Moisture analyzers are instruments used to measure the moisture within a given sample or product. The analysis can either be real time or during an initial testing phase.
Moisture analyzers play a pivotal role in many different industries such as agriculture, medicine, pharmaceuticals etc. Some examples of products for which moisture analysis is important are food, medicines, chemicals, construction materials and paper. It is important to know the amount of moisture present at each stage within a sample right from the raw material to the finished product so that we can know long the given material will last under the given circumstances. Such determination of the shelf life of products is a key element in avoiding significant losses at a later stage.
There are many methods for moisture analysis, the most commonly used one being the one using the Loss On Drying (LOD) method. This method is based on the thermogravimetric principle. The difference between the original weight and the weight after heating gives the weight loss on drying. The whole structure can be made as simple as an electronic balance with a sample tray and heating element.
However, the Loss On Drying method can give us the weight that may include volatile elements other than water, that may escape on heating. On the other hand, we have the more accurate Karl Fischer titration method that gives us the exact amount of moisture, i.e, in terms of water, in the sample.
The above mentioned methods are useful in cases where the sample can be destroyed while testing. Today, there are many other non-destructive methods too that can be employed in order to test the sample or to continuously monitor the moisture content of products within factories during the manufacturing or packaging process. One of the popular non-destructive methods suitable for real time testing uses microwaves to determine the moisture content.
Sophisticated technologies have come up in moisture analysers in order to cater to the rising competition in the industry. Many built in performance tests are available today that can generate data and make it available in PDF or CSV formats that can be transferred to USB devices or sent online. Charts can also be generated to analyse the performance with time.
Whether the Loss On Drying method or the microwave method is used for evaluation of moisture content, it is important that the sensitive components within, like the electronic balance, be safeguarded from external vibrations and interference. This can keep your moisture analysers working at their best potential all round the year. We realize that each lab or factory has unique needs and so we can help you by coming up with anti-vibration techniques specifically suited to your environment. We at www.antivibrationtable.com offer you a customized solution to your problem.
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