All Season Precipitation Gauge - Model 2310-00
All Season Precipitation Gauge - Model 2310-00

 

 

FEATURES:

 

  • Measures Rain, Snow, or Freezing Rain
  • Large 12 in (30.5 cm) Diameter Cylinder
  • No Power Consumption for Remote Sites
  • Improved Operation and Maintenance

 


 

DESCRIPTION:

The All Season Precipitation Gauges - Model 2310-00 utilize an anti- freeze mix in a 12 in (30.5 cm) diameter cylinder with an overflow tube. The All Season Precipitation Gauge is intended to mount on top of an existing Model 2400-15 top section utilizing an extension tube to direct the overflow stream into the tipping bucket. When precipitation enters the All Season Precipitation Gauge, it mixes with the antifreeze solution and displaces a volume equivalent to the amount of precipitation. This fluid drains through the All Season Precipitation Gauge's overflow tube to the tipping bucket which measures the precipitation.

A thin layer of mineral oil is floated on the mixture's surface to prevent evaporation. The All Season Precipitation Gauge's tubing comes up through the antifreeze solution and ends below the surface with an upside down U going back into the solution. At the highest point of the All Season Precipitation Gauge's upside down U, a small air vent, also in the shape of an upside down U, lets in air so no vacuum is created.

The antifreeze solution with the top layer of mineral oil is brought to the level where it starts to drain down the All Season Precipitation Gauge's tube to a tipping bucket. The All Season Precipitation Gauge - Model 2310-00 is then set and ready to measure precipitation.

The height of the All Season Precipitation Gauge should be chosen based on the expected annual water content of the snow.

For Summer operation the All Season Precipitation Gauge may be removed and replaced with a simple Model 2400-06 funnel.


 

SPECIFICATIONS:

Operating Temperature ...........................   Varies with concentration of antifreeze solution
Orifice Diameter ...........................   12 in (30.5 cm)
Fluid Capacity ...........................   ~4, 11, or 25.5 gal
Mounting ...........................   Standard Section for Standpipes
Material ...........................   Aluminum Tubing
Dimensions ...........................   30x12 in (76.2x30.5 cm) (HxDia.)
12x12 in (20.5x30.5 cm) (HxDia.) 2310-01
60x12 in (152.4x30.5 cm) (HxDia.) 2310-02
Weight ...........................   Varies with height and capacity.
Shipping Weight ...........................   13 to 30 lbs (5.9 to 13.6 kg) Varies with height and capacity.

 

ORDERING GUIDE:
HSE Warranty
General Terms and Conditions

Model 2310-00 ......... All Season Precipitation Gauge; 30 in (76.2 cm)
Model 2310-01 ......... All Season Precipitation Gauge; 12 in (30.5 cm)
Model 2310-02 ......... All Season Precipitation Gauge; 60 in (152.4 cm)

OPTIONAL:
Model 2310-09 ......... Stabilizing Kit for 30 in (76.2 cm) and 60 in (152.4 cm) Precipitation Gauges; Includes: 100 ft (30.5 m) 1/8 inch (0.32 cm) wire rope and three 30 inch (76.2 cm) ground anchors
Model 2300-01 ......... Premixed Antifreeze Solution, 1 Gal (3.8 L)
Model 2300-02 ......... Antifreeze Pump; for use with All Season Precipitation Gauges


 

RELATED PRODUCTS:

2400 Series ......... 12 inch Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge
Model 2408-00 ......... 8 inch Tipping Bucket
Model 2500-00 ......... 1 mm Electrically Heated Rain Gauge
Model 2601-00 ......... Non-Recording Rain Gauge
Model 7000-13 ......... 10 ft (3 m) Standpipe Section
Model 5428-00 ......... Snow Depth Sensor
Model 5450-01 ......... Frost Depth Temperature Probe


 

SUPPORT:

All Season Precipitation Gauges - Model 2310-00: Datasheet
All Season Precipitation Gauges - Model 2310-00: Manual