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Transportation wind speed measurement applications

Wind measurement is essential in road and rail environments

Wind data has an important role in transport safety. Road and rail weather stations measure wind speed and direction. In road applications this is essential for high-sided vehicles.

In road and rail tunnels the measurement of wind data is also essential as the restricted space increases the danger of an incident. In larger tunnels extraction fans are used to control the wind flow within the tunnel. If a fire occurs within the tunnel wind measurements made by anemometers are used to create zero wind conditions in the area of the incident to prevent the spread of fire.

Recommended instruments and sensors for transport safety...

WindSonic Metal Ultrasonic Wind Sensor

Gill WindSonic is a low-cost 2-axis ultrasonic anemometer, providing wind speed and direction data in a robust housing. This anemometer has no moving parts, offering maintenance-free operation in a wide range of applications.

WindObserver 70 3d sonic anemometers

 For transport safety applications Wind Observer II ultrasonic anemometers are often used. These 2-axis anemometers provide accurate and reliable wind speed and direction measurement data without the need for constant maintenance.