What is a Moisture Analyzer and how can it be used for Moisture Analysis?
What Is A Moisture Analyzer?
Performing moisture analysis is the primary function of a moisture analyzer, and it typically does this by employing the ‘loss on drying’ (LOD) method. This is the most common method for moisture analysis.
The moisture content of a sample is determined through continuous weighing of sample before and after the removal of moisture. Once the sample no longer loses weight, the difference between the first and final weights is measured, which is used to calculate the moisture content. This is also known as the thermogravimetric principle.
Why Perform Moisture Analysis?
You may be wondering why moisture content needs to be measured? The measurement of moisture content is important in many industries, including the food, pharmaceutical, textile, and agricultural industries. The truth for this is that moisture affects quality control criteria such as weight, shelf, life, price, etc.
For example, high levels of moisture will reduce product value and shelf life due to a higher potential for microbial activity. Most products will have an optimum moisture content for the highest quality and there are many laws and regulations set in place to determine the correct moisture content for certain regulated products.
Therefore, moisture analysis is essential for compliance to such regulations and the production of a quality product.
Moisture Analyzer from Precisa
At Precisa, our moisture analyzer represents the very best of Swiss precision in production and engineering.
Providing fully automatic moisture analysis, our top of the range Series 330 XM models are all compact and robust, providing high quality, fast, error-free moisture analysis, using the highest degrees of precision and measurement performance.
Precisa is the leading manufacturer of thermogravimetric analytical measuring equipment, and from the entry level model XM50 to the top of the range EM-120HR, we provide a variety of moisture analyzers which offer a competitive price and meet the highest requirement in research, production and quality control.
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