Biral Brings Meteorological Equipment to Highways Management Show

Posted on 2nd September 2016 in News

Biral, Highways Management Show, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, 20-21 September 2016

Meteorological specialist, Biral, is exhibiting at the Highways Management for the first time, where it will introduce its range of advanced weather and visibility sensors to the highways and transportation industry.

As a leading designer and manufacturer of ground-breaking meteorological equipment, Biral works with companies and organisations across all industries, including road and transportation, to deliver solutions that can monitor the visibility, and local weather conditions as part of smart road systems and intelligent transport networks.

Biral will be exhibiting at the Highways Management show as part of the two-day event and conference, which will target and explore topics surrounding UK highways including how smart technology can be used on highways, the latest maintenance innovations, the future of the industry and many more.

Visitors to the show will be given the opportunity to find out more about Biral’s full product range, which is designed to detect, monitor and report current weather conditions, which are often the cause of safety risks on UK roads.

Biral’s VPF and SWS Visibility and Present Weather Sensors ranges are particularly beneficial to highways applications due to their highly reliable and accurate readings. These sensors can be used for applications such as roadside fog warnings, tunnel visibility, bridges and general meteorological reporting, which can allow authorities and highways management to give the correct precautionary information to road users, such as adjusting carriageway speed limits and issuing fog and reduced visibility warnings.

SWS-250The SWS range is especially well suited to highways applications as its combination of serial and analogue interfaces can assist with local signage control  and can be directly connected to a wider network. The sensors are also used indirectly, to monitor pollution levels in tunnels and control the ventilation systems. They can also act as secondary fire detectors, in tunnels due to their sensitivity to smoke particles. The VPF and SWS ranges have been used for an extensive range of applications, some exceeding 20 years, which proves the reliable performance and durability of the equipment.

The company will also be exhibiting a range of products from German manufacturer, Adolf Thies GmBH & Co. KG, for which Biral is the exclusive UK distributor. This range includes meteorological sensors for relative humidity, temperature, air pressure, radiation, wind speed and direction and precipitation. In offering Thies products alongside its own, Biral is able to offer the complete range of meteorological measurements required by local, national and Governmental level authorities across the UK transport network.

A selection of Biral and Thies instruments will be on display which the company are using to create its new Road Weather Information System (RWIS), which will be launched to the industry next year. The system will combine all of the key meteorological measurements into one compact, reliable and easy to install and use system.  BTD-300

Biral has also developed equipment with the ability to accurately monitor the movement of lightning. The company’s BTD-300 Thunderstorm Detection system boasts unrivalled reliability, with the ability to detect lightning strikes within an 83km range. The standalone unit warns of approaching thunderstorms and reports back to the control centre, giving operators enough time to safely shut down or postpone operations until the system has detected the strike to have safely passed.

Biral’s team of specialists will be on hand at the show to discuss the full product range and its uses, and will be able to help determine the right solution for all application requirements.

Further information is available from Biral on +44 1275 847787 or contact us here.



24 August 2016