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Operating manual for the U.S. Geological Survey minimonitor, 1988 revised edition; punched-paper-tape model

Open-File Report 88-491

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Abstract

This manual describes the U.S. Geological Survey Minimonitor Water Quality Data Measuring and Recording System. Instructions for calibrating, servicing, maintaining, and operating the system are provided. The Survey Minimonitor is a battery-powered , multiparameter water quality monitoring instrument designed for field use. A watertight can containing signal conditioners is connected with cable and waterproof connectors to various water quality sensors. Data are recorded on a punched paper-tape recorder. An external battery is required. The operation and maintenance of various sensors and signal conditioners are discussed, for temperature, specific conductance, dissolved oxygen, and pH. Calibration instructions are provided for each parameter, along with maintenance instructions. Sections of the report explain how to connect the Minimonitor to measure direct-current voltages, such as signal outputs from other instruments. Instructions for connecting a satellite data-collection platform or a solid-state data recorder to the Minimonitor are given also. Basic information is given for servicing the Minimonitor and trouble-shooting some of its electronic components. The use of test boxes to test sensors, isolate component problems, and verify calibration values is discussed. (USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Operating manual for the U.S. Geological Survey minimonitor, 1988 revised edition; punched-paper-tape model
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
88-491
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1988
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey, Hydrologic Instrumentation Facility ; Copies available from Books and Open-File Reports Section,
Description:
vi, 76 p. ill. ;28 cm.