IDS 20: Ice Detection Sensor for Measurement of Icing and Freezing Rain
The Ice Detection Sensor IDS-20, in the shape of a cube or rods, is used for the reliable and precise measurement of icing in aviation, wind power plants, high voltage power lines, cable cars, antennas, overhead wires, streets, buildings, construction and…
- Detection of icing and freezing rain
- Distinction bwtween ice and water
- Ice detection: 0.01mm to 80mm ice thickness
- Different sensor versions according to specific applications - cube and rod sensors
- Precise measuring results due to plausibility check
- Suitable for existing and new systems, easy and quick installation
- Maintenance-free operation, low power consumption
- Analysis: Quantity and duration of icing events
- Parameters measured
- dew point, frost point
- air temperature and humidity
The Ice Detection Sensor IDS-20, in the shape of a cube or rods, is used for the reliable and precise measurement of icing in aviation, wind power plants, high voltage power lines, cable cars, antennas, overhead wires, streets, buildings, construction and wherever the formation of ice constitutes a potential risk.
The innovative ice sensor makes use of the different physical characteristics of air, water and ice at varying frequencies. Measuring the complex impedances within the medium around the sensor, the IDS-20 is able to distinguish between water and ice, therefore recognizing the formation of ice.
Increased data quality due to plausibility check
The formation and accretion of ice depends on specific climatic conditions determined by the state of the air temperature, humidity and the temperature of the surface, where the ice adheres to. The unique and valuable feature of the IDS-20 is that it additionally considers meteorological data for the purpose of a plausibility check: Parallel to the ice sensor the system measures the air temperature and humidity and thereby calculates the dew point and frost point. The sensor system then uses this data for a plausibility check together with the ice values measured. Therefore, it is possible to qualitatively increase the reliability of the measurements and improve the ice detection results.