KISTERS is a group of fast growing IT and measurement instrumentation manufactuing companies with over 500 employees, headquarters in Aachen, Germany and at numerous national and international subsidiaries.
KISTERS offers leading software solutions, measurement instrumentation and data loggers for the sustainable management of water, energy and air. Expertise, commitment and sector experience make KISTERS a much sought-after partner.
KISTERS' Global Water Solution is a framework for building efficient customer solutions based on modern technology and in-depth understanding of application areas and markets. Solutions include, amongst others, surface and ground-water monitoring, meteorology, water quality and urban drainage deployed at hundreds of customer sites with many thousands of licenses worldwide.
KISTERS Group companies develop, install, host and operate software for public authorities, public agencies, consulting engineers and industries. Application areas include hydrometeorological monitoring, air quality monitoring, water quality monitoring, groundwater and surface water monitoring, water supply and sewer network monitoring, natural disaster warning and management especially flood and drought, meteorology and environmental monitoring. KISTERS integrates monitoring data, raster data (weather/radar/satellite), modelling/simulation data, sample data, lab data, biological observation data all in one holistic database application.
KISTERS Group member HyQuest Solutions, manufactures field-proven online monitoring instrumentation such as IP data loggers, rain gauges, shaft encoders and bubblers. KISTERS Group software and hardware products are backed by more than 50 years of experience.
The WeatherSens MP Series compact weather sensors are designed for robust and maintenance-free measurements in hydrology, meteorology and weather-critical applications where durability, precision and operations in different climatic conditions are required.The compact devices allow for single or all-in-one measurements of up to 7 parameters such as:• Wind speed• Wind direction• Temperature• Humidity• Air-pressure• Rainfall (by photoelectric or piezoelectric technique)• Radiation
DH59 is an easy-to-use medium-weight suspended sediment sampler.The sampler consists of an epoxy coated, streamlined bronze casting weighing approx. 10 kg, which partially encloses the sample container. It is equipped with a tail vane assembly to orient the intake nozzle into the approaching flow as the sampler enters the water. With the instrument oriented into the direction of flow (nozzle horizontal and pointed upstream) a continuous stream filament is discharged into the sample bottle during the period of submergence.The axis of the sample container is inclined at an angle to the vertical which permits sampling to within 90 mm of the stream bed.
HyQuest Solutions’ WLR 8/15/30 is a highly accurate radar level sensor that measures the distance from the sensor to the surface. It uses advanced 80 GHz radar technology to provide accurate and stable measurements. Using contactless technology for measurement of level of fluids and solids provides many advantages over traditional methods due to simple installation, low power consumption and minimal to no maintenance.The WLR 8/15/30 is the ideal radar sensor for hydrological, oceanographic and other environmental monitoring applications demanding contactless measurement of water levels or wave sizes. Low power consumption, multiple supported communication interfaces, and compatibility with HyQuest Solutions’ dataloggers allow users to quickly and effortlessly integrate the WLR 8/15/30 into new or existing applications.WLR is available in 3 models that differ in the detection distance only: 8 m, 15 m or 30 m.
The KISTERS HYQuest Solutions' OSS-B1 universal current meter is a ?eld-proven instrument for measuring the velocity of water in open and closed channels. It is used for point measurements of ?ow velocities on the water surface or in vertical pro?les down to the riverbed at ?ow speeds of 0.025 m/s to 10 m/s.The OSS-B1 is made from durable corrosion-resistant stainless steel and it is suitable for use in the most extreme environments. It has been designed for lifetime trouble-free operation under normal use and when properly maintained.The OSS-B1 can be operated:- using a wading rod- from a boat using a single drum gauging winch/winch board- from a bridge using a single drum gauging winch/winch board or a bridge crane- on a cableway attached to a towing device (with suitable gauging weight)
KISTERS HyQuest Solutions’ TB3 is a high-quality tipping bucket rain gauge for measuring rainfall and precipitation in urban and rural locations. Due to the integrated syphon, the gauge delivers high levels of accuracy across a broad range of rainfall intensities. With the optional heater the TB3 is the ideal device for cold climates.The TB3’s tried and proven design ensures long-term, accurate and repeatable results. It is manufactured from high quality, durable materials ensuring long-term stability in the harshest of environments. It consists of a robust powder-coated aluminium enclosure, an aluminium base, and stainless steel ?nger ?lter and fasteners.TB3 provides a ?nger ?lter that ensures the collector catch area remains unblocked when leaves, bird droppings and other debris ?nd their way into the catch.
KISTERS HyQuest Soltions' HailSens is an advanced sensor system for monitoring hail events in real-time. The detection of hail impacts (as opposed to other types of icy or watery precipitation) relies on vibration measurement. HailSens provides accurate, reliable results both quickly and automatically. A practical tool that saves time and prevents false measurements.HailSens revolutionizes the technology for sensing hail: It combines sophisticated measuring technology with online provision of data. HailSens automatically detects hail, and classifies individual hailstones with respect to their size and damage potential. The sensing area of approximately 0,2 m² ensures that a representative sample of hail pellets generates impacts on the vibrating plate thereby increasing measurement reliability. HailSens saves data, transfers it in real-time to evaluation software for statistical evaluations and display of impact results in graphics and tables, and - last but not least - provides early warnings using web technology.The HailSens is available either as standalone unit R&D/INS or as the sensor SYNOP integrated in an automatic weather station.
The iRIS 270 professional datalogger is compact, cost effective, ruggedized, IP-capable and can be easily configured - and due to its dual telemetry slots the iRIS 270 extends the telemetry options and the range of pluggable devices.The dual telemetry slots support wireless 4G/2G modem, Iridium satellite, ethernet, and RS232/RS485. They can be used to provide for communication redundancy: for example two cellular modules each with a different SIM card from independent ISP providers or a communications device connected via RS232/RS485 paired with an Iridium satellite module.The iRIS 270’s WiFi hotspot enables access to the device wirelessly using HyQuest Solution’s free-of-charge iLink software (Windows). With a max. range of 80 m in clear line of sight (and a strong signal from the connected device), the user can edit settings while reading the staff gauge on the riverbank, doing a stream flow gauging, or sitting in his car in rainy conditions. iLink helps confi guring the logger, check-ing settings and calibrations for QA/QC, performing real-time diagnostics to resolve technical issues, and downloading data.
The iLevel-GW Nano is an absolute pressure groundwater data logger for measuring and storing water pressure and temperature. By means of a steel cable the iLevel-GW Nano is lowered in the water level pipe and fixed below the lowest water level.The ultra low-power data logger records the measured values in adjustable measuring intervals with a runtime of up to 10 years (~2 million measurements). For data readout, the iLevel-GW Nano is pulled out of the measuring well and the data is conveniently read out via short-range radio using a laptop.In the logger software (cloud application), the true water level is calculated from the recorded absolute water pressure and the barometric pressure. (Please note: The air pressure needed to calculate the water level is recorded with a barologger. Only one barologger is required for a measurement field.)
The KISTERS HyQuest HS40 Series II Gas Purge Compressor and continouis Bubbler System has been designed to replace conventional nitrogen gas bottle supply to bubble units or gas purge systems. The HS40 is used for measuring water level in dams, rivers, canals and tanks with up to 40 mH2O (130 ft) head.A complete system consists of air compressor, pressure tank, membrane ?lter dryer, micro mist separator with an auto purge valve and bubbling system. All components are housed in a single small enclosure. Built-in smart pump control monitors the pressure in the system to optimize power consumption while ensuring best operation and accurcy.No air drying catridge needed! Auto purge air dryer (solenoid valve) complete with micro mist separator and membrane dryer.
The Cable Fox Model (CFX) is KISTERS HyQuest Solutions latest towing system for deployment of an ADCP or radar device for manual discharge measurement on a cableway. The electric motorized vehicle can be easily installed on existing cable cranes by using their cables. Via a radio remote control, the user controls the vehicle forward and backward across the cable transversely to the ?ow axis.Upgrade old / existing cable ways with Cable fox
KISTERS HyQuest Solutions’ TB3 is a high-quality tipping bucket rain gauge for measuring rainfall and precipitation in urban and rural locations. Due to the integrated syphon, the gauge delivers high levels of accuracy across a broad range of rainfall intensities. With the optional heater the TB3 is the ideal device for cold climates.The TB3’s tried and proven design ensures long-term, accurate and repeatable results. It is manufactured from high quality, durable materials ensuring long-term stability in the harshest of environments. It consists of a robust powder-coated aluminium enclosure, an aluminium base, and stainless steel ?nger ?lter and fasteners.TB3 provides a ?nger ?lter that ensures the collector catch area remains unblocked when leaves, bird droppings and other debris ?nd their way into the catch.The TB3’s base incorporates two water outlets at the bottom allowing for water collection and data veri?cation.Maintenance of the TB3 is easy, because removal of the outer enclosure and access to the tipping bucket mechanism and ?nger ?lter assembly is made easy with quick release fasteners.