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Northumbrian Water using Drones for Water Quality Measurement

Northumbrian Water using Drones for Water Quality Measurement

Northumbrian Water is taking a leap towards enhancing water quality with the help of Makutu's drone, Eureka Water Probes supplied by RS Hydro!

Watch as cutting-edge technology combines forces to monitor and improve our water resources.

Watch the ITV News video now.

Webinar - Wastewater Monitoring & Control - Real-Time BOD/COD/TOC monitoring & control of influent and effluent at WWTW's

Webinar - Wastewater Monitoring & Control - Real-Time BOD/COD/TOC monitoring & control of influent and effluent at WWTW's

The third webinar in our River Catchment Pollution and Monitoring series took place on 30th June. If you missed it you can watch it here.

UK Wastewater Treatment:
The UK has 20 water utilities which invest 5.85 billion per annum in assets and 5.7 billion in

The BEST got BETTER! 7 Reasons the PT900 improves on the PT878

The BEST got BETTER! 7 Reasons the PT900 improves on the PT878

RS Hydro have been selling, installing, using, and hiring Panametrics portable clamp-on flowmeters, such as the PT878, for 25 years and have a vast amount of experience in food, beverage, process and industrial. As the official sales channel for Panametrics in the Water and Wastewater sector, with the largest rental fleet in Europe, there is not much we don't know about portable flowmeters.

For many years the PT878 was, rightly so, the de facto standard for portable flow measurements, the PT900 builds on that with a powerful processor and simple interface, longer battery life, a quick clamp system and a large internal

Queen's Award for Enterprise in Innovation

Queen's Award for Enterprise in Innovation

Worcestershire based, Proteus Instruments, a trading division of RS Hydro has been honoured with a Queen's Award for Enterprise: Innovation. The team are extremely proud as this is a huge achievement and the highest accolade for any UK business.

Proteus Instruments is one of only 51 organisations nationally to be recognised with a prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise: Innovation. The accolade was announced on Thursday 21 April 2022 which is the Queen's 96th Birthday.

Proteus Instruments was set

GE Panametrics choose RS Hydro to look after the water and waste water industry

GE Panametrics choose RS Hydro to look after the water and waste water industry

Partnership - Our strategic partnership with GE Panametrics began in 1997 when we began using the Panametrics PT878 Portable Clamp on Ultrasonic Flow Meter to conduct non-intrusive flow surveys.

Experience - we have completed over 5000 hires, sales and

Last Chance to Buy - PT878 and AT868 Obsolescence Notice - Order by 31/10/18

Last Chance to Buy - PT878 and AT868 Obsolescence Notice - Order by 31/10/18

The AT868 single channel flow meter and PT878 flow meter are being made obsolete at the end of October 2018. After this date they will no longer be available to purchase.

Any orders for new units

New Groundwater Hire Products

New Groundwater Hire Products

We are delighted to announce the launch of a refreshed groundwater hire fleet available now.

Following on from customer feedback we have extended our range to include even more popular Solinst equipment. All of the equipment available is competitively priced with flexible hire plans and all available on next day delivery to

Solinst New Mini Interface Meter and Exciting News!

Solinst New Mini Interface Meter and Exciting News!

RS Hydro are pleased to announce the arrival of the all new mini-interface meter.

This popular meter has been available alongside the normal sized variant for many years and has proved very popular. The new mini interface meter has laser marked flat PVDF tape with virtually indelible markings, incredible rigidity, durability and is now

Proud distributors of the MCERTS Manta 2 Water Quality Sonde

Proud distributors of the MCERTS Manta 2 Water Quality Sonde


The MCERTS Manta 2 water quality sonde is the ultimate water quality sonde distributed by RS Hydro, it has been purpose designed to be used in any natural water up to 50C. There are various ways in

Did you know we hire Solinst equipment?

Did you know we hire Solinst equipment?

If you need fast rental equipment RS Hydro are always the team to deliver


RS Hydro are renowned distributors of Solinst equipment in the UK/Ireland, aswell as selling Solinst we also hold a vast fleet of Solinst rental equipment We offer water level meters, which measure to the depth of 600m, oil/water

ISCO 2150 Area Velocity Flow Meter

ISCO 2150 Area Velocity Flow Meter


Need to measure open channel flow rates on a short term basis? RS Hydro have the perfect solution - the ISCO 2150 Area Velocity Flow Meter. Hiring this meter has never been simpler, RS Hydro offer a

Thermo Scientific Orion A329 - The only choice for multiparameter measurements

Thermo Scientific Orion A329 - The only choice for multiparameter measurements

First rate results from a first class meter


RS Hydro are renowned for being suppliers of first rate technology, the Thermo Scientific Orion Star A329 pH/ISE/Conductivity/RDO/Dissolved Oxygen Portable Meter is yet another meter distributed by RS Hydro which is the ultimate choice for taking advanced multiparameter

RS Hydro are leaders in the rental and sales of the Panametrics PT878

RS Hydro are leaders in the rental and sales of the Panametrics PT878

RS Hydro - provide the ultrasonic solution, the PT878 portable clamp on flow meter


With the largest rental fleet in the UK and huge sales under our belt it is safe to say RS Hydro are true experts in the Panametrics PT878 clamp-on flow meter . This non-invasive portable meter is

RS Hydro & University of Birmingham win KTP funding for developing a Fluorescence based Water Quality Monitoring System

RS Hydro & University of Birmingham win KTP funding for developing a Fluorescence based Water Quality Monitoring System

RS Hydro and the University of Birmingham (Water Sciences Group) are excited to announce that their Knowledge Transfer Partnership proposal has been successful and will be commencing soon.

The KTP will focus on the development and validation of a real-time water quality monitoring system based on the latest fluorescence sensor technology.


Attracting funding from NERC, the EPSRC and the TSB the KTP will

ISCO Signature Flow Meter

ISCO Signature Flow Meter

RS Hydro stock the perfect accompaniment to support ISCO measurement technology


RS Hydro are proud distributors of the new ISCO Signature Flow Meter, this fantastic product has been designed by professionals for professionals. The Signature has been uniquely developed to support ISCO technologies; ultrasonic, submerged ultrasonic area velocity,

Solinst PVDF Laser Marked Tape

Solinst PVDF Laser Marked Tape

RS Hydro now stock the Solinst PVDF Laser Marked Flat Tape to use in conjunction with the Solinst 103 Tag Line

RS Hydro are now distributors of the newly available Solinst Laser Marked PVDF Flat Tape to use in conjunction with the Solinst 103 Tag Line, we offer a choice of tapes which all conform to certified traceable NIST and

RS Hydro introduce the Solinst Model 3001 BioFoul Screen

RS Hydro introduce the Solinst Model 3001 BioFoul Screen

RS Hydro stock the Solinst Model 3001 BioFoul Screen for extended Levelogger deployment

RS Hydro are pleased to introduce the Solinst Model 3001 BioFoul Screen, this clever piece of equipment has been specifically designed to use in conjunction with the Levelogger Edge, Levelogger Junior Edge or the LTC Levelogger Junior. Its purpose is

RS Hydro release new LaserFlow Demonstration Video

RS Hydro release new LaserFlow Demonstration Video

RS Hydro are pleased to release our new video on the Isco LaserFlow open channel flow meter.

Our new video comes after the first European trial of the Isco LaserFlow. This video aims to provide a basic overview of the LaserFlow and its capabilities and also outline the advantages of this technology over traditional contact flow measurement

10 Reasons why Solinst lead the way...

10 Reasons why Solinst lead the way...

Solinst are one of the world's leading suppliers in environmental monitoring solutions. They specialise in the in-house design and manufacture of water level, oil interface meters, water level loggers and multilevel sampling devices. If you're not familiar with Solinst and

The revolution in flow is coming...

The revolution in flow is coming...

Well it has been sometime in the waiting but the new Laser Flow Flowmeter has nearly arrived. So what is the fuss all about?

The revolution really is in the technique, method and accuracy that the Laser flow incorporates.

Choosing the Best Water Level Meter or Dip Meter

Choosing the Best Water Level Meter or Dip Meter

RS Hydro are the exclusive distributor in the UK and Ireland for Solinst, the leading supplier of groundwater and environmental monitoring solutions and instrumentation. Based in Canada, they design and manufacture all of their products in house and have

River Catchment Study for Total Pollutant Load Calculation

River Catchment Study for Total Pollutant Load Calculation

RS Hydro are a Teledyne ISCO distributor in the UK. We have recently worked with South West Water and the Westcountry Rivers Trust (WRT)on a major catchment management project called Upstream Thinking. The water issue presented was the quality of

Clamp on Gas Flow Measurement Training in Bahrain

Clamp on Gas Flow Measurement Training in Bahrain

Specialist engineers from RS Hydro are off to Bahrain to provide specialist training in clamp on gas flow measurement

RS Hydro are sending an engineer to the hotter climes of Bahrain next week to provide specialist training in clamp on gas flow measurement. RS Hydro are internationally recognised for its expertise in clamp on gas measurement having worked all

New Tryptophan-like Fluorimeter for Manta2

New Tryptophan-like Fluorimeter for Manta2

For the first time, the Eureka Manta 2 can now be deployed with a Tryptophan-like fluorimeter. This now opens up a whole new range of applications for exploiting the power of this novel technique. Up to 12 sensors can

Wimbleball Leakage Reduction Programme

Wimbleball Leakage Reduction Programme

We have recently been involved in a project to remediate the leakage at Wimbleball Dam. The dam is located in the county of Devon and is jointly owned by South West Water Ltd and Wessex Water Ltd. The dam

The Most Accurate Level Controller in the World - SITRANS LUT400

The Most Accurate Level Controller in the World - SITRANS LUT400

The Sitrans LUT400 is the latest ultrasonic level controller series to be developed by Siemens Automation and Drives. It is proven to have world-leading accuracy of 1mm (0.04 inches) which ensures consistently precise measurements.

The LUT400 is a

Collect and Train Sessions

Collect and Train Sessions

As a new addition to improve the services provided by RS Hydro, we will now be offering Collect and Train Sessions to anyone who is interested.

The new Collect and Train service will allow our customers to collect

GE Panametrics AT868 receives MCERTS Certification

GE Panametrics AT868 receives MCERTS Certification

The GE Panametrics AT868 is now MCERTS certified. Our very own Rob Stevens collected the award on behalf of GE at the WWEM exhibition dinner.

Click here to view the AT868 product page.

New Staff

New Staff

Colin Wormald has joined as RS Hydro's new Operations Manager who will be responsible for many aspects of the day-to-day running of RS Hydro but also to effect quality control and project management. Colin has over 15 years experience in

RS Hydro become Eutech Distributor

RS Hydro become Eutech Distributor

RS Hydro are proud to announce that we are now distributors for Eutech Instruments. We offer a comprehensive range of equipment for the monitoring and control of pH, Conductivity, Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), Salinity, Redox Potential (ORP), Dissolved Oxygen (DO)

RS Hydro win International Flowmeter Hire Contract

RS Hydro win International Flowmeter Hire Contract

RS Hydro have recently won a project for Schlumberger Oil/Gas Services to measure 6 pipelines using clamp on gas flowmeters

RS Hydro have recently won an international project for Schlumberger Oil/Gas Services measuring 6 pipelines using portable clamp on gas flowmeters. The application involves utilising 6 of our PT878GC portable flow meters to measure natural gas at 1500psi (100 bar)!

North Wyke Farm Research Platform goes LIVE

North Wyke Farm Research Platform goes LIVE

24th May 2012 seen the official launch of the globally unique farm research platform at Rothamsted Research North Wyke in Devon. RS Hydro were responsible for installing 15 high-specification water quality monitoring stations and telemetry system for the project. The research platform aims to help agricultural businesses and farms provide sustainable and productive farming techniques at the same time as quantifying the impact of farming techniques within the environment.

The farm consists of three beef and sheep farmlets, each of which will be managed differently so that international scientists can understand how to optimise production and environmental impacts. Commenting on the Farm Platform, Dr Phil Murray states

Product Launch: New AquaPro Analyzer from Thermo

Product Launch: New AquaPro Analyzer from Thermo

Today's process industry is a different world then it was 25, 10, or even 5 years ago. With continuing pressure to improve efficiencies and at the same time lower costs, plant managers are constantly forced to adapt at the speed

Versatility of OCM III Provides Total Solution

Versatility of OCM III Provides Total Solution

The ability to adapt to changes in it's function is often a key factor when choosing a flow metering system.

The ability to adapt to changes in function is often a key factor when selecting a flow metering system. So when a leading UK food manufacturer approached RS Hydro needing a system which combined good usability with extra functions for

Telemetry Breakthroughs Help Aberystwyth University Study

Telemetry Breakthroughs Help Aberystwyth University Study

Latest GPRS telemetry units and RS Hydros Flowview online data portal provide a total solution for Aberystwyth Universities environmental study of Tregaron Peat Bog.

Aberystwyth University have undertaken a baseline environmental study of Tregaron Peat Bog to assess the impact of reopened paleo channels on the ecosystem. The remote and inaccessible location of the peat bog would make long term spot sampling inefficient and

RS Hydro Install Clamp-On Heat Metering Network

RS Hydro Install Clamp-On Heat Metering Network

Like most large organisations, one central boiler room is used to heat or cool multiple buildings. In this case student accommodation, lecture theatres, laboratories, sports halls and high-rise departmental buildings are being monitored.

Like most large organisations, one central boiler room is used to heat or cool multiple buildings. In this case student accommodation, lecture theatres, laboratories, sports halls and high-rise departmental buildings are being monitored.

One of the main requirements

Portable Flowmeter used in Hydro-Electric Scheme

Portable Flowmeter used in Hydro-Electric Scheme

RS Hydro were recently employed to test the efficiency of various hydro-electric turbines in the UK using a portable ultrasonic clamp on flow meter on pipes up to 2000mm in diameter - bigger than the average person!

Large pipes and flow meters have historically sent shivers down any project engineer's back, but thankfully those days are behind us. RS Hydro were recently employed to test the efficiency of various hydro-electric turbines in the UK using a portable

Panametrics GC868 Flow Meters to be Installed in Spain

Panametrics GC868 Flow Meters to be Installed in Spain

RS Hydro have recently won a contract to supply, install and commission 3 twin-channel GC868 flow meters to measure compressed air flow GC868 flow meters to be installed in Almeria, Spain.

RS Hydro have recently won a contract to supply, install and commission 3 twin-channel GC868 flow meters to measure compressed air flow GC868 flow meters to be installed in Almeria, Spain. Twin channel devices were specified to achieve higher measurement

Multiparameter Water Quality Sonde Added to Hire Fleet

Multiparameter Water Quality Sonde Added to Hire Fleet

Once upon a time a field engineer would have to traipse across the hillside with several bags of water quality instruments to measure multiple parameters. Each test would have to be conducted to the same reliable procedure. However, today the

Flow Study Provides Evidence for Shipping Company

Flow Study Provides Evidence for Shipping Company

Hot sticky boiler rooms are not the sort of places that most people want to spend much time in. However, for one lucky engineer, this was to be his place of work for several days.

Hot sticky boiler rooms are not the sort of places that most people want to spend much time in. However, for one lucky RS Hydro engineer, this was to be his place of work for several days. RS Hydro was

Extended Hire Fleet

Extended Hire Fleet

RS Hydro are now offering a selection of wastewater samplers for rental from the ISCO product range. We have added the GLS and 6712 sampler to our already extensive hire fleet.

RS Hydro are now offering a selection of wastewater samplers for rental from the ISCO product range. We have added the GLS and 6712 sampler to our already extensive hire fleet. These samplers are ideal for water quality and waste

Clamp On Flare Gas Measurement

Clamp On Flare Gas Measurement

RS Hydro are now able to offer flare gas measurement surveys. This is a particularly useful service for companies who need to comply with international regulations, are trying to identifying leaks, and flare burner control.

RS Hydro are now able to offer flare gas measurement surveys. This is a particularly useful service for companies who need to comply with international regulations, are trying identifying leaks, and flare burner control.

The introduction of the Panametrics

A Study of Potential Groundwater Contamination

A Study of Potential Groundwater Contamination

RS Hydro were recently approached to provide a solution for proving the effectiveness of a costly remediation strategy.

RS Hydro were recently approached to provide a solution for proving the effectiveness of a costly remediation strategy. The remediation process was to be used to solve a potential groundwater contamination problem caused by a leaking underground petroleum tank. Such

Landfill Gas Flow Measurement

Landfill Gas Flow Measurement

RS Hydro recently used a portable non-invasive flow meter to measure landfill gas flows from different cells of a UK landfill site, providing an accurate assessment of methane production.

RS Hydro recently used a portable non-invasive flow meter to measure landfill gas flows from different cells of a UK landfill site, providing an accurate assessment of methane production. The demanding task of monitoring landfill gas flows is now much

Water Usage at an Oil Refinery

Water Usage at an Oil Refinery

RS Hydro were employed by an oil refinery to try and establish water usage across the site and find out where 100m3 was being lost.

RS Hydro were employed by an oil refinery to try and establish water usage across the site and find out where 100m3 was being lost.

Water usage needed to be monitored for a three day period for 24 hours

3,000 PT878 Hire

3,000 PT878 Hire

RS Hydro have recently celebrated the 3,000th PT878 rental. We now have the largest rental fleet in Europe.

RS Hydro have recently celebrated the 3,000th PT878 rental. We now have the largest rental fleet in Europe. Since the introduction of the Panametrics PT878 to our hire fleet in 2004 , the PT878 has been used successfully in

Latest Gas Clamp-On Tag Flow Meter

Latest Gas Clamp-On Tag Flow Meter

RS Hydro has recently won a contract to supply the Panametrics CTF878 Correlation Tag flowmeter for clamp-on gas flow measurement in the Middle East used for a natural gas production facility

RS Hydro has recently won a contract to supply the Panametrics CTF878 Correlation Tag flowmeter for clamp-on gas flow measurement in the Middle East used for a natural gas production facility. The CTF is capable of mass flow measurement in

Nationwide Quarry Monitoring Solution to Meet New EPR/MCERTS Regulations

Nationwide Quarry Monitoring Solution to Meet New EPR/MCERTS Regulations

Long-term investment in plant and equipment at quarry sites is often not appropriate due to their limited life-spans. This often means installations are selected locally on their own merits with cost being a primary factor.

Long-term investment in plant and equipment at quarry sites is often not appropriate due to their limited life-spans. This often means installations are selected locally on their own merits with cost being a primary factor. However, many companies are now

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