Instruments that measure moisture content in various materials; may be manual or electronic (analog or digital); digital versions may have specific settings for fiberboard, construction material, and different types of wood.
What Is a Moisture Meter?
Moisture meters are instruments used to measure the water content of wood, concrete, and other hardened materials. Results are reported as a percentage.
Some meters are preprogrammed for different materials like fiberboard or calibrated for different types of wood.
How Does a Moisture Meter Work?
Two basic types of moisture meters are available.
- Pin-type meters measure electrical resistance (resistivity) or conductance of the material; because water conducts electricity, increasing water content correlates to higher conductance; pins are inserted into the wood to take the measurement
- A second non-invasive type is based on the dielectric properties of wood; the meter generates a low-frequency electrical wave that travels between the two pads placed on opposite sides of the wood
What Is a Moisture Meter Used for?
Moisture meters can be used to measure moisture in furniture, wood floors, and other construction or building projects. The ideal state of the wood is equilibrium moisture content (EMC). EMC means that the moisture in the wood is roughly the same as in the surrounding environment.
Moisture meters can also be used to measure the moisture in drywall, finish plaster, and other materials. For these materials, results are expressed as the Wood Moisture Equivalent (WME) or as if it were wood.
Rugged pocket sized meter with one-handed operation
NC1045075 VAISALA HUMIDITY METER HM70
MSC FLIR MR160 32 to 122°F Operating Temp, Moisture Meter Color LCD Display, Accurate to ±5%, Includes MR02 Pin Probe, Quick Start Guide, International Charger, Warranty Card, Brochure Card
FLIR MR160 32 to 122°F Operating Temp, Moisture Meter Color LCD Display, Accurate to ±5%, Includes MR02 Pin Probe, Quick Start Guide, International Charger, Warranty Card, Brochure Card
NC1480818 HUMIDITY SENSOR 1/8TB W 1/8 HS
Per supplier requirements this item must be purchased in multiples of 2. HUMIDTY INDCATOR 10-60% 200/PK.
This item has a minimum qty of 3 per supplier requirements.
Designed to monitor relative humidity, & temp. Features include a super large display, C/F switchable, Min/Max w/ reset function, low battery indication & a built-in stand for sitting on a desk & hardware for mounting on a wall. Designed to monitor relative humidity, temp & dew point. The meter warns users of environmental conditions that are out of a desired range - ideal for preventing mold growth. The humidity/temp probe is connected to an 18 inch long cable & can be clipped onto the meter or used in a remote location. What's Included: mounting bracket & one AAA battery. 1 inch Digits on super large LCD Max/Min w/ ''reset'' function RH accuracy: 5%RH temp accuracy: 1.8F, (1C) temp range: 14 to 140F (-10 to 60C) Humidity range: 10 to 99% RH Rear calibration adjustment pot Probe clips onto meter or extends on 18" (457mm) cable Probe clips onto meter or extends on 18" (457mm) cable
Portable Moisture Monitor, Model M-400, Auto-Ranging Digital