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Moisture Content vs. Water Activity: Use Both to Optimize Food Safety and Quality

Posted by John Bogart on Wed, Apr 1, 2015

When it comes to food safety and quality, there are two critical measurements that all food manufacturers should take: moisture content and water activity. That being said, while both measurements might sound similar, they are NOT the same, nor are they interchangeable. Moisture content and water activity are measured for two different purposes, and each reveals their own insights about the yield, quality, and safety of your foods. Even if water activity is your primary concern, accurate moisture content analysis is essential in meeting the established standard, and it’s crucial that you understand the measurements for each.

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Topics: Moisture Measurement, Moisture Measurement Methods

Relative Humidity vs. Real Moisture: Measuring To Maximize Product Performance

Posted by John Bogart on Wed, Mar 11, 2015

The most effective way to ensure the long-term performance of hygroscopic materials like wood (organic materials that naturally contain water) is to carefully measure and adjust moisture content to achieve an equilibrium moisture content (or EMC) before using the material in production.

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Topics: Measurement Instrumentation, Moisture Measurement Methods, Electrical Moisture Method

How To Avoid Moisture Measurement Pitfalls That Can Affect Results

Posted by John Bogart on Mon, Mar 2, 2015
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Topics: Moisture Measurement Methods

Moisture Meter Methods: LOD v's NIR

Posted by John Bogart on Wed, Jun 25, 2014

There are various technologies, methods and instruments to consider when you’re looking to invest in the right test instrument for your needs. The various options can equally be confusing as you weigh up the variables: purchase, cost of labour, skills required, quality of results, mobility, running costs etc.

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Topics: Moisture Balance, Moisture Measurement, NIR Analyzer, Measurement Instrumentation, NIR Moisture Analyzer, Moisture Measurement Methods, LOD

5 Ways NIR Technology Help Save Money And Improve Profits

Posted by John Bogart on Tue, May 20, 2014

When deciding on the best moisture measurement technology for your business, it’s important not to make a decision purely based on the purchase price of the instrument. Weighing up the benefits and how these can impact both efficiencies and profits is key to a long-term successful acquisition.

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Topics: Moisture Meter, Moisture Measurement, Moisture Meter ebook, NIR Moisture Analyzer, Moisture Measurement Methods

How To Choose The Right Moisture Measurement Method For Your Needs

Posted by John Bogart on Thu, May 8, 2014

Using the wrong moisture measurement method could be costing you a lot more than you think. Identifying which method is right for you starts with understanding the benefits of each of the methods and their limitations.

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Topics: Moisture Meter, Moisture Measurement, Moisture Meter ebook, Moisture Measurement Methods

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