The DCX-16 is an autonomous, battery powered instrument. It features a stainless steel 16 mm in diameter housing designed to record water depth (pressure) and temperature over long periods in applications where a more compact size is an advantage.
The sensor, electronics and battery are housed in a sealed stainless steel tube, for submersible deployment. For data read-out the DCX-16 must be recovered from the measurement point. The end cap is then removed to access the data port.
The interface housing is mounted at the top of the borehole to give easy access for data downloading, it is connected via a sealed cable to the electronics housing, which includes the electronic circuit and battery. Installation is quick and simple, using fixing devices in various sizes, suitable for cap lock units of different manufacturers and for well access points starting from 1" (caps starting at 2" include a hole to lower a dip meter). Thus, enabling measuring stations to be set up at considerably lower costs compared to conventional systems.
The logger can be sealed gauge (SG) or vented gauge (VG), the cable carries the vent tube for VG version sensors. The vent port in the housing is protected by a breathable Gore-Tex® membrane.