Wind Farm Calibration Mast Logging & Telemetry
Campbell Scientific instrumentation has long been at the forefront of wind farm site surveys. The reliability and low-power usage of the dataloggers has made them ideal for offshore studies too, placed on oceanography buoys or in the case of the North Hoyle wind farm on meteorological masts.
This year, for the first time, Campbell Scientific were asked to provide instrumentation for offshore wind farm operation logging and telemetry. Working within a chain of contractors, Campbell were able to provide instruments and programming for the more complex offshore wind farm calibration masts. (Pictures and application build, courtesy of RADTech Ltd. www.radius.co.uk)
At the North Hoyle wind farm, off the coast of Wales, Campbell provided the datalogging and telemetry system for the calibration mast where a single Campbell CR5000 datalogger was able to monitor the meteorological sensors as normal, along with current profiles and wave height and direction data gathered by a Nortek AWAC wave profiler. The amount of data collected minute by minute was huge and yet the logger was able to collect accurately and transmit by radio.