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Kestrel 5200 Professional Environmental Meter

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COVID-19 has shown how quickly illness can spread in poorly ventilated areas. Check your ventilation with a 5200. See details below on ventilation, air quality, and air conditioning.

Information on ventilation, air quality, and air conditioning

A well-ventilated space potentially reduces the concentration of viral particles in the air, reducing the risk of transmission of COVID-19. A well designed, located, and maintained heating, ventilation, and air condition (HVAC) system can prevent aerosol transmission by:

  • supplying clean air to areas where susceptible occupants are located
  • containing contaminated air and/or exhausting it to the outdoor environment

Employers should seek confirmation from a ventilation engineer to ensure the air conditioning system is set to optimal airflow and where relevant, that filters are fitted correctly and working efficiently. Further information is outlined in the Australian Standard AS 1668.2(2012) The use of ventilation and air-conditioning in buildings, Part 2: Mechanical ventilation in buildings.

As a precautionary measure, additional action may be taken to improve indoor air quality. However, specialist engineering advice should be sought to determine compliance of the building with existing professional recommendations and to identify opportunities where indoor air quality may be improved. Possible actions which may be considered include but are not limited to:

  • Determining the appropriate air change per hour (ACH) or ventilation rate (litres/second) required for a given space (that is, the ratio of volumetric flow rate to volume of space). If feasible, it is recommended that ventilation rates for office spaces to be set to 10 L/s per person. If ventilation rates cannot be increased, the maximum room occupancy should be decreased
  • Disabling demand-control ventilation controls that reduce air supply based on temperature or occupancy
  • Increasing fresh air intake to as much as reasonably possible


from: https://www.worksafe.vic.gov.au/managing-covid-19-risks-office-environment

Kestrel 5200 Professional Environmental Meter

The Kestrel 5200 provides the same trusted accuracy, reliability, and usability as the original Kestrel 4200 and 4300. With its complete suite of environmental measurements plus special features designed to aid HVAC technicians, construction, and agriculture professionals, the Kestrel 5200 outperforms the competition as the most compact and complete environmental meter and data logger for all professional uses.

The new Kestrel 5 Series platform adds many new features and options. If you’re familiar with the Kestrel 4200 or 4300, the first thing you’ll notice is the larger, higher-resolution and contrast display and improved font readability. The Kestrel 5 series also includes a built-in dual color backlight, extra-strong polycarbonate lens and AA battery operation and offers optional LiNK iOS and Android wireless connectivity and app support. Like all Kestrel meters, the Kestrel 5200 is drop-proof, dust-proof, waterproof and able to withstand harsh environments without damage – so it can work as hard as you do, wherever you go. A range of carry pouch options makes it even easier to take your Kestrel meter with you.

The Kestrel 5200 offers advanced calculators and readings that are unique in the portable meter market and are designed to make your job easier. In addition to measuring current environmental conditions, the Kestrel 5200 tracks and logs over 10,000 sets of time-stamped data. Your data log can be transferred to a mobile device wirelessly with the LiNK wireless communication option and Kestrel LiNK app, or to a PC/MAC with either the accessory Kestrel LiNK Dongle or waterproof(available separately).

Kestrels have been put to the test in some of the harshest conditions on the planet. U.S. Special Forces, combat weather teams, wildland firefighters, smoke jumpers, Mt. Everest expeditions and auto pit crews are just a few who rely on a Kestrel to provide them with the crucial environmental data they need. Watch the Weather Channel during a hurricane, and you’re sure to spot a Kestrel in action. Technicians have been purchasing Kestrel meters for their toolboxes for years, knowing they will provide the readings they need immediately and reliably. Construction managers all over the world have relied on their Kestrel meters to ensure work-site safety and cost-effective concrete pours. Farmers that need know a Kestrel meter can help them avoid property damage and maximize productivity.

Kestrel 5000 Compatible Apps:

Kestrel LiNK for Windows & Mac

  • Kestrel LiNK for Mac

Simple communication to Windows and Mac computers is provided through the optional LiNK USB Dongle or USB Data Transfer Cable. Download your data to view, analyze and archive.  Enables firmware update of Kestrel 5 series meters.

Kestrel LiNK for iOS & Android

Wirelessly connect with iOS and Android devices.  When in range, view real-time measurements, receive on-screen alerts and download your data.  Logged data can be viewed, analyzed, archived and shared via email, Facebook and Twitter.  Enables firmware update of Kestrel 5 series meters.

NOTE: Range up to 100’ line of sight – reduced by walls and obstructions.

For the non-link version please use the Kestrel Data Link Cable

To use LiNK with your PC or Mac computer please use the Kestrel LiNK Dongle

Kestrel 5200 Professional Environmental Meter Measures:

  • Air Density
  • Air Flow
  • Air Velocity
  • Altitude
  • Barometric Pressure
  • Density Altitude
  • Delta T  
  • Dew Point Temperature
  • Evaporation Rate
  • Heat Stress Index
  • Humidity Ratio (Grains)
  • Relative Air Density
  • Relative Humidity
  • Station Pressure (Absolute Pressure)
  • Temperature
  • Wet Bulb Temperature (Psychrometric)
  • Wind Chill

Kestrel 5200 Professional Environmental Meter Models & SKUs:

  • Kestrel 5200 Professional Weather Meter: 0852HVG
  • Kestrel 5200 Professional Weather Meter with LiNK: 0852LHVG

Kestrel 5200 Professional Environmental Meter Includes:

  • Neck Lanyard
  • AA Lithium Battery (Average Life 400 Hours)
  • Protective Drawstring Pouch
  • Certificate of Conformity (with complete specifications)
  • Instruction Manual 
  • Five Year Warranty