Calibration of Anemometers used in the Ship Survivability Enhancement Program
DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION MELBOURNE (AUSTRALIA)
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Part of the Ship Survivability Enhancement Program SSEP was a series of smoke experiments. These experiments used cold smoke training smoke cannisters and hot smoke produced from fires to record the propagation of smoke through a naval vessel, in order to test the effectiveness of different smoke clearance techniques. Temperature, smoke density and air velocity data were recorded. Air velocity was measured with the use of bidirectional anemometer sensors, connected to Air Monitor Corporation Veltron 5000AZ series differential pressure transmitters. An air velocity calibration for these systems was required to interpret the measurements. Equations based on data recorded using known air velocities in a wind tunnel have been developed to enable this translation.
- Marine Engineering
- Safety Engineering