EP Class A Evaporation Pan
The Class A Evaporation Pan is a standard device for manual measurement of evaporation (Australian Bureau of Meteorology Class A type). The pan represents an open body of water: It is ﬁlled with water and exposed on a ﬂat plateau. The evaporation rate is…
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The Class A Evaporation Pan is a standard device for manual measurement of evaporation (Australian Bureau of Meteorology Class A type). The pan represents an open body of water: It is ﬁlled with water and exposed on a ﬂat plateau. The evaporation rate is calculated by the change in level of the free water surface (daily manual readings) and the recorded rainfall (in millimetres). Data can be calculated for any period required for estimation of evaporation and evapotranspiration rates.
The pan is normally installed above the ground level on a wooden pallet set (provided) on ﬂat ground to ensure air can freely circulate under the pan. The location should not be adversely affected by shade and free from surrounding obstructions such as trees, buildings, shrubs or instrument shelters. The pan should not be placed directly upon a concrete slab or asphalt. Above that it has to be ensured that water does not enter the pan from the surrounding ground during wet weather events.
A ﬁx point gauge (a cylinder with a base that sits in the pan) helps to ﬁll the pan to the required water level which is indicated by a stainless steel pointer (part of the gauge).
- High-quality product:
- Fully welded construction with no sealant used in the construction
- Each HyQuest Solutions Class A Evaporation Pan fully tested for leaks after welding
- Robust construction
- Easy to setup
- Manual measurement
Class A Evaporation Pans are frequently used within networks in order to obtain information about evaporation on a routine basis. The Class A Evaporation Pan is especially suitable for
- Water Resources Management