Hydromet Data Logger/Controllers - Model 3512-00
Hydromet Data Logger/Controllers - Model 3512-00

 

 

FEATURES:

 

  • 8 Analog Inputs
  • 5 Digital Inputs including SDI-12
  • Graphical User Interface
  • 16 GB of Removable Memory
  • Can be Used as a Repeater

 


 

DESCRIPTION:

The Hydromet Data Logger/Controller - Model 3512-00 is a powerful and flexible addition to the 3306 family of transmitter products designed with the field technician in mind. The Hydromet Data Logger/Controller can be used as a simple data logger and in more complex control systems such as the 3580 Series controllers. The Hydromet Data Logger/Controller accepts up to 8 Analog (plus internal battery), up to 2 shaft encoders, up to 2 precipitation, SDI-12, wind speed, wind direction, and peak gust.

Additional Hydromet Data Logger/Controller features include fuse protection on the solar power input, battery and 12V switched to avoid damage to the unit through shorting (these fuses automatically reset when they cool off); and, a dedicated USB port for programming, data retrieval, and uploading of new firmware versions.

You can use the included Insight Software (a graphical user interface; GUI) for fast, easy set-up of the Hydromet Data Logger/Controller from either a desktop or laptop computer in the field. When new firmware versions are released for the Hydromet Data Logger/Controller you can access and download them via FTP connection. Once you have downloaded the new version you can upgrade your Hydromet Data Logger/Controller's firmware using its USB port. The process typically takes just a few seconds.

The Hydromet Data Logger/Controller is housed in an aluminum enclosure and connections are made using plug-in terminal strips which allow quick disconnect for easy installation or replacement. The Hydromet Data Logger/Controller is typically mounted in a gage house, weather resistant cabinet, or NEMA 4 enclosure to protect it from the elements. The on board ALERT modem can be used with VHF or UHF data radios for data transmission, however the Hydromet Data Logger/Controller also works with other communication devices such as GPRS radios or CDMA (cellular transmitters) using its serial port.

Hydromet Data Logger
You can program the following parameters independently for each sensor to be logged by the Hydromet Data Logger/Controller: ID number, multiplier and offset, sample interval, amount of change needed to generate an analog event, transmission hold-off time, amount of change needed to override transmission hold-off time, a timed report interval, and a logging interval.

Hydromet Data Logger/Controller data is logged on a Secured Data (SD) memory card and can be retrieved via the USB or serial port. The SD memory card can also be removed from the Hydromet Data Logger/Controller for later downloading and replaced with a spare card. The Hydromet Data Logger/Controller - Model 3512-00 is supplied with a 16 GB SD card.

Hydromet Controller
The Hydromet Data Logger/Controller includes certain controller functions that either, through commands sent remotely by someone monitoring transmitted data or commands generated autonomously from local sensor monitoring, activate outputs and/or issue commands to remotely located controllers to also activate their outputs. Applications for these controller functions, include automated public warning systems, irrigation gate control, pump management, etc... The most popular application, public warning systems, warn travelers of an imminent safety threat from flood, icy roads, high wind, low visibility, or some other measurable weather event and activate public warning devices such as flashing beacons, barrier gates, or sirens to improve traffic and public safety. Controller systems often include sensors other than the primary triggering sensor to gather extra information, such as a rain gauge on a water level monitoring system.

A typical use for the Hydromet Data Logger/Controller, is at a location where water may cover a road at a low water crossing during storm events making travel along the road dangerous or impossible. These High Water Detection Systems (HWDS) have one or more Hydromet Data Logger/Controllers configured as Master Gauging Stations (MGS) with one or more water level sensors (often pressure transducers). These sensors are associated with one or more of 4 output channels, and through configurable high and low thresholds, activate the Hydromet Data Logger/Controller's output channel when the pre-defined water level is exceeded. Through radio communications, the master Hydromet Data Logger/Controller will send commands to remote controller stations, Advance Warning Stations (AWS), where the same output channel activates a public warning device. A confirmation message and retry sequence confirms activation and a summary message is sent back to the master Hydromet Data Logger/Controller and Base Station if set up.

The master Hydromet Data Logger/Controller sends locally logged measurements and commands in timed reports, event generated reports, and command generated status reports, to a remote base station for off site monitoring. The remote Hydromet Data Logger/Controllers send timed reports and command generated response reports to its master controller and to the system's Base Station. At each Hydromet Data Logger/Controller station, a deep cycle battery with a solar panel or an AC Charger will supply power for all the station functions.

Control functions can be programmed through the Insight software included with the Hydromet Data Logger/Controller.


 

SPECIFICATIONS:

Sensor Inputs ...........................   8 Analog 0 to 5 V, Digital Inputs including SDI-12, up to 2 Up-Only Counters, up to 2 Shaft Encoders, Wind Run, ALERT Wind Format, and Peak Wind Gust
Total Sensors ...........................   Up to 20
Analog Sensor Resolution ...........................   12 bits (0.0012 V)
Output Channels ...........................   4 digital outputs, open drain FET, active low
Output Channel Electrical ...........................   750 mA max, 20 VDC max
Output Channel Configuration ...........................   Continuous or pulsed, 1 to 65535 second increments retriggerable by external command
Output Channel Control Inputs      
     Local ...........................   Up to 3 sensors associated with one or more output channels, configurable. Voting mode available, requires a majority of sensors to exceed threshold prior to activating output.
     Remote ...........................   Status message from base station activating specified output.
Communication Protocol ...........................   11 bit status message, two-way command/status sequences using ALERT protocol
Remote Controller Management ...........................   Up to 8 remotes for each control channels (32 max)
Sampling Interval ...........................   0 seconds to 18 hrs, programmable
Reporting Modes ...........................   Timed-defined and/or event and interrogation
Reporting Interval ...........................   0 seconds to 596523 hrs, programmable
Event Change to Report ...........................   0 to 65535 counts
Reporting Override Value ...........................   0 to 65535 counts
Holdoff Interval ...........................   0 to 65535 counts
Data Logging Modes ...........................   Timed-defined and/or on transmission
Data Logging Interval ...........................   0 seconds to 596523 hrs, programmable
Data Format ...........................   ALERT Binary Standard
Recorded Data ...........................   0 to 2047
Record size ...........................   8 bytes/record, 1 file per month per sensor
Logging Memory ...........................   16 GB SD card, removable
Real Time Clock ...........................   Clock/Calendar with on-board battery back up with leap year correction
ID Number Range ...........................   0 to 8191, programmable
Programmable Parameters      
     SDI-12 Address ...........................   1 character
     Analog Sensor Warmup ...........................   0 to 255 seconds
     Precision ...........................   1 digit specifying number of decimal places to convert
     Adder ...........................   IEEE 754, 32 bit float
     Multiplier ...........................   IEEE 754, 32 bit float
     Base Set ...........................   0 to 65535 seconds, for: Counters, Shaft Encoders, Wind Run, and ALERT Wind.
Shaft Encoder Parameters ...........................   Supports Quadrature format and Sierra Misco format. Supports reversing direction & pulsed or continuous power.
Live Sensor Reading ...........................   Yes, from user interface.
Low Battery Holdoff ...........................  
Programming ...........................   Included Insight Software (Windows GUI)
Operating Voltage ...........................   12 VDC
Current Draw ...........................  
Connectors ...........................   Terminal strip
Lightning Protection ...........................   Standard on ALL inputs.
Chassis ...........................   Aluminum
Temperature Range ...........................   -58° to 158° F (-50° to 70° C)
Operating Temperature ...........................   -40° to 140° F (-40° to 60° C)
Dimensions ...........................   6x7.5x1 in (15.2x19.1x2.54 cm)
Weight ...........................   0.5 lbs (227 g)
Shipping Weight ...........................   1 lbs (0.5 kg)
Warranty ...........................   3 Years from date of shipment

 

ORDERING GUIDE:
HSE Warranty
General Terms and Conditions

Model 3512-00 ......... Hydromet Data logger/Controller; Includes: 2 GB SD Memory Card and Insight Software

PARTS:
Model 3306-56 ......... Programming Cable (replacement)


 

RELATED PRODUCTS:

3580 Remote Series ......... Flashing Beacon Controllers
3580 Master Series ......... Environmental Monitoring Station Controllers
Model 2400-00 ......... Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge
Model 6830-01 ......... SDI-12 Shaft Encoder
Model 6800-00 ......... Shaft Encoders
Model 6753-00 ......... Radar Level Sensor
Model 6640-00 ......... Pressure Transducer
Model 3482-02 ......... Roadway Flood Advanced Warning System Master Gauging Warning Station
Road Weather Sensors


 

SUPPORT:

Hydromet Data Loggers - Model 3512-00: Flood Warning System Overview and Planning Considerations
Hydromet Data Loggers - Model 3512-00: City of Grandview Application
Hydromet Data Loggers - Model 3512-00: Datasheet
Hydromet Data Loggers - Model 3512-00: Manual