CRS456 Titanium - Water-Level Recording Sensor
Self-Contained Memory
Easy to use software,
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Overview

The CRS456 consists of a water-level and water-temperature sensor that has its own time clock and memory to store the collected data, in a compact titanium case. This frees users to place the sensor in remote sites and let it collect data for long periods. The sensor can then be retrieved, connected to a PC via a micro-USB port, and the data transferred to the PC. HydroSci software is included and elegantly supports test setup, data retrieval, and data display. Long battery life and rugged construction mean you can trust the CRS456 to collect important data. Low cost and ease of use make it a good choice in a variety of applications. 

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Benefits and Features

  • Rugged titanium case protects piezoresistive sensor allowing it to be used in saltwater and other harsh environments
  • Quality construction ensures product reliability
  • Fully temperature-compensated
  • Capable of storing large amount of data
  • Easy-to-use software
  • Fast scan rate

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Technical Description

The CRS456 has several pressure range options. The CRS456 is unvented; therefore it is monitoring sealed gage pressure. For maximum accuracy, the data should be corrected for barometric pressure. 

HydroSci software is included in the Resource DVD. This software simplifies the process of configuring the CRS456. Users can configure the CRS456 to monitor surface water, ground water, or a standard pump test.

HydroSci software will also compensate the measurements for barometric pressure using an additional CS456 or a CS451 as a reference sensor, or using a barometric pressure sensor from a nearby weather station.

HydroSci software will display the data in tabular or graphical formats.

Specifications

Venting Unvented
Measurement Time < 1 s
Output Options micro USB
Internal Data Collection Memory 4 MB
Logging/Scanning Modes Standard, Delta, Wave, Logarithmic
Resolution 0.0035% FS
Dry Storage Temperature Range -10° to +80°C
WARNING: Sensor could be damaged if encased in frozen ice.
Operating Temperature Range 0° to 60°C
WARNING: Sensor could be damaged if encased in frozen ice.
Overpressure 2 x pressure range
Power Requirements Internal user-replaceable lithium battery
Battery Life 5+ years (when logging interval is once per hour)
Body Material Titanium
Distance
  • 2.3 cm (0.9 in.)
    Distance from black line etched on housing to end of standard nose cone
  • 9.9 cm (3.9 in.)
    Distance from black line etched on housing to end of weighted nose cone
  • 2.54 cm (1 in.)
    Distance from black line etched on housing to end of NPT fitting
Water-Level Accuracy ±0.1% full-scale-range TEB
Includes the combined errors due to nonlinearity, hysteresis, nonrepeatability, and thermal effects over the compensated temperature range, per ISA S51.1.
Temperature Accuracy ±0.2°C
Diameter 2.22 cm (0.875 in.)
Length 22.23 cm (8.75 in.)
Weight 230 g (0.51 lb)

Power Consumption

Quiescent < 80 µA
Measurement/Communication 4 mA (1 s measurement)

Measurement Ranges at Fresh Water Depths

0 to 5.1 m (16.7 ft)
  • 0 to 7.25 psi
  • 0 to 50 kPa
0 to 10.2 m (33.4 ft)
  • 0 to 100 kPa
  • 0 to 14.5 psi
0 to 20.4 m (67 ft)
  • 0 to 200 kPa
  • 0 to 29 psi
0 to 50.9 m (167 ft)
  • 0 to 72.5 psi
  • 0 to 500 kPa
0 to 102 m (334.5 ft)
  • 0 to 1000 kPa
  • 0 to 145 psi

Compatibility

Communications

Requires a micro USB cable and HydroSci software running on a computer with Windows XP or later. HydroSci software is available for download.

Resources and Links

Downloads

HydroSci Chinese Language v.1.2 (434 KB) 30-01-2017

Adds Chinese language support for version 1.2 of HydroSci.

Note: Language support for the above listed version only.


HydroSci v.1.2.1 (41.7 MB) 09-10-2017

HydroSci is used to configure and extract data from the CRS45X Recording Submersible Pressure Transducer and the OBS-3A Turbidity and Temperature Monitoring System.

Watch the Video Tutorial: Using HydroSci software with water-level recording sensors.

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CRS OS v.2 () 28-05-2018

Current CRS541, CRS456, CRS451V and CRS456V Operating System.

FAQs for

Number of FAQs related to CRS456: 1

  1. The CRS451 and CRS456 are unvented and monitor sealed gage pressure. For maximum accuracy, the data should be corrected for barometric pressure. The barometric pressure data from a nearby weather station or other monitoring platform can be used.