Test Equipment and Measurement Instrument Blog

How Summer Humidity Can Affect Readings in Your Moisture Meter

Posted by Kett Marketing on Tue, Aug 28, 2018

Temperatures are rising, and as they do, humidity levels rise right alongside them. Humidity can wreak havoc with a lot of things: wood flooring, certain electronics, and even hairstyles. But did you know that humidity can affect your moisture meter as well?

Rest easy: you don’t have to put your moisture meter away for the entire summer. You can still use it year-round and not worry once about inaccurate readings. However, there are steps you should take to be sure that you will have a functioning, high-quality moisture meter for years to come.

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The How-To Guide for Measuring Moisture in Drywall

Posted by Kett Marketing on Wed, Aug 22, 2018

Whether you are installing brand-new drywall or checking the existing drywall in a structure that has been compromised by moisture, you want to be sure you are accurate and thorough in how you take readings.

When drywall gets wet, or has absorbed too much moisture, it loses its structural integrity and becomes soft and weak - not adjectives that anyone wants associated with their walls. Another risk with too much moisture is mold. Moldy walls or moldy drywall is not only unsightly, but dangerous.

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Troubleshooting Guide: The Most Common Reasons You are Getting an Inaccurate Reading from Your Moisture Meter

Posted by Kett Marketing on Tue, Aug 14, 2018

The main goal of using a moisture meter is to gather information with precision and accuracy. If things start to go awry, it can cause major issues when you depend on obtaining reliable, instantaneous results.

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Woodworking and the Importance of Moisture Content

Posted by Kett Marketing on Tue, Jul 31, 2018

If you are serious about woodworking, you know the importance of properly-dried wood. In order to be usable for a construction project, wood must be kiln or air-dried to a moisture level of 19%. But wood that is intended for indoor use— that is, wood intended to be used for woodworking— must have a moisture content level that is less than half that amount, at only 9%.

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How Can I Ensure I am Getting an Accurate Reading from My Moisture Meter

Posted by Kett Marketing on Tue, Jul 17, 2018

A moisture meter is only as good as its readings. If your readings are inaccurate, it can create poor final results, and lots of headaches for you. So how can you be sure that you’ve taken an accurate reading? What can you do to safeguard yourself from an incorrect reading, and the challenges that follow?

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When Is It Time to Buy a New Moisture Meter

Posted by Kett Marketing on Tue, Jul 10, 2018

If you’ve purchased a Kett moisture meter, you know they are built to last - in fact, there are some of our meters out in the field today that are fully operational and running smoothly after several decades of use, a fact of which we are incredibly proud.

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How Moisture Meters Can Provide Better, More Consistent Baking at Each Step of the Process

Posted by Kett Marketing on Tue, Jun 26, 2018

Great bakers know the importance of correct moisture content in each individual ingredient as well as how the moisture in a dough can alter the baking time, texture, and overall success of the baked good. With incorrect measurements, you can end up with a poor final result, leaving your customers wanting a better product, whether it be brownies, muffins, or bagels.

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What’s So Exciting about Near Infrared (NIR) Moisture Meters

Posted by Kett Marketing on Tue, Jun 19, 2018

Call us biased, but we think there’s something undeniably thrilling about our near infrared (NIR) moisture meters. Don’t believe us? The game-changing capabilities of our NIR meters will have an impact on your company that will have you feeling just as enthusiastic as our team here at Kett does about them.

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Harmful Mistakes You Might Be Making with Your Moisture Meter

Posted by Kett Marketing on Tue, May 8, 2018

Using a moisture meter removes so much guesswork and approximation from daily tasks. With accurate readings and reliable tools like the ones we offer, it’s easy to have more uniform results in everything from grain storage to papermaking to woodworking, and even food packaging and beauty products manufacturing.

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How Moisture Meter Calibration and Proper Testing Can Save You From Grain Spoilage

Posted by Kett Marketing on Fri, Apr 6, 2018

Maintaining an acceptable moisture level is one of the most critical elements in successful grain storage. Anyone in the industry knows the importance of monitoring moisture and temperature, which is why good quality moisture meters are such vital tools.

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