Heat Index Monitor (WBGT)

By | May 7, 2010

Heat Index Monitor, Wet Bulb Globe Temperature

OK, so if you don’t already know what the term ‘wet bulb globe temperature’ means, don’t worry. We didn’t, either, before writing this blog entry.

The term refers to the way the human body ‘feels’ in response to actual temperature, real-time exposure to sunlight, and humidity. Many refer to the wet bulb globe temperature, often as WBGT, as heat index.

As the Summer months slowly start to creep into the Northern Hemisphere, and temperatures along with humidity readings begin to climb, industrial hygienists, athletic trainers, the military, Summer Camp administrators all over start to keep a close watch on the weather not just to make sure on one gets caught in the rain, but to make sure people under their charge don’t wind up getting heat stroke!

Instruments like the Heat Index Monitor Wet Bulb Globe Meter (WBGT8758) w/ 40mm Black Globe take the guesswork out of heat index monitoring and provide instant, on-the-spot heat index data.

Features of the Heat Index Monitor Wet Bulb Globe Meter (WBGT8758) w/ 40mm Black Globe include

  • Ability to Measure Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT) – a commonly used heat stress indicator that considers the effects of temperature, humidity and radiant energy.

  • Measures Black Globe Temperature (TG) – measured by the black globe thermometer, which monitors the effects of direct solar radiation on an exposed surface.

  • Monitors Ambient Air Temperature (TA).

  • Provides Real-Time Relative Humidty (%RH).

  • Allows users to keep tabs on conditions in direct sunlight and out of direct sunlight at the same time.

  • Audible Alarm Will Go Off When Conditions Exceed User Specified Limits.

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