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Campbell Scientific data loggers and sensors used in new OH&S-compliant weather monitoring system

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Data loggers and sensors from Campbell Scientific Australia are integral components of a new weather monitoring and marine navigation system introduced by McConnell Dowell.

An Australian and international engineering, construction, building and maintenance company, McConnell Dowell aims to ensure safe working conditions for their personnel in line with OH&S requirements using the new state-of-the-art weather monitoring system

The new weather monitoring system combines three CR800 data loggers, three RIMCO rain gauges, one CS475 radar sensor for wave height monitoring and Campbell Scientific CS110 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.

Brett Victory, managing director of Marcom Watson and their senior engineer Colin Kew led the system installation in partnership with McConnell Dowell’s Radio Communications Marine Navigations and Weather Systems supervisor James Palmer.

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