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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
      • 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.
      • Service Center Repair  
      • If your instrument requires repair.
      • 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.
      • Vaisala Ceilometer CL31 Operator and Maintenance Training