WE570 WINDDIRECTION SENSOR
Winddirection transmitters and wind direction indicators for wind monitoring
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The Global Water WindDirection Sensor is designed to accurately measure wind direction even in theharshest environments. The wind direction transmitter is molded to 25of marine grade cable, with lengths up to 500 available upon request. The wind direction sensor’s output is 4-20 mA with a two wire configuration. The wind direction transmitter’s electronics are completely encapsulated inmarine grade epoxy within a rubber sleeve.
Global Water’s PC300 Wind Direction Alarm and Controller uses the WindDirection sensor’s output to trigger motors and alarms. In addition,Global Water offers the GL500 Wind Direction Recorder, which adds recordingcapabilities to the Wind Direction transmitter. The GL500 Wind DirectionRecorder connects to the wind direction sensor’s 4-20mA output to record winddirection data.
Why Measure Wind Direction?
Wind speed is an important weather parameter to monitor and record for manyapplications including meteorology, aviation, shipping, insdustry, construction,and many more. Some of the more common applications are for predicting andsupporting weather forcasts, determining the saftey of operating mechanicalequipment like cranes and lifts in industry, estimating the efficiency ofoperating power generating wind farms, navigation and safe operation in theshipping industry, aircraft safety, wastewater and landfill odor control, andothers.
Wind Direction is caused by air pressure gradients or the regions betweenweather fronts, air moves in the direction of the low pressure system. Additionally, wind direction is determined by many other factors including theCoriolis effect, friction, and land topography. Wind direction is alwaysgiven as the direction the wind is coming from. For example a wind out ofthe east is given as an east wind, or wind direction or 90 degrees.
Type: Wind Vane with potentiometer
Output: 4-20 mA
Range: 0-360° (352° electrical, 8° open)
Sensitivity: 1 m/s (2.2 mph)
Accuracy: 1% of full scale
Operating Voltage: 10-36 VDC
Current Draw: Same as sensor output
Warm Up Time: 3 seconds minimum
Operating Temp: -40° to +131°F (-40° to +55°C)
Sensor Size: 8 1/2 inch diameter x 10 1/2 inch (21.5 cm dia. x 26.7 cm)
Weight: 1lb. (0.5 kg)