Precision Level Reader

July 20, 2021
PLR device determines leachate and/or condensate levels accurately, safely, and efficiently without the need to break the wells’ vacuum seal.

An accurate, safe, and efficient method for determining leachate and/or condensate levels in gas wells, the Precision Level Reader (PLR) detects liquid levels within seconds and records with a time, date, and location stamp without interrupting the vacuum in the well. Using a permanently installed weight and tube, the PLR engages a micro-compressor and differential sensors to determine a water level reading that is never affected by foam and will not cross-contaminate from well to well.


With no need for a water tape or well seal removal, level readings take a fraction of the time and effort, with no exposure of technicians to dangerous gases or liquids in the process. Levels are taken with the well vacuum intact, meaning no errors occur due to foam in the well or vacuum losses. With average level readings taking only seconds, operators see immediate and long-term labor savings. All readings are displayed immediately and stored electronically for future access. 


The PLR system consists of three components: the Remote Measurement System (RMS), a handheld portable PC, and handset software. An IP65 ABS enclosure houses the air pump, battery, pressure sensor, and interface circuits in the RMS. The associated rugged handheld unit features integrated Bluetooth, a Windows 10-based operating system, and a minimum of 64MB RAM and 256MB Flash memory. Finally, the customized interface application software features a user-friendly digital display with audible and visual alerts. The software offers simple data recording and storage options, with the option to display results in either imperial or metric measurements.

  • Permanently installed weight and tube
  • Quick connect and measurement time
  • Rugged Winmate pad running Windows 10 OS
  • Electronic records created
  • Rugged, self-contained mobile system
  • Optional Advanced Wireless Mesh System
  • No user interaction with leachate or well gas
  • Well bore seal remains intact during measurement
  • Built-in Bluetooth and Windows 10 functionality
  • Immediate readings reduce operator time at well
  • Permanent record of depth, stamped with GPS coordinates, time, and date
  • Lightweight, weather-resistant system is easy to transport and use
  • Out of the box SCADA data system solution integration