Heat Stress Meters
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recommends the use of Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT) heat stress monitors to ensure safe working conditions are met. REED Instruments WBGT Heat Stress Meters measure temperature, humidity, and direct or radiant sunlight to determine the “What it feels like” temperature.
All REED Heat Stress Meters are backed by a 1 year manufacturer’s warranty.
Wet bulb globe temperature (WBGT) considers the effects of temperature, humidity and direct or radiant sunlight.
REED R6200 Offers
This heat stress meter measures temperature, humidity, and direct or radiant sunlight with Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT). With this information the R6200 determines the “What it feels like” temperature. The R6200 is OSHA recommended and also features a user-adjustable WBGT audible alarm and the ability to measure heat index, dew point and barometric pressure.
REED R6200 Specifications
|Measuring Ranges||Air Temperature: 32 to 122°F (0 to 50°C)
Black Globe: 32 to 176°F (0 to 80°C)
WBGT (Indoor): 59 to 138.2°F (15 to 59°C)
WBGT (Outdoor): 59 to 132.8°F (15 to 56°C)Ω
|Accuracy||Air Temperature: ±1.1°F (±0.6°C)
Black Globe: ±0.6°C (20~50°C), other ±1°C
WBGT (Indoor): ±2.7°F (±1.5°C)
WBGT (Outdoor): ±3.6°F (±2°C)
|Measuring Ranges||0 to 99.9% RH|
|Accuracy (@ 25°C)||10% to 70% RH: ±3%
Rest of Range: ±5%
|Measuring Range||300 to 1100 hPa (inHg, mmHg switchable)|
|Resolution||1 hPa, 0.1 inHg, 0.1 mmHg|
|Dew Point/Wet Bulb Calculation||Yes|
|Response Time||1 sec|
|Internal Memory||Yes, up to 99 measurements|
|Auto Shut-Off||Yes (after 15 mins/off)|
|WBGT Alarm||Yes (audible)|
|Low Battery Indicator||Yes|
|Power Supply||4 x AAA Batteries, Optional AC Adapter|
|Product Certifications||CE, RoHS|
|Operating Temperature||32 to 122°F (0 to 50°C)|
|Operating Humidity||<80% (non-condensing)|
|Storage Temperature||-4 to 122°F (-20 to 50°C)|
|Storage Humidity||<90% (non-condensing)|
|Dimensions||Instrument: 6.4 x 2.3 x 1.3″ (162 x 58 x 32 mm)
Black Brass Ball Diameter: 2.0″ (50 mm)
Sometimes we only use the air temperature as a measure of how comfortable we will feel when working or playing outside. But when the days get longer and the sun becomes stronger we need to take into account a lot more than air temperature.
Heat-induced illnesses, such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke occur when your body can’t keep itself cool. The evaporation of sweat is slowed on hot and humid days causing your body temperature to rise and become ill.
Symptoms of Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke
Preventing Heat Stress
And most importantly….Monitor the conditions you are in with a Heat Stress Meter
These meters measure how hot it REALLY feels outside when humidity is combined with temperature, air movement and radiant heat.
What is WBGT or Wet Bulb Globe Temperature?
WBGT index is a term used in industry, sports and other areas to indicate the heat stress level for humans and animals. It calculates the heat stress of direct sunlight, which takes into ac¬count temperature, humidity, wind speed, sun angle and cloud cover. This type of meter com¬bines these factors into a single number so you can quickly take into account the conditions you are in.
What is Black Globe Temperature (TG)?
Skin can burn when it comes in contact with exposed machinery, tools and containers left in hot direct sunlight. Black Globe Temperature represents the integrated effects of radiation and wind on these objects.
Ideal Applications for the REED R6200
Included with the REED R6200