17 09, 2018

Telecom Towers: Monitoring Wind Speed for Safety and Structural Integrity

By |2018-09-17T17:05:36+00:00September 17th, 2018|BLOG|0 Comments

Telecoms towers are permanently exposed to the weather, often in elevated places with constant wind. High wind speeds pose a risk when technical personnel climb the tower for maintenance or modifications. The wind can also affect the structural integrity of the tower itself over time. Maintenance activities can be very demanding in the telecoms industry, [...]

20 08, 2018

The challenges and risks of wind gusts for dockside operations

By |2018-08-21T11:32:38+00:00August 20th, 2018|BLOG|0 Comments

The challenges and risks of wind gusts for dockside operations Ports that handle large amounts of cargo face a unique challenge. A port becomes more competitive by being able to load and unload more tonnes of cargo per day and this can be accomplished in two ways: having more container cranes and having a higher [...]

23 07, 2018

Why the Wind Should Be Monitored at Sporting and Public Events

By |2018-07-23T16:59:34+00:00July 23rd, 2018|BLOG|0 Comments

The risks associated with the wind are not common knowledge among the general public, and this is precisely why event planners must monitor the weather in outdoor events with crowds. Perception of wind risks is also subjective: we know by instinct that we should stay away from fire or falling objects, but evaluating wind hazards [...]

13 07, 2018

Managing Wind Risks in Steel Construction

By |2018-07-13T10:38:00+00:00July 13th, 2018|BLOG|0 Comments

The British Constructional Steelwork Association (BCSA) is an industry organisation of UK steel contractors. One of their publications is a guide for steel construction under windy conditions, applicable for structures up to 10 storeys high. Two important aspects are emphasised in the guide: Gusts are the main risk factor, not the average wind speed normally [...]

19 06, 2018

Wind Data Collection: Difference Between Sampling, Logging and Monitoring

By |2018-06-19T15:01:41+00:00June 19th, 2018|BLOG|0 Comments

Data gathering processes can have many names based on how data is collected and used. Sampling, logging and monitoring all involve data collection, but there are very important differences between the three. This article provides an overview of each concept and when it is applied. In addition to having differences with each other, data gathering [...]

14 05, 2018

Why You Need Your Wind Data on the Cloud

By |2018-05-14T21:34:24+00:00May 14th, 2018|BLOG|0 Comments

Cloud computing is often associated with entertainment: having all your multimedia in an online database that is accessible and intuitive. However, cloud computing is also a powerful business tool, allowing information management with data volumes and transmission speeds that were impossible just a few decades ago. In the case of weather monitoring systems, cloud computing [...]

9 05, 2018

How Do Buildings Affect Wind Patterns in a City?

By |2018-05-09T18:57:16+00:00May 9th, 2018|BLOG|0 Comments

In nature, wind patterns at ground level are influenced by trees, hills and mountains. These objects have an individual effect on the surrounding area, and they also have broader effects when found in groups, such as forests and ridges. In a similar fashion, buildings affect the wind in urban locations, but consider they have sharp [...]

18 04, 2018

How Does Wind Turbulence Affect Cranes?

By |2018-04-18T15:28:37+00:00April 18th, 2018|BLOG|0 Comments

A crane is essentially a metallic structure, and like all structures it has elements and joints that can only tolerate certain force before they fail. Of course, the forces required to cause failure are extremely high for a metallic crane, which is built to hoist equipment weighing many tonnes. However, there is another form of [...]

19 02, 2018

5 Reasons to Measure Wind Speed and Direction Using a Smart GSM System

By |2018-02-20T09:54:12+00:00February 19th, 2018|BLOG|0 Comments

Does your current weather monitoring solution have the right features to measure wind speed and direction effectively? Whilst wind data is only reliable if the measurement system is accurate, weather monitoring is often performed in locations with limited access to communication networks. Therefore, it is essential that your weather monitoring solution has both a fast [...]

5 02, 2018

How to Choose the Best System for Remote Weather Monitoring

By |2018-02-13T13:46:49+00:00February 5th, 2018|BLOG|0 Comments

Do you work in a remote environment? Monitoring the weather in harsh or hazardous conditions can be a challenge, especially on remote sites where there is limited power available. Wind monitoring is very demanding in terms of data processing requirements. To choose the best system for remote weather monitoring, you should consider a number of [...]