The Wind Monitor-AQ is a high resolution wind sensor for air quality applications. It combines low threshold, fast response and excellent fidelity to meet important regulatory standards.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Ambient Monitoring Guidelines for Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD).
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Agency NRC Regulatory Guide 1.23 Meteorological Programs in Support of Nuclear Power Plants.
American Nuclear Society Standard for Determining Meteorological Information at Power Plants.
Wind speed is sensed by a lightweight, carbon fiber thermoplastic (CFT), helicoid propeller. The wind direction sensor is a lightweight, balanced vane. The instrument body is UV stabilized plastic with stainless steel and anodized aluminum fittings. The instrument mounts on standard 1 inch pipe. The Wind Monitor-AQ is available with two additional output signal options:Model 05305V offers calibrated voltage outputs. Model 05305L provides 4-20 mA current signals.
Wind speed: 0-50 m/s (112 mph)
Azimuth: 0-360 degrees
Wind speed: ±0.2 m/s (0.4 mph) or 1% of reading
Wind direction: ±3 degrees
Propeller: 0.4 m/s (.9 mph) Vane: 0.5 m/s (1.0 mph) at 10 degrees
Wind speed: magnetically induced AC voltage, 3 pulses per revolution. 1800 rpm (90 Hz) = 9.2 m/s (20.6 mph) Azimuth: analog DC voltage from conductive plastic potentiometer resistance, 10K Ω, linearity 0.25%, life expectancy, 50 million revolutions
Potentiometer excitation: 15 VDC maximum
Overall: 38 cm (15.0 in) H x 65 cm (25.6 in) L, Propeller dia.: 20 cm (7.9 in)
Mounting: 34 mm (1.34 in) diameter (standard 1 inch pipe)
Sensor weight: 0.7 kg (1.5 lbs), Shipping weight: 2.3 kg (5 lbs)