Eijkelkamp Soil & Water

Model 14.04.03 - Standard Tensiometer



The standard tensiometer consists of a clear transparent plastic tube with a ceramic cup at the bottom end and a manometer at the top. The standard tensiometer is delivered in various lengths allowing the execution of simultaneous measurements at various depths in the root zone. For pre-drilling special auger sets can be provided.

Benefits Tensiometers

  • Direct read out of plant water stress
  • Simple purely physical operating principle
  • Set perfect for schools and horticulturists
  • Exchangeable porous ceramic cups
  • Simple installation
  • Jet fill type can be field refilled more easily


  • Need for infield refilling after drying of soil
  • Not for extensive cultures (too dry)
  • Use 14.27 for increased range suction values
  • Not frost resistant at ceramic cup

  • Maximum measuring depth: 100 cm
  • Measuring accuracy: ± 2.5 hPa
  • Measuring range: 0...850 hPa
  • Porous material (cups): ceramic
  • Reading accuracy: 2%
  • Registration type: manual
  • Volume of material needed: 20 ml

  • Irrigation research
  • Soil moisture measurements

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