KSAT Saturated Hydraulic Conductivity

The KSAT is an instrument that measures the saturated hydraulic conductivity (Ksat) of soil samples. Hydraulic conductivity-the rate at which water flows through soil-is a key component in most models that simulate water flow, solute transport, and runoff.

The KSAT measures saturated hydraulic conductivity. Its companion instrument, the HYPROP, measures unsaturated hydraulic conductivity.

The KSAT offers:

  • Completely integrated package - unlike typical apparatus for measuring saturated hydraulic conductivity, the KSAT comes with everything you need to make a measurement. You can set it up right out of the box.
  • Small footprint-Full integration allows the KSAT to use minimal bench space.
  • Automation-no timing outflow, weighing beakers, or making judgment calls.
  • Better data-dramatically improves accuracy by reducing human error.
  • Both Constant and Falling Head methods.
  • Easy-to-use software-performs all calculations and makes temperatue corrections based on the viscosity of water.
  • Compatibility with HYPROP-use the same sample for saturated and unsaturated hydraulic conductivity measurements.
  • Wide Range-measure conductivities from 10,000 - 0.1 cm/d.
  • Based on the inversion of Darcy's Law.
  • Complies with DIN 19683-9 and DIN 18130-1.

Designed for Routine Lab Measurements

Unlike traditional instruments that measure saturated hydraulic conductivity, the KSAT is a fully integrated, precision- engineered instrument. All connections are well-designed and fully tested. All pieces work with the software to automate KSAT measurements.

Fully Integrated Way to Measure Saturated Hydraulic Conductivity

  • Saturated vs. Unsaturated
  • Accurate
  • Removes Human Error
  • Directly Calculates Ksat
  • Temperature Corrections

Data Goes Straight to Computer

  • KSAT connects to a computer via USB. Easy to use software reads KSAT values and stores the data automatically on your computer.
  • Switch Easily Between Constant and Falling Head
Measurable KSAT Values (min): 0.1 cm/d (0.004 in/d)
Measurable KSAT Values (max): 10000 cm/d (3937 in/d)
Hydraulic Conductivity (Ks) of the Porous Plate: Ks = 20000 cm/d (10000 in/d)
Pressure Sensor Accuracy: 1 Pa (0.01 cm WC or 0.0001 psi)
Temperature Sensor Accuracy: 0.2 C (0.4 F)
Sample Ring: Volume: 250 ml (0.066 gal)
Height: 50 mm (2 in)
Inside Diameter: 80 mm (3.15 in)
Software Requirements: Windows 7 or later
Microsoft Framework 3.5


Labcell Limited exclusively supply and support METER products in the UK & Ireland.

Non UK/Ireland Customers, please contact METER Environment at:www.metergroup.com/environment/

KSAT Usage

KSAT Manual
Size: 1.7 MB (1,732,203 bytes)

METER Soil Lab
Size: 1.3 MB (1,314,079 bytes)

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