Kestrel Instruments

  1. Measuring Wind Speed with the Kestrel 2000 Pocket Wind Meter

    Measuring Wind Speed with the Kestrel 2000 Pocket Wind Meter

    The Kestrel 2000 pocket wind meter is one of the best instruments for outdoor enthusiasts, especially for those who enjoy kiteboarding. Gaining popularity in the 1990s, kiteboarding is a water adventure sport that uses a kite to pull yourself on a board on top of the water. The kite is connected to a harness that’s strapped to your midsection, and the Kestrel 2000 wind meter can enhance the kiteboarding experience for pros and novices.

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  2. Why the Kestrel 3000 Weather Meter is the Best Thing Since Sliced Cheese

    Why the Kestrel 3000 Weather Meter is the Best Thing Since Sliced Cheese

    Sliced cheese is easy to love—and so is the Kestrel 3000 weather meter. While this wind meter doesn’t have much else common with one of the world’s most beloved dairy products, it certainly provides a lot of benefits for those who get their hands on it.

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  3. 4 Ways the Kestrel Wind Meter Enhances Outdoor Adventure

    4 Ways the Kestrel Wind Meter Enhances Outdoor Adventure

    Whether you consider yourself a thrill-seeker or an outdoor sports extremist, the Kestrel wind meter can take outdoor adventure to a new level. From fly fishing to parasailing, wind can play a significant role in outdoor activities.

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  4. Tighter Restrictions for Dicamba Applicators

    Tighter Restrictions for Dicamba Applicators

    Farmers put themselves and their operations at risk every time they spray a field without first measuring and then documenting the conditions. As regulations surrounding drift management get tighter and widespread attention continues to increase, it's important to protect your interests, profits, and the community around you by monitoring for safe and effective spraying conditions. Record keeping has never been more important with the new tighter restrictions for applying crop protection products, particularly dicamba.

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  5. Record Keeping Critical for New Spraying Standards

    Record Keeping Critical for New Spraying Standards

    Dr. Bob Wolf, Professor at Kansas State University, Wolf Consulting and Research, LLC, talks about the importance of identifying and recording onsite weather conditions before crop spraying applications.

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  6. Air Flow Made Easy

    Air Flow Made Easy

    According to Rob Falke, President of the National Comfort Institute, balancing an HVAC system “is the single-most important step that can be taken to assure your systems produce comfort and operate efficiently.” One of the key steps in balancing a system, new or old, is to make sure the airflow coming from each duct is enough to meet demand. ASHRAE Standard 111 covers the procedures to be used when measuring, testing, adjusting, and balancing an HVAC system. While calculations can be made using a few tools and some math, the Kestrel 5200 Professional meter does the work for you. Take a look at the steps involved in determining Volume Air Flow without a Kestrel:

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  7. Kestrel Calibration FAQs

    All Kestrel meters are accurate and rugged right out of the box. Because Kestrel meters last a long time -- often operating in extreme environments – there are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to calibration. Below are some quick tips on Kestrel 5000 series calibration needs.

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  8. Kestrel To Attend NATA Expo

    Every summer, there are headlines about athletes succumbing to illness or even death from the serious effects of heat stress. Last week, the story of 19-year-old KSU football player, Tyler Heintz, ended in tragedy when his heat-related injuries proved fatal.

    Preventing exertional heat stress in athletics has become an important responsibility of many athletic trainers, coaches and other sports-related healthcare providers. During every athletic endeavor, from little league to professional sports, lives depend on accurate measurement of environmental conditions.

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  9. Heat Stress Safety for Student Athletes

    Heat Stress Safety for Student Athletes

    There have been 550 fatalities among high school athletes between 1982-2015 resulting from exertional heat stress and related injuries.

    Tragedy like this can be prevented.

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  10. Understanding Environmental Heat Stress

    This article has been republished from For Athletic Trainers with permission from the Korey Stringer Institute, a leader in heat stress awareness, education, and advocacy driven by a mission to maximize performance, optimize safety, and prevent sudden death due to the effects of exertional heat stress.

    By: Yuri Hosokawa, PhD, ATC, LAT, Korey Stringer Institute, University of Connecticut

    As the brutal summer heat takes a toll across the country, high school athletes and youth sport leagues are ramping up their summer camps and pre-season workouts in preparation for the fall season. While the importance of hydration is often emphasized during summer workouts, the use of environmental-based activity modification guidelines is often overlooked. The two major roles of environmental monitoring and activity modification guidelines are: (1) to minimize prolonged exposure to dangerous heat stress and (2) to optimize the use of practice time in the heat without overstraining the athletes.

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