WE550 Wind Speed Sensor

 

  • Marine Grade Cable: The wind speed transmitter is securely molded to a marine grade cable for reliable operation in harsh outdoor environments. Cable lengths up to 500ft are available upon request to meet specific installation needs.
  • Weatherproof Encapsulation: The wind speed sensor’s electronics are completely encapsulated in marine grade epoxy and protected by a rubber sleeve. This dual-layer protection ensures the sensor’s internal components are shielded from moisture, corrosion, and other environmental elements, promoting long-term reliability.

Output Signal:

  • Industry Standard (4-20 mA): The wind speed sensor features a 4-20 mA output signal, making it compatible with most monitoring systems for seamless integration. This two-wire configuration simplifies installation and wiring.
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Description

WE550 Wind Speed Sensor

Global Water’s Wind Speed Monitoring Solutions

Built for Durability and Performance

  • 4-20 mA output: Industry-standard signal for seamless integration with various control systems.
  • Marine grade cable with strain relief: Withstands harsh weather conditions and ensures reliable data transmission.
  • Fully encapsulated electronics: Protects internal components from moisture and corrosion.
  • 1″ mounting elbow: Provides easy and secure installation.

PC320 Wind Speed Alarm and Controller

Global Water’s PC320 Wind Speed Alarm and Controller leverages the wind speed sensor’s output to trigger alarms and activate motors based on user-defined thresholds. This ensures timely intervention and safeguards your operations during critical wind conditions.

GL500 Wind Speed Data Logger: Expand Your Data Acquisition

Upgrade your Wind Speed Monitoring with Data Logging

For comprehensive data analysis, consider the GL500 Wind Speed Data Logger. This complementary solution seamlessly connects to your anemometer’s 4-20 mA output, enabling you to record and store vital wind speed data. Analyze trends, identify patterns, and gain valuable insights to optimize your decision-making.

The Importance of Wind Speed Measurement

Wind Speed: A Critical Factor Across Industries

Wind speed is a crucial weather parameter monitored in various applications, including:

  • Meteorology: Predicting weather patterns and forecasting severe weather events.
  • Aviation: Ensuring safe aircraft takeoff, landing, and navigation.
  • Shipping: Optimizing navigation strategies and ensuring crew and vessel safety.
  • Construction: Guiding safe operation of cranes and other heavy machinery.
  • Power Generation: Estimating wind farm efficiency and optimizing energy production.
  • Wastewater and Landfill Management: Controlling odors and mitigating environmental impact.

Understanding Wind Speed: Causes and Measurement

Wind arises due to air pressure gradients, with air moving from high-pressure zones towards low-pressure systems. The steeper the pressure difference, the stronger the resulting wind. Several other factors influence wind speed, including the Coriolis effect (Earth’s rotation), friction (interaction with land and water surfaces), and land topography.

Wind speed is typically reported in meters per second (m/s) or miles per hour (mph). However, the maritime industry often uses knots (nautical miles per hour), with one knot equating to approximately 1.15 mph or 0.5 m/s.

By incorporating wind speed monitoring into your operations, you gain a vital layer of understanding that can enhance safety, efficiency, and overall success.

Additional information

Type

Three cup anemometer

Output

4-20 mA

Range

>=4 to 110 mph (>=1.8 to 50 m/s)

Accuracy

0.2 mph over the range 11 to 55 mph (0.09 m/s from 4.9 to 24.6 m/s)

Power

10-36 VDC

Operating Temperature

-40 ° to +131 °F (-40 ° to +55 °C)

Weight

1 lb (0.5 kg)

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