Bayanat Engineering Qatar: Leader in meteorology systems
Meteorology is a part of everyday life. The aviation, marine, oil and gas, and military sectors use meteorological tools in different ways. Bayanat Engineering Qatar is the leader in the market.
Aviation: The aviation industry employs the use of runway visual range (RVR) systems to ensure a clear and safe landing strip for the pilot to land their aircraft. The RVR is calculated using transmissometers, a piece of equipment installed along runways to determine the visual range left until the aircraft’s landing point.
Oil and gas: The oil and gas procurement industry is unpredictable. Working anywhere from the middle of the ocean to deep under the ground, sudden changes in weather conditions can impact the harvesting of oil and gas and endanger workers. This is where meteorology comes in. Using equipment such as Automated Weather Observing Systems (AWOS) and Weather Decision Support Systems (WDSS), oil and gas firms can constantly monitor the weather and change their working strategies accordingly.
Military: Meteorology is used there too. Navy and Marine, as well as the Military Aviation depend on the meteorology aspects.
AWOS: One of the oldest types of automated weather monitoring units, AWOS units report the latest weather updates in 20-minute intervals. This is ideal for airports that need regular and reliable weather reports to ensure optimal flying conditions for every flight. AWOS systems are fully configurable to specific needs and can include any number of the following measurements — Barometric pressure, Wind speed, gust, and direction; Visibility, Identification of precipitation (e.g drizzle, snow, rain), and Sky condition, including cloud ceiling height.
Meteorological sensors: These are typically deployed on buoys, though they are also set up on towers and across runways. Like AWOS, these sensors accurately measure a variety of weather conditions and other aviation affecting factors. At Bayanat, we install meteorological sensors that measure Wind, Barometric pressure, Temperature, Humidity, Cloud ceiling height, Precipitation, and Solar radiation.
Runway Visual Range: Another piece of crucial airport equipment that Bayanat offers installation of, is transmissometers. They are installed at the side of the runway to allow for the measurement of the RVR. Transmissometers are a modern method of RVR calculation. Transmissometers allow for more precise and reliable measurements not dependent on the eyesight quality of a worker. This guarantees a safer and more guided landing for pilots.
MET Forecasting/Visualization Systems: MET forecasting is another essential cog that keeps airport business moving smoothly. By forecasting the weather through visualization systems such as the ones offered by Bayanat, airports can ensure that they can anticipate any weather issues with maximum efficiency and warning time. These are the same MET forecasting systems used by weather reporters.
Weather Radars: Also known as a Doppler weather radar or weather surveillance radar (WSR), weather radars are used specifically to track precipitation, including its type (snow, rain, etc), motion, and intensity. Modern weather radars are incredibly useful as they not only measure current rain but can also award experts foresight, giving the ability to preempt intense and potentially disruptive precipitation.
LiDAR (Wind shear/Wake Vortex Measurement): Standing for Light Detection and Ranging, LiDAR allows for the measurement of distances across the earth, most specifically its surface characteristics including wind shear. Wind shear can significantly affect the flight quality and path of aircraft, so trusting Bayanat to install LiDAR monitoring equipment could be invaluable.
Lightning detection systems: Bayanat’s lightning detection systems are one of the most advanced and reliable units in the market. Measuring down to the exact discharge location and the polarity, strength, and lightning parameters, airports will receive highly detailed and precise data during every storm.
Radiometers: Used for the thermodynamic profiling of energy, radiometers are devices that measure and monitor the flux of electromagnetic radiation. Radiometers quantify invisible types of light, including infrared and UV, helping to widen the range of data on the light spectrum.
Radiosonde: Usually carried into the atmosphere via weather balloon, radiosondes are remote weather telemetry systems that measure a range of weather parameters and transmit the data to a control base back on earth. This is ideal for airports as they can glean an accurate report of the environment up in the air, including checking for ideal flight conditions and preempting any problematic conditions.
Weather Decision Support Systems: For holistic weather decision support, any airport should invest in WDSS offered by Bayanat. WDSSs take all data attained by the above equipment and utilise it to predict and detect any change in the weather, including rare phenomena.
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