A thorough understanding of hydrological conditions
HyQuant provides the water level and surface water velocity data needed to evaluate hydrological conditions of a catchment area – crucial for understanding water cycle and potential water management applications. It enables users to monitor and evaluate morphological changes in the waterbed and ensures the secure usage of watercourses for shipping. Plus, it plays a key role in establishing and operating reporting and warning systems for events like floods and extreme low water conditions.
Real-time observation and response
Real-time monitoring data of water level and surface velocity is essential for making informed decisions to prevent flooding. HyQuant, a non-contact radar sensor, enables rapid detection of unexpected and sudden changes in water level and flow velocity – a prerequisite for early warning signals. These signals give users enough time to prepare before disaster strikes.
Efficient resource management
Integrated water resources management
With a better understanding of water availability and quality, it becomes possible to integrate various water uses, encompassing drinking, irrigation, hydropower, cooling, watershed and wildlife health. HyQuant sensors are non-contact, easy to install and cost effective, allowing them to be deployed in large numbers to generate high data density. This data has the potential to deliver multiple benefits, including improved decision making, equitable access to scarce resources, increased revenue, reduced costs and improved risk management.
Meet the HyQuant range
One of the most versatile and reliable non-contact level sensors. The HyQuant L sensor uses FMCW technology in the 60 GHz frequency band for water level measurement without direct contact. It’s compact, lightweight and IP68-rated with a narrow beam width, high precision, and built-in filter algorithms.
Available in two measuring ranges:
- HyQuant L 20: 0.10m – 20m/ 0.32 – 65.61 ft
- HyQuant L 50: 0.15m – 50m/ 0.49 – 164.04 ft
An inventive yet affordable surface velocity radar with higher resolution. The HyQuant V sensor utilises Doppler technology within the 60 GHz frequency band to precisely measure water surface velocity without making contact. It incorporates a small and easy-to-install IP68 sensor with a narrow beam width, exceptional accuracy, and pre-installed filter algorithms.
Great things come in small packages. This HyQuant L+ V non-contact sensor combines velocity and level measurements in one compact instrument, housed in the smallest and most robust casing yet.
Every technical specification is field tested to ensure consistent, reliable performance over the full measurement range and over long periods of time. The sensors are IP68 rated, submersible (no immersion sleeve required), housed in a rugged case and manufactured from environmentally resistant materials.
Integrate, communicate and configure
HyQuant sensors have an intuitive interface and connect to any KISTERS or third-party logger or other device via SDI-12 protocol or Modbus interface. They are configured via Wi-Fi connection and SDI-12 and can connect to PCs via SDI-12 using an USB adapter.
High resolution and accuracy
Innovative user-adjustable filters allow adaptation to different site conditions. The clever combination of 60 GHz radar and specially designed antennas ensures optimised radar beams and data quality over the entire measurement range.
Affordable without compromise
HyQuant delivers unparalleled value in water monitoring by striking a balance between cost-effectiveness and superior performance. These budget-friendly sensors, equipped with special features, require minimal maintenance, and come complete with a mounting bracket and cable, ensuring an exceptional price-to-performance ratio.
Simple installation, low maintenance
The sensor’s streamlined, lightweight design, along with the included tilt and swivel mounting bracket, facilitates easy installation and proper positioning on various support structures, ranging from bridges or purpose-built structures to arms and outriggers. Installing it into existing infrastructure is simple and can be accomplished by anyone.
Accurate, adaptable and contactless.
Radar sensors remain unaffected by the climatic conditions and other influences between the sensor and the water surface. They can measure right up to the face of the sensor, enabling measurements even during flooding, which is distinct from other non-contact technologies with larger dead zones.
HyQuant - designed for professionals working across diverse fields.
HyQuant Series was designed to provide all the must-haves needed to solve the familiar frustrations of users facing the challenges of environmental monitoring, but at an affordable cost.
- Hydrology and water surface management
- Risk management
- Water availability
- Operational efficiency in hydropower plants
- Other industrial applications such as mining
With HyQuant, the challenge was not to build a water level radar but to come as close as possible to a perfect match for the field practitioners, the professional hydrographer and the automated early warning systems alike. We listened actively, assessed the wealth of first-hand insights and only then we started working.
Mr Edgar Wetzel, Global Head of R&D (Instrumentation), KISTERS AG