Weather Critical Operations


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Weather Critical Operations The Right Decisions in Any Weather e · a passion for precision · passion pour la précision · pasión por la precisión · passione per la precision

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Applications Offshore wind farms and increasingly large solar parks play an important role in global energy supply. Our mobility knows no bounds. We rely on an infrastructure that functions efficiently - on land, in water or in the air. Experienced decision-makers ensure that “outdoor” technology operates flawlessly. Environmental sensors are indispensable here as the basis for decisions.

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Application Questions Can the plane land safely, even in tropical rainfall and winter conditions? Is the travel time for my route calculated correctly as a function of the weather conditions? Are there alternatives that are not restricted by the weather? Can I continue to operate the wind turbine under the prevailing wind conditions? Is the position of the turbine optimally aligned? Does my solar farm deliver the expected (energy) yield? Does my plant protection strategy work and does it prevent attack by insects or fungi? Can snow-making equipment be optimally controlled so that there is...

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complex and must have a long service life. We also specified these requirements for our environmental sensors: > High long-term stability of the sensor > Very long service life > Extreme robustness > Precise measurements > Calibration capability of the sensor > Reliable measurement even under extreme conditions > Software upgrades

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Applications > Proactive runway management Safe winter roads with optimal salt application > Automatic spreading > Environmentally friendly agricultural applications > Efficient plant control for renewable energies > Production of artificial snow > Energy efficient buildings System Concept Individual sensors or modular-designed all-in-one sensors supply data via an open interface for further processing. Whether GPRS, LAN, WLAN or satellite transmission, the necessary infrastructure to provide real-time data for decision-making is available worldwide. Reliable Measurement Data Big Data...

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What type of maintenance do you want for your environmental sensors? Reactive (in case of faults) with regular maintenance intervals? Or proactive with timely replacement of critical components? Predictive, taking account of probabilities of failure? Or availability-based, i.e. you expect data delivery, for example, in 99.5% of all possible cases? On this basis, verification and calibration activities can be performed on your measuring systems. Calibration (traceability) Environmental sensors can be laboratory tested, including traceability. In the best case, the characteristic curve of the...

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M atrix As well as measuring typical weather parameters such as air temperature, relative humidity, air pressure, wind and precipitation, weather-critical applications require additional sensors to provide further information. Cloud height > Road and runway conditions > Wetness measurement for speed adjustment > Fog detection > Snow depth measurement > Cloud height measurement for safe landing of aircraft and helicopters > Redundant sensor technology for maximum reliability

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Road / Runway Conditions IRS31 pro Mobile Stationary Installed in asphalt Non-contact measurement Freezing temperature Surface temperature Depth temperature sensor(s) Condition Water film Friction Temperature / Relative Humidity / Air Pressure WS3000 Redundant air pressure (opt.) Calibration certificate Metal hou

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ice earlylwarnirigsystems^elp you temperate a proactive winter service and keep critical microclimates '' % ' m ' V such as Dridgesiponst^tly in view. Mobile and stationary measuring technology gives you information at any time - not only about individual •- • vT,.*' - . measuring points, but also about the road conditions throughout your entire road network. Traffic Management Systems (TMS) require real-time, information, not only about road conditions but also aboul ? -7 wind conditions (on bridges) as well as visibility, in order t to display the optimum speed in each case via variable ....

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Water film height is measured in micrometers. From as little as 10 micrometers, a road is no longer dry. With more than 700 micrometers (0.7 mm), there is a risk of aquaplaning. A single measurement point is often not representative of the actual road condition. Optical, non-contact methods sample a representative surface area instead of a point. They also measure up to 100 times per second, while the measuring vehicle is in motion. The grip depends on the tire, the asphalt and the water / snow / ice layer. This weather-related intermediate layer is the key factor as far as friction is...

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Snow Depth LaserTechnology Clearing and spreading or just spreading? What is the cost to the municipality for the subcontractor to carry out winter maintenance? It is important to know the precise snow depths. Due to climate changes, weather experts no longer expect snowfalls to be regular, but rather heavier.

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Despite long-term warming, snowfall intensity is actually increasing. Snow depth measurements are an integral part of meteorological measuring networks. Winter services and ski regions need precise information on snow depth, whether for slope preparation or proac tive clearing. In most cases, the point measurement with a single laser is sufficient. Independent of temperature, wind and relative humidity, the measurement result is highly accurate in all conditions. The measurement method of the SHM31 is based on a combination of phase comparison and time of flight. The platform-independent...

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Airport Weather Safe Landing With regard to landing safety, pilots and technical airport management communicate via the so-called RCC (runway condition code). This RCC must be known over the entire length of the runway. Today‘s experience-based process can be supported by modern measurement technology. In this way, the exchanged information is clearly documented and traceable. > MARWIS does not record the conditions at a single point, but over the entire length of the runway > Built-in sensors measure the current runway conditions > Atmospheric sensors are used to permanently adjust the...

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