Biral detects thunder for Singapore culture hub

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Meteorological instrument manufacturer Biral has provided the Paya Lebar Quarter property with a thunderstorm detection system.

The system not only detects a thunderstorm in the vicinity but offers advanced warnings for overhead lightning for the commercial and residential property in Singapore.

The building has a landscaped open rooftop garden designed to host corporate events and gatherings of residents.

Seng Heng Engineering Singapore, the building’s electrical consultant, needed a system to provide early warnings before thunderstorms that was fully autonomous with an alarm, had long range detection and had a maintenance-free, class-A sensor.

Biral’s BTD-200 was selected, and the two companies identified the right location for the sensor on the roof where there would be no obstruction to its operation and where it would not affect the building’s appearance.

The project provides advanced warning for overhead thunderstorm threats within 9km before lightning was present through a user-friendly computer user interface.

The software enables operators to spot warnings or be alerted to them by the audible alarm generated by the computer for potential lightning threats.

For people on the roof, siren and strobe warnings are triggered to alert them to incoming thunderstorms in time to take shelter.

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