Dam Height Measurement Posted in: Height Measurement – Tags: Energy and Hydropower
Laser Rangefinders Are Used to Measure the Height of Dams
Long-Distance Rangefinders from Acuity Are Ideal for Remote Dam Height Measurement
Dams have a simple purpose, but the structural design and architecture associated with dams are far more complex. It requires careful calculation to ensure that a dam is going to serve its function safely and efficiently. Whether it is to retain water, help generate electricity, or collect water for storage, laser rangefinders are often used to measure dam heights.
Long-distance rangefinders are better than other measurement methods for dam height measurement, which may wear over time or aren’t able to be protected from the weather. Laser rangefinders can be remotely installed inside a control cabin or inside a protective housing, away from direct sunlight and corrosive humidity.
Acuity’s long distance sensors can measure distances up to 300 meters on natural targets. The rangefinders are either IP-65 or IP-67 rated and are built for tough environments. Laser options include sensors with integrated heaters, allowing operation from temperatures of -40°F to 140°F – without an additional enclosure.
AR1000 Laser Distance Sensor
The Acuity AR1000 laser distance sensor can measure up to 30 meters on natural targets and up to 150 meters with a retroreflective target with an accuracy of ± 3 mm. This rugged sensor is built for tough, industrial environments and applications such as fill level measurement and material height monitoring.