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CUV5 Ultra-Violet Radiometer

CUV5 Ultra-Violet Radiometer

Quick Overview

The CUV 5 radiometer measures the total UV irradiance of the UVA and UVB components. The CUV 5 uses a photo-diode sensors with optical filters located behind a specially shaped diffuser and glass dome for a very good UV transmission and excellent directional response. Sensitivity of 300 to 500V/W/m for a typical output of 0 to 50mV, spectral range of 280 to 400nm. CUV 5 is optimised for the measurement of total UV outdoors, under natural sunlight, where the irradiance is not likely to exceed 100 W/m. It is not possible to derive the separate components of UVA and UVB from CUV 5 measurements but a suitable UVS series radiometers can be used for this application. The unit is suitable for applications in meteorology, for material testing, monitoring lamps and for use in ageing tests in solar simulators.
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Details

The UV region covers the wavelength ranges 100-280nm (UVC), 280-315nm (UVB) and 315-400nm (UVA). Almost all UVC, and approximately 90 % of UVB from the sun is absorbed by the Earth’s atmosphere. For many applications it is only necessary to monitor the ‘total UV’ irradiance, which represents the combined UVA and UVB components. UVA radiation at the Earth’s surface is normally 15-20 times greater than UVB. The CUV5 is designed to monitoring the total UVA and UVB radiation.

The Ultraviolet (UV) part of the solar spectrum has several beneficial or adverse effects for human biology, plus many natural and synthetic polymers may crack or disintegrate, if they are not UV-stable. UVA and UVB measurements are used to monitor and investigate the effects of solar UV radiation on plants and animals. In materials testing important issues are the ageing effects of outdoor UV exposure that cause degradation, such as brittleness and discolouration. Measurements are also carried out under controlled conditions in environmental test chambers using artificial UV light sources.

The CUV5 has a high quality glass dome with extended UV transmission and a specially shaped diffuser to provide excellent directional response. The waterproof connector has gold-plated contacts and can be fitted 10m, 25m or 50m of high quality signal cable. The detection system includes optical filters and a photodiode detector, which generates a voltage output linearly proportional to the UV intensity without the need for a power supply.

Specification

Spectral range: 280 to 400nm
Sensitivity: 300 to 500µV/Wm²
Response time: <1 seconds
Non-stability (change/year): <5% (change/year)
Directional error: <5%(up to 80º zenith angle)
Temperature response: <0.3%/°C
Operating temperature range: -40 to +80°C
Maximum UVA/UVB irradiance: 400 W/m²
Field of view: 180°

To improve the measurement accuracy of the CUV5 radiometers the CVF4 ventilation unit can be used. It can be used outdoors under all weather conditions and includes a built in heater to keep the air just above ambient temperature which helps disperse precipitation and melt frost, or even melt snow and ice in cold climates. The CVF4 has a tacho output that can be used to check the proper operation of the CVF4. The output signal is 5V and nominal output should be at 146Hz. Higher frequency would suggest the filter needs replaced, whilst lower frequency could highlight an issue with the ventilator.

CUV5 is not suitable for the measurement of specific parts of the UV spectrum such as UV-A, UV-B, UV-E / UV-Index. For measurement of these parameters we recommend the UVS Series.

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CUV 5 Broadband UV Radiometer
0364910-000
0364910-000
CUV 5 Broadband UV Radiometer. For measurement of global combined UV-A and UV-B irradiance. Single 2mm glass dome. Integrated leveling. Sun shield. Spectral range 280 - 400nm (50% points), response time less than 1 sec (95%), sensitivity 300-500µV/Wm² (variation ±0.1% per °C), operating temperature -40 to +80°C. Photo-diode detector, diffuser, optical filter. Supplied with no plug or cable.
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£2,205.00
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0364910-002
0364910-002
CUV 5 Broadband UV Radiometer. For measurement of global combined UV-A and UV-B irradiance. Single 2mm glass dome. Integrated leveling. Sun shield. Spectral range 280 - 400nm (50% points), response time less than 1 sec (95%), sensitivity 300-500µV/Wm² (variation ±0.1% per °C), operating temperature -40 to +80°C. Photo-diode detector, diffuser, optical filter. Supplied with waterproof 2-pin plug connector with 10m of pre-wired yellow signal cable.
£2,205.00
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CMP Series Pyranometer Connection Options
2523144
Waterproof 2-pin plug connector for CMP Series Pyranometer and CUV5 Radiometer. Requires customers own cable wiring.
£15.00
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0362601
Waterproof 2-pin plug connector with 10m of pre-wired high quality yellow signal cable with 2 wires and a shield covered with black sleeve for CMP Series Pyranometer and CUV5 Radiometers
£105.33
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0362603
Waterproof 2-pin plug connector with 25m of pre-wired high quality yellow signal cable with 2 wires and a shield covered with black sleeve for CMP Series Pyranometer and CUV5 Radiometers
£174.00
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0362604
Waterproof 2-pin plug connector with 50m of pre-wired high quality yellow signal cable with 2 wires and a shield covered with black sleeve for CMP Series Pyranometer and CUV5 Radiometers
£331.00
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0362605
Waterproof 2-pin plug connector with 100m of pre-wired high quality yellow signal cable with 2 wires and a shield covered with black sleeve for CMP Series Pyranometer and CUV5 Radiometers
£646.00
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CVF 4 Ventilation Unit
0378900-000
0378900-000
CVF 4 Ventilation unit designed to provide clean air-flow over the dome or window to minimise the formation of dew and reduce the frequency of dome cleaning. Replaceable fan inlet filter. Power Supply 8-13.5vDC (5W continuously at 12vDC, 5.5W with heater) Operating temperature range -40 to +70°C. Waterproof connector, supplied without plug or cable. Suitable for Kipp & Zonen CMP & SMP series pyranometers and CUV5 & UVS radiometers.
£909.00
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0378900-002
0378900-002
CVF 4 Ventilation unit designed to provide clean air-flow over the dome or window to minimise the formation of dew and reduce the frequency of dome cleaning. Replaceable fan inlet filter. Power Supply 8-13.5vDC (5W continuously at 12vDC, 5.5W with heater) Operating temperature range -40 to +70°C. Supplied with waterproof 4-pin plug connector with 10m of pre-wired yellow signal cable. Suitable for Kipp & Zonen CMP & SMP series pyranometers and CUV5 & UVS radiometers.
£993.00
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