UGT offers tailor-made solutions for your research project. We focus on our competence in special measurement technology combined with the highly innovative and high-end products of our worldwide partner companies. Please consult us for soil science, hydrological and related scientific questions. Each project is unique and requires compatible measurement technology. Our team of scientists and engineers will provide you with comprehensive advice.
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Full Range Tensiometer (FRT) - Polymer tensiometer
Futher development of the maintenancefree FRT with integrated temperature measurement. New polymer composition enables a shorter reaction time. Measurement of the soil water matric potential (ψm) is important to characterize and monitor processes in vadose zone hydrology, such as plant growth, crop production, aquifer recharge and leaching below buried waste disposal sites. Tensiometers are widely used instruments for monitoring and have been used for almost 100 years already. Unfortunately, water-filled tensiometers are only able to measure (ψm ) up to approximately – 90kPa. Soil physical experimental research is hampered by this very limited measurement range. The Full Range Tensiometer is comparable to water-filled tensiometers, but measures over a larger range. Hereby the Full Range Tensiometer measures the soil water potential directly.
We offer scientifically based project advice for the erection of measurement stations and lysimeter installations. UGT GmbH is happy to assume the conception and design of the measurement project equipment, construction realisation, installation and test run as well as instruction or maintenance or to support you according to your requirements.
In our own lysimeter station, which essentially serves to verify new measurement methods and components, we offer the possibility of conducting special lysimeter experiments for you.
Test runs with different objectives can be made simultaneously on four Lysimeters with a cross-section area of 1.0 m² and a height of 2.0 m. Due to the direct proximity to the lysimeter, our employees are in an ideal position to accompany the project.
We can conduct data collection and the complete ana- lysis of the experiment for you or together with you.
After completion of the lysimeter experiments we are happy to retrieve the lysimeters for you. Using a special lysimeter retrieval technique, the soil monolith is cut into different thicknesses whilst maintaining the full cross sectional area. The use of high speed diamond cable sawing technology enables the original structure of the monoliths to be essentially maintained. Additional tests on soil development in the lysimeters as well as chemical and biological analyses of the soil cores are facilitated here. After securing these additional results, the lysimeter vessels are available for the production of new soil monoliths. The PE-HD container lysimeter stations we offer can also be used again after retrieval. They may be repositioned as required and equipped with new lysimeter vessels.
We can support you in your project in the development of measurement equipment and procedures or in the design of new measurement stations or networks. From development through production to installation and test run, UGT GmbH offers the support of the individual steps and of the entire project with its combined know-how and innovation.
Our team of scientists and technicians provide training and induction for practical use under field and laboratory conditions for all products of UGT GmbH.
Training events range from service, calibration and measurement instruction through to plausibility checks and the interpretation of the data records obtained.
Thanks to our cooperation partners, we are able to offer this training also internationally - in Brazil, Australia, China and Russia, for example.
Specialised papers on new measurement methods and instrument developments are given in national and international workshops as well as ideas and experience exchanged.
In addition to planning your test setups we can also assist you in analysing the data acquired. With the assistance of remote data transmission we will prepare your data, compile them in diagrams or tables and will produce a comprehensive analysis. For large installations we offer the preparation and establishment of data base systems as you require.
Picarro’s highly sophisticated gas (e.g. G2508, G5131-i) and liquid analyzers (e.g L2130-i, L2140-i), perfectly complement different UGT products such as lysimeters, soil gas chambers, “EcoLab” ecotrons, and weather stations (e.g. G2311-f). In 2016, UGT extended the production halls and equipped them with modern workplaces in electronics and electrical engineering. This allows us to work on Picarro instruments and do small in-house repairs and tests including certain RMA’s.
For more than 40 years, In-Situ has been an industry leader in accurate and reliable water level instrumentation. Choose from vented and non-vented models (Rugged TROLL, Level TROLL). In-Situ is the market leader in all-in-one, economical, individual equipable multiparameter probes with smart sensors to measure DO, Conductivity, Temperature, Pressure, pH and ORP (Aqua TROLL-series).
ICT International manufactures instrumentation which is key to measuring the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum, enabling in-situ real time measurement of sapflow (SFM-1) and plant water potential (PSY1) in absolute terms. IoT monitoring systems offer new opportunities for monitoring and management in many diverse applications such as ecophysiology research, commercial orchard production and lysimeters.
The brand Soilmoisture stands for high quality lab system. The outstanding ceramic products have been sold for decades to customers. Sets for the pF determination and extractors are standard instrumentation of every soil lab in the world. TDR Soilmoisture Meter (TRASE) is the most accurate & universal moisture meter available.