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Gill MetPak RG with ARG314 Rain Gauge

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This MetPak RG comes with an integrated WindSonic ultrasonic wind sensor for high accuracy wind speed and direction measurements plus an ARG314 tipping bucket rain gauge and four parameters including temperature, relative humidity, barometric pressure and dew point.

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MetPak RG with ARG314 Rain Gauge Description

MetPak RG includes precipitation measurements to those parameters provided by the MetPak utilising an ARG314 rain gauge delivering reference quality rainfall measurements. The separate ARG314 rain gauge comes complete with a base plate and 6m cable and is calibrated to the MetPak ensuring excellent accuracy and data quality.

The MetPak RG utilises Gill WindSonic ultrasonic technology, a highly accurate barometric pressure sensor and a Rotronic Hygroclip HC2-S3-GI temperature/humidity probe. The design of the MetPak allows measurements to be as accurate as possible without influencing other measured parameters yet provides a compact, reference quality system. The unit is especially suitable for harsh or marine environments and is supplied with selectable Gill ASCII, NMEA SDI-12 and Modbus outputs.

Parameters measured include:
• Wind speed & direction
• Barometric pressure
• Temperature
• Dew point
• Relative humidity
• Rainfall

MetPak RG comes complete with: MetSet configuration software, MetView data logging/visualisation software, mounting kit to adapt to poles or masts and selectable ASCII, NMEA, SDI-12 or Modbus outputs.

Richard Paul Russell Ltd. can connect the sensor to the WeatherFile.com website where data can be viewed using any internet connected device and downloaded for detailed analysis in a .CSV file format.

Applications

• Building and industrial controls
• Authorities
• Transport
• Coastal
• Agricultural
• Safety
• Educational
• Commercial
• Energy
• Emergency response
• Pollution control and plume modelling
• Weather Forecasting
• Aviation
• Environmental monitoring
• Industrial controls
• Road Weather Stations
• Coastal Weather Stations
• Sports stadium and outdoor events
• HVAC & Building Automation Control

Features

• Lightweight, compact and durable complete weather station
• Ultrasonic wind sensor with no moving parts
    • Low start up wind speed (0.01 m/s)
    • True 0 to 360° operation
• Serial data output options
• Easily pole mounted
• Low power consumption for remote monitoring
• Real time output
• Simple and easy to install
• Extremely low maintenance
• Reference quality ARG314 rain gauge including base plate and 6m cable
• 24 months warranty
• Free MetSet Configuration Software allows users to configure the output and display data provided by the MetPak Pro. The simple interface features a range of drop-down selection boxes, providing the ability to enable or disable existing sensors and adjust output rates
• Free MetView software is also provided free with each weather station, offering a clear, intuitive display of the current weather conditions. MetView features five gauges: Temperature, Humidity, Pressure, Wind Speed and Wind direction. There is also a digital readout of Dew Point

Physical Dimensions 370mm height (overall)
290mm standoff (max) from face of mounting pole
142mm width
Weight 1.1 kg (including bracket)
Mounting Vertical pipe mounting 25mm to 50mm diameter
Material UV Stabilised white thermoplastic with gloss white painted aluminium mounting bracket (with moulded plastic V-block and stainless steel U-bolt)
Performance Wind speed Range 0.01 to 60 m/s (0.02 to 116 knots)
Accuracy ±2 % @ 12m/s
Resolution 0.01 m/s
Threshold 0.01 m/s
Units of measure m/s, knots, mph, km/hr, ft/min
Wind direction Range 0 to 360° (no dead band)
Accuracy ±3° @ 12m/s
Resolution
Response time 0.25 sec
Air temperature Range -35°C to +70°C
Accuracy ± 0.1°C
Resolution 0.1°C (0.1°F)
Units of measure °C, °F or K
Relative humidity Range 0-100% RH
Accuracy ± 0.8% @ 23°C
Resolution 0.1% RH
Units of measure % RH
Barometric pressure Range 600-1100 hPa
Accuracy ±0.5hPa
Resolution 0.1hPa
Units of measure hPa. mbar, mmHg, InHg
Dew point Accuracy ± 0.15°C @ 23°C ambient temp and 20°C dew point
Resolution 0.1°C (0.1°F)
Units of measure °C or °F
Sensors Wind speed & direction WindSonic ultrasonic sensor
Temperature, relative humidity & dew point Rotronic HygroClip model HC2-S3 compensated for temperature dependency.
Radiation shield 6-plate naturally aspirated
Barometric pressure Solid state device compensated for temperature dependency -20°C to +70°C
Outputs Digital outputs RS232, RS422 or SDI-12
Baud rates 1200 (SDI-12) - 9600-57600 (ASCII RS232, RS422)
Protocols ASCII or SDI-12 V1.3
Output rate 0.25, 0.5, 1 Hz or polled mode
Parameters output Polar wind speed and direction or U & V vectors, barometric pressure, humidity, temperature, dew point, power supply voltage, MetPak status code, checksum
  click on the Overview tab for details of the default serial output
Power Power requirements RS232, RS422 5 to 30 V dc
36 mA (output 1second) @ 12 V
SDI-12 12 V nominal (9.6 to 16 V dc)
< 36 mA
Environmental Temperature Operating range: -35°C to +70°C
Storage range: -40°C to +80°C
Humidity Operating range: 0% to 100% RH
Protection Class IP65
Miscellaneous Calibration Factory calibrated
Software MetView - free software providing the means for configuring the MetPak II and reading output data

ARG 314 Specification

Resolution/Calibration Metric: 0.2mm
WMO Compliant Yes
Output Contact Closure (Reed Switch) Dual reed switch upgrade available
(contact CSL)
Typical Accuracy 99% up to 120 mm/hr
Rainfall Intensity 0-1000 mm/hr (with mathematical correction over 120 mm/hr - contact CSL)
Operating Temperature 1°C - 70°C
Funnel Diameter 20.0 cm/7.98 inch
Funnel Area 314 cm²/48.67 sq. inch
Height 43.5 cm to 46.5 cm (with feet adjustment)
Weight 2.5kg
Colour White

The manufacturer reserves the right to amend the specification and therefore the information in this document may be subject to change

 
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Wind Speed Tick Tick Tick      
Wind Direction Tick Tick Tick      
Air Temperature Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick
Humidity Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick
Pressure Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick
Dew Point Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick
Precipitation (ARG314 Tipping Rain Bucket Gauge)     Tick      
2 Analogue Inputs   Tick     Tick  
Pt100 Input   Tick     Tick  
Digital Input (tipping bucket rain gauge)   Tick     Tick  
Optional Distribution Junction Box   Tick     Tick  
Optional Gill WindSonic 1 Sensor inc Mounting Bracket & 6m Cable       Tick Tick Tick
Optional ARG314 Tipping Rain Bucket Gauge           Tick
Optional Kalyx Tipping Rain Bucket Gauge   Tick     Tick  
MetSet Configuration Software Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick
MetView Visualisation Software Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick