horizontal-head anemometer News

  • ASTM D5527 - 00(2011) standard practices for measuring surface wind and temperature by Acoustic Means

    Sonic anemometer/thermometers are used to measure turbulent components of the atmosphere except for confined areas and very close to the ground. These practices apply to the use of these instruments for field measurement of the wind, sonic temperature, and atmospheric turbulence components. The quasi-instantaneous velocity component measurements are averaged over user-selected sampling times ...


    By ASTM International

  • New weather station with built-in compass for auto-align wind measurements

    The all-new Magellan Weather Station™ from Columbia Weather Systems combines a rugged multi-parameter weather sensor with an internal compass for critical weather monitoring with automatic wind direction alignment. The Magellan sensor module integrates an internal fluxgate compass with a sonic anemometer for wind measurement and sensors for temperature, relative humidity, and barometric ...

  • RainWise compact aervane - Wins praise for design!

    At a recent convention in Iowa (see article below), RainWise VP, Carsten Steenberg, was pleased to discover that our compact aervane is praised by industry professionals for it's unique design: unlike our trademark rotary blade design, other companies use 3-cup anemometers. The cups are susceptible to collecting water that can cause freezing and breaking, leading to repeated down time and ongoing ...


    By RainWise Inc.

  • New IEC-Compliant Side Mount Booms

    The current IEC 61400-12-1 standard, which came into effect in 2005, establishes a minimum sensor rise of 15 times the diameter of the horizontal arm of side mount sensor booms. Mounting anemometers and wind vanes this distance above the boom ensures that the measurement uncertainty resulting from flow distortions around the boom arm are kept below 0.5% of the measured value. With an aim toward ...


    By Renewable NRG Systems

  • The new FlowExplorer DPSS: compact, powerful and calibrated LDA optics

    Our FlowExplorer product range is now extended with new products employing high power Diode Pumped Solid State (DPSS) lasers. The move from diode lasers to DPSS lasers allows us to increase the laser power while retaining a compact optical head. The new FlowExplorer DPSS is available with laser powers 100, 150 and 300 mW per wavelength in configurations for one, two or three velocity ...


    By Dantec Dynamics

  • AQSystem launches Sweden`s first test site for remote sensing devices

    AQSystem has launched the first dedicated test site in Sweden for Remote Sensing devices. AQSystem will carry out verification campaigns of Remote sensing devices (with their AQ500 product or other Remote Sensing devices). A 105 meter met mast situated in Fimmerstad enables correlation reports to be made against ground based devices to provide traceability back to traditional anemometry. These ...


  • Ecotech engineer takes out Australian scientific research award

    Don Zhao, engineer at Ecotech won the Metrology Society of Australia (MSA) Award on Thursday 20 October at the ninth biennial MSA conference dinner at Werribee Zoo in Victoria. The MSA biennial Award recognises achievement and excellence in Australian metrology and the contribution metrologists make to the community. Metrology is the science of measurement and membership includes ...


    By Ecotech Pty Ltd

  • Innovation Doesn`t (Always) Mean a Brand New Product

    As a product manager, I know that improving existing products is like walking a tightrope. On one side, we need to continually add value to the products we create to make them more attractive to some customers. On the other side, we must ensure that the changes we make will not create issues for existing customers who are more interested in operating a wind farm than evaluating every new ...


    By Renewable NRG Systems

  • How a Wind Turbine Works

    This week we’re celebrating the launch of a new series on Energy.gov: How Energy Works. Join us today on Twitter at 2 p.m. ET for our How Energy Works live Q&A answering everything you want to know about wind turbines. Use #HowEnergyWorks to submit questions and follow the live discussion. From massive wind farms ...


    By US Department of Energy

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