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Anemometry calibration

The “Laboratorio de Calibración en Túnel Aerodinámico” (Laboratory of Calibration in Wind Tunnel) of the Instituto de Microgravedad “Ignacio Da Riva” LAC, IDR/UPM, is accredited by ENAC (the Spanish accreditation body) in the “Fluid Flow speed” area, according to the UNE-EN ISO/IEC 17025 standard, and registered with the accreditation number 134/LC10.095.
IDR/UPM is a member of:
  • European network MEASNET (Measuring Network of Wind Energy Institutes), whose aims are the harmonization of measurements related to wind energy, and the calibration of anemometers among them.
  • Red de Laboratorios de la Comunidad de Madrid (Madrid Región Laboratory Network).
If you are interested in calibrations, contact Cuca Meseguer, please.

Anemometer calibration intercomparison results

During the last year all the laboratories accredited by Measnet for anemometer calibration have performed a proficiency test. In this proficiency test three new candidates that will be part of Measnet in the future have also participated.
A total of seven anemometers have been calibrated in 14 different wind tunnels and the results have been evaluated.
The results show that all the institutions fulfil the Measnet criteria and that the gap between the laboratories is smaller than ever.
Among the currently in use Measnet wind tunnels, at 10 m/s and for the top seller Class I anemometer the maximum deviation to the average value has been 0.03 m/s.
During the last years all the laboratories involved in Measnet have dedicated large efforts to the mission of improving the quality and interchangeability of the measurements. As a result the maximum differences have been reduced to one half of the values that were found in previous exercises.
Nevertheless all the Measnet institutions are continuously improving their methods and facilities in the search for the best quality available in the wind energy industry.