The FlowCapt FC4 sensor is an ultra-robust instrument measuring solid particle flux intensities and indicative wind speeds.
Instrument with no mobile parts (totally sealed acoustic instrument)
Universal mounting kit available
Omni-directional (even under the highest winds)
Plug-and-Play or totally configurable (microcontroller inside)
Can be connected to almost any external central unit
SDI-12 and IoT compatible (internal memory)
Snowdrift Aeolian Transport & Wind-Speed Monitoring
FlowCapt: an ultra-robust instrument
It is a very low-power, maintenance-free and totally sealed acoustic instrument with no mobile parts.
The instrument includes a dedicated analog conditioning module, a digital I/O module and an analog restitution module that can be connected conveniently to almost any external central unit (data logger, industrial module interface, instrumentation DAQ, USB port). It features continuous or pulse analog voltage outputs, SDI-12 communication (meteorological standard communication protocol); serial RS-232, RS-485 (with adaptor).
The sensing part of the instrument is a cylindrical, anti-abrasion, anti-adhesion and anti-rime coated tube supported by two strong stainless steel arms.
Snow flux impact and wind laminar air friction induce change in internal acoustic pressure. The two excitations are discriminated as independent signals as a result of a specific acoustic, mechanical and electronic design.
You can customize the full configuration of the sensor, in a non-volatile memory, with a Plug-and-Play computer connection thanks to a universal USB LINK accessory.