A 60-m meteorological mast and customizable met-tower package can help with wind measurements. Manufacturer of wind measuring equipment Second Wind offers ProMast 60 for developers prospecting new wind farm sites.
The tower package includes a tubular tower, mounting options, and an array of instruments including anemometers, wind vanes, and a Second Wind Nomad 2 wind-data logger. These data loggers are deployed in 50 countries from the Arctic to Antarctica, with each unit compiling data from as many as 20 weather sensors.
The mast is made from hot-dipped galvanized steel to resist corrosion. The tower diameter – ranging from 6.5 to 8.5 in. – allows installing stable booms. The Tower components are shipped so as to minimize packing waste. The compact packaging also lets users install the ProMast on rugged sites without the use of large transport vehicles.
The manufacturer can also customize an instrument suite and offer a package discount for customers who need something other than the standard configuration. Combined with Triton, the company’s ultrasonic wind profiling system, Second Wind offers wind-farm developers tower-mounted and remote sensing options.
“Sensor equipment requirements vary widely from one company to the next, and we wanted to offer flexibility, as well as the other benefits the Nomad data logger provides, on a cost-effective tower platform,” says Matt McLoughlin, director of Nomad sales at Second Wind.
Second Wind Inc.
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