Kestrel 4300 - Concrete - in "Engineering News Record"

Kestrel Pocket Weather Meter: Monitors Concrete Curing. The Kestrel 4300 Construction Weather Meter is designed for instant measurement of ambient conditions at the site of a concrete pour. The pocket−sized weather meter features integrated Bluetooth data transfer to instantly send weather data to a laptop or smart phone. Kestrel Pocket Weather Meters; (248) 270-8898 USA; www.kestrelmeters.com  

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Kestrel 3000, 4000, and Horus Meters

  ARIZONA WILDLAND FIREFIGHTERS & KESTREL METERS Thursday, June 23rd, 2011 Firefighters battling the Arizona wildfires are relying on Kestrel Pocket Weather Meters to get the critical environmental data required for fire safety and containment.   As wildfires continue to spread across the state, firefighters face extreme and dangerous conditions on the fire line. Kestrel meters instantly and accurately provide all the necessary weather information needed to help to save land, homes, and lives. The erratic and rapidly expanding nature of wildfires can prove deadly and devastating, swallowing hundreds of thousands of acres in a short period of time.  Weather reports from distant...

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Do You Need a Weather Station in Your Vineyard?

Grape growers are beginning to use information technology to make informed weather-related decisions, as well as choices about vineyard development. by Bill Pregler All sectors of the wine industry have embraced new technologies, from better laboratory equipment to marketing software, but one area that is often overlooked is the vineyard itself. Now driven by increased competition, grape growers are using information technology as a way to more quickly adapt to the uncertainties of nature. The newest weather stations provide real-time, site-specific data, allowing growers to instantly and precisely monitor weather conditions at specific vineyard locations, including multiple locations simultaneously. They...

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Preventing Plastic Surface Cracking

 http://www.concreteconstruction.net/concrete-construction/preventing-plastic-surface-cracking.aspx Some Midwest ready-mix producers report there have been more problems associated with plastic shrinkage in concrete this past spring. Dave Polosa, owner of Polosa Cement Contracting, Tinley Park, Ill., says that he has experienced shrinkage on his jobsites eight times so far this season. His company installs decorative concrete primarily in residential settings with most of his work involving applications of color hardeners or integrally colored concrete slabs. He notes that jobsites with southwestern exposures are the most prone to problems because that's the direction that most winds come from in his area. The ACI nomograph was first developed...

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Temperature Effects on Zero

For over three hundred years man has endeavored to find his target with the first shot from his rifle, whether it be man or beast, in conflict or at peacetime. This skill in the art of marksmanship is one of the most pondered and talked about subjects in the Military & Law Enforcement communities today. There are facts, opinions and myths covering a wide range of elements in the gap between the point at which the firing pin strikes the cartridge primer, to when the projectile strikes its target. There is no escaping the simple fact that this subject is...

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Snipers And Their Shooting Computers

 U.S. Army and Marine Corps are getting handheld ballistic computers. The 17 ounce Trimble PDA type device is loaded with Horus Vision targeting software. This enables shooters to more effectively hit targets over 2,000 meters distant. The $2,000 device is dust and waterproof, and uses rechargeable battery AA batteries. The device also has Blue Tooth and WiFi, as well as a speaker and microphone. The software handles things like weapon model, target speed and range estimation, wind speeds and many other factors. Shooters can also add, and store, data particular to their weapon, or several weapons (and recall the data for the...

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