Keep crew members safe and maritime operations running smooth at all times with reliable marine weather observations.
The unique Vaisala Helideck Monitoring System (HMS) provides all key weather and environmental parameters so you can maintain safe, efficient helideck operations no matter what the weather brings.
Measurements are based on Vaisala’s world class, reliable sensor technology designed specifically for offshore weather monitoring, including wind speed and direction, barometric pressure, air temperature, dew point, relative humidity, horizontal visibility, cloud height and coverage, helideck motion as well as integration with repeater lights. Optionally, it can cover wave height and direction, ocean current measurements, lightning data, weather forecast, and remote wind measurement.
The Vaisala HMS is fully certified and compliant with current CAP 437 and HCA Standard Helideck Monitoring Systems Rev 9b requirements. Take advantage of CAA-certified software including Motion Severity Index (MSI) and Wind Severity Index (WSI), warning limits, and on-deck relative wind direction with integrated repeater lights.
The software can also be configured for compliance with international aviation regulations (Normam-27, BSL D 5-1 and NORSOK). Vaisala has CASR Part 91 compliant Aviation Weather Systems available.
The Vaisala HMS is a turnkey solution with complete power, sensor integration, data collection and storage.
Keep on-deck personnel safe and ensure optimal landings and takeoffs in the face of changing weather conditions. The user-friendly interface keeps you informed of current conditions with a real-time data display, reporting tools and critical alarms.
The Vaisala HMS provides consistently accurate data from ruggedized, stable technology that doesn’t give in to freezing, corrosion, vibration or shock.
From turnkey options to our full Offshore Weather Awareness solution—rack-mounted or outdoor installation—you can choose the setup that works for you. The scalable platform can easily expand to meet your future needs.
Weather and environmental conditions have a serious impact on all offshore operations, above and beyond helicopter traffic and helideck operations. Fortunately, Vaisala’s HMS and extensive range of weather station electronics protect all your weather-dependent operations that rely on knowing sea state information 24/7.
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