TEROS 31 is the only tensiometer in the world small enough and precise enough to perform excellent water potential spot measurements in even the tightest spaces. And now it’s even more robust than ever. We’ve incorporated a more ruggedized, highly precise pressure transducer, giving you higher data resolution in an almost unbreakable form. And the TEROS 31 tensiometer has a superheroic response time of only 5 seconds for a pressure change of 0 to –85 kPa. It reacts much faster to changing soil conditions because of its small water volume, enabling you to measure even the most minute changes in water potential—something lower-quality tensiometers cannot do. It measures matric potential within the gravitational range where most water movement occurs and into the capillary range, helping you understand whether water will move and where it will go.
Most tensiometers have a measuring range of at least 100 to –85 kPa. But the TEROS 31 increases the matric potential measuring range to nearly –150 kPa. How is this possible? Normally, when a tensiometer reaches –85 kPa, the water boils, forming an air bubble. The air bubble expands and contracts with changes in pressure, making the tensiometer unable to measure suction. But the TEROS 31 retards the boiling point, extending the measurement range well beyond normal limits.
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The TEROS 31 combines METER world-renowned precision technology with the power of ZENTRA Cloud, giving you easier, faster water potential data in near-real time. And compatibility with the ZL6 data logger means precision is now plug-and-play, making setup a breeze. The TEROS 31 minor footprint allows major advantages over larger tensiometers, such as very little soil disturbance and incredibly fast response time. And, because of its small size, it’s one of the only tensiometers in the world that can extend its measuring range.
Setup in seconds
Now you can spend far less time on complex setup. Just insert the TEROS 31 stereo plug into the ZL6 data logger, and start seeing numbers. ZENTRA Cloud makes it possible to see near-real-time data wherever you are. TEROS 31 can be installed in any position and orientation with a miniature auger (not included) to ensure as little soil disturbance as possible. For spot measurements, just auger a 5-mm hole and insert the tensiometer. It’s that simple. To save you even more time and effort, bubbles are detectable through the transparent shaft, making it easy to see when it’s time to refill.
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