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Wave Hardware

Realistic sea conditions within a controlled environment


  • Realistic Sea Conditions
  • Controlled Environment
  • Waves From 500mm To 1800mm
  • Accurate Repeatability
  • Long Term Reliability
  • Academic research
  • Film, theatre and SFX

Wave Hardware

The Tempest range of wave generators have been designed to recreate the most challening conditions found at sea within a controlled environment.

Special Effects

The equipment has been refined over the last 25 years to give unrivalled performance both in terms of wave characteristics and long-term reliability.

The Tempest wave generator is capable of producing waves anywhere from 500mm to 1800mm high all controlled from a remote panel allowing the operator to vary the wave height or formation at the flick of a switch.

In addition, we have designed special wave absorption chambers that ensure accurate repeatability of any wave formation, thus making any survival training exercises the same for every group of users.

Tempest 1

Tempest 1This is our smallest Tempest wave system and is typically suitable for a pool up to 200sqm, powered by a specially designed Tempest wave fan set to produce waves in the region of 500mm to 1200mm. As with the larger Tempest 2 system this smaller machine can also be used in conjunction with the full range of special effects such as wind, rain, and thunder & lightning.

Tempest 2

Tempest 2This system is typically suitable for a pool between 500sqm and 2000sqm, and it can be powered by specially designed Tempest wave fan sets to produce a wide variety of different wave formations with a range of heights anywhere between 500mm and 1800mm. When used in conjunction with the special effects this system produces the most realistic sea conditions ever.

Control System

Control SystemThe control system is custom designed for each individual project, typically it allows the operator to choose both the wave height and wave formation, and where special effects have been incorporated it will also allow the operator full control over these, for example, all effects can be run by the plc to give a random effect, or the plc can sequence each effect to suit any specific condition.

Murphys Waves Ltd 
Euro House
423 Hillington Road
Hillington Industrial Estate
Glasgow, G52 4BL

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