Have you ever owned a piece of furniture wherein it gradually cracks or split open in the many years since you’ve last bought it? This is the product of improper moisture content in the wood that was used in making that particular furniture. It has long been a practice among the workers in www.kilnservices.co.uk that they should check the wood, logs or timbers in their factory before it reaches into the facilities where they are going to be transformed either into furniture, raw materials for building construction or any other project that makes use of wood. However, some clients are too trustworthy about the wood they receive, that they just use the wood right away, thinking that the moisture content of the wood is at the acceptable level.
Because of such cases that there is a need to use the wood moisture meter, even if the slabs of wood have already undergone scanning. If you are not aware what these moisture meters are, here are some things that you need to learn about.
How it works
In the market today, there are 2 types of moisture meters, which are the pinless type and the pin type. Both are able to measure the moisture content of the wood material. It uses the electric current of the pin type, while the pinless uses the electromagnetic field to see the moisture content of the wood material. The good thing about the pinless tool is that it is able to detect the moisture content very conveniently since there is no need to pin holes into the wood. You can even take the device with you into the lumberyard to scan the wood quickly before you make your purchase.
You can also utilize the pin moisture meter and bring it to the lumberyard as well. The difference between the pinless moisture meter from the pin type is how the former must be in a smooth surface to get a closely accurate reading. Uneven surface can leave air pockets under the device’s sensor pad. The pin moisture meter can get accurate readings in the wood even if it has an uneven surface. The reason why is because the pin moisture meters makes use of the 2 pins to penetrate into the wood, reaching a depth desired by the user. The tips of the pins are uncoated, which is used to get the moisture content of the wood. The downside of this device, despite being able to get accurate readings, is that it leaves 2 holes after you get a reading.
While both measure moisture content in the wood, they do the process differently. The pin meters, as mentioned above, makes use of the 2 pins to penetrate into the wood. Since water is a conductor of electricity, the meter device is able to determine how much moisture is in the wood. The pinless uses the sensor plate that is held onto the surface of the food. The plate will then project a field of electrical discharge in the wood. The meter will be able to sense the changes in the field because of the moisture it senses.Read More