Labkotec Ice Warning

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Labkotec Ice Warning
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Warn for icing conditions to prevent accidents

The purpose of the ice warning system is to protect people and property in the vicinity and provide a warning in an early stage of atmospheric conditions.

Wireless ice warnings

The system includes Labkotec ice detector, a base station and the requisite number of a different kind of substations.

The base station wireless transmits the ice warnings to the warning lights. The substation warns when the base station sends an ice alarm. The ice warning activates the red beacon light.

Tailored implementation
  • On-site survey
  • Preparation of a radio network plan: the number and location of warning lights, special requirements
  • Coverage area and topography
  • Commissioning and training
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Technical details

Satel radio modems enable pointing to multipoint connections. The MESH network enables redundant data transmission between base and substations. It can re-route messages if an individual substation does not have any connection to base station.

The ice warning cabinets include a heating element of 45 W and a thermostat that maintain the system operational even in cold conditions. Each enclosure has a padlock option in case user wants to lock the enclosures. Each of the warning posts also has a warning sign.

The base station is using Completech omnidirectional coaxial dipole antenna. It emits the radio waves vertically ensuring that, no matter what position the nacelle is, all of the substations will receive the master signal. The ice warning antenna transmits a wide angle directional beam.