Intrinsically Safe Anemometer

WindObserverIS

  • IECEx and ATEX Approved for use in Hazardous Areas
  • 2-axis Ultrasonic Wind Speed and Direction Sensor
  • 0-75m/s Wind Speed, 0-359° Wind Direction
  • Particularly Suited to Offshore Applications
  • Averaging/gusts to WMO guidelines
Low voltage (DC) or Mains voltage (AC) WindObserver IS Intrinsically Safe Anemometer Now ith IECEx Approval

Intrinsically Safe Anemometer for Hazardous Areas

The WindObserverIS is an Intrinsically Safe anemometer, developed specifically for use in hazardous areas and in particular for offshore applications.

The system combines the latest development in technology with Gill's considerable expertise in the production of solid state anemometers. The Intrinsically Safe WindObserver is a lightweight, robust unit, completely sealed and constructed in stainless steel.

With a low start-up speed (0.01 m/s) and no moving parts, the WindObserverIS Intrinsically Safe anemometer exhibits significant benefits over standard three cup anemometers. This Intrinsically Safe anemometer has Atex and IECeX certification to ensure the wind system may be deployed on a worldwide basis without the need for expensive local certification.

Customer selectable vector rolling average and 3 second gust in accordance with WMO - No. 8 Seventh Edition 2008 ISBN 978-92-63-10008-5.

Wind speed and direction data is provided via a RS422 or RS232 bi-directional link and the output may be configured by the user to provide a variety of communication formats, including a choice of units of measure and averaging periods. Sophisticated error checking and a fault reporting system are supplied as standard, ensuring the user's confidence in the reported data.

Intrinsically Safe Anemometer Technical Information

  • Key Features
  • Specifications
  • Documentation
  • Part Numbers
  • ATEX and IECEx certification
  • Reduce offshore maintenance costs
  • Low voltage or mains voltage
  • Power supplies
  • 0-75 m/s wind speed operation
  • Galvanic isolation
  • Over 10 years proven service worldwide
  • Gill or NMEA digital output
  • Factory calibrated for life
Wind Speed Specifications
Range
0-75m/s (0-168mph)
Starting Threshold
0.01m/s
Accuracy
±2º @ 12m/s
Resolution
0.01m/s
Offset
±0.01m/s
Wind Direction Specifications
Range
0-359º (no dead band)
Accuracy
±2º @ 12m/s
Resolution
Measurement
Ultrasonic Output Rate
1 Hz, 2 Hz or 4 Hz
Parameters
Wind Speed & Direction
Units
m/s, knots, mph, kph, ft/min
Averaging
0 - 3600s
Digital Output
Communication
RS422 & RS232 from power supply and interface.
RS422 from anemometer
Baud Rates
1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200
Formats
8 bit data; odd; even or no parity
Anemometer Status
Supplied as part of standard message
Power Requirement
PCI
1) 100VAC - 120VAC, 10VA
2) 200VAC - 250VAC, 10VA
Mechanical
External Construction
316 Stainless Steel
Size
380mm x 210mm
Weight
1.6kg
Environmental (Anemometer)
Protection Class
IP66
Humidity
0% to 100% RH
Operating Temperature
-30ºC to +70ºC
Precipitation
300mm/hr
EMC
EN60945:2002 +AC1:2008 (Clause 9, 10 & 11.2)
EN61326-1:2013
Environmental (Power Supply)
Protection Class
IP65
Humidity
5% to 90% RH
Operating Temperature
-30ºC to +60ºC
EMC
EN 61000-6-4:2007 Emissions
EN60945:2002 Clause 9 & 10
EN61204-3:2000
EN61326-2-1:2013
EN 61000-6-1:2007 Immunity
Environmental (LV Power Supply)
Protection Class
IP54
Humidity
5% to 90% RH
Operating Temperature
-30ºC to +60ºC
EMC
EN60945:2002 Clause 9 & 10
EN61204-3:2000
EN61326-2-1:2013
Approvals
Anemometer II 1 GD
Ex ia IIC T4 Ga
Ex iaD IIIC T135ºC Da IP66
(Ta = -30ºC to +70ºC)
Power Supply II (1) GD
[Ex ia Ga] IIC
[Ex iaD Da] IIIC
(Ta = -30ºC to +60ºC)
Intrinsically Safe WindObserver Part Numbers & Options
Complete Systems
Intrinsically Safe WindObserver and Mains Voltage (AC) Power & Communications Interface (PCI)
1360-PK-022
Intrinsically Safe WindObserver and Low Voltage (DC) Power & Communications Interface (LVPCI)
1360-PK-060
Spares
Intrinsically Safe WindObserver
(No PCI or LVPCI)
1360-PK-052
Mains Voltage (AC) Power & Communications Interface (PCI)
1360-PK-053
Low Voltage (DC) Power and Communications interface (LVPCI)
1360-PK-055

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