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Lufft VENTUS ultrasonic anemometer tested survivability to -95 degrees C!

WIND MEASUREMENTS

  • 05 2011 06
    Santa Barbara, CALufft VENTUS anemometer proven by latest test to withstand extreme vibration, corrosion heat and extreme ice conditions. The HALT test is a special test designed to destroy a wind sensor by pushing it to the limits of heat, cold, vibration and corrosion. The VENTUS survived to -95 degrees and +95 degrees C and the maximum vibration and corrosive limits of the test. Lufft has plans to improve the sensor to reach -120 degree C to +120 degree C limits of functionality.Labor cost is high and project owners cannot afford to have any wind sensor related down time in a large project.The Lufft VENTUS sensor is a high quality ultrasonic wind sensor proven to operate well in the most extreme conditions. The HALT test is a special wind sensor test that test extreme corrosion, vibration heat and cold. All of this is done in a special wind tunnel that projects high velocity wind towards the sensor in three vector directions simultaneously.

    The VENTUS wind sensor is designed with turbine control anemometry in mind. Resistance to ice with a 240W heater, resistance to corrosion is accomplished with a heavy duty anodized aluminum alloy. IP65 will assure the sensor will resist water intrusion in the strongest storms or offshore environments. VENTUS rugged wind sensor is available in an array of flexible communication options including current or voltage. Each sensor is fully configurable with free software by Lufft. A copy of the HALT test report is available by request from Lufft.

    High survivability is critical for wind sensors installed on today’s large and small wind turbines. Labor cost is high and project owners cannot afford to have any wind sensor related down time in a large project. VENTUS ultrasonic anemometer is a critical part to assure the success of Wind Turbine operation under all conditions. Sursa: renewableenergyworld.com