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Anemometers heat a wire to a specified temperature and then measure the

rate of cooling. This rate is proportional to air speed. Thermoelectric


measurement provides fast response times and excellent sensitivity to very
low air flows of <1 m/s but these probes are also the most delicate of the three
types and are not suitable for environments which are dusty, humid ,corrosive,
or where there are rapid fluctuations in the ambient temperature all of which
effect the rate of cooling. These Anemometers cover ranges of 0.01 ms to 5
m/s.

Vane Anemometers work on the principle that a freely turning turbine will
rotate at a speed directly proportional to the wind speed. Vane Anemometers
cover ranges as low as 0.15 m/s and as high as 40 m/s, or even higher by
special order. Useful for a wide variety of applications including relatively
harsh environments. Thresholds are not as low as with thermoelectric
Anemometers since the vane must overcome initial friction before it will turn.

Anemometer Applications

• Education, both classroom and research


• Metallurgy Analysis
• Water Treatment Plants
• Aeolian Sand Movement Studies
• Poultry Houses and Hatcheries
• Checking Air Flow Equipment
• Environmental Protection in Mining and Manufacturing
• Exhaust Monitoring
• Measure Airflow from Smoke Stacks
• HVAC Industry
• Fume Hood Face Velocities
• Paint Hoods