Today we will talk about one of the most commonly used instrument in our daily life . This instrument is anemometer .We are going to discuss what is anemometer and how it works .Get list of different types of anemometer and how these are used in different areas i.e practical applications of different types of anemometer and what are factors that affects the working of this device .
What is Anemometer ?
An anemometer is a device that is used to measure the speed of wind and comes under one of most common weather station instrument. This term is derived from anemos- a greek word having meaning wind . The first known description of this instrument was given by Leon Battista Alberti in the year 1450 .
Factors affecting Working of Anemometer
There are many factors that affects the working for this device .This may decrease the efficiency of this device .Here is the list of major factors .
Here is just the list and how each factors effect the working of this device is explained in other post : Factors affecting anemometer .
- Effect of density
- Effect of icing
- Instrument location
Different types of Anemometer
Depending on the type of application, the anemometer is used whether we want measure air velocity or air pressure. The results of measuring the velocity of air are stored in memory .
The device is ideal for taking constant measurements at a fast speed . Anemometer has wide range of application extending from industrial to hobby application. Common applications of the instrument include its use in heating and air conditioning systems .Ventilation systems can also be monitored with anemometer.
An air velocity meter or anemometer can measure wind velocity, air speed and many other variables like temperature and pressure of air ,relative humidity .
The different types of anemometers that come under this category are listed below :
- Cup anemometers
- Vane anemometers
- Hot-wire anemometers
- Laser Doppler anemometers
- Sonic anemometers
- Acoustic resonance anemometers
- Ping-pong ball anemometers
Previously , pressure anemometer were divided into plate and tube classes .
- Plate anemometers
- Tube anemometers
- Pitot tube static anemometers
In our next post we are going to discuss about each type of anemometer in detail along with examples and applications of each anemometer . For more updates and education related stuff , subscribe or stay connected with us .