Aerospace & Defence
Our growing involvement with the Aerospace and Defence sector focus' on the safeguarding of critical equipment using environmental monitoring tools that can be used during engineering, in situ, during transit and whilst in storage.
A solution for every aerospace & defence application
Mechanical Parts | Electronic Equipment | Weaponry | Rotary Parts | Chemicals | Building Control and Maintenance
Shock & Vibration
Defence equipment, weaponry, aerospace parts and rotary equipment
Components for use in the aerospace sector and defence sector are often vulnerable to shock and impact en route to their destinations around the world. With helicopter rotor heads for example, bearings ensure the rotor blades are aligned.
ShockLogs® are trusted by companies including BAE Systems and to monitor impact events that occur above risk thresholds determined by their engineers. Our products have already established a following in the aerospace sector: a number of subsidiaries of the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS) employ the ShockLog® shock and vibration data logger and peripherals as part of their logistics system to help extend the life of valuable, sensitive equipment.
Temperature & Humidity
Warehouses, facility management and critical goods
Monitoring relative humidity should be a major consideration in the aerospace sector and defence sector. Levels of humidity and temperature in storehouses are a very important factor affecting the quality of goods during production and storage, so a strict variation range of relative humidity needs to be enforced. Stored ammunition is especially susceptible to high levels of humidity.
In these and other environments where it’s desirable to measure temperature and humidity, Hanwell wireless temperature/humidity transmitters like the RL4114 range can record data precisely and present it on local systems or computers, generating alerts for out of specification conditions. The RL4114 features a precision temperature sensor and a high-quality humidity sensor. These sensors are housed in a remote probe for discrete mounting in a showcase.
Critical areas and equipment
Whether manufacturing engines, wings or other components, quality-controlled, highly-regulated conditions are the norm, and it’s absolutely critical to adhere to safety standards that prevail in the international aerospace sector and defence sector.
The physical structure of many metals can change according to temperature, so this must be consistent to ensure that environmental conditions are identical. The Hanwell IceSpy range is designed for small to medium sites who require multi-parameter monitoring, such as temperature, humidity, pressure, and much more. Additionally our Hanwell 4000T series can be used for measurement of multiple parameter combinations across medium and large sites and warehouses.
Hangar doors, temporary structures and buildings
Perhaps surprisingly, given their size and weight, hangar doors are vulnerable to high winds. This risk can only be managed, not eliminated, as the width of the doors has to be large enough to allow aircrafts to enter. Even short gusts of wind are capable of blowing open hangar doors, which can weigh more than ten metric tons, and blowing them off their tracks. This can place hangar employees and aircraft within and outside the hangar at risk.
For legislative compliance, deploying a high performance, rugged radio logger to monitor environmental conditions is essential. The RL2000, a wind speed and direction sensor, is a rugged yet lightweight vane with a sufficiently low aspect ratio to assure good fidelity in fluctuating wind conditions. Vane angle is sensed by a precision potentiometer housed in a sealed chamber.
Flood & Gutter
Buildings, remote sites and gutters
It’s critical to prevent leaks and water ingress at remote facilities where aircraft and other aerospace and defence components are stored.
Our smart FloodWatch product detects leaks in up to four separate zones and generate an early warning. Appropriate individuals are warned via phone or text message and can take immediate action to tackle the problem.
The GutterWatch features a unique sensor designed to notify warehouse managers of gutter issues before it’s too late. Flood damage, the most common form of damage affecting commercial property, is usually caused by blocked gutters, so the GutterWatch can repay its investment very quickly.
Critical areas and equipment
Many manufacturing sites where aerospace and defence components are produced are controlled for temperature. Using alarms to notify users of where temperatures move out of safe limits is essential in enhancing an operationally effective, integrated safety management system in this sector.
Hanwell products like the AlarmWatch series can be connected to a radio system to provide maximum flexibility, making it possible to measure any critical parameter and raise alarms via SMS, phone or email if a breach exceeds pre-set boundaries.