Crane Operators Turn to Kestrel to Assess WeatherPosted January 25 2013
Crane Companies Assess Weather Conditions with Kestrel Weather Instruments
Crane operators have a tough job that depends not only on their skills in their field, but also on reliable tools and accurate atmospheric data while in operation. There are many reasons why crane operators turn to Kestrel to access weather conditions while they are on the job. The biggest reason is that weather conditions, including gusty winds and extreme temperatures, can have a big impact on the stability of a crane. If weather conditions aren’t properly tracked and adjustments aren’t made in time, it can lead to extremely dangerous conditions for both the crane operator and those who are on the ground.
Crane operators rely on Kestrel to provide important data on wind direction, as windy conditions can be especially dangerous in areas where surrounding buildings create what is referred to as a tunnel effect. By using a small, handheld meter that delivers real-time weather data that is reliable and accurate, crane operators who turn to Kestrel for on-the-job tools that work can help to provide a safer workplace when cranes are on site.
Crane operators turn to Kestrel to assess weather conditions because the weather and air flow meters give crane operators the critical wind speed data they need without requiring extensive technical skills or know-how to use. As an added benefit, Kestrel meters provide highly accurate data fast that is available for use instantly, so you never have to wait for an important reading. When programmed correctly, Kestrel meters can store important data points such as the maximum wind gust along with the vital temperature and wind chill data, and can save that data for later analysis. For crane operators who are tasked with helping to maintain a safe work environment, the data that is provided by the highly portable Kestrel meters on the job is information that is needed to make accurate assessments for shock loading, crane hydraulics and derating of the crane. Using a Kestrel meter on a job site and when operating a crane is one small step that construction professionals can take out in the field that offers important protection for those who are working on the construction of a new building.
For crane operators who turn to Kestrel to access weather conditions, the Kestrel 1000’s patented impeller provides crane operators with the wind speed data that they need instantly, without a long delay for accurate results. The Kestrel 1000, which measures current wind speed, average wind speed and maximum wind gust, features a large easy-to-read display and a patented user-replaceable impeller. Crane operators can monitor a wide range of wind speeds in a reliable, portable and easy to use meter that was designed to be incredibly user friendly and durable. The meter was designed with a protective cover with sure-grip over molding and is waterproof and floats, making it the ideal durable choice for crane operators who need access to fast, accurate data when they are in the field.