They allow free air flow while protecting the sensors from direct and reflected rainfall and sunlight, both of which would cause reading errors otherwise. Sensor Shelters are the modern equivalent of the old Stephenson Screen used by the Bureau of Meteorology. The difference is in better airflow, faster response and obviously much smaller in size.
Custom height sensor shelters are also available, if you need one with additional rings to fit over taller sensors, just ask.
Our Standard Sensor Shelter for use with our Weather satations is mounted through the bootm plate into the horizontal mounting arm. The SS32 is a rugged fully Aluminium shelter, while the SS40 uses Aluminium top and bottom rings for strength, and UV stable Polycarbonate open rings in the middle. Performance for both shelters are the same, with the SS40 being a more economical solution, although susceptible to bushfire and high force impact.
The SS11 and SS41 are stand alone Top mounted Sensor Shelters. Often used to mount under the cross arm at 10m in height, or in stand alone applications where a top mounting is desired. The SS11 is fully aluminium, the SS41 uses Aluminium rings top and bottom for strength and in the middle uses UV stable Polycarbonate open rings.
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