Wind Monitoring Articles

  • Ultrasonic wind sensor for smart wind turbine control - Polaris / USA - Case Study

    The American wind turbine manufacturer Polaris trusts for their wind turbine applications anemometers from Lufft. Over 50 wind turbines have already been equipped with our ultrasonic anemometers Ventus-UMB and V200A-UMB. Crucial in these applications is a high degree of precision and a long, maintenance-free useful life. In addition, controlling of the turbine complex requires a high frequency of ...

  • Weather measurement in extreme conditions - Whistler Mountain - Case Study

    Whistler Blackcomb mountain is a premiere winter resort in British Columbia Canada. Some months ago our subsidiary "LufftUSA" installed the first Ventus-UMB ultrasonic anemometer atop a main ski lift on the Whistler mountain. The first winter storm passed leaving the entire mountain and all mechanical equipment covered in snow and ice... except the Ventus-UMB. The Ventus-UMB continued to give ...

  • Weather monitoring network equipped with Lufft wind sensor VENTUS - Case Study

    In 2010 we won a tender for 30 ultrasonic anemometers (as a part of meteorological weather stations). The National Weather Service of Mexico (CONAGUA) wanted to build weather stations in the southwest of Mexico (States of Chiapas and Tabasco). According to the customer, Ventus-UMB is a very robust, yet precise sensor with a very good price / performance ratio. Moreover, data transmission via ...

  • Wind measurement with high speed train operations, China - Case Study

    The compact weather stations WS500-UMB and WS600-UMB from Lufft provides reliable wind measurements along high speed rail lines in China. As the trains travel at speeds of up to 400 km/h, wind speed-dependent control of train speeds is essential. For this purpose, wind measurement stations like the WS500-UMB and WS600-UMB are installed at 5 km intervals along the track. Measurement data are ...

  • Installation of 73 Ice Warning Stations (RWIS) in the Czech Republic - Case Study

    In the Czech Republic we installed with our general partner ChanGroup s.r.o. 73 ice warning systems. The systems usually consist of our ultrasonic wind sensor Ventus-UMB, the radar rain-sensors R2S-UMB, color cameras as well as one active and one passive road sensor (IRS31-UMB and ARS31-UMB). At a few stations you can also find our "all-in-one" weather stations from the WS-family. The pictures ...

  • Weather Philippines - Weather warning service with Lufft WS502-UMB - Case Study

    WeatherPhilippines Foundation, Inc. (WPF) aims to deliver critical and accurate weather information to aid local governments, communities, and individuals in disaster preparedness and timely response to variable weather conditions. WPF has deployed more than 400 Automated Weather Stations (AWS) across the country, and intends to install 600 more with the help of private sponsors and site ...

  • Mexico - HydroMet Calibration Vehicle with WS501 weather station on board - IGS Hydro - Case Study

    The Office of Meteorology and Hydrology in Mexico equipped a vehicle with measurement technology for verification of their Hydro-Met stations. We are proud that they decided to choose our smart WS501 compact weather station (All-in-one) for measurement of the meteorlogical parameters. With the integration of the smart weather sensor WS501-UMB the calibration vehicle can provide accurate data ...

  • AQMesh used to measure local air quality at Surrey school

    Cleves School in Weybridge, Surrey (UK) has used AQMesh to measure pollution at the primary school’s entrance. The project, led by Dr. Edward Salter over the school’s summer term, aimed to understand exposure of the children (aged 7-11) to dangerous pollutant gases, with particular interest in the levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and ozone (O3). Initial findings showed that levels of ...


    By AQMesh

  • Case study - South Holderness Technology College

    South Holderness Technology College in Preston were already an Eco School Silver Award holder when they contacted Logic Energy having installed a multitude of renewable energy sources around the school. Their 6kW wind turbine and twenty-four 170watt photovoltaic panels combine to supply the College with energy whilst their 30 tube evacuated tube solar collection panels generate hot water that is ...


    By Logic Energy Ltd.

  • Revolutionary advances in safer tube and pipe machinery can be a direct result of the evolutionary nature of product development.

    It’s remarkable how fast changes occur in devices we utilize in our everyday lives. Living in an era of seemingly boundless innovation, new products are introduced and then continuously refined by driving forces such as competition, regulation, improved technology, liability, labor, material costs, and consumer demand. Amazingly, many life-defining inventions can progress from a creative ...


    By Tri Tool Inc.

  • Measuring winter precipitation and snow on the ground in northern polar regions

    Measuring winter precipitation in cold and windy regions is recognized as a difficult task. Nonetheless, the accurate measurement of solid precipitation provides important input data for predicting snowmelt floods and avalanche danger and for monitoring climate change. The difficulties in measuring solid precipitation are associated with environmental factors and technological issues. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Dynamic simulation of sediment resuspension and its effect on water quality in Lake Taihu, China

    Quantitative studies on sediment release fluxes and their impact on water quality are important for water pollution control, ecological restoration, water safety, and human health. In this study, we conducted high-frequency, synchronous field observations of meteorology, hydrology, and water quality to determine the relationship between sediment release rate and wind speed in the central ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • What are the advantages of ultrasonic wind sensors?

    Whether mechanical, ultrasonic or laser wind measurements: All measuring methods have technical limits. While for mechanical wind sensors the measuring element – cups and vanes – itself predominantly produces a disturbance in the flow field, for ultrasonic anemometers a disturbance can be caused by the sensor holder or housing construction. Only optical methods, e.g. LDA (Laser ...

  • Search Query What are you looking for? How our minidot was swept up in a flood — and survived

    The miniDOT logger is a submersible water logger that measures dissolved oxygen and water temperature. Scientists working in aquaculture are familiar with the quality of PME instruments, which range from small loggers to larger monitoring systems. But what they may not be aware of is that PME’s innovative products occasionally become ...

  • Pro`Bat Project with Ultrasonic Wind Sensor

    Sens Of Life, who is an Engineering office, use our ultrasonic wind sensor to develop a new system to reduce bat mortality in wind farms. ProBat’ project is based on the combination of two idea: system of activity prediction and system of activity in real time. For this purpose, Sens Of Life use sensors network throughout Europe. Benefits of ProBat: Efficiency modelable before ...


    By LCJ Capteurs

  • Case study - New monitoring network for Scottish ports

    In the past, the ferries operating off the west coast of Scotland would have to sail to port to assess weather and tidal conditions would allow them to berth alongside the pier.  In efforts to save time, fuel and costs, the Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL), which owns many of the ferries, ports and harbors in the region, decided to install 15  tide and weather stations, using ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • Case study - Precipitation measurement in high mountains - Aosta Valley

    Precipitation monitoring in remote areas without infrastructure was thought to be impossible in Aosta Valley, Italy. All the more challenging was the task to install a measuring site on the Peak CIMO Blanche with its height of 3000 meters (just shy of 10,000 feet), located near the famous Matterhorn.  The measuring site needed to withstand the extreme weather conditions that comes with ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • Change is the only constant

    2016 was a year of big changes for Lufft: A change in the ownership structure took place in January and in August I took the reins as the new Managing Director. After more than 100 days at the innovative measuring technology manufacturer with a long company history, I would like to share with you my experiences and impressions in the new position. What characterizes Lufft? A good mix! ...

  • Hydro-Met Station with WTB100 and WS501 in Malaysia - Case Study

    Our Malaysian sales partner TCK e-solutions just equipped the Department of Irrigation and Drainage Malaysia with a weather monitoring system for evaluation purposes consisting of a Lufft WTB100 rain gauge a Lufft WS501 all-in-one weather sensor measuring air temperature, relative humidity, air pressure, wind direction, wind speed and radiation ...

  • Ferrography Made Easy With The FerroCheck 2000

    The measurement and trending of abnormal ferrous wear debris in machinery lubrication oils is arguably the most significant indicator of machinery health and a key predictor of catastrophic machinery failure. There are several methods available to measure the ferrous content of lubrication oil. ...


    By Spectro Scientific

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