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Moisture Instruments

Pinless Non-destructive Detection of Moisture in Materials


759-101
Survey Encounter Meter

  • No probes or pins to damage surfaces
    • Use low-frequency electronic signals

  • Detects moisture through:
    • Ceramic tile
    • Drywall
    • Carpet
    • Vinyl flooring
    • Vinyl composition tile
    • Floor laminates
    • Wall coverings
    • Roofing membranes and coatings

  • Instant, accurate, and repeatable readings

  • Small and lightweight
  • Advanced model features datalogging and auto correction for density and temperature

  • Large, easy-to-read scales

  • Battery Operated
    • 9-volt alkaline battery

  • Provide percentage moisture readings for wood
    • Provide relative readings for other construction materials


Moisture instruments Product Data Bulletin (PDF)


An essential tool for microbial IAQ investigations, moisture meters detect excess moisture in materials that is often not visible and that can quickly lead to microbial growth and IAQ problems. It is important to determine the source of moisture quickly and accurately and to identify areas for remediation and control. Traditional moisture meters use small probes that penetrate the material to be tested (conductive testing). Encounter moisture meters use a non-destructive technology to measure moisture.

Principle of Operation
Encounter meters operate on the principal of non-destructive impedance measurement. Parallel coplanar electrodes are fitted on the base of the instrument. During operation, low-frequency signals are transmitted into the material being tested to measure the change in impedance caused by the presence of moisture. This reading is translated by the instrument into a moisture content reading.

Moisture Encounter Plus



759-103  Moisture Encounter Plus

The Moisture Encounter Plus provides non-destructive accurate readings of the percentage of moisture in wood and relative readings of moisture in drywall, roofing, plaster, and brick. Three sensitivity ranges make moisture measurement quick and easy. The Moisture Encounter Plus can detect moisture through ceramic tiles, vinyl flooring, vinyl composition tile, flooring laminates, wall coverings, drywall, carpet, or roofing membranes and coatings.

Performance Profile

Measuring method: Non-destructive signal (impedance)
Frequency: 5 to 25 KHz
Electrodes: Non-invasive capacitive coplanar conductive rubber
Moisture reading accuracy: ± 1% up to 15% for wood
± 1.5% from 16 to 25% for wood
Relative readings for other materials
Dimensions: 6 x 3.2 x 1.2 in (15.2 x 8.1 x 3.0 cm)
Weight: 9 oz (255 gm)
Battery: 9-V alkaline

Ordering Information      

Description Cat. No.
Moisture Encounter Plus includes meter with battery, and vinyl carry pouch
For advanced features, see Survey Encounter Moisture Meter.
Calibration test block materials are available. Contact SKC for details.
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Moisture Meter Product Data Bulletin (PDF)


Concrete Encounter CMEXpert II


759-110  Concrete Encounter CMEXpert II


The new handheld CMEXpert II concrete moisture meter instantly measures moisture content up to 6.9% in concrete, gypsum cement, and other slabs and screeds according to ASTM F2659 without damaging the surface. Moisture content is displayed on a large LCD. When used with an RH probe accessory, the CMEXpert II can be used to test concrete slabs according to ASTM F2170 (in situ) or ASTM F2420 (RH hood) and complies with BS 5325 and BS 8203. A wood moisture pin-type probe accessory is also available for measuring from 7 to 40% moisture content in wood.

 

Ordering Information      
Description
Cat. No.
Concrete Encounter CMEXpert II includes meter with battery and vinyl carry pouch

Moisture Meter Product Data Bulletin (PDF)

Advanced Survey Encounter

759-101  Advanced Survey Encounter

The non-destructive Survey Encounter detects moisture beneath surfaces quickly and accurately. Its powerful microcontroller processes readings and uses existing temperature and specific gravity information in its built-in library to accurately calculate moisture content for specific materials. The library contains 32 wood species, three wall types, and three roofing types. Additional wood species can be accessed through provided software. Store and download data to a PC for analysis or reporting.

Performance Profile

Measuring method: Non-destructive signal (impedance)
Frequency: 125 KHz
Electrodes: Non-invasive capacitive coplanar conductive rubber
Moisture reading accuracy: ± 1% up to 15% for wood
± 1.5% from 16 to 25% for wood
Relative readings for other materials
Data storage: 625 readings can be stored in 25 files (25 readings per file)
Dimensions: 6 x 3.2 x 1.4 in (15.2 x 8.1 x 3.5 cm)
Weight: 9.6 oz (272 gm)
Battery: 9-V alkaline

Ordering Information          

Description
Cat. No.
Advanced Survey Encounter, includes meter with battery, software, computer cable, and vinyl carry pouch
Calibration test block materials are available. Contact SKC for details.


Moisture Meter Product Data Bulletin (PDF)

MRH III Moisture/Humidity Meter

759-104 MRH III Moisture/Humidity Meter

The high-performance MRH III digital display moisture meter instantly measures moisture content in wood and other building materials using a non-destructive impedance method. An optional wood moisture probe provides accurate pin-type measurements of moisture content in wood to determine correct moisture level for installation. An optional RH probe changes the MRH to hygrometer mode to measure humidity (displays in both %RH and mixing ratio [grains/pounds or grams/kg]), temperature, and dew point in structural materials such as concrete and drywall as well as environmental conditions within a structure. The RH probe also allows testing of concrete slabs using the in situ method (ASTM F2170) or RH hood method (ASTM 2420), BS 5325, and BS 8203 standards.

 

Ordering Information      

Description
Cat. No.
MRH III Moisture/Humidity includes meter with battery, and vinyl carry pouch
Accessories
Cat. No.
MRH Relative Humidity Probe, converts CMExpert II and MRH III meters to a digital hygrometer
MRH Wood Moisture Probe, for CMExpert II and MRH III meters, allows invasive pin-type measurement with digital readout


Moisture Meter Product Data Bulletin (PDF)


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