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Main Title An evaluation of the ASTM standard method for determining the performance of a wind vane /
Author Finkelstein, Peter L.
CORP Author Environmental Monitoring Systems Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC. Data Management and Analysis Div.
Publisher Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ; Available to the public through the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA-600/4-80-028
Stock Number PB80-209141
OCLC Number 36912862
Subjects Weather vanes--Standards ; Meteorological instruments--Standards
Additional Subjects Wind direction indicators ; Wind vanes ; Performance evaluation ; Field tests ; Accuracy ; Damping ; Reliability ; Starting Quality assurance
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 600-4-80-028 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/30/2014
EKBD  EPA-600/4-80-028 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 09/05/2003
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-4-80-028 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023 DISPERSAL
ESAD  EPA 600-4-80-028 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB80-209141 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vii, 66 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) has proposed a standard method for testing the performance characteristics of a wind vane. This report presents the procedures used to test and evaluate the ASTM method, and the results of that evaluation. Twelve wind vanes were borrowed from their manufacturers and tested using the ASTM procedures. The theory of wind vane dynamics is briefly reviewed. Description of the equipment and procedures used is given. Measurements of starting threshold, starting accuracy, delay distance, overshoot ratio, and damped wavelength were made. Damping ratio and natural wavelength were computed from the measurements.
"Data Management and Analysis Division, Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory." "June 1980"--Cover. "EPA-600/4-80-028." Includes bibliographical references.