Gill Instruments Unveils Advanced Ultrasonic Wind Sensors

Gill Instruments has launched the WindObserver70 and WindObserver75 that augment the established WindObserver range of ultrasonic wind sensors with innovative capabilities.

WindObserver70 and WindObserver75 are designed to operate in extreme environments

The new wind sensors are found to be effective than widely-deployed Aviation Standard WindObserver and Extreme Weather WindObserver, thereby substituting them for wind monitoring in severe conditions.

Both WindObserver70 and WindObserver75 are being offered with an optional high-power anti-icing heating system that ensures operation in low temperature ranges like -55ºC (-67ºF).

  • WindObserver70 can efficiently monitor wind speeds up to 70 m/s and therefore ideal for deployment in wind turbine, aviation, and ship DP applications. The sensor has been validated for service by the FAA Federal Aviation Administration (USA) as well as the CAA Civil Aviation Authority (UK) for tracking and reporting surface wind, an operation involved in Automatic Weather Observing System (AWOS).
  • WindObserver75 can monitor higher wind speeds up to 75 m/s and is ideal for use in applications in high altitude mountainous regions like Arctic and Antarctic weather monitoring.

WindObserver70 and WindObserver75 are framed within full stainless-steel main body. Both are IP66-rated. An array of pipe and thread-mount options is available with either cable gland connection or integral connector.

The products are positioned alongside the WindObserverIS with 75m/s max wind speed capability and Intrinsically Safe approved, and the WindObserverII (65m/s max wind speed) wind sensors. The WindSonic M launch has led to the release of WindObserver70 and WindObserver75.

WindObserver70 and WindObserver75 are currently available. WindObserver75 will be showcased at HUSUM WindEnergy, scheduled from 18 to 22 September 2012 at Husum, Germany.



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