Are you looking for a “next generation” Thermal Anemometer with Intelligent Capabilities – Monitoring, Alarming, Data Logging and Reporting?
Thermal Anemometers, or hot wire flow sensors, are an effective means of measuring fluid velocity (for example air velocity). This is done by sensing the changes in heat transfer from an electrically heated element that is in direct contact with the fluid (or air). One form of this instrument is referred to as a constant temperature anemometer where the cooling effect resulting from the air flowing over the element is balanced by the electrical current to the element. The thermal anemometer output is transmitted to a computer for data collection and analysis.
- Our air velocity sensors utilize dual-bead hot element anemometry technology to achieve an accuracy of ±1% of FS or ±0.025m/s (5fpm)
- Choose from a range of compact sensor heads for diverse air velocity measurement applications
- Measure and log air velocity, air temperature and humidity with a complete multi-point instrumentation system
Thermal Anemometer Applications
Thermal Anemometers also known as hot wire flow sensors measure flow rate of air by sensing the amount of heat that is removed from the surface of an element using a single sensor or an array of sensors. A very common use within the automotive industry is to use a thermal anemometer to monitor the air intake of an engine. with recent advancements like our grid-style thermal anemometer, automotive engineers now use thermal anemometry to develop cabin comfort or climate control systems.
In the electronics industry, a small embedded thermal
anemometer is used to measure airflow, temperature and humidity on components as small as computer chips and printed circuit boards all the way up to electronics
enclosures, rack-mounted equipment and even the entire data center or computer room.
In the pharmaceutical and laboratory environment, a thermal anemometer is used to monitor airflow in bio-safety
cabinets, chemical fume hoods, and laminar flow hoods. Doing so is a matter of safety and compliance with regulations designed to protect workers.
HVAC professionals use thermal anemometers for a wide range of applications in many cases to detect changes in directionality and speed of airflow which are vital for testing
the performance and safety of critical ventilation systems.