Accession Number : ADA140413

Title :   Electric Moisture Meters for Wood. Revised.

Descriptive Note : Forest service general technical rept.,

Corporate Author : FOREST PRODUCTS LAB MADISON WI

Personal Author(s) : James,W L

PDF Url : ADA140413

Report Date : Jan 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : Electric moisture meters measure moisture content of wood in terms of its electric resistance or dielectric properties, which vary reasonably consistently with moisture contents under about 30 percent. Moisture meters may be either handheld or stationary. Readings of these meters are affected by such factors as species, temperature, chemical treatments, moisture distribution, operator skill, and others. Information is given here either to correct for these factors or to minimize errors that they may cause. The two major classes of these meters are the resistance type and the dielectric type, each with its particular advantages. A list of suppliers of these instruments is included.

Descriptors :   *Lumber, *Moisture, *Measuring instruments, Portable equipment, Electrical properties, Electrical resistance, Dielectric properties, Accuracy

Subject Categories : Wood, Paper and Related Forestry Products

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE