Which instruments may be relevant to your wind installation?

After selecting appropriate wind sensors tailored to the application, users must consider the integration of the equipment.

A typical system entails major components (the sensor, a tower or support, a smart logging choice), as well as peripherals (the software, connectivity to the logger and sensor, a meteorological display, an appropriate power supply, wiring, earth grounding, IP rated enclosures and alarm solutions able to provide immediate wind alerts).


Which communication choices are available for your wind installation?

In order to connect and control your wind installation, you can choose among various methods of connectivity available. The advantage of choosing multiple methods is to maintain communication redundancy for your application. Whenever Wi-Fi or LAN communication is not available, GPRS/GSM may be better suited. Alternatively, Radio-link or Satellite communication could also be used whenever other communication channels are not available.



Which logging choice should be preferred to capture Meteorological data?

The logging choice depends on the application. On its simplest form, an SD card is good enough to perform manual data extraction. A more complex telemetry logger would capture real-time data within an online database (available remotely). Alternatively, smart nodes could be used to send data to a controlled database.


Which Display solution fits your wind Application?

Observator Instruments provides users with many display solutions ranging from simple LCD/LED display to touch screen displays. Users performing wind measurement using a handheld option may prefer using a tablet or an Android device (and MET-LINK Application). Finally, high-end applications such as Port Terminal Operations may require to use a PC or Web Visualisation Systems.



Which power supply should be preferred to power your wind instrumentation?

Based on the application, and depending on the instrument power requirements, multiple solutions exist to power a wind installation. With no access to a wired connection, it may be preferable to keep the power requirements to a minimum. Installations such as, solar panel, or diesel generators are ideal for this type of applications. Observator Instruments provides an entire range of power solutions including low-power trailer systems.


Which Enclosure is the most adapted to your wind installation?

The choice of enclosure entirely depends on the application and the level of IP rating required for the system. Enclosure systems would vary depending on their mounting location (Indoors or Outdoors). Modular Enclosure systems also provide custom mounting solutions.


Which wind alerts are available?

It is generally recommended to install both visual and audible Wind-Alert systems. Users can choose from a variety of Sirens and Flashing lights available offered by Observator Instruments.


How do you mount your wind monitoring equipment?

The best support hardware for your sensor may include handheld, masts (vertical extensions), mounting booms (horizontal extensions) or other sensor brackets. The objective of mounting your sensor away from the support is to minimize any influence on the measured parameter caused by the the mounting hardware itself.