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User Guide: Orion™ Weather Station

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Multiple parameter configurations with the convenience of an all-in-one sensor module, our most popular weather station is ideal for high-precision weather monitoring.
• Most common measurements in all-in-one module
• Accurate and stable measurements
• Ultrasonic wind sensor
• No moving parts
• Advanced impact rainfall sensor
• Low power consumption
• Fast and simple to install
• Low maintenance
• One-year warranty

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User Guide: Orion™ Weather Station

  1. 1. TM Orion Weather Station User Guide
  2. 2. 2 Components Sensors Monitoring MicroServer System Configuration Calibration Operation Maintenance Support Index 5 6 10 15 21 25 26 27 28 Section Page W: ColumbiaWeather.com P: 503-629-0887 E: info@ColumbiaWeather.com
  3. 3. Features • Ultrasonic Wind Speed and Direction Sensor • Temperature • Relative Humidity • Barometric Pressure • Impact Rainfall Sensor Features: • Accurate and stable measurements • No moving parts • Low maintenance • One-year limited warranty 3W: ColumbiaWeather.com P: 503-629-0887 E: info@ColumbiaWeather.com All-in-One Sensor Module
  4. 4. 4 Additional Info This presentation is intended to provide a quick overview of the Orion™ Weather Station. Additional detailed information and specifications are provided on the website and in the User Manual. User Manuals are provided with each weather station, and are also available on our website. User Manual and Website W: ColumbiaWeather.com P: 503-629-0887 E: info@ColumbiaWeather.com
  5. 5. 5 Components Orion Sensor Module: • Temperature • Relative Humidity • Wind Speed and Direction Sensor • Barometric Pressure • Rainfall Monitoring Options: • WeatherMaster™ Software • Weather MicroServer • Weather Display Console • Weather Cloud Server • 4-20mA Interface W: ColumbiaWeather.com P: 503-629-0887 E: info@ColumbiaWeather.com
  6. 6. 6 Sensors Orion Orion Family Overview W: ColumbiaWeather.com P: 503-629-0887 E: info@ColumbiaWeather.com 531 532 533 534 535 Pressure Temperature Humidity Rainfall Wind Direction & Speed
  7. 7. 7 • Wind speed and direction are measured using an advanced ultrasonic sensor. • Equally spaced ultrasonic transducers on a horizontal an ideal design, ensuring accurate wind measurement from all wind directions, without blind angles or corrupted readings. • The wind sensor has no moving parts, which makes it maintenance free. Sensors Wind Speed and Direction W: ColumbiaWeather.com P: 503-629-0887 E: info@ColumbiaWeather.com
  8. 8. 8 Sensors Barometric Pressure, Temperature, and Humidity Module W: ColumbiaWeather.com P: 503-629-0887 E: info@ColumbiaWeather.com • Barometric pressure uses a silicon-based sensor which has minimal hysteresis and excellent repeatability. • Temperature measurement is based on a ceramic sensor. • Humidity measurement is based on a capacitive technology. The highly accurate sensor offers excellent long-term stability in a wide range of environments with negligible hysteresis. Mounted in a radiation shield for protection.
  9. 9. 9 • An impact sensor detects the size and impact of individual rain drops. The signal from each drop can be converted directly to the accumulated rainfall. • This measurement method eliminates scattering, flooding and clogging, as well as wetting and evaporation losses. Sensors Rainfall W: ColumbiaWeather.com P: 503-629-0887 E: info@ColumbiaWeather.com
  10. 10. Monitoring 10W: ColumbiaWeather.com P: 503-629-0887 E: info@ColumbiaWeather.com Monitoring Options A complete weather station includes one or more monitoring options. While based on the most common requirements, CWS proprietary monitoring options can be customized for specific applications. • WeatherMaster™ Software • Weather MicroServer™ • Weather Display™ Console Based on the most common requirements, CWS proprietary monitoring options can be customized for specific applications.
  11. 11. Monitoring “The Display Console was easy for evaluators to read. Graphs and settings were easy to use. The touchscreen was a positive feature.”* Features • Touchscreen operation displays current conditions, trend graphs, min/max • Secure, direct connection to a weather station • Network option via Weather MicroServer allowing multiple display consoles in different locations • Alarm notification • Visible from a distance 11 Touchscreen Weather Display *SAVER PWS Assessment Report, US Department of Homeland Security W: ColumbiaWeather.com P: 503-629-0887 E: info@ColumbiaWeather.com
  12. 12. Monitoring Professional-grade weather software for robust meteorological calculations and interoperability with computer models. Features: • Real-time monitoring + calculated parameters • Data logging and reports • Multi-station monitoring • Alarm notification and relay control • Email/text weather reports to multiple recipients • Automatic interface to Weather Underground™ 12 WeatherMaster Software™ W: ColumbiaWeather.com P: 503-629-0887 E: info@ColumbiaWeather.com
  13. 13. Monitoring 13 4-20 mA Signal Interface The Orion can be outfitted with 4-20 mA signal converters for industrial interfaces such as: PLC, DCS, and SCADA systems. Utilizes customer-supplied cable from PLC to weatherproof enclosure. Features: • 4-20 mA current output for all parameters • Two additional general-purpose analog channels • Weather-proof enclosure • Serial interface for use with additional monitoring options including Weather Display, WeatherMaster Software, and Weather MicroServer W: ColumbiaWeather.com P: 503-629-0887 E: info@ColumbiaWeather.com
  14. 14. Monitoring A hardware component that provides Internet and industrial protocols for automated reporting via web browser or industrial automation systems. Features: • CWS Cloud Weather Server • FTP output (XML and CSV) • XML web service Internet browser user interface • SNMP, Modbus/OPC and RTU, DNP3 and BACnet • Compatible with popular weather network websites such as CWOP and Weather Underground • Datalogging capability • Optional monitoring with Weather Master, Display • Additional optional sensors: Snow level, Solar, UV, PAR, Visibility, Particle Concentration, CO2 14 Weather MicroServer™ W: ColumbiaWeather.com P: 503-629-0887 E: info@ColumbiaWeather.com
  15. 15. 15 Real-time web monitoring included with the Weather MicroServer. • A security solution for customers who are unable to upload data (via FTP) to their website or implement port forwarding for the MicroServer. • For one or multiple weather stations. • Data is automatically uploaded every 5 seconds. • A no-hassle weather website for your organization. • Customization available. MicroServer Cloud Weather Server W: ColumbiaWeather.com P: 503-629-0887 E: info@ColumbiaWeather.com
  16. 16. Sensor Mounting Due to the wide variety of applications, installation mounting hardware and masts can be purchased separately. Mounting Options: • Universal Mast Mount to your own mast • Roof Mount • Wall Mount • Tripod • Vehicle Mount 16W: ColumbiaWeather.com P: 503-629-0887 E: info@ColumbiaWeather.com
  17. 17. Mounting Attaches to existing towers or alternate masts, even those with multiple instruments. Can be used vertically or horizontally. It comes with three clamp rings. 17 Universal Mount W: ColumbiaWeather.com P: 503-629-0887 E: info@ColumbiaWeather.com
  18. 18. Mounting Roof Mount Kit The Roof Mounting Kit includes guy wires and is suitable for either slanted or flat roof installation. Mast sold separately. Wall Mount Kit The Wall Mounting Kit consists of two 4-inch Mounting Brackets with screws. Mast sold separately. 18 Roof & Wall Mounts Roof Mount Wall Mount W: ColumbiaWeather.com P: 503-629-0887 E: info@ColumbiaWeather.com
  19. 19. Mounting • Sturdy construction supports up to 60 pounds. • Legs insert easily into body and fasten securely with stainless steel retainer pins. • Guy wires clip quickly to feet for increased stability. • Can be permanently mounted in a fixed location. Also used in portable applications. 19 Tripod Mast W: ColumbiaWeather.com P: 503-629-0887 E: info@ColumbiaWeather.com
  20. 20. Mounting 20 Vehicle Mount Options Side Mount Roof Mount Side Mount: Consisting of a 9-foot telescoping mast and brackets that mount permanently to the side of the vehicle. Collapsible Roof Mount: This collapsible mast assembly is designed to be permanently mounted on a flat surface and folded away into the stored position. Note: The sensors should be stored securely unless in use. An optional storage case is suggested. W: ColumbiaWeather.com P: 503-629-0887 E: info@ColumbiaWeather.com
  21. 21. v System Configuration 21 Fixed-Base The Orion Weather Station can be installed in multiple configurations depending on communication options. • Sensor Model (Orion shown) with cable • Monitoring Selection • Mounting System (optional) W: ColumbiaWeather.com P: 503-629-0887 E: info@ColumbiaWeather.com
  22. 22. System Configuration 22 Vehicle Mount Vehicle-Mount Weather Stations include: • Sensor Model with Cables • Monitoring Selection • Interface Module Power Supply • Telescoping Mast with Mounting Brackets (alternate Collapsible Roof Mount Mast) W: ColumbiaWeather.com P: 503-629-0887 E: info@ColumbiaWeather.com
  23. 23. System Configuration 23 Portable The Orion Nomad is the portable configuration. • Orion Sensor Transmitter with cables • 2.4 GHz Transceiver and antenna • Batteries and Battery Charger • Pelican Carrying Case • Tripod with tote-bag • Receiving Transceiver • Monitoring Selection (Optional)* *WeatherMaster, Weather MicroServer, and Display Console configurations shown. W: ColumbiaWeather.com P: 503-629-0887 E: info@ColumbiaWeather.com
  24. 24. More Options Wireless Transceivers • 2.4 GHz for one mile line of site • 900 MHz for up to 20 miles line of site Weatherproof Enclosure • For corrosive environments indoors or outdoors Solar Power • Optimizes power supply during ideal conditions Battery Backup • Provides continuous power during electrical outage W: ColumbiaWeather.com P: 503-629-0887 E: info@ColumbiaWeather.com 24
  25. 25. Calibration 25 Sensors All sensors are calibrated at the factory. No field calibration is required except for the altitude on the barometric pressure sensor. The barometric pressure sensor is sensitive to changes in elevation of as little as 10 ft. (3 m). Adding the local altitude for automatic pressure adjustment is easily accomplished through the monitoring device. W: ColumbiaWeather.com P: 503-629-0887 E: info@ColumbiaWeather.com
  26. 26. 26 Operation Once set up, the Orion will operate automatically by immediately recording and sending data to the desired monitoring device. Reviewing data, updating sensor parameters, and checking station operation status can all be done either remotely or on-location through the monitoring options. W: ColumbiaWeather.com P: 503-629-0887 E: info@ColumbiaWeather.com
  27. 27. Maintenance Troubleshooting and detailed support information are available in the User Manual. Sensors and cables should be periodically checked for abnormalities and debris depending on the environment. Replacing the PTU module: The PTU module contains separate sensors for pressure, temperature and humidity. Sensors can drift over time and it is recommended to replace the PTU module once every two years to ensure the unit meets its stated accuracy. This can be done in the field. 27W: ColumbiaWeather.com P: 503-629-0887 E: info@ColumbiaWeather.com
  28. 28. Support The User Manual is a comprehensive source of information with detailed instructions. “…highest ranked in the User Training Criterion primarily because of the detailed user manual. The manual was easy to use and provided clear instructions”* Personal, technical support is free via phone and/or email. 28 *SAVER PWS Assessment Report, US Department of Homeland Security W: ColumbiaWeather.com P: 503-629-0887 E: info@ColumbiaWeather.com
  29. 29. W: ColumbiaWeather.com P: 503-629-0887 E: info@ColumbiaWeather.com 29 Trusted By:
  30. 30. W: ColumbiaWeather.com P: 503-629-0887 E: info@ColumbiaWeather.com 30 “I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Orion System to anyone who has a demanding application." ~ Horizon Systems, Offshore Oil Ice Management, Canadian Beaufort Sea
  31. 31. Thank You We make professional weather monitoring easy so you can do your job more effectively with the right weather station for your requirements and budget. Call or email today! 31 “Professional Weather Stations. Professional Weather Monitoring.” W: ColumbiaWeather.com P: 503-629-0887 E: info@ColumbiaWeather.com

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