ultrasonic anemometer 1D

Ultrasonic Anemometer 1D



For acquisition of the horizontal airflow and direction in tunnels,
tubes or similar applications.
Thanks to the high measuring rate, the instrument is also well-
suited for inertia-free measurement of gusts and peak values.
· The measuring values are available as analogue signals and/or data telegram via a serial interface
· Analogue output: Flow velocity with or without direction identification.
· Digital output: Flow velocity with direction identification and virtual temperature.
· The sensor arms are automatically heated in case of critical ambient temperatures, so that the function is guaranteed even with winterly

1. Construction and mode of Operation
The Ultrasonic Anemometer 1 D consists of 2 ultrasonic transformers, facing each other at a distance of 200 mm. The transformers operate both as sonic transmitter and as sonic receiver. On starting a measurement a sequence of 2 individual measurements runs in 2 directions of the measurement section with highest possible velocity. The measuring directions (directions of sound propagation) are alternate. Two individual measurements are averaged and used for further calculation. The time required for a measurement sequence is approx. 10 msec at + 20°C.

2. Measuring principle
The velocity of the sound propagation in calm air is superposed by an airflow. From the difference of the propagation time of the sound with and against the airflow the velocity of the airflow is calculated. As the velocity of the sound greatly depends on the temperature of the air the propagation time of the sound is measured in both directions. This rules out the influence of the temperature on the measurement result.

Measuring range 0…20 m/s
Accuracy ± 0,1 m/s, in the range of 0…5 m/s resp. ± of m.r., from > 5 m/s
Resolution 0,1 m/s
Direction identification
Messbereich: 1° / 181° (Info: 0° = calm)
Virtual Temperature
Measuring range – 40 …. + 70°C
Accuracy ± 0,5 K
Resolution 0,1 K
Data output, digital
 Output  Flow velocity, flow direction and virtual temperature as: Instantan. value, gliding mean value 1sec; 10sec; 1min; 2min; 10min
 Interface  RS 485 / RS 422
 Baud rate  1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200 selectable
 Output rate  1 per 100 msec to 1 per 25 sec selectable
 Status recognition  Heating, measurement section failure
 Data output, analogue
 Output  Flow velocity with and without direction identification (no output of virtual temperature as analogue value) as: Instantan. value, gliding mean value 1sec; 10sec; 1min; 2min; 10min
 Output signal  0 … 20 mA (factory setting) or 4… 20 mA
 Electr. output 1  Direction-independent, for ex. 0… 20 mA = 0… 20 m/s     direction-independent, for ex. 0…10…20 mA = -20…0…+20 m/s
 Electr. Output 2 Load at current output max. 400 ohms
load at voltage output min. 4000 ohms
 Output rate  Update-rate 1 per 100 msec
 Resolution  12 Bit
 Internal measurement rate  400 measurements per second at 25°C
 Temperature range Operating temp.: -40…+70 °C storage –50…+80 °C
 Operating temp.: -40…+70 °C storage –50…+80 °C P. supply electronics, 12…24 V AC/DC ± 10%; approx. 3 VA
P. supply electronics, 12…24 V AC/DC ± 10%; approx. 3 VA
 Protection  IP 66
 Icing  Acc. to THIES STD 012001
 Corrosion  3 months salt spray- and condensation-test: no corrosion
 EMC  EN 55022 5/95 class B; EN 50082-2 2/96
 Model  V4A stainless steel for cover and transformer arms
 Mounting connection  Flange plate with boring 3m cable via high-strength cable gland
Weight 2,5  kg