Today’s Testo: Ecuador, the Turkey Trot and Mount Everest

No day is a new day, the past is just as important as the present and to grow, evolve and move forward we need to learn from what has come before.

On this day in history (as well as 15 women being fired for dancing the ‘Turkey Trot’ while at work in America and Ecuador becoming independent) Edmund Hilary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay became the first people to reach the summit of Mount Everest.


This was a huge accomplishment and was a prime example of man conquering the most extreme environments that nature  has to offer through the use of determination, ingenuity and technology. The technology that was used at the time, cylinders of compressed oxygen which allowed the men to successfully breath and complete their ascent.

Testo Vane anemometer croppedDespite the obvious risks that face the would-be conqueror of Everest, there are some other less clear obstacles to be overcome, perhaps one of the most notable being the incredibly high wind speeds. The wind speed at the summit can reach up to 175mph which could obviously pose a risk climbers and as such an accurate way to gauge and measure wind speed would be a huge bonus. Luckily Testo has just the instrument to give a climber this vital information so that he can judge level of peril that he is facing.

The Testo 417 Vane Anemometer will give you a precise measurement of wind speed regardless of whether you are gauging the danger levels at the summit of Mount Everest or checking the efficiency of a buildings ventilation system. With the functionality to show you the wind speed, flow direction, temperature and flow volume, the Testo 417 will give you all the insight that you need to be fully informed in any situation and let you make the best assessments and decisions that you can.

For more information on the Testo 417 Vane Anemometer and the full range Testo measuring instruments visit the Testo website.

About Testo Limited

We offer an extensive range of instruments for many parameters and applications including; Temperature, Humidity, Velocity, Gas analysis, RPM, Pressure, Light, pH, Sound. testo instruments are widely used in the following sectors: HVAC-R: heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration. Process Industry: manufacturing industries, service companies and utilities. Food Sector: including food manufacture, transport, storage, distribution and retail. Thermal Imaging: for building surveys, maintenance, electrical inspections and production monitoring.

Posted on May 29, 2013, in Facilities Maintenance, Facilities management, Health and Safety, hvac, Industry, Latest News, News, Safety and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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