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Anemometer

Anemometer

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Brief Overview of Hot Wire Anemometers

GE 330: Mechatronics Paul Kawka

What is an Anemometer?  Anemometer – measures gas speed  Types    rotating cup pitot static tube thermal (hot wire)  also performs temperature measurement .

Theory of Operation  Energy Balance  Constant temperature or constant current operation  Measure change in current or change in temperature  Correlate I or Twire to gas velocity based on convective H. and fluid dynamics .T.

Probe  Tungsten or Platinum filament  ~1 mm long  4-10 mm diameter  Benefits  Good spatial resolution  Flat frequency response  Limitations  Fragile  Requires clean flow  Cost (start at $300-400) .

Modbus. etc. .Interfacing  Wide variety of options  Devices typically come with some sort of m-controller  Depends on application  Handheld vs. 0-10V  Profibus. RS485  Analog 4-20 mA. in-situ  Most common  Serial RS232 – for sampled data collection and control  Larger selection for industrial sensors  Serial RS232.

RS232 RS232. 4-20 mA. RS485.2-90 m/s -40-200 °C ± 1% reading 100 ms Interfacing options Handheld reader.2-20 m/s 0-50 °C ± 3% reading 200 ms 0. Profibus.Typical Specifications Handheld/Economy Industrial Grade Measurable velocities Operating temp ranges Velocity Accuracy Time constant 0. voltage. . Modbus. etc.

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