Moisture Meters are used in commercial and industrial settings to measure the amount of water content in a particular substance. This information is used to gauge if the substance is wet enough, is damp enough or otherwise in need of additional inspection. Wood and paper materials are susceptible to their water content. The moisture meter is the best tool for inspecting a material’s moisture content to predict its final condition after it has been subjected to a drying process. See more info now.

moisture-meterA moisture meter works on the premise that water can enter a material through several means. These include natural means such as rainfall or dew, chemicals, and air. It also includes mechanical means such as air pockets, air pumps and other devices used for drying materials. A moisture meter can provide the operator with a quick assessment of a material’s water content so that he or she can estimate how much drying has to take place to achieve desired results.

When looking at a moisture meter, make sure you know what the meter is measuring. If a material has a high moisture content, it will be able to withstand minimal drying before it begins to deteriorate. Conversely, a material with low moisture content, will be unable to retain its original moisture content for long periods and may need to be dried out entirely. See more info now.

Before you purchase your meter:

  1. Make sure it can handle both dry and wet conditions.
  2. Make sure it has been calibrated so that it is capable of measuring both dry and wet conditions. You may want to test the meter to see if it will adequately work in the moisture condition that you need it to work in.
  3. If you are buying a portable meter, make sure it can handle both wet and dry conditions.

There are two types of moisture meters available; a handheld meter or a handheld meter. In many instances, you are going to need to purchase a handheld moisture meter rather than a handheld. This is because you may need the device to be more portable while still allowing you to properly monitor the water content of the material that you are drying out. If you need to dry a large area, you may have to bring the handheld meter with you, so you do not need to carry the larger meter with you. See more info now.

When you purchase a moisture meter, you should keep it stored in a cool, dry place. You do not want to store it in an area where it will be exposed to the elements. It will become hot to the touch or suffer from a build-up of condensation. If you choose to store the meter in a scorching area, you may even damage the meter.