Moisture Meter

Last updated: June 1, 2020

What Does Moisture Meter Mean?

A moisture meter is a device that is used to measure the percentage of water, wetness, dryness and humidity within a given material. Indicator scales (analog or digital) indicate the moisture content in percent (%MC). Water content is often directly proportional to the degree of corrosion. Both physical properties and chemical/reactivity properties are greatly affected by moisture content that may progressively degrade a material.


Corrosionpedia Explains Moisture Meter

Moisture meters are vital instruments used in several industries. However, it is primarily used by construction and building inspection personnel to identify potentially catastrophic failures due to water pooling. The durability of woodwork, flooring, metal rods, concrete slabs and several other materials are severely impacted by high moisture content.

Types of moisture meters include:

  • Pin-type moisture meter
  • Pinless moisture meter
  • Pin/pinless/all-in-one moisture meter

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