An automatic system for controlling snow on roofs is a device that controls the amount of snow that falls on a building. Its features include a precipitation detector, a central control unit, three measuring stations, and a low-voltage heating system. The system has an upper and lower limit value and begins melting snow when the upper limit exceeds the lower limit.
Three measuring stations
An automatic monitoring system for controlling snow on roofs works by detecting the amount of snow on the roof and directing a heater to melt it. First, the computer determines the upper and lower limit values for the amount of snow on the roof. Once the upper limit is reached, the system automatically switches on the heater to melt the snow on the roof.
This system consists of two components, the CIT-1 sensor, which can be mounted on a roof or mast, and the GIT-1 sensor, which is mounted on gutters. The CIT-1 sensor can also be combined with an SIT-6E sensor for pavement applications. The CIT-1 sensor detects snow and ice before they accumulate as snow.
Precipitation detector system
A precipitation detector is a device to control the amount of snow on roofs. It measures snow load every minute and distinguishes it from rain. The calculated snow load is calculated by the detector’s k and R values.
The automatic control system worked 24 hours a day during the study. First, the computer recorded the quantity of precipitation R and discharged water V. Then, it was calculated into weight per unit area and summed up daily.
The sensitivity of the Precipitation Detector System can be set between 34 degrees Fahrenheit and 44 degrees Celsius. It is recommended to adjust the trigger temperature of the device if you are in an area with very cold winters. A high-sensitivity setting will trigger the system to start detecting snow, while a low-sensitivity setting will prevent it from triggering when there is no snow.
Central control unit
A CDP-2 is a central control unit for an automatic snow melting system that monitors and controls the system. It is compatible with a DS-2B rain/snow sensor controller. The CDP-2 uses the signal from the snow sensor to power itself.
This unit is a smart home device that controls snow melting on roofs by utilizing the energy in the snow. It uses a computer and has multiple sensors that measure the amount of precipitation. It detects the moisture content of the snow and can distinguish between snow and rain. The computer can then use these readings to estimate the snow load on the roof. When the load exceeds a threshold value, an electric heater will be activated, and the snow will melt. A personal computer can control the system.
Low-voltage roof heating system
A low-voltage roof heating system for controlling snow and ice on roofs can help prevent damage to the roof during winter. These systems are simple to install and use transformers to reduce the voltage to a safe level. The heating elements work by melting the ice and snow, keeping the roof free from damage.
The system monitors the amount of snow that falls and the amount of water discharged from the roof. It calculates the snow load on the roof and turns on the heater when necessary. The system has a CRT monitor to display the heating system’s measurements and status. The system also prints out a daily total of values.
The heating element is made from a polypropylene material fused during fabrication. The system is water-proof and protected from physical damage by a powder-coated finish. It can also be installed in downspouts and gutters.
Snow out truck system
Trucks that transport goods need a reliable and efficient way to remove the snow and ice from the roofs of their vehicles. This is where the Snow Out Truck system comes into play. Using two fans mounted on metal poles, the Snow Out Truck blows the accumulated snow and ice directly off the truck’s roof. Once the snow and ice have been removed, the system automatically turns the fans off.
The system has many benefits, from safety to easing of use. In addition to controlling snow and ice, it also works efficiently to remove snow from the roofs of different vehicles. Its modular design allows it to adapt to a wide range of different vehicles and roofs. It also features a rollable chassis frame and can be easily relocated once the snow season has ended.