Founded in 1975, Biral designs and manufactures high quality meteorological sensors for use in industrial, research and monitoring applications. From our world leading range of Visibility and Present Weather sensors to our state-of-the-art BTD-300 Thunderstorm detector, Biral sensors are used in critical applications such as road, wind energy and aviation.
As a recognised supplier of meteorological instruments we offer one of the largest ranges of products from wind, temperature, precipitation and other standard parameters to solar radiation and complete weather stations.
Biral is committed to providing a first class calibration, product support and repair service for all Biral supplied equipment.
Our VPF and SWS Visibility and Present Weather sensors, which measure fog and precipitation, are used in applications including aviation, transport, offshore and meteorological observations.
Biral BTD Thunderstorm Detectors are standalone devices capable of detecting all forms of lightning including cloud to cloud, intra-cloud and cloud to ground.
Additionally, Biral supplies wind measuring instruments such as traditional cup and vane anemometers, ultrasonic anemometers and research quality 3D wind profilers. Our offering is completed by a range of sensors for the measurement of parameters such as temperature humidity and pressure.
Visibility & Present Weather
A forward scatter visibility sensor measures the meteorological optical range (MOR) and provides information about what is causing reductions in visibility (i.e. fog, rain, dust, etc.). The unique back scatter head of the Biral present weather sensors allow more accurate and reliable detection of precipitation type. Precipitation type is reported using a combination of WMO Table 4680 and METAR codes.
The renowned VPF range of visibility and present weather sensors are the most accurate and durable on the market (with a proven track record of over 20 years) and are a must for many critical applications worldwide.
Biral Thunderstorm Detectors are self-contained standalone devices that detect the presence of all forms of lightning including intra-cloud, cloud to cloud and cloud to ground. Additionally our sensors can warn of the risk of overhead lightning before the first discharge.
The unique quasi-electrostatic operating principle ensures very high detection efficiency whilst maintaining a false alarm rate that is almost zero.
Virtually maintenance free, the sensor can either interface directly to an integrated system or be operated using the supplied PC compatible display and logging software. The optional warning relay module allows the sensor to automatically sound alarms whenever a storm approaches.
Our products are sold globally and generally sold to system integration companies and OEMs who supply a complete system or service to the end user. Our highly trained staff have the necessary applications experience to advise customers on the best way to solve their measurement problems and offer the most suitable equipment for the application. Applications can include:
- Aviation Weather
- Offshore and Marine Weather
- Road and Rail weather monitoring
- Renewable Energy Weather (Wind Turbine)
- National weather service monitoring systems and research
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