The Kestrel 4300 Construction Weather Tracker is the first Kestrel wind and weather meter designed specifically for construction professionals, especially those who work with concrete and other materials that require curing. The new evaporation rate function makes the Kestrel 4300 the ideal wind and weather meter for concrete contractors. In addition, the 4300's long list of weather tracking capabilities* puts instant and accurate environmental data right in the palm of your hand.
The Kestrel 4300 Construction Weather Tracker has all the features of the Kestrel 4000, plus:
- Evaporation Rate (for measuring concrete moisture)
Before the introduction of the Kestrel 4300, concrete contractors would employ a Kestrel Meter to measure the surrounding conditions, then calculate the evaporation rate of a pour by referencing the American Concrete Institute chart. The new Kestrel 4300 measures the evaporation rate of concrete automatically by calculating the temperature of the concrete (obtained with a thermometer or IR) with the relative humidity, ambient temperature, and wind speed.
The Kestrel 4300's usefulness on a job site is hardly limited to measuring the evaporation rate of concrete or preventing plastic shrinkage: Wind speed functions are invaluable for crane operations; heat index keeps close tabs on working conditions; humidity measurement for paint and drywall; pressure trend can warn of impending storms; the list goes on.
Every 4000 series Kestrel Meter stores thousands of weather data points - tracking minimum, average, and maximum values - and graphs the trends for you.
The Kestrel 4300 also measures:
- Current Wind Speed
- Max Wind Gust
- Average Wind Speed
- Wind Chill
- Relative Humidity
- Heat Stress Index
- Dewpoint Temp
- Wet Bulb Temp
- Barometric Pressure
- Density Altitude