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Air Velocity Transducers

Air Velocity Transducers

Air velocity transducers or transmitters are ideal for applications where the end user wishes to monitor air velocity, air volume, temperature and or humidity in a location and then transmit this data back to a SCADA system, BMS, EMS system, data logger, remote display or other equipment.

Air velocity transducers are sensors used to measure the velocity of air or gas flow in a variety of applications, including HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) systems, industrial process control, and environmental monitoring. The basic design of an air velocity transducer consists of a sensing element, which can be a thermal anemometer or a hot wire anemometer, connected to a signal conditioning unit. The sensing element is placed in contact with the air or gas being measured, and the signal conditioning unit converts the measured velocity into an electrical signal that can be processed by a control system or displayed on a digital readout.

Thermal anemometers measure air velocity by using a heated element that is cooled by the air flow. The degree of cooling is proportional to the velocity of the air flow, and the signal conditioning unit converts the temperature difference into a measure of air velocity. Hot wire anemometers, on the other hand, measure air velocity by using a thin wire that is heated by an electrical current. The wire is cooled by the air flow, and the degree of cooling is proportional to the velocity of the air flow. The signal conditioning unit converts the temperature difference into a measure of air velocity.

Air velocity transducers are highly accurate instruments that can measure air flow velocities ranging from a few centimeters per second to several meters per second. They are commonly used in HVAC systems to measure air flow velocities in ducts and air handling units, and can be used to ensure that the system is balanced and operating efficiently. They are also used in industrial process control to monitor air flow in manufacturing processes, and in environmental monitoring to measure air flow velocities in outdoor air.

Overall, air velocity transducers are a valuable tool for measuring air flow velocities in a wide range of applications, and are widely used in HVAC, industrial process control, and environmental monitoring to ensure optimal system performance and energy efficiency.