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.
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.
|-NOTE-||These specifications assume the recommended desiccation is used.|
|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|
|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.)|
|Weight||226.8 g (0.5 lb)|
|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)|
Please note: The following shows notable compatibility information. It is not a comprehensive list of all compatible products.
Description: Includes a CR1000X program that uses the C1! SDI-12 command to retrieve data. The program will adjust the barometric pressure measurement to sea level. The adjustment is entered as a constant, Elevation_m, in the beginning of the program. Initially, the Elevation_m value is 1382; change this value to your site elevation, in meters.
Number of FAQs related to BaroVUE10: 13
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The calibration sheet supplied with your BaroVUE™10 applies to the sensor card (BVC10). The serial number on the outside of the unit refers to the serial number of the BaroVUE10 main board. To confirm you have the correct calibration sheet, please open the device and check the serial number on the BVC10 sensor card itself.
The BaroVUE™10 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 BaroVUE™10 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 BaroVUE™10 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 BaroVUE™10 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.
The BaroVUE™10 is a low power device and can be kept running continuously. The BaroVUE™10 does not require any power cycling, unlike other products in this category.
Very low noise
The BaroVUE™10 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 BaroVUE™10 has been designed with functionality in mind, and its aesthetic complements other Campbell Scientific products.
The BaroVUE™10 can be mounted in the orientation that best suits the application and has a smaller backplane footprint than its competitors.
The BaroVUE™10 can fit inside an ENC100. For more information, refer to the Specifications information on the ENC100 product page.
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 BaroVUE™10 manual for more information. If different measurement units are required, refer to a conversion chart.
In most cases, the enclosures or buildings where the BaroVUE™10 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.
While the measurement is equivalent, the BaroVUE™10 is not a drop-in replacement. Unlike the CS100 and the CS106, the BaroVUE™10 is a digital sensor that communicates either via SDI-12 or RS-232. To use the BaroVUE™10 in a system that previously used a CS100/CS106, the wiring and program will need to be changed, as it is a digital sensor.
Yes, but only if certain conditions are met:
Contact your local Campbell Scientific office to purchase a calibrated BaroVUE™10 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.
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|
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.
There is no warm-up time for the BaroVUE™10.