Unit 8, Harbour Road Trading Estate,
Bristol, BS20 7JB
United Kingdom

Company Profile

Bristol Industrial & Research Associates Ltd (Biral) designs, manufactures and distributes high quality meteorological sensors for professional markets, including aviation, offshore platforms and wind energy.

The company has a rich history in designing and making innovative products including advanced weather sensors covering precipitation, wind speed and direction, temperature, visibility and thunderstorm detection through to aerosol analysers.

Biral also develops bespoke products to meet specific customer requirements and has a successful history in collaboration with leading universities.

As a dedicated member of the scientific community Biral actively participated in European scientific projects such as CRAFT and belongs to the Royal Meteorological Society, the American Meteorological Society, the European Meteorological Society and RenewablesUK.

Based in Bristol in the UK, the company was established in 1975 and is privately owned.



ALS-2 Ambient Light Sensor

Accurate and reliable determination of background light during all weather conditions.

ALS-2 Ambient Light Sensor

SWS-250 Visibility & Present Weather Sensor

The SWS-250 is optimised for use in aviation applications where both visibility and extended present and past weather information is required

SWS-250 Visibility & Present Weather Sensor

BTD-300 Thunderstorm Detector

The BTD-300 Thunderstorm Detector is a standalone sensor that reliably detects the presence of all forms of lightning to a range of 83 km

BTD-300 Thunderstorm Detector

VPF-730 Visibility and Present Weather Sensor

Accurate visibility and present weather measurement in a compact and robust package, making it well suited to both general and offshore aviation applications

VPF-730 Visibility and Present Weather Sensor

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