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Multi-parameter Water Quality Instrument Comparison
|General (full) Price Quote Comparision|
|Basic Unit (see unit description)||YSI 6920 MP Logger||Hach-Hydrolab DS5||In-Situ MP Troll 9000*|
|Included in this cost are: Temp., SpCond., a Depth Sensor & power supply (type varies)||$5,690||$5,550||$4,914|
|Dissolved Oxygen||(Rapid pulse)
|w/DeLron RDO & calkit* $7,178|
|Hand-held Displays||YSI MDS 650||Hach-Hydrolab Surveyor||In-Situ Rugged Reader|
|Basic Unit w/BaroPres.||$2,500||$1,750||$1,830|
|Field Cable (ft.)||(25') $400||(16') $425||(25') $242|
|w/Standard DO* $6,744|
|System Total:||$9,300||$9,500||w/DeLron RDO* $ 9,250|
* Reflects GSA pricing discount
Another commonly deployed but optional sensor (Turbidity) was quoted at ($1,340; YSI), ($1,525; Hach-Hydrolab), and ($1,431; In-Situ).
Always confirm and spec out the components, hardware/software and supplies you will need/prefer to meet the monitoring conditions you anticipate, before negotiating best price possible. There may be additional ancillary components you want to consider (battery chargers, various interface cables for laptop, extra/backup sensors etc.)
Some common additional sensors (depending on sonde type/vendor) that may be utilized (DQO dependent) are Turbidity, Chlorophyll a, Blue-Green Algae, Rhodamine WT, Ammonia/Ammonium, Nitrate, Chloride, ORP/Redox, Ambient Light - PAR, Total Dissolved Gas, (Salinity/TDS, like Sp.Cond. are calc. from raw conductivity using the manufacturer's built in algorithms).
See the below links for detailed price quotes on YSI, Hach-Hydrolab, and In-Situ multiparameter instruments. Other instrument options in the products line series may be available as well.
Hydrolab-Hach Enviromental (Series 5)
- Hydrolab DS5X Unique Features
- Data Sonde 5 Extended Deployment
- Data Sonde 5 (Basic Set-up)
- Mini Sonde 5
In-Situ, Inc. (Series 9000)
Y S I Environmental (Series 6000)
- 600XL Multi-parameter with 650 Display System (Mini Sonde)
- 6600 Extended Deployment System Multi-parameter with 650 Display System (Data Sonde)
- 6920-M Multi-parameter Sonde (Basic Data Sonde)
Note: Price quotes for the Hydrolab "Quanta" Series and the YSI 556 MP Systems are not provided here because these instruments are not compatible with their respective 5 Series & 6000 Series instruments, which should have greater application in the Vital Signs Monitoring Program.
Last Updated: February 02, 2012