Baron Wins Contract to Deliver Two Klystron Dual-Polarization Megawatt Doppler Weather Radars to Kazakhstan
Huntsville, Al, May 23, 2018 — Baron and Kazakhstan-based Spetsosnascheniya, Ltd. announce that they have been awarded the contract to provide two Baron Gen3 Klystron C-band Megawatt Doppler weather radars to the Hydrometeorological Service of Kazakhstan, which is under the direction of the Ministry of Energy.
The Baron Gen3 dual-polarization radar system is especially well-suited to the unique climate and geographic conditions in Kazakhstan, where mountainous areas and desert zones are present. Due to this unique diversity, water management and accurate rainfall measurements are important. Baron’s advanced processing, patented radar calibration, and exclusive clutter suppression will play an important role in meeting the Hydrometeorologcal Services’ diverse needs.
EEC Completes Delivery of Weather Radar System onto the First-Ever Semi-Submersible Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) ProductionPlatform in Australian Waters
DARWIN, AUSTRALIA, MAY 25, 2018 – In yet another industry first, EEC, in cooperation with our Australian partners ESS WeatherTech, have just completed delivery of a new Doppler weather radar onto the INPEX Ichthys LNG Central Processing Facility (CPF), the Ichthys Explorer.
The system, an EEC Defender C350 Dual-Polarization radar, resides aboard the first-ever semi-submersible LNG CFP to operate in Australian waters. The INPEX Ichthys LNG Project as a whole is ranked among the most significant oil and gas projects in the world.
Enterprise Electronics Corporation (EEC) Wins Contract to supply first GOES-16Ground Station in the Caribbean
Meteorological equipment specialists Biral has recently announced the launch of its new visibility test plaques for wind turbine aviation obstruction lights.
Visibility sensors are frequently used on wind turbines to adjust the brightness of aviation obstruction lights. This way, the brightness of the light is reduced as the meteorological conditions improve, visibility increases and the light pollution caused to residents is greatly reduced.
These newly developed test plaques demonstrate the correct operation of the aviation obstruction lights by reproducing the required visibility in the Biral sensor and triggering the change of brightness in the obstruction lights as the visibility changes.
Both at the initial construction phase and at regular intervals thereafter as part of general operational maintenance, there is a requirement to be able to test the correct operation of aviation obstruction lights on wind turbines. Biral’s test plaque demonstrates the correct operation of the aviation obstruction lights’ control system by reproducing the required visibility from the Biral sensor, triggering the change of brightness.
The test plaque is supplied to a customer specified, pre-configured visibility value. These test plaques can be fitted to any Biral SWS or VPF sensor and utilise the mounting points used by the calibration plaques. Each test plaque forces the Biral visibility sensor to report a known Meteorological Optical Range (MOR) as ascribed to each plaque. This MOR value is equivalent to a known visibility value.
This MOR output will then cause the lighting control system to adjust the brightness of the aviation obstruction lights. The MOR value for each test plaque is specified by the customer at the time of purchase. The MOR range available is 0.5 to 7.0km in increments of 0.1km. These test plaques are for use as a simulator only and are not designed for the calibration of Biral sensors.
Further information is available from Biral on +44 1275 847787, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting the company’s website at www.biral.com.
Vaisala, the world leader in measurement technology, is expanding the service offering to ISO/IEC 17025 accredited carbon dioxide calibrations. In the initial phase the accredited calibration services will be offered to the Vaisala CARBOCAP® Carbon Dioxide GMP250 Series. Later during 2018, the service will be available also for the Vaisala GMP220 Series.
New accredited calibration service is answering to quality system requirements of the demanding safety and manufacturing processes, especially in pharmaceutical and food industry. Accurate carbon dioxide measurement helps maintain correct pH-levels in cell cultivation and optimal indoor or process air. Incorrect readings may lead to costly and incorrect decisions or even life danger in the most critical applications.
Taiwan’s Taoyuan International Airport, the 10th Busiest International Passenger Airport Worldwide, Upgrades Weather Radar with New Baron Components
Monitoring typhoons and inclement weather is key to the airport’s daily operation
Huntsville, Al, April 16, 2018 — Baron, the worldwide leader in critical weather intelligence, working closely with Mitel Broadband Co., Ltd., announce that we have been selected to provide upgrades to the existing Baron radar that has served the Taiwan airport for over 15 years. The airport will take delivery of two Baron 350,000-watt C-band magnetron transmitters and a new antenna. The dual transmitters provide a hot-redundant back-up system which provides an immediate switch-over function to ensure continuous operation.
Taoyuan International Airport is both the world’s tenth-busiest international passenger airport with over 42 million passengers, and the sixth-busiest in terms of international freight traffic. The airport moves over 2.1 billion kg (4.6 billion pounds) of cargo. Operationally the radar is used to monitor for inclement weather and typhoons, and there’s good reason. Super typhoon Nesat disrupted air travel when all arriving and departing flights were cancelled in July 2017. In July of 2016, the airport took preemptive measures to ensure that the facility did not flood due to super typhoon Nepartak. A super typhoon is equivalent to a Category 5 hurricane in the Atlantic basin.
“Baron is pleased to have been selected along with our partner Mitel Broadband Co., Ltd to perform this upgrade, and we look forward to this solution serving the Taoyuan airport’s meteorological needs for another 15 years or more,” said Bob Baron, Jr., Executive Vice President. Baron continues to engineer and develop new radar technologies for use in real-world operational settings delivering clients with solutions to enhance decision making and deliver critical weather intelligence.
International weather expert to guide expanded global operations
Huntsville, AL, March 26, 2018 – Baron, the worldwide provider of critical weather intelligence, proudly announces the appointment of international weather expert John L. (Jack) Hayes, PhD, who will help further expand Baron’s global business development initiatives.
Dr. Hayes’ extensive weather industry experience includes a 28-year career in the Air Force, 12 years at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and 7 years in the private sector.
First ever Doppler Weather Radar to be operated by the Bangladesh Air Force includes Baron’s processor and patented calibration techniques
Huntsville, Al, March 5, 2018 — Baron, the worldwide leader in critical weather intelligence, working closely with our in-country partner Mazzak, a sister company of JMI group, announce that they have been selected to provide the Bangladesh Air Force with a state of the art Doppler Weather Radar System.
This radar is the first radar owned and operated by the Bangladesh Air Force. The Air Force will take delivery of a Baron 350,000-watt C-Band Dual Polarization radar, one of the newest generations of radar series produced by Baron.
Enterprise Electronics Corporation (EEC) Wins Contract to supply first GOES-16 Ground Station in the Caribbean!
EEC’s TeleSpace division, in conjunction with our regional partner Aviation Communications Limited (AVCOM), continues its international dominance with this month’s competitive award of a 4.5m Capella-R GOES-16 (GOES-East) ground station. This system, coupled with EEC TeleSpace’s flagship visualization and analysis software, PROTEUS, will be installed in the next two months at the Cayman Islands National Weather Service Facility at the Owens Roberts Airport in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands.
In analytics projects that seek to answer complex real-world questions such as how to reduce a farm’s water usage, researchers must typically collect data from multiple sources over an extended period of time. IBM Corp. today unveiled an experimental new service aimed at making it easier to put the different pieces together.
The offering, which is debuting under the name PAIRS Geoscope, is specifically built to process what the company refers to as geospatial-temporal data.
This is information that describes how physical objects change over time in the context of their location, an essential asset for many important industries. A utility planning to build a new solar farm, for example, must carefully weigh the target location’s average temperature and cloud coverage before construction can begin. Likewise, tech-savvy agriculture companies monitor field conditions with sensors to identify ways of improving crop growth.