BaroVUE10 Digital Barometer
Perfect for Environmental and Meteorological Applications
User friendly, cost effective, and best-in-class accuracy and stability
weather applications water applications energy applications gas flux and turbulence applications infrastructure applications soil applications

Overview

The BaroVUE™10 is a highly accurate barometer that can measure pressures over a range of 500 to 1100 hPa and can be used in a range of applications that includes meteorology and hydrology. This sensor includes our zero downtime recalibration. Other sensors on the market need to be taken offline and sent back to the manufacturer to be recalibrated, often for weeks at a time, causing a loss in valuable data and time, as well as an additional expense. 

The sensor card for the BaroVUE™10 is pre-calibrated. Replacement sensor cards are also pre-calibrated, requiring only one trip to the field station and no downtime. The design of the BaroVUE™10 allows you to remove and replace your sensor card quickly and easily without either having to disassemble the equipment in the enclosure or having to send the equipment back to the manufacturer.


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Benefits and Features

  • Highly reliable measurements (multiple cells)
  • Direct-to-digital measurements
  • Very low noise
  • Integrated identification and diagnostics
  • Zero downtime/recalibration
  • Easy firmware updates
  • Cost effective
  • SDI-12 device

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Detailed Description

The BaroVUE™10 is a low-power, digital barometer (-40 to +60°C) that provides best-in-class accuracy and stability (±0.1 hPa/yr) over the entire pressure and temperature range. It can run continuously and does not require power cycling unlike other products in this category. The digital output is both SDI-12 and RS-232, which reduces noise and measurement uncertainty compared with analog sensors, and makes the BaroVUE™10 compatible with all Campbell Scientific SDI-12 devices. Moreover, this barometric pressure sensor can be installed and integrated into many new and existing weather stations. The transducers used in the BaroVUE™10 are direct-to-digital sensors, and no reconversion takes place inside the barometer.

Specifications

Pressure Range 500 to 1100 hPa
Temperature Range -40° to +60°C
Supply Voltage 9 to 28 Vdc
Elevation ~609.6 m (2,000 ft) below sea level (as in a mine) to 4,572 m (15,000 ft) above sea level
Current Consumption
  • < 5 mA (active)
  • 200 µΑ (sleep mode)
Digital Output SDI-12, RS-232 serial
Pressure Fitting Barbed fitting for 0.318 cm (0.125 in.)
Dimensions 2.2 x 9.0 x 10.2 cm (0.87 x 3.54 x 4.02 in.)

Accuracy

Calibration Uncertainty ±0.15 hPa
Uncertainty ±0.3 hPa (at 20°C)
Total Uncertainty ±0.5 hPa (at -40° to +60°C)
Long-Term Stability ±0.1 hPa/yr
Power Supply Rejection Negligible
Measurement Noise 0.05 hPa (RMS)
Resolution 0.1 hPa

Compatibility

Please note: The following shows notable compatibility information. It is not a comprehensive list of all compatible products.

Dataloggers

Product Compatible Note
CR1000 (retired)
CR1000X
CR300
CR3000
CR310
CR6
CR800
CR850

Mounting Equipment

Product Compatible Note
ENC100
ENC10/12
ENC12/14
ENC14/16
ENC16/18UL
ENC24/30SUL
ENC24/30UL

Miscellaneous

Product Compatible Note
DAQ Case 15
ENC10/12R
ENC16/18
ENC8/10

Additional Compatibility Information


Frequently Asked Questions

Number of FAQs related to BaroVUE10: 13

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  1. The quality metric is a unique diagnostic feature that indicates the quality of the pressure measurement returned by the sensor card (BVC10). It enables the user to monitor the health of their sensor to better schedule recalibrations.

    Quality Metric Range Description Comments

    > 6

    Sensor freshly calibrated

    5 to 5.99

    Sensor working well

    4 to 4.99

    In two to three months, this sensor will need to be recalibrated.

    Within three months, send the BaroVUE™10 to the factory for recalibration.

    0 to 3.99

    Recalibrate the sensor now.

    As soon as possible, send the BaroVUE™10 to the factory for recalibration.

  2. Zero downtime/recalibration

    The BaroVUE10 has been designed to allow for zero downtime recalibration during normal use. Other sensors on the market need to be taken offline and sent back to the manufacturer to be recalibrated, often for weeks at a time, resulting in loss of data and costing time and money.

    In comparison, the sensor card of the BaroVUE10 is calibrated ahead of time and sent out to customers to replace the old sensor card, requiring only one trip to the field and no downtime.

    Further to this, the design of the BaroVUE10 allows customers to remove and replace their sensor card quickly and easily without having to disassemble the equipment in the enclosure or having to send the product back to the manufacturer. There is no need to turn the device off to replace the card.

    Highly reliable measurements

    The BaroVUE10 sensor card employs multiple sensor cells with statistical analysis to produce an accurate, precise, and repeatable measurement as well as a data-quality metric. The customer can use this quality metric for tracking calibration cycles, planning, maintenance schedules, and detecting pre-fault conditions.

    Low power

    The BaroVUE10 is a low power device and can be kept running continuously. The BaroVUE10 does not require any power cycling, unlike other products in this category.

    Very low noise

    The BaroVUE10 uses direct-to-digital sensors, and no analog-to-digital reconversion takes place inside the barometer.

    These factors, coupled with the multiple sensor cells, result in a reduction in noise when compared with analog sensors.

    Campbell Scientific aesthetics and form

    The BaroVUE10 has been designed with functionality in mind, and its aesthetic complements other Campbell Scientific products.

    The BaroVUE10 can be mounted in the orientation that best suits the application and has a smaller backplane footprint than its competitors.

  3. When using SDI-12 or RS-232 communication protocols, the pressure measurement can be returned in hPa, kPa, mmHg, inHg, or PSI. Refer to the BaroVUE10 manual for more information. If different measurement units are required, refer to a conversion chart.

  4. Contact your local Campbell Scientific office to purchase a calibrated BaroVUE10 sensor card (BVC10). After you receive the calibrated card, swap it with your current card, and mail it back to your local Campbell Scientific office. In this way, only one trip to the field site is required, and there will be no downtime for the sensor.

  5. The BaroVUE10 can fit inside an ENC100. For more information, refer to the Specifications information on the ENC100 product page.

  6. In most cases, the enclosures or buildings where the BaroVUE10 is housed have enough ventilation for the pressure to stay at equilibrium with the ambient pressure. Therefore, the sensor does not need to be vented to the outside

    However, if the sensor resides in an air-tight environment, and the pressure external to this environment needs to be measured, then the sensor will need to be vented to the outside. The preferred method for measuring the pressure external to the enclosure is to use a two-plate pressure port such as the RM Young 61002 to minimise dynamic pressure errors due to wind.

  7. While the measurement is equivalent, the BaroVUE10 is not a drop-in replacement. Unlike the CS100 and the CS106, the BaroVUE10 is a digital sensor that communicates either via SDI-12 or RS-232. To use the BaroVUE10 in a system that previously used a CS100/CS106, the wiring and program will need to be changed, as it is a digital sensor.

  8. There is no warm-up time for the BaroVUE10.

  9. Campbell Scientific recommends calibration on a yearly basis. However, conformance to published standards or regulations may require this on a more frequent basis.

  10. One of the great benefits of the BaroVUE™10 is the ability to interchange sensor cards quickly and easily when the sensor needs re-calibration. This means that the serial number of the BaroVUE™10 and the BVC10 sensor card do not need to match in order to function. The calibration certificate you received with your product should have the same serial number as it is related to the BVC10 sensor card and not the BaroVUE™10.

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