Real‑time, local weather instruments may be required in certain industrial applications, for example: process control, worker safety, incident response, environmental temperature, wind loads, and precipitation volume. HVAC in large facilities may also require “weather” instruments when a wall thermostat just won’t cut it.
You might wonder how to get the measurement data you need for your industrial application. Depending on your circumstances, you might have questions, such as:
What sensors can I connect to a programmable logic controller (PLC)?
Do I need an air temperature sensor far away (e.g., 2,000 ft, or 600 m) from the controller?
Do I need to monitor conditions at the evaporation pond or waste treatment facility?
Do I want instruments with better longevity and performance than a department store system?
Ready-made Weather Station for Industrial Uses
Dyacon weather stations are an excellent choice for industrial applications. Made in the USA, Dyacon sensors and weather stations utilize Modbus RS‑485; this lets you run more than 1,000 feet (300 m) of cable to the weather station.
- Solar Power
- Data Logging
- Modbus Cable Connection
- Embedded Cell Phone
- Email or FTP Data Logs
- Wind Speed and Direction
- Real-time Gust Detection
- Air Temperature
- Barometric Pressure
- Relative Humidity
- Soil Temperature
- Soil Moisture
(If you don’t need a full weather station, a Dyacon wind sensor and air sensor are highly useful for basic weather measurements. These sensors can also be powered by 5 VDC to 24 VDC, allowing for direct connection to PLC power supplies.)
When combined with a Dyacon tripod, Dyacon weather stations are also portable, which allows you to relocate them easily for best performance or changes in the needs of your facility.