Luft Ultrasonic Anemometer’s Offshore Performance OKd
The Luft Ultrasonic Anemometer VENTUS completed the test at the International Technical Inspection Agency TÜV SÜD and now has the Protection Class IP68.
The validation demonstrates VENTUS’ capability for being installed on offshore wind turbines as well as on ships or buoys.
VENTUS is designed for harsh conditions including operation on wind turbines in cold weather and offshore environments. The VENTUS is able to integrate into any existing wind turbine control system given its extreme flexibility of communication.
“Since the sensors will be used exclusively in the maritime sector, they must be particularly well protected against extreme weather conditions and bird attacks. The Ventus ultrasonic wind sensor consists of a seawater-resistant aluminum alloy, which is also used on ship propellers. The sensor therefore withstands the corrosive conditions without any problem. In addition, thanks to its enclosed design the sensor has already proved itself many times over with regard to bird attacks,” says Udo Kronmüller, sales representative for the wind and weather segment.