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Vaisala Ceilometer CL31

Ceilometer CL31 to measure cloud height for meteorological applications.
    Overview

     Overview

      • Second generation of advanced single lens optics provides excellent performance also at low altitudes
      • Reliable operation in all weather: unsurpassed performance in vertical visibility and cloud detection during precipitation
      • Fast measurement enables detection of thin cloud layers below a solid cloud base
      • Modular design for easy installation and maintenance
      • Extensive self-diagnostics with fault analysis
      • Approved and deployed by the US-FAA
      • Selected by the National Weather Service of USA
      Technical Specifications

       Technical Specifications

      Performance

       

      Measurement range
      Reporting resolution
      Reporting cycle

      0...25,000 ft ((0...7.6 km)
      5 m /10 ft (units selectable)
      programmable, 2...120 s

      Reported quantities

       

      Cloud hits (up to 3 layers) and status information
      Cloud hits, status and backscatter profile

      Operating environment

       

      Temperature
      Relative humidity
      Wind

      -40...+60 °C (-40...+140 °F)
      0...100 %RH
      55 m/s

      Inputs and outputs

       

      Operating voltage
      Power consumption
      Outputs

      100/115/230 VAC
      max. 310 W including heating
      RS-232/RS-485/Modem
      ITU-T V.21, V.22, V22bis

      Mechanics

       

      Dimensions:
           Total
           Measurement unit
      Weight:
           Total
           Measurement unit
      Housing classification


      1190 x 335 x 324 mm
      620 x 235 x 200 mm

      32 kg
      13 kg
      IP65

      For complete specifications, please see the brochure in "Documents".

      Related Services
      • Vaisala Ceilometer CL31 Operator and Maintenance Training 
      • Software Upgrade 
      • The Vaisala software upgrade service gives you rapid access to the latest updates for your equipment software, making it easy for you to benefit from the latest advances in Vaisala software technology.
      • Warranty 
      • All Vaisala products and services are covered by a 12-month warranty as standard, with selected products covered for up to 24 months. During this period you benefit from free repair or replacement of faulty equipment. With Vaisala’s extended warranty, you get free repair or replacement for five years.
      • Repair Services 
      • Vaisala repair services include fault tracing and repair or replacement of failed components, as well as final testing to ensure your equipment is functioning properly. Repairs can be carried out on site or at one of our service centers.
      • Service Center Calibration 
      • Regular calibration ensures that your Vaisala equipment continues to provide accurate, high-quality data. We offer traceable, standards-compliant calibration services for almost all Vaisala products and partner with world-class couriers for rapid, trouble-free return of your equipment.
      • Spare Parts 
      • Get rapid access to the spare parts you need to maximize the uptime of your equipment and ensure reliable and accurate operation. In addition to standard spare part delivery, we also offer an express service where parts are shipped within one business day.