RiverSurveyor S5/M9 handles it all on the fly.
Display. Process. Analyze.
The RiverSurvery S5/M9 will exceed your expectations during and after the measurement with the RiverSurveyor Live! software suite for both PC and mobile platforms. All programs take full advantage of SmartPulseHD and the intelligent software ensures no loss of data during telemetry dropouts, with multi-language support available. Easily switch between computer or mobile devices during mid-measurement. Several quality indicators and statistics with selectable graphics provide instant feedback on data collection.
Get More Value.
The RiverSurveyor S5/M9 systems just keep on getting better. Our engineers continue to improve and build upon the award-winning technology, with features to include:
- No tagline/tape measure required: With RiverSurveyor Stationary Live, automatically measure distance between stations with DGPS or RTK GPS equipped systems.
- Manual configuration: Now you can set blanking distance, cell size and number of cells for moving boat measurements.
- Real-time QA/QC warnings: Know when there could be a problem before there is one.
- Zipped files: New and improved compression and auto-decompression, providing faster access to large amounts of data.
- Sample filter: Remove your random velocity outliers with ease.
Interested in enjoying safe, remote-controlled surveying? With the rQPOD remote boat surveying package you can! The rQPOD system is sold as a complete kit from SonTek and includes a Torrent Board V7 floating platform, patent-pending motorized system. Combine this lightweight convertible platform with a RiverSurveyor-M9 or S5 to measure flow or a HydroSurveyor-M9 and measure bathymetry. This portable solution truly is ready wherever you need it!
Ideal for monitoring flows in canals, culverts, pipes, and natural streams
Ideal for monitoring flows in canals, culverts, pipes, and natural streams, the SonTek-IQ starts with a custom flow algorithm derived from hundreds of field measurements. Four velocity beams profile water velocity along both the length and width of the channel, to ensure best possible coverage and most accurate representation of the velocity field. The built-in pressure sensor and vertical acoustic beam work in tandem to measure water level. Simply input the channel geometry using the intuitive SonTek-IQ software and you are outputting flow data in minutes.
All stainless steel hardware makes the IQ even more capable in difficult environments such as stormwater and certain wastewater where corrosion is a potential concern.