Measure wind speed – the vane anemometer and its uses
Measuring wind speed is a concept that many users associate above all with outdoor use. However, it is in fact not only outdoors that a wind speed meter is used. In particular, it may make sense to use one for the measurement of air velocities in rooms. Ventilation systems are based on airspeed, temperature and humidity. If these values are not correct or change, it may affect the indoor air quality. The problem here is that it is not always easy to control ventilation systems.
This is where the anemometer comes into its own. Depending on the design, it can very easily be inserted into the ventilation shaft via a telescope, so that it can carry out measurements there. The vane anemometer is ideally suited for this. Most models are fitted with a telescopic probe. This makes it very easy to do a flow measurement in the duct. However, outdoor use is also possible.
Depending on the instrument, you have the option of not just using the vane anemometer to measure wind speed. It can also be used as a flow measurement instrument. Some versions also have the possibility of measuring the dewpoint and wet bulb temperature, as well as wind speeds. These values, in combination with the airspeed and air temperature, can be very helpful and important for your analysis.
These wind speed meters have a built-in vane which can have a different diameter. For flow measurement, you also have the option of using a volume flow hood as well. The combination of different measuring instruments is fundamental, particularly when you are reliant on efficient and detailed values. In this case, it is worthwhile combining different versions here, such as the flow measurement instrument, the thermal anemometer and the volume flow hood.
Benefits of the vane anemometer at a glance:
- indoor and outdoor wind measurement
- volume flows and temperatures can be measured
- very good recording of values
- easy handling, even in confined spaces