MOISTURE MEASUREMENT TECHNOLOGY:
THE BEST TECHNOLOGY FOR EVERY APPLICATION
Moisture measurement technology for non-destructive moisture measurement of materials is an essential success factor in many industries. The same applies to reliable humidity and temperature measurement.
merlin® has been offering specialized moisture meters “Made in Austria” at the highest technical level for industry, commerce and end users since 1996:
- Measurement of material moisture (wood, paper, building moisture, etc.)
- Measurement of humidity
- Measurement of biomass
- External sensors for extended measurement capabilities, e.g. Humidity, CO2, etc.
MOISTURE MEASUREMENT IN ANY INDUSTRY
Moisture measurement is all the more efficient and meaningful the better it is adapted to the respective raw or other material and the production processes involved. For this reason, merlin® offers special moisture measuring instruments for different materials.
A personal merlin® SalesForce contact will find the best moisture measurement solution for any company.
Non-destructive moisture measurement makes it possible to measure wood moisture, building moisture or the moisture of other materials without damaging the material. Point drilling usually has to be carried out as part of destructive moisture measurement. The methods of non-destructive measurement work without the slightest damage to the material.
Non-destructive moisture meters generally use the capacitive measuring method. This means that the device generates an electric field. If the moisture meter is placed on a wooden beam, for example, this method determines how strongly the material opposes an electric field (= permittivity). The moisture content of the material can be derived from this since the permittivity of water and, for example, wood differ greatly.
For non-destructive moisture measurement, the instrument is placed directly on the material to be measured. External sensors are available for measuring relative humidity, dew point and wood equilibrium moisture content. In parquet floors, relative humidity and temperature can be measured by means of a built-in sensor. Special pairs of electrodes are available for measuring building moisture. They are optimized for screed, insulating materials or hard building materials, for example. Ram electrodes allow uncomplicated measurement of wood moisture by means of resistance measurement.
During resistance measurement, wood or building moisture is measured using two sensors which are inserted into the material. An electrical voltage is built up between these sensors. Due to the high conductivity of water compared to most materials used, the moisture content of the material can be determined from this.