Biral, B7.116, Wind Energy Hamburg, 25-28 September 2018, Hamburg, Germany
Meteorological specialists, Biral is attending the Wind Energy Hamburg event in Germany this September to showcase its advanced meteorological products for the wind energy market.
Biral’s Marketing Director, Nathan Neal, will be at the show demonstrating a wide variety of meteorological equipment. These are the newly-launched BTD-350 Thunderstorm Detector, BTD-300 Thunderstorm Detector, VPF-730 Visibility & Present Weather Sensor and the SWS-200 Visibility & Present Weather Sensor.
BTD-350 Thunderstorm Detector
The new BTD-350 thunderstorm detector made its debut at the Meteorological Technology World Expo 2017.
With its rugged design for marine applications, the BTD-350 Thunderstorm Detector, following the current BTD-300, is a standalone sensor that detects the presence of all forms of lightning to a range of 83 km. The BTD-350 is designed for marine applications, where severe weather, salt water corrosion and platform vibration produce a challenging environment for meteorological sensors. The metalwork is corrosion-resistant stainless steel and aluminium, further protected by marine-grade paintwork. Reinforced antenna supports prevent damage from excessive vibration. This design has been extensively tested in accordance with European marine vibration, marine radio interference and marine corrosion standards.
BTD-300 Thunderstorm Detector
The company’s BTD-300 Thunderstorm Detection system uses a new technology detection system which has significant benefits for the wind energy sector. The system has the ability to detect all forms of lightning within an 83km radius, including warning of potential overhead lightning. The equipment is immune to man-made false alarms making it highly reliable in safety critical situations such as during turbine construction and maintenance.
VPF-730 Visibility & Present Weather Sensor
As Biral’s most corrosion resistant design, the VPF-730 provides accurate visibility and present weather measurement and has been specified for many installations due to its efficiency, reliability and performance. The sensor is a compact and robust package which makes it particularly suitable for controlling aviation obstruction lights on wind turbines. Its exceptionally long service life (15+ years) makes it ideal in coastal or off-shore locations where the local conditions can be severe.
SWS-200 Visibility & Present Weather Sensor
The SWS-200 is designed for use in applications where accurate and reliable visibility measurements are required with the addition of WMO 4680 present weather codes. The sensor measures Meteorological Optical Range (MOR) as well as reporting the presence of liquid and frozen precipitation. A feature of Biral sensors is their ability to report precipitation intensity according to a range of national standards. The unique backscatter receiver gives the SWS-200 unparalleled abilities in distinguishing frozen from liquid precipitation. This additional meteorological information can be key to the safe operation of wind turbines in harsh winter conditions, where icing of the blades can be a serious problem affecting the efficiency of energy generation.
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25 June 2018
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Established in 1975 Biral is a leading manufacturer of meteorological instruments and supplies the international market with one of the largest ranges of products available. Its scope extends from sensors to measure wind, temperature, precipitation, visibility, solar radiation and other standard parameters to present weather sensors and complete weather stations. The company’s products can be used across a diverse number of applications in the aviation, oil and gas, marine and wind energy markets as well as for roads and highways. Biral is also a specialist in the design, manufacture and supply of particle analysis and climate research instruments for science, industry and the environment.
CAPTION FOR IMAGE 1: With its rugged design for marine applications, Biral’s new BTD-350 Thunderstorm Detector, following the current BTD-300, is a standalone sensor that detects the presence of all forms of lightning to a range of 83 km.
CAPTION FOR IMAGE 2: Biral’s BTD-300 Thunderstorm Detection system uses a new technology detection system which has significant benefits for the wind energy sector.
CAPTION FOR IMAGE 3: As Biral’s most corrosion resistant design, the VPF-730 provides accurate visibility and present weather measurement and has been specified for many installations due to its efficiency, reliability and performance.
CAPTION FOR IMAGE 4: Biral’s SWS-200 is designed for use in applications where accurate and reliable visibility measurements are required with the addition of WMO 4680 present weather codes.