Advantages of Anemometer | disadvantages of Anemometer

This page covers advantages and disadvantages of Anemometer. It mentions Anemometer advantages or benefits and Anemometer disadvantages or drawbacks.

The Anemometer is used to measure wind speed and air temperature. It is also used in HVAC to measure air flow of air conditioners.


The figure-1 depicts one such air flow meter or Anemometer from MECO instruments pvt. ltd.

There are two main categories of anemometers viz. velocity anemometer and pressure anemometer.
Velocity anemometers are of following types.
• Cup anemometer
• Vane anemometer
• Laser doppler anemometer
• Hot-wire anemometer
• Ultrasonic anemometer
• Ping-pong ball anemometer

Pressure anemometers are of two types viz. plate anemometers and tube anemometers.

Each of these types have their respective merits and demerits. Following are the generic advantages and disadvantages of anemometers.

Benefits or advantages of Anemometer

Following are the benefits or advantages of Anemometer:
➨It is used to measure wind speed, wind pressure, wind velocity, and wind direction.
➨It delivers precise measurement with very low power consumption.
➨It is available in variety of shapes and sizes.

Drawbacks or disadvantages of Anemometer

Following are the disadvantages of Anemometer:
➨Strong winds might damage the instrument, which should be taken care during installation.

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