An automatic weather station designed to deliver critical offshore weather measurement data in the rigorous conditions of maritime operations.
Vaisala Maritime Observation System AWS430 is an automatic weather station designed for the challenging conditions of offshore maritime environments such as ships, FPSO vessels, and ocean platforms.
The ASW430 delivers the weather measurement data necessary to make the complex weather and oceanic condition calculations required for safe, efficient offshore operations. You get complete, real-time weather measurements on barometric pressure, wind speed and direction, air temperature, dew point, relative humidity, horizontal visibility, and vessel motion.
The system is also designed to withstand the salt, moisture, extreme temperatures, vibrations, and impact shocks that are a daily part of working at sea.
AWS430 delivers a detailed, real-time picture of your operational conditions. It provides comprehensive, accurate monitoring of current and approaching conditions using real-time oceanic, atmospheric, and storm data. You get the information you need to make the critical decisions that will protect your crew while maximizing your productivity.
With the AWS430, you’ll always know what’s happening with the weather, so you can make well-informed decisions. Built-in algorithms continuously monitor the sensor data and provide an immediate alert in case of a fault. For every parameter, the minimum and maximum readings as well as step limits are automatically tested and cross-checked to ensure the accuracy and integrity of all measurements.
The AWS430 system is designed to fit the requirements of your offshore application. Multiple connection ports allow you to easily customize sensor options to deliver the specific data your offshore operation needs. It can even be integrated into a ship’s gyrocompass and navigation system to provide heading, speed, direction, and position information for modeling and forecasts. NMEA and IEC requirements for data communication are also fully supported.
The AWS430 system is built to withstand the demanding, often brutal conditions of offshore operations. All system components have been engineered to endure the corrosive conditions, vibrations, and shocks as well as the freezing temperatures experienced in extreme-weather environments that prevail aboard ships and offshore platforms. Test specifications comply with both the Lloyds' Register approval system and the IEC international maritime standard for applicable parts.
Ensure safety and efficiency onshore and offshore with complete maritime weather management solutions; air quality, sea state, and helideck monitoring; and ship instrumentation.
Contact Vaisala to learn how a maritime-specific automatic weather station helps make reliable environmental monitoring a vital tool for ensuring offshore operational efficiency and crew safety.
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