Primary metering equipment - storage sensors for floodplain harvesting

A storage sensor measures the water depth within a storage (dam). Using the storage level and the corresponding storage curve, a storage volume is calculated. Storage sensors that are integrated with a local intelligence device (LID)—a data logger and telemetry unit—are referred to as a storage meter.

A storage meter that meets the Minister’s specifications and standards must be installed on all floodplain harvesting storages—that is, all storages listed on the water supply work approval for floodplain harvesting—where a landholder has opted for the storage measurement method to fulfil their primary metering equipment requirements.

Read more in the NSW Floodplain Harvesting Measurement Policy (PDF, 2270.23 KB)

List of storage sensors for floodplain harvesting

The below table lists the storage sensors (pressure sensor or radar sensor) that comply with the Minister’s specifications and standards.

MakeModel Distributor and contact detailsTypeManufacturer Date of listing

In Situ

Level TROLL

ThermoFisher
Email: ANZInfo@thermofisher.com
Website: www.thermofisher.com/au/

Submersible

In-situ

5 August 2020

Keller-Druck

36XiW

Bestech Australia
Email: tgobrial@bestech.com.au 
Website: www.keller-druck.com/en/products/level-probes/standard-level-probes/series-36xiw

Submersible

Keller-Druck

5 August 2020

OTT

RLS

Aqualab
Email: sales@aqualab.com.au
Website: www.aqualab.com.au/product/ott/water-level-sensors/rls/

Radar

OTT HydroMet

5 August 2020

OTT

PLS

Aqualab
Email: sales@aqualab.com.au
Website: www.aqualab.com.au

Submersible

OTT HydroMet

5 August 2020

Seametrics

PT12

Air-Met Scientific Pty Ltd
Email: sales@airmet.com.au
Website: www.airmet.com.au/about-us/suppliers-and-partners/seametrics
Enviro Paul
Email: paul@enviropaul.com.au
Website: www.enviropaul.com.au/product-category/brands/seametrics/pt12/
HydroTerra Pty Ltd
Email: sales@hydroterra.com.au
Website: www.hydroterra.com.au/product/seametrics-pt12-pressure-temperature-sensor-with-modbus-sdi-12-interface/

Submersible

Seametrics Inc.

5 August 2020

STS

PTM/N/SDI-12

Automated Control
Email: sales@automatedcontrol.com.au
Website: www.automatedcontrol.com.au/?p=11204

Submersible

Automated Control

5 August 2020

Vega

VEGAPULS C 21
VEGAPULS C 23

Vega
Email: info.au@vega.com
Website: www.vega.com/en-au/products/product-catalog/level/radar/vegapuls-c-21

Radar

Vega

5 August 2020

FTS

SDI Radar/64/81

ThermoFisher
Email: ANZInfo@thermofisher.com
Website: www.thermofisher.com/au/en/home/industrial/environmental/water-analysis/groundwater-analysis.html

Radar

FTS

January 2021

YSI

WaterLOG Nile 502/504/517

Xylem Water Solutions
Email: salesAus@xyleminc.com
Website: www.xylem-analytics.com.au/productsdetail.php?WaterLOG-Nile-Water-Level-Radar-Series-99

Radar

Xylem Analytics Australia

January 2021

Endress + Hauser Australia

Micropilot FMR20

Endress + Hauser Australia
Email: info.au.sc@endress.com
Website: www.au.endress.com/en/field-instruments-overview/level-measurement/Radar-Micropilot-FMR20?t.tabId=product-overview

Radar

Endress + Hauser Australia

March 2021