Data loggers and sensors from Campbell Scientific Aust
have been incorporated into an advanced weather monitoring and marine navigation system installed at Hay Point in North Queensland.
McConnell Dowell, an Australian and international engineering, construction, building and maintenance company installed the state-of-the-art system to ensure safe working conditions for their personnel in line with OH&S requirements.
Campbell Scientific equipment being used in the system includes three CR800 data loggers, three RIMCO rain gauges, one CS475 radar sensor for wave height monitoring, and Campbell Scientific CS110 and Strike Guard lightning warning system.
The lightning warning system provides early warning of the potential for lightning strikes by measuring the local vertical component of the atmospheric electric field at the earth’s surface. Combined with the Strike Guard optical-coincidence lightning sensor, which detects actual lightning strikes for up to 32km from the installation site, a decision making algorithm provides early warning to site operators of the potential for lightning within the vicinity of the construction site.
James Palmer from McConnell Dowell explains that the system has been of great benefit and vital importance from a safety and commercial perspective.
Marcom Watson, a Launceston based company specialising in Marine Electronics and Radio Communications and a recommended Campbell Scientific equipment integrator helped interface the equipment into a complete turnkey solution for McConnell Dowell.