Wind Monitoring System – Hangar Doors Bournemouth Airport
Recently we supplied a wind system for a private hangar at Bournemouth airport. The hangar was being extended and during the high winds we experienced in February the temporary covers got badly torn.
The hangar extension included a roll up door by MEGADOOR . These doors are specifically designed for airport hangars and as part of their specification they have an upper wind limit in which they operate.
Richard Paul Russell Ltd were asked to specify a wind system that would be hard cabled to a digital display located within the MEGADOOR control console. No Wi-Fi or GSM/GPRS connectivity was allowed due to the location being within an commercial airport complex.
The system Richard Paul Russell Ltd specified included the WindSonic 2 sensor as the cable run was around 100metres and the Gill WindDisplay that gave both wind speed and direction in a compass format.
Two site visits were undertaken to ensure the sensor location was suitable and able to give accurate readings. The location of the sensor was on the apex of the building roof and as such not easily accessible. This made the WindSonic sensor the perfect choice as its durable and corrosion free exterior makes it ideal for harsh remote locations and as it has no moving parts it will require minimal maintenance unlike a traditional cup and vane sensor.