What’s a Piezometer?
Piezometers measure pressure of ground water. They’re sensors that are also known as vibrating wires or VWs, but note that they’re much smaller than the German vehicles.
After drilling holes to deploy and measure piezometers, the vibrating wire sensors can report information about pressure in an aquifer.
Basically, piezometers can be used to measure and monitor pressures of liquids.
How does this help You?
Here are a couple Industrial IoT applications and use cases where piezometers are remotely monitored:
Piezometers / vibrating wire sensors monitor water wells and aquifer health alongside levees in order to keep communities safe.
- Repairing the Oroville dam spillway in California
- Monitoring water levels and maximum storage levels in dams
- How groundwater levels are rising thanks to rains in India
Who makes piezometers / vibrating wires and where do you get them?
There are a variety of sensor hardware manufacturers that make piezometers, like:
According to this news article, piezometers are quite useful to tie in the groundwater elevation with ponds and bogs. What are Your organization’s piezometer applications?
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