Anemometer Calibration

Anemometer Calibration

ATS provides anemometer calibration for various types of portable anemometers, wind speed indicators, and hot wire anemometers traceable to NIST.

Our Anemometer Calibration Lab is equipped with a custom fabricated wind tunnel, which is designed to achieve maximum accuracy during the calibration process. Our capabilities include sourcing a uniform flow rate with wind speeds from 2.5 meters / second (492 ft/min) up to 15 meters / second (2953 ft/min). This flow rate accuracy is ensured via our two reference wind anemometers with accuracies as great as ±0.6%. Each measurement is directly compared against our ISO 17025 calibrated anemometers. Additionally, each unit is meticulously tested in both increasing and decreasing speed direction to account for any hysteresis effects. Wind Vane Anemometers are further inspected for physical defects such as burs, cracks or chips in the vane blade. Upon completion of testing, all data is then recorded and compared to manufacturer specifications or client requested specifications.

As the renewable energy market increases worldwide, so does the need for reliable and precise measuring equipment. Wind power is quickly gaining strength and providing a cost-benefit alternative to other forms of energy. Expansion of this market also derives the need for reliable and accurate measuring equipment. Anemometers are commonly used by meteorologists at weather stations, people in HVAC industry for measuring airflow in systems, and scientists monitoring environmental conditions. They are also a very useful tool employed by engineers in car design, helping them produce more aerodynamic vehicles. Our goal at ATS has always been to increase capabilities to meet our clients’ needs, and we will continue to do so as we evolve into this new discipline.

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