Evaluation of the Storm 3 data logger manufactured by WaterLOG/Xylem Incorporated—Results of bench, temperature, and field deployment testing

Open-File Report 2016-1054
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Abstract

The Storm 3 is a browser-based data logger manufactured by WaterLOG/Xylem Incorporated that operates over a temperature range of −40 to 60 degrees Celsius (°C). A Storm logger with no built-in telemetry (Storm3-00) and a logger with built-in cellular modem (Storm3-03) were evaluated by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Hydrologic Instrumentation Facility (HIF) for conformance to the manufacturer’s specifications with bench tests, for recording data over the device’s operating temperature range with temperature chamber tests, and for field performance with an outdoor deployment test.

The procedures followed and the results obtained from the testing are described in this publication. The device met most of the manufacturer’s stated specifications. An exception was power consumption, which was about 10 percent above the manufacturer’s specifications. It was also observed that enabling WiFi doubles the Storm 3’s power consumption. In addition, several logging errors were made by two units during deployment testing, but it could not be determined whether these errors were the fault of the Storm or of an attached sensor.

Suggested Citation

Kunkle, G.A., 2016, Evaluation of the Storm 3 data logger manufactured by Waterlog/Xylem Incorporated—Results of Bench, Temperature, and Field Deployment Testing: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016–1054, 9 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20161054.

ISSN: 2331-1258 (online)

Table of Contents

  • Abstract 
  • Introduction
  • Description of the Storm 3 Data Logger 
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Summary
  • References Cited

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Evaluation of the Storm 3 data logger manufactured by WaterLOG/Xylem Incorporated—Results of bench, temperature, and field deployment testing
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2016-1054
DOI 10.3133/ofr20161054
Year Published 2016
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Office of Surface Water
Description iii, 9 p.
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N