Selecting the right moisture meter for your needs can be a tricky task. Exactly what kind of moisture meter is right for you? Do you need something portable? An in-line moisture meter? Will it have multiple uses, and therefore multiple necessary calibrations? How much time do you have allotted for a moisture reading?
When it comes to food safety and quality, there are two critical measurements that all food manufacturers should take: moisture content and water activity. While these measurements might sound similar, they are NOT the same—nor are they interchangeable.
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.
Topics: Moisture Measurement Methods
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.
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.